Dieter Hildebrandt

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Dieter Hildebrandt (2010)

Dieter Hildebrandt (born May 23, 1927 in Bunzlau , Lower Silesia , † November 20, 2013 in Munich ) was a German cabaret artist , actor and author . He became known as a co-founder of the Munich Laughing and Shooting Society as well as through the formats Notes from the Province and Windshield Wipers , which became long-term television hits and repeatedly caused political controversiesled. He performed well into old age. Hildebrandt was one of the most influential cabaret artists in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany and published numerous books.


Childhood, youth and education

Dieter Hildebrandt was born in Bunzlau, Lower Silesia, as the son of the civil servant Oberlandwirtschaftsrat Walter Hildebrandt and his wife Gertrud. He had two brothers; one died young, the other later became a journalist. When Hildebrandt was eight years old, her father bought a farm that the family managed from then on. Hildebrandt discovered his love for acting while still at school, and he became a member of a play group of the Hitler Youth .

From 1943 Hildebrandt was a flak helper , shortly before the end of the war he was drafted into the Wehrmacht . In 2007, a membership application from Hildebrandt was discovered in the NSDAP membership file in the Federal Archives , in which the membership of the party on April 20, 1944 was noted. Hildebrandt denied having knowingly submitted an application for membership. This led to a discussion in historical studies: Michael Buddrus took the view that it was not possible to be accepted into the NSDAP without a personal signature. The historian Wolfgang Wippermann emphasized that there is no written source that the Hitler Youths were accepted into the NSDAP without knowledge or assistance. On the other hand, Norbert Frei and Götz Aly have pointed out that far too little is known about the admission practice in the local party sections. Hildebrandt himself spoke of character assassination and said that his mother may have signed the NSDAP membership application.

Towards the end of the Second World War , Hildebrandt was deployed near Berlin and was taken prisoner by the Americans in Gardelegen . After his release, he met his family, who had been expelled from Silesia , in Windischeschenbach in the Upper Palatinate in 1945 . In 1947 Hildebrandt caught up with the Abitur in Weiden . In 1950 he began studying literature and theater studies as well as art history at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich . However, he still aspired to become an actor and, after failing the entrance exam at the Otto Falckenberg School, took private acting lessons from Alice Strathmann. In 1953 he passed the actors' cooperative examination at the Munich Residenztheater . Hildebrandt had started to work on a dissertation to obtain a doctorate , but broke off without a degree in 1955 when his doctoral supervisor retired and his first successes were achieved with his appearances in student cabarets.


Hildebrandt's first contact with cabaret came during his studies. He worked as an usher in the Munich theater Die Kleine Freiheit , which was founded in 1951 by Trude Kolman and in which Erich Kästner wrote the programs. Here he met Werner Finck , Robert Neumann and Oliver Hassencamp , who made a big impression on him. As a result, Hildebrandt worked even when students cabaret The semi fool with and founded in 1955 with fellow students the cabaret The Nameless , whose performances in Schwabing were so successful that in 1956 a program was broadcast on television.

After the nameless people dissolved , Hildebrandt and sports reporter Sammy Drechsel founded the Münchner Lach- und Schießgesellschaft in 1956 , which in the following years developed into one of the most important cabarets in the Federal Republic of Germany. From the beginning, the programs were broadcast on radio and television. Above all, Schimpf vor 12 , the New Year's Eve program of the Lach- und Schießgesellschaft , broadcast live every two years by ARD during prime time between 1963 and 1971 , became a permanent feature and made the group known to a wide audience. From 1962 the ensemble went on tour every year. While the other members changed over the years, Drechsel as director and organizer and Hildebrandt with his typical solos remained the fixed points of the ensemble.

