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The summit of cabaret in the capital city

Political Ash Wednesday is Berlin's top satire summit in spring. Arnulf Rating is once again welcoming the top talent of German-speaking cabaret. This day is a celebration of reckoning and departure. The punk trio STROM will provide the musical atmosphere for the first time in 2024.



Political Ash Wednesday Berlin fills the vacuum in the capital, while party representatives have retreated to the hinterland. For years with select word artists who always come together for this occasion. Abdelkarim, Alfons, Lothar Bölck and HG have always been top-class in recent years. Butzko, Matthias Deutschmann, Wiglaf Droste, Horst Evers, Lisa Fitz, Rainald Grebe, Anny Hartmann, Nils Heinrich, Dieter Hildebrandt, Luise Kinseher, Marc-Uwe Kling, Axel Pätz, Erwin Pelzig, Volker Pispers, Lisa Politt, Urban Priol, Hagen Rether, Nico Semsrott, Simone Solga, Serdar Somuncu, Wilfried Schmickler, Georg Schramm, Florian Schroeder, Nessie Tschoen, Max Uthoff, Dietmar Wischmeyer and many more as guests.


Political Ash Wednesday Berlin not only delights well over a thousand viewers live every year, but is also broadcast by several radio stations in Germany and now reaches more and more fans online.


As host and moderator, Arnulf Rating, who accurately reads from the headlines who the thugs are and where the beaten ones are, leads through the evening.


The highlight of political grotesqueness has always been Political Ash Wednesday, which the parties in the provinces stage in front of their beer-loving followers.


Political Ash Wednesday Berlin traditionally counters this. It is the annual concentrated load of satire against the dusty obscurity from the government metropolis!


Included this time are:

The Mama Bavaria of German cabaret
Luise Kinseher

Pay attention - the man with the brains under the hat
Erwin Pelzig

Germany's funniest pastor:
Lutz von Rosenberg-Lipinsky

Not just sharp at midnight
Christoph Sieber

The sarcastic word cascader
Mathias Tretter

and as a host
Arnulf rating


Musically, the 20th Political Ash Wednesday will be lively and exciting by the punk band
STROM


(subject to change)

(Program in German)
Additional information
Participating artists
Luise Kinseher
Erwin Pelzig
Lutz von Rosenberg-Lipinsky
Christoph Sieber
Mathias Tretter