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"My name is Erika. I'm half Japanese, half Austrian - jackpot!" This is how she usually greets her audience and usually gets her first laugh. Erika Ratcliffe, the young woman on stage, appears distinguished and reserved. But the first impression is deceptive. Because what comes across as seemingly harmless and in charming Viennese quickly takes a completely different turn.

Erika Ratcliff lächelnd
Erika Ratcliff lächelnd © Sebastian Wells

Erika's second solo program "Bad Boy" is also a black-humored homage to her turbulent life. Once again, the Japanese Viennese with a penchant for sarcastic self-exposure manages the balancing act between trash and profundity: stand-up comedy based on the U.S. model that unerringly goes exactly where it hurts. "I often have very bad thoughts, but I speak them out," Erika sums it up.

In "Bad Boy" she relentlessly reports on her everyday life in Berlin, making fun of everyone and everything - but most of all of herself. For one evening, everything revolves around questions like these: Where is the difference between depression and burnout? What are the benefits of a film tear? How do you argue properly with your partner in public? Why do ladies only use mini tampons? What are so-called lickcloths?

And: Do feminists need better PR? Erika also reveals why it's important to her that her psychotherapist finds her interesting, and why she has no maternal instincts - and, of course, it's also about farts.

(Program in German)

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ufaFabrik: Wolfgang Neuss Salon
ufaFabrik: Wolfgang Neuss Salon