In December 1972 the Lach- und Schießgesellschaft gave their farewell performance. The dissolution came at a time when, after the end of the grand coalition and Willy Brandt's inauguration, the political cabaret was in a crisis and was declared dead by many. According to their own statements, the ensemble only felt like a “state cabaret” and “atmospheric location for company outings for entire boardrooms”. In an early program, the Lach- und Schießgesellschaft had stated that political cabaret meant opposition that was on the left in Germany. According to a statement by Sammy Drechsel from 1971, however, they only wanted to “shoot small and small” towards the SPD. When the Lach- und Schießgesellschaft was re-established in 1976, Hildebrandt remained connected to cabaret as a consultant and copywriter, but did not perform any more himself.

Hildebrandt found a new partner for his own cabaret ventures in the Austrian Werner Schneyder (1937-2019), with whom he wrote a total of six programs between 1974 and 1981 and toured all of Germany and Austria. In 1985 there was a joint guest performance in the GDR at the invitation of the Leipziger Pfeffermühle , an appearance that Hildebrandt viewed in retrospect as an “outstanding professional experience”. In the 1980s, Hildebrandt's two joint programs followed with Gerhard Polt, as well as participation in his films Kehraus and Man speaks deutsh .


Dieter Hildebrandt (2011)

Hildebrandt had worked repeatedly for television since the late 1950s. He played in productions such as the musical There are always three possibilities from 1959 and wrote screenplays such as the film comedy Mein Mann, the economic miracle from 1960. Both activities were combined in the film adaptation of the satirical story Doctor Murke's Collected Silence by Heinrich Böll from 1964, in which Hildebrandt took the title role. He was also active in various cabaret programs for several years, for example in Die Rückblende and the New Year's Eve production Schimpf vor twelve .

From 1973 on, Hildebrandt received its own political satire series on ZDF called Notes from the Province , which was broadcast in a total of 66 episodes until 1979. Like the Lach- und Schießgesellschaft previously, it was based on a collaboration between Sammy Drechsel and Dieter Hildebrandt. While the former was in charge of the studio direction, Hildebrandt moderated the films in the typical style of political magazines , in which staged scenes and documentary material were cut against each other. The broadcast made Hildebrandt widely known; according to Ricarda Strobel it promoted his "reputation as a critical lateral thinker". The political orientation, however, also drew protests from conservative politicians on several occasions; two episodes were taken out of the program or stopped in production. In the year of the federal election in 1980 , the then program director Dieter Stolte ordered the magazine, which had previously been forbidden to mention the name Leo Kirch (politically influential business partner of ZDF) in the program, a "pause for thought", which led to Hildebrandt's switch to ARD .

Produced by the broadcaster Free Berlin and again directed by Drechsels, Hildebrandt established the cabaret show Scheibenwischer on ARD , which was broadcast in different lengths and at different broadcast times from June 1980 to December 2008. The format of the program was reminiscent of a numbered cabaret with Hildebrandt as the conférencier , with the contributions of the guest cabaret artists mostly revolving around a common theme. In contrast to the prefabricated magazine format of the notes from the provinces , the windshield wiper offered live cabaret on a stage in front of a studio audience, which made it more topical and at the same time made censorship from outside more difficult. Nevertheless, the windshield wiper caused political controversy again and again, which culminated on May 22, 1986, on the occasion of a broadcast on the Chernobyl disaster , with the Bavarian radio being removed from the joint ARD program.

The last windshield wiper with Dieter Hildebrandt as a permanent member of the cast was celebrated on October 2, 2003 as part of a large gala attended by long-time companions such as Bruno Jonas . After Hildebrandt left, Jonas took over the program management of the show together with Mathias Richling and Georg Schramm . After Schramm and others left the windshield wiper for conceptual reasons, there was an open discussion with Richling, who has been the main actor of the show since the beginning of 2009. Hildebrandt forbade Richling to continue using the title windshield wiper . The background was Richling's plans to also invite so-called " comedians " to the show. Hildebrandt stated that she had nothing against comedians, but wanted to prevent "TV cabaret only dealing with secondary topics".

