Stereotypes -- funny because they are true | Katerina Vrana | TEDxThessaloniki


Stand-up comedian Katerina Vrana talks about stereotypes and makes us all believe that the reason that they are funny is that they are true. This 16 minutes performance has everything; from humor, inconvenient truths and family secrets, to the actress's plan for global domination. One thing is for sure: it will make you laugh wholeheartedly.
Katerina Vrana was born and raised in Greece. She went to study in the UK and stayed there. As an actress, she has appeared in TV series in Greece, stage productions in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as in short films in both Greece and the UK. As the well-known London arts magazine, Time Out, once reported "Katerina Vrana sparkles" on stage.
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  • Aris mats
    Aris matsΠριν 8 ημέρες

    You can't be the only one that laughts at your jokes. It doesn't work that way

  • Aaron Marvin ConsiegliereZTZ Flavius
    Aaron Marvin ConsiegliereZTZ FlaviusΠριν 15 ημέρες

    The audience is bad, she is very funny. And she is very beautiful.

  • Dimitris Orestis
    Dimitris OrestisΠριν 18 ημέρες

    British think that they're the only one people who has humour which basically isn't humour at all, but you tell them that.

  • Sandra Villasenor
    Sandra VillasenorΠριν 27 ημέρες


  • irene st
    irene stΠριν μήνα

    you know its good comedy when it includes stereotypes and its still funny and acceptable in 2021

  • Krishna O'Brien
    Krishna O'BrienΠριν μήνα

    Even if they're true, aren't they typically exaggerated?

  • Baby KangarooTribbiani
    Baby KangarooTribbianiΠριν μήνα

    She is one of the most talented and strong women I have ever met. If you do not know her story I recommend you look for it immediately. (In short, in 2017 she was on a tour, she fell into a coma and almost lost her life) Today, stuck in a wheelchair, she gives us courage and makes us laugh and proud! Στέλνω όλη μου την αγάπη και τον αμέριστο σεβασμό μου.

  • Isaac Levathian
    Isaac LevathianΠριν μήνα

    I'm greek and I speak English exactly like her. I don't know either why that happens. Also she's hilarious!

  • ནེཇེ ན་ངསདལ
    ནེཇེ ན་ངསདལΠριν μήνα

    15:08 im crying 😂😂

  • Good Times
    Good TimesΠριν 2 μήνες

    OMG this was funny! 'Why can't you all be like Canada' (i am Canadian! ;)

  • Larissa Chai
    Larissa ChaiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Update- she is still amazing, did another ted talk and almost died 3 times

  • Bert Coll
    Bert CollΠριν 2 μήνες

    Boss the hair the hair good small talk humor

  • Christos Th
    Christos ThΠριν 2 μήνες


  • Lydia kabalierou
    Lydia kabalierouΠριν 2 μήνες

    Η προσφορά σου είναι υπέροχη 😂 λατρευω

  • lior lior
    lior liorΠριν 3 μήνες


  • Disha Chauhan
    Disha ChauhanΠριν 4 μήνες

    When she said India get off your phone I was like how I'll see the further video...😂

    FIRE SIGNΠριν 4 μήνες

    😄🤣😂..... Yep....Because Many! Stereotypes! of different people are .....TRUE!🤣👍🏾👍🏾✌

  • Albert LeGros
    Albert LeGrosΠριν 5 μήνες

    The audience must be Greek. They laugh at the Greek stereotypes but don't seem to have a clue about the British stereotypes.

  • Elke Robi

    Elke Robi

    Πριν 3 μήνες

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  • Aimi Amano
    Aimi AmanoΠριν 5 μήνες

    You sound like a foreigner too



  • h k
    h kΠριν 5 μήνες

    Thought you were really funny good performance.

  • imp slayer
    imp slayerΠριν 5 μήνες

    there not true

  • Plumpopz
    PlumpopzΠριν 5 μήνες

    4:37 german airport kept greek passengers behind for ten minutes with a language barrier, I arrive at the gate and it's exactly that just yelling and confusion, I was the only person who spoke both greek and English, I don't know how that plane got off the ground !!!

