Ralf Husmann

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Ralf Husmann (born September 24, 1964 in Dortmund ) is a German screenwriter , producer and author .


In the 1980s Husmann was in the cabaret duo Burghardt & Husmann with his partner Hubert Burghardt on stage for many years. Since 1995 he has been working permanently for the production company Brainpool , where he is responsible as headwriter and producer for various comedy and show productions. There he wrote for the Harald Schmidt Show (until 1998), the comedy series Anke (2000/01), Berlin, Berlin , Alles Pocher ... or what? and Rent a Pocher (2002 and 2003). He also worked as a writer for the programs RTL Saturday Night , Schreinemakers Live and stern TV and was primarily responsible for the series Dr. Psycho . Husmann is also the author of a men's column in Playboy .

Since 2004 he has achieved a high level of awareness as the author of the TV series Stromberg . In addition to his work behind the camera, he can also be seen in the supporting role of employee Hans Schmelzer .

Husmanns Stromberg was an initially unapproved adaptation of the British television series The Office (2001-2003). An online Q&A with co-writer and lead actor of the hit British series, Ricky Gervais , suggests Stromberg is not an authorized spin-off of the British original (unlike The Office in the US, or Le Bureau in France). Gervais adds that an out-of-court settlement was reached with Husmann and the production company Brainpool about the illegal plagiarism. The agreement includes the naming of the authors of The Office in the credits of Stromberg (from season 2) and also includes financial compensation for Ricky Gervais and his co-author Stephen Merchant . Husmann has not publicly commented on the allegations or the settlement and has so far not mentioned The Office , Gervais or Merchant in connection with the creation of Stromberg . The character he portrayed, Hans, wears a BBC T-shirt during her appearance in the episode Badminton in the second season and mentions at the end of the film that Stromberg is a typically German person for him who lives in another country, such as England , would be inconceivable.

In May 2008 he brought out the novel Not My Day . He has also written a television series for Stromberg actor Bjarne Mädel entitled Der kleine Mann , which was broadcast on ProSieben from March 2009 .

In September 2010 Husmann published his second book Beware of People . Its filming as an impostor comedy for ARD ran there in early 2015 in the evening program.

At the beginning of 2014, two films based on Husmann's books were released in German cinemas: the novel adaptation of Not My Day and Stromberg - The Film . He also published his new book Arbeit macht Arbeit, that's why it's called that ... Stromberg - The golden job rules. The ultimate office book! . It was also published as an audio book, read by the title character Christoph Maria Herbst .

In March 2016, Das Erste aired the Tatort episode in one fell swoop , for which Husmann wrote the script. In the interview he emphasized that he strives to combine crime with comedy, so that "ironic and funny elements are in it - maybe a little different than in the classic crime scene".

Husmann lives in Cologne .




Web links

Individual evidence

  1. "The Little Man" - the new comedy series on ProSieben. ProSieben announcement in the press portal, January 21, 2009, accessed on December 19, 2017 .
  2. a b Antje Hildebrandt: Ralf Husmann, the master of the pathetic . Die Welt , February 25, 2015, accessed December 19, 2017.
  3. Christiane Raatz (dpa): Author Ralf Husmann on his "crime scene": Greatest possible contrast to brutality, blood, violence and corpses . Stern.de , March 5, 2016, accessed December 19, 2017.