Recent projects

At his last joint appearance with Hans Well in mid-April 2013

While Hildebrandt made a few guest appearances in the windshield wiper in 2004 and 2005 , he then appeared several times in the series Neues aus der Anstalt , the first ZDF cabaret format since his notes from the province . Together with Werner Schneyder , he played an old, quarreling comedian couple in the play Sonny Boys in 2000 . The production at the Münchner Kammerspiele was followed by a tour and a television film. Since he had given up his television broadcasts, Hildebrandt became increasingly active as a writer and conducted satirical readings. His books - the first time What else can I , published in 1986 - made it into the bestseller lists. In an interview with Bernd Schroeder , I wrote the autobiography I always had to laugh , published in 2006 .

Hildebrandt was on tour with programs until 2012/13 and gave around 180 readings a year. He also worked in Helmut Dietl's film Zettl , a sequel to the television series Kir Royal , in which he played a leading role in 1986. He got involved in the he founded with Georg Schramm and Konstantin Wecker , an internet TV project financed with crowdfunding . The first broadcast was available on March 31, 2013.

Private life

In 1951 Hildebrandt met Irene Mendler in Munich, and they married four years later. There are two daughters from the marriage. On August 9, 1985, Hildebrandt's wife died of cancer after a long suffering . Only a few months later, on January 19, 1986, a second close caregiver, his long-time friend Sammy Drechsel , died . On May 21, 1992 Hildebrandt married the cabaret colleague and actress Renate Küster .

Hildebrandt lived in the Munich district of Waldperlach , was interested in sports, played tennis and was a long-time member of the celebrity soccer team FC Schmiere . According to his own statements, he led a life “with the virtues of a decent citizen”, with a “good measure of tolerance” separating him from the philistine bourgeoisie . He joked about his intermittent high alcohol consumption: “She hates it when I drink. It's a different matter for me. Almost every alcohol tastes good to me. Except liqueur. For many years. I think I'm a talented drinker. "

Hildebrandt's grave in the New South Cemetery

On the morning of November 20, 2013, Hildebrandt died at the age of 86 in a Munich hospital from complications from prostate cancer that had only been publicly announced the day before. He was buried on December 2nd in the New Südfriedhof (grave 209-A-7 a / b) in Munich.

Cabaret work


Dieter Hildebrandt (2007)

Dieter Hildebrandt cabaret performances were characterized by quick wit , spontaneity and improvisation talent from, which enabled him to include heckling from the audience and bridging own text or uncertainties hanger creative. "It gets really interesting where you hang out," praised him once his wife Irene and replied to his suspicious question whether that meant that he lived from his insecurities: "Not you, the audience." Also the texts he presented often seemed improvised, with a seemingly binding and associative chat turning into topical political issues. Hesitation, stammering and stuttering , deliberate omissions , slip of the tongue and twisted words were characteristic of Hildebrandt's style of speech . In this way, official formulations were linguistically edited and dismantled until they revealed their hidden intent. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung spoke of his "art of reeling, stuttering and rolling".

Colleagues acknowledged Hildebrandt as the "pope of punch", for Erhard Jöst he was a "(behind) cunning stutterer". Walter Gallasch described Hildebrandt as a "juggler of language, a concept reinterpretator, a recognizer of meaning, a magician of words who shows empty hands, and suddenly he has a polished spear tip in his fingers." Dietrich Strothmann spoke based on Old Shatterhand from the "pointed-tongued Old Shattermouth". The neologism "Entklugung" is assigned to Dieter Hildebrandt.

Ricarda Strobel described his appearance as "solid, bourgeois and personable charisma" and "inconspicuous appearance" with glasses and dignified, sporty suit combinations in subtle colors, whereby Hildebrandt compensated his sharp criticism with an element of familiarity and thus took away the threat. His success is also due to the fact that his punch lines primarily appeal to an "upper-class, middle-class and intellectual audience", but that his slip of the tongue and twisting words remained entertaining for broad sections of the audience and Hildebrandt largely respected taboos .

