THE U.S. PREMIERE of “DAS BLACKOUT!” in NYC!

EDDIE IZZARD INVITES YOU TO EXPERIENCE THE U.S. PREMIERE OF
MICHAEL MITTERMEIER

DAS BLACKOUT

OCTOBER 22, 23, 24, 28 & 29 IN NYC

Performance in English

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“Michael is very funny and German.  If you don’t believe either of these things – go check him out.” – Eddie Izzard

“Michael finds truth in the absurd and absurdity in the truth.  He is very, very, very funny and I’m his biggest fan…all 5 foot 8 of me.” – Bono, U2

“Manifestly quick witted…teasingly intelligent…quite wilkomen, I’d say.” – (Four Star Review) The Telegraph

“He demolishes cultural stereotypes…peppered with uproarious one-liners that conclusively prove Mittermeier’s overriding theory: the term “German Comedian” is not an oxymoron.” – (Four Star Review) Metro

Eddie Izzard invites you to experience the U.S. premiere of German comedic superstar, Michael Mittermeier in his critically-acclaimed show, Das Blackout, running October 22, 23, 24, 28 & 29 at Culture Project in NYC.  For tickets visit http://bit.ly/1PqdUWz For more on Michael Mittermeier visit www.Mittermeier.com

Das Blackout delivers an insider’s guide to Earth’s final frontier: the fascinatingly dark landscape of the German soul – a mysterious place where guilt, Schadenfreude and bratwurst reside.  In these dark times of global strife Bavaria’s comedy powerhouse saves us from universal political idiocy. And who could observe the world and its current affairs better, than one who´s ancestors were dumb enough to try and rule it, something scores of James Bond villains with accents repeatedly failed at.

Michael Mittermeier is a trail blazer of stand-up comedy in his native Germany winning a multitude of awards for his live sold-out shows with DVD/CD sales reaching more than 2.5 million in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He has headlined and solo performed internationally in English in the UK, South Africa, Canada, Russia, and in many more countries all over Europe and he opened for U2 in Berlin.

Many call him the funniest voice of Germany and he has entertained millions of fans. Undoubtedly he is one of the reasons they have been peaceful for quite some time now. And now he is riding westward, fun blazing, to win the hearts of America. And to check out if Donald Trump really exists.

And while Michael Mittermeier may not be the first German who’s tried to conquer the world, he’s certainly the first to try it with laughter as ammo.

For Tickets and dates click here!

Michael @ Altitude Comedy Festival 2016

Altitude Comedy Festival 2013

Altitude, a truly unique event that fuses the adrenalin rush of a ski holiday with the madcap thrills of a top notch comedy festival, is delighted to announce its return to Mayrhofen, Austria from January 12-14. Curated by Andrew Maxwell, the Irish comedy powerhouse has once again gathered a second-to-none line-up of top comic draws from his fabled little black book, who will be hitting the slopes all day and providing the laughs all night.

Spreading their comedy net across Europe, Altitude can also reveal a very special appearance from Germany’s top comedian Michael Mittermeier.

More Info: www.altitudefestival.com

COMEDY SANS FRONTIERES

 MICK PERRIN WORLDWIDE PRESENTS

COMEDY SANS FRONTIERES

A UNIQUE NIGHT OF THE VERY BEST INTERNATIONAL COMEDY

WITH EDDIE IZZARD, MICHAEL MITTERMEIER, YACINE BELHOUSSE, IGOR MEERSON AND FRANCESCO DE CARLO

 

A CELEBRATION TO COMMEMORATE THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF PEACE IN EUROPE 

BERLIN Admiralspalast MAY 8TH 2015

MOSKOW Planeta KVN MAY 9th 2015

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International comics, IZZARD, MITTERMEIERBELHOUSSEMEERSON and DE CARLO are to take part in a very special night of comedy in English.

Over the last few years we have seen a comedy revolution across Europe. This new wave of trail blazing comics have been smashing International barriers and are now regularly performing their hilarious stand-up shows to audiences across Europe. And European audiences are laughing out loud and loving it. A new and eager comedy goer is emerging across Europe embracing this new vibrant comedy scene and proving once and for all comedy is truly an International language.

EDDIE IZZARD is one of the worlds most respected comedians. He has performed sell out shows across the world including nights at Madison Square Garden and The Hollywood Bowl. IZZARDS recent Force Majeure show is the largest comedy tour ever and will eventually have visited more than 29 countries. EDDIE recently performed his shows in French, German and Spanish.

