â€śSketchNewsâ€ť was a weekly comedy sketch show on Sat.1, in which seven first-class comedians and actors around Axel Stein focussed on current topics relating to politics, gossip, sport and society. Racy, sometimes grotesque but never politically correct, â€śSketchNewsâ€ť presented the talk of the town in classical sketches, distorted original images and parodies. In addition to the grand stage of world politics, â€śSketchNewsâ€ť also looked at normal, everyday lives, such as those being lived in the nationâ€™s living rooms, offices and supermarkets. In countless sketches, Axel Stein, Tanya Neufeldt, Daniel Drewes, StĂ©phanie Berger, Arnd Cremer, Yunus Cumartpay and Andree Solvik proved their tremendous versatility.
They exceled not only in whacky parodies, but also showed their mettle in razor-sharp enactments of everyday situations.
â€śSketchNewsâ€ť â€“ the weekly comedy show â€“ from January 5, every Saturday at 11:15 p.m. on Sat.1.
Axel Stein (25) rose to fame in 1998 in his role as Tommie in the Sat.1 sitcom â€śHausmeister Krauseâ€ť (Janitor Krause â€“ Sat.1). In 2002, he was given his own comedy series â€śAxelâ€ť, which was broadcast on Sat.1. Early 2006 saw the kick-off for â€śAxel! willâ€™s wissenâ€ť (Axel has to Know) on ProSieben. Furthermore, Axel Stein appeared in various lead roles in successful movies. In 2008, he will appear in various movies, including â€śAusbilder Schmidtâ€ť (Coach Schmidt) and â€śLauf um Dein Leben â€“ Vom Junkie zum Ironmanâ€ť (Run for Your Life â€“ From Junkie to Ironman).
From 1998 onwards, Tanya Neufeldt (35) appeared in the RTL series â€śHinter Gitternâ€ť (Behind Bars). Furthermore, she featured in the RTL sitcom â€śMein Leben und ichâ€ť (Me and My Life) in 2003 and, in 2005, alongside Ralf Schmitz in â€śSchmitz komm raus!â€ť (Schmitz, Come Out! â€“ Sat.1).
Daniel Drewes (35) graduated from the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. In addition to numerous engagements at various theaters, he also appeared in comedy shows including â€śNikolaâ€ť (RTL) and â€ťPastewkaâ€ť (Sat.1). Furthermore, he has featured in roles in â€śSOKO KĂ¶lnâ€ť (Special Squad Cologne â€“ ZDF) and in movies such as â€śPrinzessinnenâ€ť (Princesses â€“ 2006) and â€śSelbstgesprĂ¤châ€ť (Talking to Yourself â€“ 2007), among other things.
In 1995, StĂ©phanie Berger (30) was crowned â€śMiss Switzerlandâ€ť. This accomplishment was followed by stints as a presenter and a role in a Swiss musical. Since 2001, she has been a permanent member of the â€śBenissimoâ€ť comedy ensembles, Switzerlandâ€™s biggest Saturday evening show and has also appeared in various roles in â€śDie Dreisten Dreiâ€ť (The Cheeky Three â€“ Sat.1). Currently, she is presenting the Swiss snowboard show â€śGetOutâ€ť (Sat.1 Switzerland).
Arnd Cremer (39) came to fame, above all, through his voice. He has been working as a freelance writer for radio comedy for many years and was nominated for an EinsliveKrone award in the â€śBest Comedyâ€ť category for â€śSuperbobbelscheâ€ť in 2007. Arnd Cremer gained television experience in the â€śDie Dreisten Dreiâ€ť (The Cheeky Three â€“ Sat.1), â€śWeibsbilderâ€ť (Women â€“ Sat.1) and with the â€śGott sei Dank, dass Sie da sindâ€¦â€ť (Thank God Youâ€™re hereâ€¦) ensemble (ProSieben).
Yunus Cumartpay (27) graduated from the â€śFilm Acting School Cologneâ€ť with a â€śStage Arts Proficiencyâ€ť diploma. He has appeared in supporting roles in series such as â€śLindenstraĂźeâ€ť (soap) and â€śVerbotenen Liebeâ€ť (Forbidden Love â€“ soap), as well as the television movie â€śItalo Westernâ€ť.
Andree Solvik (35) attended the Hochschule fĂĽr Film und Fernsehen in Potsdam until 1999. In 2006, Andree appeared in the RTL series â€śHinter Gitternâ€ť (Behind Bars) and, in 2007, in the Sat.1 series â€śGSG 9â€ť.
Executive Producer: Ralf GĂĽnther
First Broadcast: 05.01.2008
Length: 30 min
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