Political orientation and controversy

In 1986 Hildebrandt visited the Waldheide in
Heilbronn, which became famous after a nuclear missile accident

Dieter Hildebrandt was by his own admission a " sympathizer of the SPD ". According to an interview in 1986, he never joined the party because he was “quickly kicked out”: “I've often left the Social Democrats' point of view.” Nevertheless, he was repeatedly perceived in public as a member of the SPD, so also in the SPD party newspaper Vorwärts , which presented him in 2007 as "a member of the SPD for decades". In 1969 Hildebrandt supported the SPD voter initiative, in 1976 Hildebrandt advertised the party in an election commercial. In August 2009 he supported a campaign to suspend "Sanctions Paragraph" 31 of SGB ​​II ("Hartz IV"), an appeal by an alliance for a sanctions moratorium: "Suspend sanctions against Hartz IV recipients!".

On the conservative side, Hildebrandt was often accused of political one-sidedness. For example, Josef Nyáry listed on the 100th broadcast of the windshield wiper : "Hildebrandt, once a demonstrator against denominational schooling, election worker and delegate of the SPD, as a social-democratic party cabaret artist, only serves like-minded comrades with ideas like from a colorful evening for working people." Mathias Richling also criticized in his dispute over the successor format of the windshield wiper that Hildebrandt could only do "party-political" cabaret: "His windshield wiper was always viewed by the SPD as a party broadcast."

Hildebrandt's cabaret programs on television repeatedly caused anger and scandal, and the cabaret artist himself became the target of violent hostility in the form of letters to the editor or feedback to the television stations. On February 27, 1975, the ZDF removed a series of the provincial notes from the program because they addressed the abortion debate , and stopped production of a program in October 1977 after the murder of Siegfried Buback because of allegedly insufficient distancing from terrorism. The disputes continued at the windshield wiper magazine : A broadcast in January 1982 on the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal became a political issue and led to initial criticism from the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation . When the latter dropped out of the ARD's community program four years later on a program about the Chernobyl disaster , his program director Helmut Oeller called parts of the program “macabre” and “not compatible with the community”. Hildebrandt's appearances were also partially hindered, for example in 1979 in Bad Mergentheim , when the CDU parliamentary group in the city council closed the auditorium of the adult education center, which was intended for Hildebrandt's appearance, and justified this with the fact that the hall was only "for school and high-quality cultural purposes “May be used.


Even at the time of the Munich Lach- und Schießgesellschaft , Dieter Hildebrandt was considered the leading cabaret artist in the Federal Republic of Germany. The broadcasts of the Lach- und Schießgesellschaft reached an audience of millions. With the show Notes from the Province , Hildebrandt expanded his influence further: the Swiss Christine Steiger saw in him “probably the only German with a sharp tongue who could conquer such freedom for political satire on television”.

When a younger generation of cabaret artists increasingly appeared on German television in the 1990s, the public perceived Hildebrandt more and more as a “venerable institution”. For the jury of the Adolf Grimme Prize 2004, his departure from the windshield wiper marked the end of "an entire era of political TV cabaret that is associated with his name". Hildebrandt count "of the founders of the political cabarets in postwar Germany" and had "contributed significantly to information and education through the medium of television." For some of the cabaret artists of the younger generation, including Josef Hader and Georg Schramm , Dieter Hildebrandt became the Example.

On Hildebrandt's 80th birthday in 2007, Reinhard Mohr judged that Hildebrandt was “the most important and influential political cabaret artist in the Federal Republic”, an “authority” who had also “changed the republic”. On this occasion, the then Minister of State for Culture, Bernd Neumann, also officially praised Hildebrandt as “the longest-serving cabaret artist in our country” cabaret play, an enlightened humanism and a great interest in people can always be felt ”; "They provoke, amuse and sometimes annoy you, as it should be for a political cabaret artist of high standing."

