Nonsense Comedy Club

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Television series
Original title Nonsense Comedy Club
Nonsense Comedy Club logo.svg
Country of production Germany
Year (s) 1997–2010, since 2015
Blondheim TV and Film Production GmbH
length 30 minutes
genre Comedy
idea Thomas Hermanns
Moderation Thomas Hermanns
First broadcast March 10, 1997 on ProSieben

The Quatsch Comedy Club is a television show in which various stand-up comedians appear in mixed shows or with their full-length programs. The television show is moderated by the founder and director of the show, Thomas Hermanns . It describes itself as Germany's first comedy club. The Quatsch Comedy Club is currently broadcast on Sky 1 on the pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland .


The Quatsch Comedy Club in Berlin
The Quatsch Comedy Club on Hamburg's Reeperbahn in Café Keese (2006 to 2011)

The Quatsch Comedy Club was created as a stage show with which Thomas Hermanns brought stand-up comedy to Germany as an independent format in Hamburg in 1992 .

The Quatsch Comedy Club had its origins in the canteen of the Hamburger Schauspielhaus . For a long time the Imperial Theater on the Reeperbahn was the home of the club. When Hermann's so-called “Little Revue” was offered for rent in the basement of the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin , the successful club moved to the capital in 2002. Today there are new comedy shows here every week, plus regular guest performances at the Hamburg Stage Club and at the Düsseldorf Capitol Theater .

In 1996, the ProSieben show was broadcast on free television for the first time, previously it was premiered on the pay-TV channel .

At the beginning of 2006, Stage Entertainment opened a second live club at its original location in Hamburg. The club had the traditional Café Keese on the Reeperbahn ( St. Pauli ) as a permanent venue. In February 2011, the Stage Club (also part of Stage Entertainment ) at the Neue Flora musical theater became the new venue.

Since 2016 the Quatsch Comedy Club has also existed in Stuttgart in the “Spardawelt” event center of Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg.

Both clubs are owned by Thomas Hermanns' company Serious Fun GmbH .

Fixed rubrics

Thomas Hermanns has a number of fixed categories in his moderation, such as the “Find of the Week”, in which he presents funny messages or discoveries to the audience (for example Urinella , the urination aid for women, and BDSM barbies).


The guests mostly include comedians who are already known to the wider audience. Nevertheless, every now and then a few newcomers appear who have not been seen very much on German television before, but have already proven themselves, such as the young Benny Kaltenbach or Ben Schmid . The structure is usually in a sandwich form: known, less known, very well-known comedian.

Selection of performed comedians in alphabetical order:



Web links

Commons : Nonsense Comedy Club  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Ben Schmid is the winner of the 14th annual final of the Quatsch Talent Factory! A special award goes to Joël von Mutzenbecher. (PDF; 508 KB) In: Press release. Quatsch Comedy Club Berlin, June 2, 2017, accessed on January 20, 2019 .