“KING OF THE UNIVERSE” …Comic genius…Entertainment incarnate!” (THE TELEGRAPH)

MICHAEL MITTERMEIER is widely hailed as the pioneer of German stand-up comedy. In the last 27 years he has performed more than 4,000 celebrated live shows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 2001 he supported U2 during their Elevation tour in Berlin in front of an audience of 24,000. His unique comedy has become a trademark amongst German-speaking comedy fans.    The Global Bavarian was also the first German comedian to perform in English around the world; touring to the UK, America, South Africa and Canada and performing sell out shows at some of the most renowned festivals such as Just For Laughs in Montreal and the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.

“Michael Mittermeier ist Rock’n’Roll – nur ohne Band” (BERLINER MORGENPOST)

YACINE BELHOUSSE is the Cosmopolitan Frenchman at the forefront of a new generation of comedy currently burgeoning in Paris. From Batman to cheeseburgers and dragons, Yacine touches on all the typical French subjects including cheezy-garlic-baguettes with berets.  But most of all he wants to know: “Voulez-vous laugh-ez avec moi ce sour?” 

“Yacine belhousse, roi de l’absurde”  (DIRECT MATIN) 

IGOR MEERSON is proud to be part of the very first generation of stand up comedy in Russia. A popular face on TV and film across Russia, in his show, MEERSON recants tales of his own childhood in the Soviet Union and life now in modern-day Russia. He was named one of GQ’s ‘Five new faces of Russian humour’

Входит в “9 главных российских комиков” (TIME OUT)

FRANCESCO DE CARLO is an award-winning Roman comedian and radio personality. DE CARLO is a regular fixture on the Italian comedy scene, hosting a daily radio show, appearing on national television and performing regularly live across the country.  Francesco will guide you on a hysterical journey through politics, love, sex, food, laziness and other Italian specialties. Whatever you think about Italians, he will make you change your mind

“I monologhi di Francesco De Carlo meritano” (IL FATTO QUOTIDIANO)

In a show of European solidarity and scheduled to coincide with the date marking the end of World War II, celebrated in Europe on May 8th, this very special nights will offer a rare chance to see some of the worlds best loved comics illustrate unified support for peace and tolerance across borders. They will show, that laughter is one of the greatest ways to celebrate and promote diversity. “Comedy without borders – and not borders without comedy.” To be a part of this extraordinary event and witness the very best European comedy has to offer, book early.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS for BERLIN!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS for MOSKOW!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014

After a successful sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012, Michael Mittermeier is getting ready for this year’s Fringe!

Mittermeier’s new show is an insider’s guide to Earth’s final frontier: the eerie yet fascinatingly dark landscape of the German soul – a mysterious place, were guilt, Schadenfreude and bratwurst reside. Along the way Michael will also be journeying into the uncharted realms of Austrian nuclear intelligence, Swiss erotica and hijackers from Outer Space in his efforts to make the world realise that German funny bones should be an essential dish on every comedy connoisseur’s menu.

“MANIFESTLY QUICK-WITTED…TEASINGLY INTELLIGENT…QUITE WILKOMEN, I’D SAY”
Telegraph

“CHARISMATIC AND FULL OF ENERGY…AT TIMES MY FACE HURT FROM LAUGHING SO MUCH
…AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF OBSERVATIONAL COMEDY, INSIGHTFUL AND EXUBERANT.”
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“HE DEMOLISHES CULTURAL STEREOTYPES…PEPPERED WITH UPROARIOUS
ONE-LINERS THAT CONCLUSIVELY PROVE MITTERMEIER’S OVERRIDING THEORY:
THE TERM ‘GERMAN COMEDIAN’ IS NOT AN OXYMORON.”
Metro

“MICHAEL IS VERY FUNNY AND GERMAN. IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE EITHER OF
THESE THINGS – GO AND CHECK HIM OUT.”
Eddie Izzard

 

Tickets:
www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/michael-mittermeier-das-blackout

 

Documentary “This Prison Where I Live”

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This is a film about two comedians.

Maung Thura, better known as Zarganar, is Burma’s greatest living comic. Relentlessly victimised and imprisoned by the Burmese military junta. Michael Mittermeier, in stark contrast, is free to practise his art of humour and provocation as one of Germany’s leading stand up comedians.

Two men joined by comedy and separated by repression.

Like many of Burma’s leading dissidents, Zarganar has been silenced. He has been jailed on a series of trumped up charges for his outspoken criticism of the government after leading a private relief effort to deliver aid to victims of Cyclone Nargis, and for trying to alert the world’s media to the junta’s criminal failure to respond to a human catastrophe. He was condemned last year by Burma’s generals to 59 years behind bars, now reduced to 35 years.*

The genesis of this film begins in 2007, when Zarganar agreed to be interviewed by the British documentary filmmaker, Rex Bloomstein, despite being banned from all forms of artistic activity and talking to foreign media. Over two days Bloomstein and his team interviewed Zarganar in depth in his flat, showed the cinemas that are prevented from screening his films, the bookstalls not allowed to sell his plays or poetry, and the makeshift TV studio where his fellow comedians rehearse on a stage that he himself is forbidden to tread. Footage which has never been seen or broadcast before.