With the decision of the culture committee of the city ​​council of his adopted home Munich on April 16, 2015, the Dieter Hildebrandt Prize will be awarded instead of the previous biennial cabaret prize of the City of Munich . The award, endowed with 10,000 euros, has been given annually to cabaret artists or ensembles since 2016.

Awards and honors

Dieter Hildebrandt, Bavarian Poet Taler , 2006
Dieter Hildebrandt with the Garching cabaret mask 2007
Star on the Walk of Fame of the cabaret in Mainz

Works (selection)



  • Radio Yerevan answers: In principle yes - with Klaus Havenstein , LP, Global Intercord 1972.
  • Talk daily - with Werner Schneyder , DLP, Telefunken 1975.
  • A little battle music - with the Philharmonic Cellists Cologne, DLP, Wergo 1981.
  • Cross-sections from 5 programs (1974–1982) - with Werner Schneyder, LP, musician 1982.
  • The cabaret legend 1: Talk daily / Lametta & Co - with Werner Schneyder, CD, Preiser 1999.
  • The cabaret legend 2: Like demolished / No more questions - with Werner Schneyder, CD, Preiser 2000.
  • The cabaret legend 3: End of the season - with Werner Schneyder, CD, Preiser 2000.
  • Memory on Wheels - CD, DHV 2000, ISBN 978-3-89584-553-6 .
  • Sonny Boys - with Werner Schneyder, 2CDs, Preiser 2001.
  • The crocodile - by Fjodor Dostojewski, audio book read by Dieter Hildebrandt. CD, Litraton, Hamburg 2003, ISBN 3-89469-592-7 .
  • Fully booked - 2CDs, Random House 2004, ISBN 978-3-86604-674-0 .
  • Goethe's neither - neither, Schiller's nor - nor . Two Weimar celebratory lectures by Prof. Dr. Immanuel Tiefbohrer - audio book read by Dieter Hildebrandt. CD, Litraton, Hamburg 2005, ISBN 3-89469-735-0 .
  • I always had to laugh - with Bernd Schroeder , 2CDs, Random House 2006, ISBN 978-3-86604-508-8 .
  • Dieter Hildebrandt throws in - 2CDs, Random House 2006, ISBN 978-3-86604-199-8 .
  • You have to be eleven friends ... - by Sammy Drechsel , audio book read by Dieter Hildebrandt. Hörcompany, Hamburg 2006, ISBN 3-935036-94-9 .
  • Experienced story (s). Dieter Hildebrandt, Ingo Insterburg and Hanns Dieter Hüsch tell - DAV, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-89813-531-4 .
  • Tennis - CD, complete media 2007, ISBN 978-3-8312-6176-5 .
  • I give you my word of honor - with Roger Willemsen , CD, Random House 2007, ISBN 978-3-86604-674-0 .
  • Our father - right after the advertisement - with Renate Küster , 2CDs, Random House 2009, ISBN 978-3-8371-0160-7 .
  • Politicians' fairy tales: the most beautiful lies from 60 years of the Federal Republic - CD, Diederichs 2009, ISBN 978-3-424-35007-4 .
  • Never Again Eighty - CD, Random House 2011, ISBN 978-3-86604-696-2 .
  • I can't help it either - 2CDs, Random House 2011, ISBN 978-3-8371-0905-4 .
  • Once upon a time ... but mostly more often: Lies from politicians - cleared up as brutally as possible - CD, Diederichs 2012, ISBN 978-3-424-35071-5 .
  • “Addition Leipzig” - performance in the Leipziger Pfeffermühle on January 9th, 1985 - with Werner Schneyder, CD, Herbig 2013, ISBN 978-3-7844-4263-1 .
  • How did we laugh - views of two clowns - with Peter Ensikat , 3CDs, Random House 2013, ISBN 978-3-8371-2115-5 .
  • Careful, classic! - with the Philharmonic Cellists Cologne, recording 2007, 2CDs, Random House 2014, ISBN 978-3-8371-2682-2 .

