theaters, museums and concert halls first have to remain closed due to the Corona virus. So that we don`t get too claustrophobic, many cultural organizers offer free digital offers that we warmly recommend! Today we go to Austria! Corona is bad? Austria’s cabaret artists are more evil and not only face a pandemic with the darkest kind of humor. Here is a small selection …
player.hader.at is the name of the new platform that brings one of Austria’s best-known comedians directly into the living room during the corona crisis: Josef Hader. Until you can finally experience Hader live again, he plays “Hader plays Hader” and “Hader muss weg”, his two most successful cabaret programs from 2011 and 2006 online. Further titles are being planned and will also be available on the player shortly.
The “Wiener Zeitung” columnist and cabaret artist Severin Groebner quickly adapted to the pandemic situation and delivered a Decamerone 2020. In Boccaccio’s “Decamerone” from the 14th century, ten people fled the plague, who then turned telling 100 stories for 100 days. Now Groebner does that too, just alone. Every day at 8:20 p.m. a different curious figure is the focus of his miniatures.
Home office also for Stermann and Grissemann. With their show “Welcome Austria” they adapt to the current situation. Is it possible to create a program together without being in the same room? Grissemann and Stermann started the experiment. You can see here whether it worked.
To top it all off, a classic: the Austrian cabaret artist, actor, satirist, writer and reciter Helmut Qualtinger was for some a ruthless anarchist provocateur and for others one of the tenderest, gentlest, most vulnerable people with a clear tendency to self-destruction. Qualtinger, who died in 1986, is still identified today with his “Mr. Karl”, with whom he exposes the Austrian petty bourgeoisie as a dangerous, unpredictable companion. Here comes Mr. Karl and if you need more Qualtinger, the entire YouTube playlist with Qualtinger videos is recommended.
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