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The summit of cabaret in the capital city

The 19th Political Ash Wednesday is the early annual Berlin top summit meeting of satire. With Alfons, Chin Meyer, Florian Schroeder, Simone Solga and Martin Sonneborn, Arnulf Rating once again welcomes the top forces of German-language cabaret. This day is a celebration of reckoning and departure. The Swingin' Hermlins will provide the musical atmosphere.

KEY VISUAL Politischer Aschermittwoch Berlin
KEY VISUAL Politischer Aschermittwoch Berlin © Politischer Aschermittwoch Berlin

The Political Ash Wednesday Berlin fills the vacuum in the capital, while the party representatives have left for the hinterland. For years, the event has been attended by a select group of word artists who always come together for this occasion. In recent years, Dieter Hildebrandt, Hagen Rether, Rainald Grebe, Anny Hartmann, Lisa Politt, Marc-Uwe Kling, Volker Pispers, Urban Priol, Max Uthoff, Wilfried Schmickler and Georg Schramm have been guests.

The Political Ash Wednesday Berlin not only inspires well over a thousand viewers live every year, but is also broadcast by several radio stations in Germany and is now also reaching more and more fans via the Internet.

Musically framed by The Swingin' Hermlins are this time:

  • Alfons - the embodied German-French friendship with passion for peace
  • Chin Meyer - this is where the fun really starts with the money
  • Florian Schroeder - when he gets really bad, it's really good
  • Simone Solga - with the plea for the overthrow in the head
  • Martin Sonneborn - the non-factionalist from Brussels with a view into the innards of European politics.
As host and moderator leads through the evening:
Arnulf Rating - who aptly reads from the headlines who the thugs are and where the beaten are.

The climax of political grotesqueries has always been the Political Ash Wednesday, which the parties stage in the provinces in front of their beer-swilling followers.

Berlin's Political Ash Wednesday traditionally stands up to this. It is the annual concentrated charge of satire against the fine-dusted fogging from the government metropolis.

(Program in German)

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