Panč Festival is an international stand-up comedy festival which was established in 2008 in Ljubljana by the Kurz Rock Vibe crew. This several-day-long event usually takes place at the Ljubljana Castle courtyard and is the central stand-up occasion in Slovenia. It has hosted most, if not all, of the leading Slovene performers from this field as well as a strong international line-up, with the guests being invited from all over the world. The name of the festival is a derivative of the term “punchline”, which connotes a joke’s climax.
Besides this main summer event, since 2010, a winter edition of the festival has also taken place, a slightly more low-key evening called Zimski Panč (Winter Panč). This has been held at different Ljubljana venues like Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Cvetličarna, and the Festival Hall, and was for a time also simultaneously organised in Maribor at Narodni dom Maribor. The festival also had an over the border venture in Zagreb, Croatia, where a sister event, Pančić, was organised.
Annually; 22.8.2016 – 26.8.2016