Sunday 19 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: 5-Steps To Being German 2.0 – Free (Paco Erhard / Free Festival)

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According to Paco Erhard, there are actually more than five steps to becoming German, but if you’re worried about that then you’re already too German. Indeed the show is more a playful and riotous look at German and British stereotypes than a rule book for the German psyche. Erhard aims to prove that not everyone hates Germans and that the Brits can be just as annoying. Eventually the ‘Nazi/You-beat-us-in-the-World-Wars’ jokes start to get a bit samey, especially as Erhard discusses the need for the Germans to create a new national history they can be proud of. Nevertheless, this is a triumphant return for Erhard. Make sure you get there early for a seat!

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 2-26 August, 7.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Anna McDonald]


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