Press / 2003

Tuesday 20 May 2003

The original is only available on RTL – The "Comedy Cup 2003"

With its long-standing tradition, this newcomer competition is now finally coming to our screens: the "Comedy-Cup"!
This year sees the premiere of the grand two-hour live gala show on RTL, broadcast on Friday, May 30 at 8:15 p.m.

The cult event is hosted in its home town of Cologne by Ingolf Lück. As the host, this veteran comedy star will welcome five comedy newcomers to the show and will give each of them a five-minute live slot to put their talents to the test.

Also joining in: Instructor Schmidt, as always mercilessly barking his orders and instructions at an unsuspecting audience; Achim Knorr, who with his "Prix Pantheon 2002" has already won a coveted German performing arts award; Olaf Schubert, who also presents his musical talents on stage; Mario Barth, who has appeared on television on various occasions with his "Berlin dialect" ("Quatsch Comedy Club" (Nonsense Comedy Club) and "TV total") and Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen, who as a medical doctor and scientific scholar has finally found his calling in the world of comedy and cabaret.

Celebrity guests such as Gaby Köster, Hans Werner Olm and Kalle Pohl provide the show with a correspondingly high-class backdrop and wish the five candidates the best of luck. Chatting with Ingolf Lück, these seasoned comedians spill the beans on witty events or bizarre anecdotes from their careers and look back at archive clips with the scenes of their first or most interesting television performances.

Musically, superstar Daniel Küblböck rounds off the event with his latest song "Heartbeat".

The question as to "Who is the best comedy newcomer of the year?" is decided by the television audience who can cast their telephone vote at the end of the show. But there are no losers. This time "being part of it" is not "everything" – it’s even better: just appearing on the "Comedy Cup" show certifies that the participants are among the best the business has to offer.

Tickets are available on +49 (0) 221-273747.

The Comedy Cup is an HPR TV production in cooperation with BRAINPOOL.

The "Comedy Cup" – Friday, May 30, 2003 from 8:15 – 10:15 p.m. on RTL.

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