German Comedians With an Immigration Background

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Ethno-Comedy/ German Comedians

Every fith person in Germany has an immigration backgound. Thats why many stereotypes are on the daily agenda – just what comedians with an immigration background are waiting for. Their jokes are evil, but still, they are having a huge audience who is laughing about these gags. German comedians with an immigration background were even having their own platform on a national tv program called StandUpMigranten. Every two weeks, four comedians with an immigration background presented gags from their live programs. Who are some famous German comedians with an immigration background?

Enissa Amani

Enissa Amani was born in 1985 in Iran. The daugther of a literature professor and a physician and former student of law and literature studies, flight attendant and model, started doing stand-up comedy in 2013. In 2016, she got an own comedy show called Studio Amani. Enissa Amani is especially famous for her sketches about ethnicity and relationships and her outstanding look with long hair, cute style and her high voice.

Marek Fis

Marek Fis was born in 1984 in Poland. He grew up in Germany and started doing comedy in 2006. Until today, he was part of many German comedy shows like Quatsch Comedy Club or FunClub. Marek Fis is especially famous for beforming gags with a Polish accent, in a red t-shirt and white sweatpants.

Abdelkarim

Abdelkarim was born in 1981 in Germany and is the son of Moroccan immigrants. The former student of law had his first public appearance as a comedian in 2007. His program mainly includes his experiences with the German youth culture and life as a Moroccan immigrant.

Dave Davis

Dave Davis was born in 1973 in Germany and is the son of Ugandan immigrants. The trained insurance salesman and university graduate of the subject recording arts is famous for embodying the fictional character Motombo Umbokko, a toilet cleaner at McDonalds.

Kaya Yanar

Kaya Yanar was born in 1973 in Germany and is the son of Turkish-Arabic parents. The former student of philosophy, phoenetics and American studies had his major breakthrough with the show Was guckst du!? ( = Why are you watching) in 2001. He is a vegan and also engaged in an anti-racist program in a school in Germany.

Bülent Ceylan

Bülent Ceylan was born in 1976 in Germany and is the son of a Turkish father and a German mother. The former student of philosophy and political sciences had his first appearance as a comedian in school. He had his big breakthrough already in 2002 with his program Döner for one ( = kebab for one). In his programs, Ceylan takes on typical roles of German Turks and people from Mannheim. He is especially famous for his Mannheim dialect and his long, black hair. Ceylan is successful with his show Die Bülent Ceylan Show since 2011. 

Featured image (cropped): Bülent Ceylan (1LIVE Krone) Superbass Wikimedia  – CC BY-SA 4.0

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