German Comedian

Christian Schulte-Loh is a German comedian. He is in fact a very funny, very anglicised but nonetheless German comedian. The reason for mentioning that he is both German and a Comedian quite so much is because this is the vast majority of his anecdotal observational material. Whilst the repetition may seem to be a recipe for boredom, Schulte-Loh’s natural charisma makes it seem otherwise. He was very comfortable working the crowd, often engaging them in conversation, normally in reference to nationality, stereotypes or relationships. His at ease demeanour helped him win over the audience quickly and there was a fairly constant stream of laughs throughout.

Much of his material was about being German and he did have a particular habit of mentioning the war - perhaps even more so than Basil Fawlty. Although this was amusing enough, some of the audience began to tire of it and found some of the humour a little close to the bone. However Shulte-Loh was adept at seizing the tension of these moments and leaping upon them, successfully drawing humour from the awkwardness of the situation and thus reuniting the crowd.

His humour is certainly not groundbreaking but it is well executed and the delivery is sharp. It is a Free Fringe show but you could easily imagine this comedian cutting it amongst the bigger names in the comedy profession. I would expect to pay for this comedic quality.

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The Blurb

Christian Schulte-Loh is German Comedian. 'One of the most subversive acts ever!' (Spectator). 'A funny German – the only one!' (KKunst.com). The award-winning German stand-up comedian returns to Edinburgh. www.germancomedian.com.

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