Paco Erhard … a Bloody Funny German!

One of the world’s mysteries – German people are very funny (yes, yes, I know, I know), when you live and mix with them, but the thought of a German comedian baffles most of us, even Germans! So the opportunity to see a real live German comedian in Perth, as part of the 2014 Fringe Festival was too good to pass up.

Paco Erhard appeared at Rosie O’Grady’s Irish pub on Sunday night, with his one hour show, A FIVE STEP GUIDE TO BEING GERMAN and he is very, very funny, dangerously so, plunging headlong into the verboten subject of Hitler and WW11, with wit, charm and pathos – his story of being a school kid preferring maths to history brilliantly illustrated the burden of modern history for German people. And how refreshing to hear a German fight back against insufferable English moral superiority – I told you he was dangerous.

Gloriously self-deprecating, the audience never stopped laughing, Germans recognized themselves, we them. All of us instantly knew the truth of his banter and not just about being German, he had us pinned as well, he’d done his homework, with a marvellous joke about Rudd, a couple about Abbott, not to mention Perthites… “Macchiato loving ponces from Mt Lawley” … God, I think I might be one!

Yes Narelle, there is a German comedian, his name is Paco Erhard, he’s bloody funny, makes you think, he’s likeable, bounces well off the audience and is very, very clever. He’s got another show DJERMAN UNCHAINED coming up at Rosie O’Grady’s, from 13th – 23rd February at 8.15pm, don’t miss him, he’s that bloody good.

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