  • Ebtihal Faisal
    Ebtihal FaisalΠριν 6 μήνες

    I love how authentic she is 😍

  • MetalAsFork
    MetalAsForkΠριν 6 μήνες

    When does she get to the Pakistanis and Sudanese?

  • David DeWitt
    David DeWittΠριν 6 μήνες

    She has a problem: she is not funny ... I think she should not make fun of the English audience but should make fun of her Greek heritage ... that would not insult the audience as much as she did ...

  • OrthoChristos


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    @David DeWitt ok. you too

  • David DeWitt

    David DeWitt

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    @OrthoChristos H aaaaa, I think we both protest about nothing! Have a good day ...

  • OrthoChristos


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    @David DeWitt ok man. i am sorry for replying to you...

  • David DeWitt

    David DeWitt

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    @OrthoChristos Then why did you bother to comments to me???

  • OrthoChristos


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    @David DeWitt dude, chill out. i don't really care whether she was funny to you or not. it is purely a subjective thing. i just gave my 2 cents like you did

  • Patrick Florio
    Patrick FlorioΠριν 7 μήνες

    My face during the whole vid:😐

  • Matt Essency
    Matt EssencyΠριν 7 μήνες

    Hugh grant: I'm ridiculously befuddled

    RAHUL BUNKARΠριν 7 μήνες

    Well it took few minutes but she got the audience to loosen up... Great talk

  • Yuppi
    YuppiΠριν 7 μήνες

    I'm throughly amazed by this person. I don't know if it's greek meets english or stand-up comedy side, but she's firing me up like a dynamite. Extraordinarily hilarious. That's also an english word that makes no sense. How is something so normal that it's weird? Ordinary -> extraordinary. Somehow the part of "greece you're making me look real bad" is even more effective after the recent events.

  • edith
    edithΠριν 7 μήνες

    Im nigerian and this killed me🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Terry J. Crebs
    Terry J. CrebsΠριν 7 μήνες

    ...”Irini Pappas casts a long shadow...” I fell off my chair laughing, (while audience was apparently clueless)

  • Dragon Slayer
    Dragon SlayerΠριν 7 μήνες

    Ok she is great, but her jokes last way to long!😄

  • Eipnvn
    EipnvnΠριν 7 μήνες


  • Theater NERD
    Theater NERDΠριν 8 μήνες

    10:30 Is her funny bit with being a kindergarten teacher with the countries

  • Chocolate Sugar-Lovage
    Chocolate Sugar-LovageΠριν 8 μήνες

    I loved that classroom bit! X'D

  • Emaan KC
    Emaan KCΠριν 8 μήνες

    "I'm the Hugh Grant of moisture" XD

  • kacciahrula
    kacciahrulaΠριν 8 μήνες

    Ah ah ah, the same happens to me whenever I go abroad, nobody actually believes I'm from where I'm from, stereotypes are so deeply ingrained in people's mind xD

  • Multiple Sources
    Multiple SourcesΠριν 9 μήνες

    Ah yes finally, a woman who is funny 🙏

    NODS PRUDUCTIONS SΠριν 9 μήνες

    Τεντ, Καλο θα ηταν να μαθετε να βαζετε τιτλους στην ιδια γλωσσα με το βιντεο που ποσταρετε. Αγκλικοι τιτλοι σε ελληνινοφωνα βιντεο, ελληνικοι τιτλοι σε αγκλοφωνα βιντεο. Τι σας συμβενει;😂

  • Paris Ts
    Paris TsΠριν 10 μήνες

    Απ'την περιγραφή : "Η όρθια κωμικός..." Έλεος... Αφήστε το στα αγγλικά καλύτερα

  • markrwatanabe
    markrwatanabeΠριν 10 μήνες

    I learned that she is funny... that’s about it. It’s a good routine, but seems out of place.

