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Mensch Markus

"Mensch Markus!" (Geez, Markus) is the successful SAT.1 comedy sketch show with Markus Maria Profitlich – the weighty master of weightless total body comedy. Devoted to detail and with a passion for transformation, he slips into countless, incredibly funny roles. His repertoire of characters ranges from a traveling salesman to chairman of the board of directors, from a priest in the confessional to a construction worker.

With situation comedy and acrobatic slapstick clips, Markus Maria Profitlich manages to turn everyday scenes into racy sketches. With an unerring talent for poignant gags ranging from "pretty macabre" to "totally human", this classic sketch show goes in search of comedy in everyday situations very much in the tradition of British humor.

Supported by a versatile cast, "Mensch Markus" succeeds again and again in giving totally banal situations a completely absurd twist. To this end, we experience a priest at a wedding himself becoming the groom, mourners having themselves photographed for holiday snaps and a son finally managing to teach his father to swim.

In addition to the well-known actors, Christiane Zeiske, Ingrid Einfeldt, Horst D. Scheel, Jana Kozewa, Philipp Schepmann and Tom Lehel, appearing in the first two seasons, Markus Maria Profitlich is now also joined by Gabrielle Odinis, Roland Riebeling and Volker Büdts.

The first two seasons of "Mensch Markus" were aired in 2001 and 2002 on Sat.1 to tremendous success. For the first season, Markus Maria Profitlich received the German Comedy Award 2002 in the category "Best German Comedian".

The third season was broadcast from September 19 to December 31, 2003, on SAT.1.

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Executive Producer: Ralf Günther      
Host: Markus Maria Profitlich  
First Broadcast: 19.09.2003    
Length: 23 min
Seasons: 3
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