Comedy Talk mit Stefan Danziger

Comedy Talk
Stefan Danziger und ich beim Comedy Talk (c) Comedy247 Christopher Stein

Vor zwei Wochen habe ich für Comedy247 und RTL104,6 spontan den Komiker Stefan Danziger interviewt. Das Video von unserem Comedy Talk ging heute online. Wenn ihr Feedback habt, immer gern her damit!

Mit Stefan rede ich über seine Auftritte im Ausland, Autogramme im Wald geben, wie es beim RTL Comedy Grand Prix war, Michael Jackson, die Magie von offenen Bühnen und welche Sprache er eigentlich spricht. Besonders stolz bin ich auf ein Wortspiel von mir und dass ich am Anfang einen Monolog halte, der eigentlich nur für’s Radio gedacht war, aber den die Kamera anscheinend schon aufzeichnete. Nächstes Mal schau ich dann schon mal in die Kamera : -) Wenn alles gut läuft sogar schon nächste Woche Freitag.

Und jetzt viel Spaß beim Comedy Talk mit Stefan Danziger:

 

 

 

Shred your Fear – Push Any Button feat. HAW Hamburg & Thalia Theater

“The Last Action Heros”: Our artist group Push Any Button did a “shred your fear” ritual for the Hamburg University of Applied Science.

On Sunday morning, the Hamburg University of Applied Science welcomed almost a thousand new students at Thalia Theater and I hosted the event. Together with PUSH’s Regina and Martin, we collected the students’ “fears” and transformed them into confetti for a fresh start. Also, president Prof. Teuscher gave a speed speech, the HAW choir sang, former student Steve Fotso performed a poetry procrastination slam, I interviewed four amazing international students and afterwards, Thalia’s Thore Strothmann invited the new students for coffee and pastries to the theatre’s club Nachtasyl. I wished I would have had such a semester start (maybe then I would have finished my Masters, ha)! Thank you for everyone involved and all the best to the new students <3 !

Push Any Button says “thank you and bye” and now takes a creative break (which has, btw., nothing to do with the shredder breaking on stage).

All photos shot by Paula Markert and taken from HAW’s facebook page:

The first time I saw the Thalia Theater from this point of view (c) Paula Markert
When I walk into the club and pretend I know someone (c) Paula Markert
Zoom in for a tear of joy (c) Paula Markert

Photos from Stand-up for the Ladies in Hamburg

Stand-up for the Ladies with ten comedians!

The German stand-up comedy underground is growing and last week’s show was proof of it. When I started my Show Stand-up for the Ladies last year, I said „when I get more than four female Comedians on stage, I achieved my goal and quit“. Because statistically, a Comedyshow books like 0,3215 women per show. I want to show the opposite. And with time it is possible. At last week’s show, TEN comediennes performed! And I’m not quitting. Because it’s too much fun. And because it’s an important stage for newcomers to test their material, their act, their craft. As a new comedian, you need to perform perform perform. There are no short cuts in comedy!

The more comedians the merrier comedy

A colleague recently asked me “aren’t you happy, that there aren’t that many female comedians, because that way you stick out more?”. No no no hell no. The more the better. The more female voices we make heard, the better! The more diverse, the better. Generally, we need more comedians. We also need more shitty Comedians. Yes your read that right. People sometimes ask me why there are so many good comedians from the USA? Because they have so many shitty comedians. The bigger the ice berg, the better the peak. And I want to build a giant ice berg as if there is no climate change!

That’s why I keep asking: Do you want to perform? Do you know someone, who has to go on stage? We are always looking for more womenx and menx to try stand-up comedy. You can contact us also via email: standupfortheladies@gmail.com

The last show for this year

I’m just quitting for this year. Next year, Stand-up for the Ladies will be back! When exactly is not certain yet, but I will post it here and on our facebook page. On there, I also just published nice photographs from last week. Because I had my favorite photographer Sergey Sanin there and he took stunning portraits of everyone. Here are some of them.

This episode’s comedians were:

Martina “Matze” Schönherr, Jenny Kallenbrunnen, Kristina Bogansky, Katarzyna Kamosiak, Stephy Bauer, Anton Grübener, Ghasal Falaki, Anni Winter, Natalie Schröder, Headliner Birte Rehberg and yours truly, Host Ingrid Wenzel.

 

 

Running Order (c) Sergey Sanin

 

Women in comedy
Best class photo thanks to (c) www.SergeySanin.de

 

Women in comedy
Big Thanks to our location Jolly Jumper/Haus73 Hamburg (c) Sergey Sanin

 

 

All ten Stand-up Comedians plus Stargast & “Quotenmann” Anton Grübener (c) Sergey Sanin (From left to right, top to bottom: Martina Schönherr, Ingrid Wenzel, Jenny Kallenbrunnen, Kristina Bogansky, Katarzyna Kamosiak, Stephy Bauer, Anton Grübener, Ghasal Falaki, Anni Winter, Natalie Schröder and Headliner Birte Rehberg.)

 

women in comedy
Passing the Mic. This is what a proud parent must look like. It was Anni’s first stand-up performance and it was MAGIC! (c) Sergey Sanin

 

 

My Comedy Keynote at Rednergilde Hamburg

In May, I was invited by the speaker convention Rednergilde to speak at their business and networking event in Hamburg. I performed a stand-up comedy set in combination with my cartoons. It was my first time performing at a nice, fancy business hall. And not like usually, inside a dingy back room in between passed out drunks. The theme of the night was “future” (in German “Zukunft”).

The first thing I did to prepare myself? I googled it!

Surprisingly, when you google picture search “Zukunft”, you only get signposts. Is creating the future as easy as following a signpost, as google suggests? Hint: no. Even more surprising: when you search for “future”, google picture only gives you images of a guy named Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn. He’s a rapper and his alias is future. He obviously wanted to challenge Search Engine Optimation. And succeeded. I’m happy when people google my name at all. And then find me.

It was fun creating a witty and insightful stand-up set about one certain topic. And now I’m a speaker. I only need other businesses to find me when they google “speaker, comedy, cartoons”. Let’s hope for the best. Until then, let’s have a look at some impressions of my performance, thanks to photographer Peter Walther (c).

 

I drew the (german) google picture result for “Zukunft” and “Future”. Whereas “Zukunft” gives you only signposts, “Future” gives you only a rapper named Future.

 

 

I drew the (german) google picture result for “Zukunft” and “Future”. Whereas “Zukunft” gives you only signposts, “Future” gives you only a rapper named Future.

 

 

My first comedy gig in a business hall, not a dingy backroom.

 

 

 

I talked about if the future was as clear and easy as following a signpost, as google suggests. Hint: no

 

 

I created the WENZEL FONT just for this event

 

WENZEL FONT

 

 

 

 

Busy sniffin’ flowers with the other speakers