  • Kevin Cecile
    Kevin CecileΠριν 10 μήνες

    Worst intro ever

  • Loggkat
    LoggkatΠριν 10 μήνες

    British people don't get angry. Gordon Ramsay: "Excuse me?"

  • Catherine Of aragon
    Catherine Of aragonΠριν 11 μήνες


  • Patrick star
    Patrick starΠριν 11 μήνες

    India get off the phone 😂😂😂

  • Patrick star
    Patrick starΠριν 11 μήνες

    8:10 yoooo no one laughed after that "because he's dead joke" 😂😂

  • Patrick star
    Patrick starΠριν 11 μήνες

    5:30 that part was funny 😂😂😂

  • 二つ名が欲しいべムスール
    二つ名が欲しいべムスールΠριν χρόνο

    英語勉強の為にプレゼンテーション?を見てるんだけど、いいゾ〜これ 日本に比べて下ネタも普通にいうけど、文化の違いが有るのは当たり前だよなぁ?

  • Harry Mcough
    Harry McoughΠριν χρόνο

    Her hair is mad

  • Kaitlyn Clark
    Kaitlyn ClarkΠριν χρόνο

    She is kind of right tho because they have to start somewhere some r more tru than other some not

  • Hecatonicosachoron
    HecatonicosachoronΠριν χρόνο

    I can't believe this is eight years old! She's very funny. But that crowd is so... cold.

  • Renos 1994
    Renos 1994Πριν χρόνο

    Kala milame psixoligika sto ful 🤣🤣🤣😂

  • 3animechick
    3animechickΠριν χρόνο

    Is it sad the I was like ‘wait what?’ When she said the Jackson 4 and the when she said ‘because he’s dead’ I burst out laughing

  • Radar of The Stars
    Radar of The StarsΠριν χρόνο

    I'm splitting my sides out here

  • Kithra Holmes
    Kithra HolmesΠριν χρόνο

    She’s freaking hilarious

  • mochu mochu
    mochu mochuΠριν χρόνο

    Best ted talk!!!!!!!!!! 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Chicken Dippers
    Chicken DippersΠριν χρόνο

    fantastiki, bravo katerina

  • Lulu Go
    Lulu GoΠριν χρόνο

    The title is kinda weird? This is kinda just a stand-up set. I thought this would be like, a breakdown of our use of stereotypes, and while I disagree that stereotypes are always inherently funny, I still wanted to watch to get a differing opinion to see what the justification would be (like, maybe it would be "stereotypes, when not punching down, or directed towards your own culture or something like that"), but then it's mostly just a standup set that has stereotypes in it. Not really anything that awful, but also, kinda disappointed. (unless her point is that stereotypes are funny because they are true, when them being funny isn't per say due to that, and judging from some of the jokes, not even funny to begin with based on the reactions of the audience)

  • Alex
    AlexΠριν χρόνο

    Ωραία βυζιά!

  • LadyAxe13
    LadyAxe13Πριν χρόνο

    I love the dead-on descriptions of the countries as children!

  • Melissa Scraper
    Melissa ScraperΠριν χρόνο

    this is one of my fave ted talks

  • WwwKalaDendraGr
    WwwKalaDendraGrΠριν χρόνο


  • Svetoslav BG
    Svetoslav BGΠριν χρόνο

    This wasn't very informative.

  • Ben Hayter-Dalgliesh
    Ben Hayter-DalglieshΠριν χρόνο

    did she just say that it doesn't rain hard in the uk?

  • Wang Liz
    Wang LizΠριν χρόνο

    I would love to watch her to do more talks. Or her stand comedy. She is amazing

  • Pearlkeith
    PearlkeithΠριν χρόνο

    How’s this a TED talk? She’s not that funny

  • Nourhan Salloum
    Nourhan SalloumΠριν χρόνο

    I can’t find her funny... not a bit..

