9TH – 17TH SEPTEMBER 2017 at VANCOUVER FRINGE 2017 STAND-UP COMEDY – vancouverfringe.com

Sold out at festivals worldwide since 2011, 5-Step Guide to Being German is award-winning German comedian Paco Erhard’s comical mission to set the record straight about his “charming, crazy mishap of a country”. In 2017, 5-Step Guide to Being German finally comes to Vancouver.

Written as a response to British people’s stereotypes about Germany, 5-Step Guide to Being German delivers “an extremely clever analysis of the modern German psyche” (Independent Daily, AUS) that is “side-splittingly funny and violently politically incorrect” (The Argus, UK). The show was nominated for the Fringe World Best Comedy Award in 2013.

Paco Erhard shows us the Germany behind the scenes, as he self-ironially deals with topics as varied as German bluntness (“we’re not rude, we just value honesty more highly than other people’s feelings”), hilarious Autobahn dilemmas, the truth about lederhosen, and how it feels to grow up with Germany’s horrible past.

Born in Munich as the great-grandson of a high-up German politician (a non-Nazi one, relax!), Paco hitchhiked out of Germany in 2002 to see the world and experience other cultures. “Half my life I ran away from being German” he says. “Then I realized: that’s the most German thing you could possibly do.”

Since then, he has toured the globe as a stand-up comedian, performing in English, German and Spanish. He has written on Germany and Europe for the Irish Times, authored an award-winning academic paper on cultural identity, and appeared on BBC One and many other international TV & radio stations, as a comedian and expert.

If you want to understand Germany and your German friends and family better, see this show.

You will laugh. If you want. Zis is not an order.

“Hilarious… one of the best cultural comedians in the world”

– Rip It Up (AUS)

“A true master of his craft. It’s difficult to overstate how hilarious Erhard’s act is”

– Edinburgh Guide (UK)

“Insightful and hysterical… A thought-provoking, incredibly witty show”

– Broadway Baby

“”had the audience not just laughing but howling…

there is a layer of truth just beneath the humour… genius” – Calgary Herald

FRINGE WORLD BEST COMEDY AWARD 2013 – Nominee

VENUE: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8, Canada

SHOWS: 9th Sept (5:45pm), 12th (8:35pm), 13th (7:15pm), 15th (8:25pm), 16th (1pm), 17th (7:20pm)

WWW: vancouverfringe.com | pacoerhard.com | youtube.com/pacoerhard-TV | TwiJer: @pacoerhard

Media Kit: bit.ly/German-Comedy-Vancouver-17 Contact: +1 (720) 725-6670 or paco@pacoerhard.com

30 Aug 2017
August 30, 2017

Boney M coming to Vancouver!

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Boney M

Old fans; Young hearts and the same beloved band coming back to sweep you off your feet!

BONEY M featuring the stunning vocals of LIZ MITCHELL, the ORIGINAL LEAD SINGER, was THE Disco band of the 70’s and 80’s and remains a living legend of the disco era.

Founded in Germany by writer and producer Frank Farian, BONEY M dominated the European charts with a string of hits well remembered to this day. The group had eight #1 hits with “Daddy cool”, “Sunny”, “Ma Baker”, “Belfast”, “Rivers of Babylon”, “Brown Girl in the Ring”, “Rasputin” and “Mary’s Boy Child”. In addition, the group charted three #1 albums with “Take the Heat off Me”, “Nightflight to Venus” and “Love for Sale”.

Now in the 21st Century, there is no doubt that songs from the past are as popular as ever. BONEY M’s international success spans twenty-five years and has proven that their hits absolutely belong in the collection of timeless classics. BONEY M featuring LIZ MITCHELL remains a phenomenal live act drawing huge crowds at concert halls, theatres and festivals across the world.

Take a journey back in time and view some of Boney M’s classic videos:

Rasputin | https://youtu.be/kvDMlk3kSYg
Daddy Cool | https://youtu.be/QtxlCsVKkvY
Rivers of Babylon | https://youtu.be/2FgDles4xq8
Feliz Navidad – Liz Mitchell / Boney M lead singer | https://youtu.be/Bb-wF8oS9mc

Opening Act – ABRA Cadabra (a Tribute to ABBA)

For more than 15 years Vancouver’s ABRA CADABRA has been bringing the timeless and uplifting music of ABBA to audiences across the world. From “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo” to “Does Your Mother Know”, “S.O.S.” and “Take a Chance on Me”, this high-energy stage show keeps the music of this Swedish Super Group alive and takes you on a nostalgic journey through all your favourite ABBA songs. www.iloveabba.com

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