06 Sep 2018
September 6, 2018

5-Step Guide to Being German 2.0

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6TH – 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018 at VANCOUVER FRINGE

STAND-UP COMEDY – www.vancouverfringe.com

PACO Performing
Sold out at Vancouver Fringe 2017 and at festivals worldwide since 2011, 5-Step Guide to Being German is award-winning German comedian Paco Erhard’s hilarious mission to set the record straight about his “charming, crazy mishap of a country”. Now the hit show returns to Vancouver in its 2.0 version: enhanced and updated to the crazy world we live in now.

Initially written as a response to Brits’ stereotypes about Germany, 5-Step Guide to Being German is“ an extremely clever analysis of the modern  German  psyche”  (Independent Daily, AUS)  that  is  “side- splittingly funny and violently politically incorrect” (The Argus, UK). It 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-upGerman politician  (a  non-Nazi,  relax!),  Paco hitchhiked out of Germany in 2002 to  experience  the  world and 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 comic, in English and German. He has written on Germany and Europe for the IrishTimes, authored an award-winning paper on cultural identity, and appeared on BBC and other international TV & radio stations as a comic and expert.

If  you  want  to  understand  Germany  or  your German friends and family better, or if you just need 75 minutes of good non-stop belly laughter, 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” – The National Post 

FRINGE WORLD BEST COMEDY AWARD 2013 – Nominee

VENUE:           Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y5

SHOWS:        Sept 6th (6:15pm), 8th (8:15pm), 12th (5:00pm), 13th (10:40pm), 14th (6:55pm), 16th (1:15pm)

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

 

Media Kit: bit.ly/German-Comedy-Vancouver-2018
Contact: +1 (720) 725-6670 or
info@germancomedy.com

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