  • Irina Dzozoeva
    Irina DzozoevaΠριν χρόνο

    "Because he's dead" ))))

  • mohamed orabi
    mohamed orabiΠριν χρόνο

    The part of British don't angry excpet by stress words and letters is very nice and i couldn't stop loughing,, just come to us and you'll find the real anger 😡😡😡😡😡😁

    ISRAEL ONU-MARIAΠριν χρόνο

    2:04 my jaw dropped when she said "you bastards"

  • Johanna Dracona
    Johanna DraconaΠριν χρόνο

    Canada isn't that good dudes. yeah its better, but its not good enough

  • Emër Mbiemër
    Emër MbiemërΠριν χρόνο

    Vrana? .... sure you’re Greek

  • Athina M.

    Athina M.

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    Yes , she is greek . Vrana is a borrowed slavic word .

  • gannouchi aymen
    gannouchi aymenΠριν χρόνο

    Peace from Hammamet Theater Tunisia

  • Michael Denny
    Michael DennyΠριν χρόνο

    Is this a Ted talk about how not to perform stand up comedy?


    do what to hear a real joke tedx make a speaking somewhere with close doors.Guess where and when ha ha.Stereotypes are funny


    very funny i want to go to tedx and say funny stuff about blonde girls is it ok?


    we have to define again the sense of humor im about to complain

  • ohcrapitsmrG
    ohcrapitsmrGΠριν χρόνο

    Very uselsss talk

  • Ilimyro
    IlimyroΠριν χρόνο

    It's so sad to think about her accident..

  • Eipnvn


    Πριν 7 μήνες


  • Sara Brown
    Sara BrownΠριν χρόνο

    Loved her until the Jackson 4 comment.


    i am struggling to lough


    Very funny

  • Aniruddh Vasishta
    Aniruddh VasishtaΠριν χρόνο

    She kinda reminds me of Matt Parker if he were female

  • Hristo Hristov
    Hristo HristovΠριν χρόνο

    How much do you want to bet she did psychedelics? 😂

  • Daiva Baniene
    Daiva BanieneΠριν χρόνο

    It's just too much!!! I can't laugh anymore, my face is hurting! 😂😂😂


    If you like their weather you will also like their foods and their humor hagar horrible ha ha ha .

  • Chrysi Gabriel
    Chrysi GabrielΠριν χρόνο

    She's so cute

  • Ashton
    AshtonΠριν χρόνο

    so...was she trying to do a TED talk or a comedy bit? she failed at both either way.

  • Gerd Knudsen
    Gerd KnudsenΠριν χρόνο

    wow many words....none of them funny.....unbearable

  • DJ UltraBuba
    DJ UltraBubaΠριν χρόνο

    watching again. This is great!

  • Soultána Tsianakas
    Soultána TsianakasΠριν χρόνο

    οταν οι αντρες σου βλεπουν "οοοο σιτ" χχαχαχα

  • David Welsh
    David WelshΠριν χρόνο

    She is telling the truth, and that is why some people were not laughing. "I'm the Huge Grant of moisture." That had me laughing so hard... lol

  • dr Piotr Napierała
    dr Piotr NapierałaΠριν χρόνο

    what is with her pants ? :) pardon trousers...

  • John Smith
    John SmithΠριν χρόνο

    Cringe. 10 :00 minutes in... full narcissism schizophrenic breakdown. And Canada is just corrupt and it's people subtly oppressed.

  • Cat S
    Cat SΠριν χρόνο

    Most unfunny "commedian" I've ever heard

  • Ajay Chitte
    Ajay ChitteΠριν χρόνο

    India still on the phone 📱 😂

  • Paris Petridis
    Paris PetridisΠριν χρόνο

    "An Albanian girl got the part. Go over there, take our jobs" brilliant humor! Thanks Katerina :)

  • Brate Jedi Salate
    Brate Jedi SalateΠριν χρόνο

    Vrana is serbian second name...

  • Rox
    RoxΠριν χρόνο