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Michael Mittermeier – 10 Edinburgh questions

Monday, July 30 2012

An introduction to highly rated German stand-up Michael Mittermeier ...


Michael Mittermeier

1. What is your show about?
If Scotland, England, America, France, China, Greece and Germany were people – with strange habits and sometimes questionable characters – instead of countries, then this show would be a cheery, brawly, laughter-filled night out with a bunch of mates.

2. Describe it in 3 words.
Don't mention the ...

3. What is your favourite part of the show?
The whole package.

4. Complete this sentence: if you like ... Eddie Izzard and/or Bavarian beer ... then, hell, you might just like my show.

5. If your show were a dog, what type of dog would it be?
A bastard mixture of German shepherd and chihuahua.

6. If you could change one thing about the Fringe, what would it be?
Is this a serious question to a German? Don't tempt me ...

7. Name 3 other shows you'd recommend seeing.
Carl Einar Häckner, Terry Alderton, David Hasselhoff.

8. What would you be doing this summer if you weren't in Edinburgh?
Drinking beer and single malt and barbecueing at the lakeside.

9.What are comedy clubs like in Germany?
Hell.

10. How do you deal with your nationality in your act – compared to, say Henning Wehn, who gleefully embraces German stereotypes?
"I'm German" doesn't mean "I'm handicapped". I'm telling stories about the absurdities of this world from my personal German perspective, shooting at everyone. And as a comedian I take no prisoners ...

• Click here for some footage of Michael performing at Just For Laughs Montreal in 2011.


• Michael Mittermeier – A German On Safari is on at Pleasance Courtyard at 9.30pm

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