Equally irreverent and famous for tackling taboo subjects in his comic routines, Michael Mittermeier has extended the range of comedy and satire in the German speaking world. Since 2004 Michael has supported the MyanmarFoundation which has built orphanages, schools and educational projects for the children of Burma. Hearing of Zarganar’s fate and seeing the footage, Michael joined with Rex Bloomstein to make a film about this man who has paid such a price for speaking out against the regime. Together with a small team, they travelled secretly to Burma.

This Prison Where I Live will be a feature documentary and is the story of Michael’s exploration into the personality, the motivation and the talent of the man who describes himself as the ‘loudspeaker’ for his people.

Michael visits the same locations: Zarganar’s flat, the streets with their cinemas and bookstalls, the same hall and the same stage. All now empty of his presence. Artists, actors, comedians – Zarganar’s contemporaries – were contacted to go on camera to give further insight into this remarkable and courageous man and why he takes such risks. But Michael and the team encounter a climate of fear, where people are terrified to speak out. Will Zarganar’s fellow artists choose to go on camera with all the potential consequences in a country that locks away and tortures its dissidents? How close can he get to the prison where Zarganar is held in Myitkyina, Northern Burma? Will he and the team be arrested or deported?

Zarganar is a man who has not taken the path of armed struggle against a tyranny in the way that so many have in different parts of the world. An artist whose weapons are satire, films, books, poetry and comedy.

For Michael Mittermeier, the restrictions and terrors of living under a ruthless military machine resonates with him in terms of recent German history. Observing Zarganar heightens his understanding of what it was like to live under the Third Reich or the East German Stasi. He discusses the parallels that run between himself and Zarganar, who first hand is living the dilemmas of practising humour under a dictatorship.

*12th October 2011: Zarganar is released as part of a series of amnesties of political prisoners, along with labor activist Su Su Nway and 88 Generation Student Group activist Zaw Htet Ko Ko


AMAZON –> Amazon Link to the DVD

TRAILER –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EHLpaf8IeY
Homepage Zarganar –> http://www.freezarganar.org/home.asp

Soho Theatre – London

 

Michael Mittermeier at the Soho Theatre in London (October 2012) – Best of

 

Michael at Altitude Comedy Festival

Altitude line up

 Altitude, a truly unique event that fuses the adrenalin rush of a ski holiday with the madcap thrills of a top notch comedy festival, is delighted to announce its return to Mayrhofen, Austria from March 18-22. Curated by Andrew Maxwell, the Irish comedy powerhouse has once again gathered a second-to-none line-up of top comic draws from his fabled little black book, who will be hitting the slopes all day and providing the laughs all night.

Commenting on this year’s Altitude Comedy Festival, Maxwell said: “Ladies and Gentleman / Damen und Herren. We are back and looking forward to bringing you our sixth Altitude Festival. Get your laughing gear on and your lederhosen and strudel at the ready for a week of snow AND sunshine in Mayrhofen!”

Joining Maxwell for this year’s hugely anticipated Altitude will be the number one comedy DVD seller of 2012 and a massive face on your TV, John Bishop, and BBC Radio 4 favourite and Maxwell’s old partner in crime Marcus Brigstocke who commented “I’m so excited about Altitude this year, I was blown away when I found out the full line-up. This is truly growing into one of the best festivals in the world. I seriously cannot wait! Bring it on!”

Spreading their comedy net across Europe, Altitude can also reveal a very special appearance from Germany’s top comedian Michael Mittermeier.  Speaking about his debut appearance at Altitude, Michael Mittermeier said: “I’m really looking forward to performing at the Altitude Festival – I have heard it is one of the best Alpine Festivals in the World!”

More Info: www.altitudefestival.com

Michael at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh

Michael finally makes his long-awaited Fringe debut! Co-produced by Eddie Izzard, he arrives ready to explore his experiences as a tourist and stand-up all over the world – two decades as a German on safari.
Now after entertaining millions of Germans, Michael’s ready to take on Scotland. After all, as a Bavarian lover of beer, meat and a rocky history with the English, he thinks they’re natural allies.

MICHAEL MITTERMEIER – A GERMAN ON SAFARI
Venue:             Pleasance – Baby Grand (Venue 33)
Dates:               1st to 27th August 2012 (not 13th or 20th)
Time:                8.30pm (9.30pm)
Box office:       0131 556 6550
Internet:           www.edfringe.co.uk

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