Cabaret the comedian

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Sign in the "Small World Lantern" in Berlin-Halensee

The cabaret of the comedians , often called KadeKo , was a cabaret in what is now Berlin's Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district .


Joseph Goebbels (2nd from left) with his colleagues in the lodge, 1939

On December 1, 1924, the actors Paul Morgan , Kurt Robitschek and Max Hansen founded the comedians' cabaret in Berlin . After moving several times (they played first in Kantstrasse , later in a theater on Kurfürstendamm ), a “smoke theater” was opened on September 19, 1928 for 950 visitors in the WOGA complex on Lehniner Platz . In 1932 the first "cabaret opera" was called Call Mr. Plim! performed with the text by Robitschek and Marcellus Schiffer and the music by Mischa Spoliansky .

The " seizure of power " by the National Socialists led to the emigration of Robitschek and several of his employees. The cabaret was directed first by Hanns Schindler , then by Willi Schaeffers . By almost completely dispensing with any kind of time-critical allusions, the KadeKo was able to continue until the general theater opening. Nevertheless, the comedians' cabaret was not free from reprisals either . The cabaret and singing trio Die Drei Rulands was excluded from the Reich Chamber of Culture after an appearance as Die drei Stadtbauarchitekten , in which they targeted the National Socialist plans for the renovation of Berlin , which meant a lifelong professional ban . On August 31, 1944, the cabaret ceased operations with a performance in Café Leon.

After the end of the Second World War, Schaeffers renewed the business, but no longer offered cabaret, but cabaret . In 1965, the piano humorist Günter Neumann founded a “comedian cabaret” in West Berlin , which was also only of modest size.

House newspaper

From December 1925 to 1933 the comedian Die Frechheit appeared as the in-house newspaper of the cabaret . A magazine of humor. At the same time the comedians' cabaret program . The editors were Kurt Robitschek and Paul Morgan.

Artists in the KadeKo (selection)

Many well-known artists performed in the large house on Lehniner Platz ( Kurfürstendamm 156), including:

Karl Valentin right on the stage, 1936
Peter Igelhoff , Dorit Kreysler and Willi Schaeffers in the cabaret of the comedians (from left to right), 1938

Jürgen Fehling, among others, worked as a director . Almost all of the important emcees of the time could be seen here.

Web links

Commons : Cabaret the Comedians  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Peter Frankenfeld : That was my life . 1st edition. FA Herbig Verlagsbuchhandlung, Munich / Berlin 1982, ISBN 978-3-7766-1228-8 , Mensch, Junge, you belong on the stage (352 pages).
  2. Großrevuen - From the "Cabaret of the Comedians" to the "Austrian Cavalcades"
  3. Dagmar Thorau / Sören Schäfer: This is where the fun ends. The "Germania" planning in cabaret , in: Mythos Germania , Edition Berliner Unterwelten in Chr. Links Verlag, 2017, pp. 98-103, ISBN 978-3-86153-895-0 .

Coordinates: 52 ° 29 ′ 56.5 ″  N , 13 ° 18 ′ 11.4 ″  E