Movie and TV


  • Klassik-Pop-et cetera (January 28, 2006), at Deutschlandfunk, again moderation of "Klassik-Pop-et cetera"

Radio plays

  • 1995: The provider. To the plague of the nation. Radio play based on the novel of the same name. Production SFB , SR . Director: Lutz Volke . With Dieter Hildebrandt as narrator and Dr. Knut Schnabel, Dieter Mann as Dr. Walter Wanzek. (Sources: DRA archive, radio plays in ARD 1995, rbb archive, SR archive)
  • 2000: Gordian Beck : Loud nice people - Director: Christoph Dietrich (crime radio play - BR )


University theses

  • Manuela Schwab: Dieter Hildebrandt and his political cabaret until 1972 , Allitera, Munich 2014, ISBN 978-3-86906-627-1 (Dissertation University of Munich 2013, 339 pages, illustration, 22 cm).

Broadcast reports

Web links

Commons : Dieter Hildebrandt  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  2. a b c Strobel, Faulstich: The German TV stars. Volume 4: Target group stars , p. 92.
  3. Dieter Hildebrandt: I was there! But very different. In: Cicero . July 23, 2007, accessed June 16, 2015 .
  4. Pimpf yes, but not a Nazi . In: Stern from July 3, 2007.
  5. Hubert Spiegel : All these NSDAP index cards. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . July 2, 2007, accessed October 30, 2010 .
  6. Martin Zips: “Fraudulent journalistic work” . In: Süddeutsche Zeitung of May 11, 2010.
  7. Dieter Hildebrandt, interview with Oliver Das Gupta, end of the war in 1945. “I swam for my life”. What the cabaret artist Dieter Hildebrandt experienced as a 17-year-old soldier in the last weeks of the Second World War. in: SZ, May 10, 2010, available online
  8. Johannes Honsell and Oliver Das Gupta: "I think sex is funny in itself". In: Süddeutsche Zeitung. May 23, 2007, accessed June 16, 2015 .
  9. Katja Iken: "Jokes into the grave" . Interview with Dieter Hildebrandt. In: one day of January 23, 2008.
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  12. Elke Reinhard: Why is cabaret called comedy today? Metamorphoses in German television entertainment . Lit-Verlag, Münster 2006 (Diss. University of Mannheim), ISBN 3-8258-9231-X , p. 89.
  13. Biography on Dieter Hildebrandt's website.
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  16. Dieter Hildebrandt, Peter Ensikat: How did we laugh. Views of two clowns. Edited by Franziska Günther and Thomas Grimm, edited by David Ensikat. Construction Verlag, Berlin 2013, ISBN 978-3-351-02760-5 , pp. 125–127.
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  20. Susanne Beyer: “There is no stuttering” . In: The mirror . No. 35 , 2000, pp. 209-211 ( online ).
  21. See Erhard Jöst: Article Dieter Hildebrandt . In: Critical Lexicon for Contemporary German Literature , ed. by Heinz Ludwig Arnold , edition text + kritik.
  22. ^ Dieter Hildebrandt: stage instead of psychiatrist . In: from 23 August 2010.
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  29. The grave of Dieter Hildebrandt
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  35. Walter Gallasch: Madness with a tailwind . In: Nürnberger Nachrichten of September 5, 1992. Quoted from: Strobel, Faulstich: Die German TV stars. Volume 4: Target group stars , p. 97.
  36. Dietrich Strothmann : Old Shattermouth. In: The time . February 20, 1981. Retrieved June 16, 2015 .
  37. Before the Entklugung uses , FR of 26 January 2005
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  42. Real sounds . In: The mirror . No. 25 , 1969, p. 33-34 ( online ).
  43. The SPD advertises with Dieter Hildebrandt . Election commercial on from June 29, 2009.
  44. ↑ Suspend sanctions against Hartz IV recipients!
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  52. Reason ( memento of December 29, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) for the Adolf Grimme Prize 2004.
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