Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

5-Step Guide to Being German

June 1 @ 8:00 pm

Award-winning stand-up plus German beer & food

Bring your friends for belly laughs, beer, fun, pretzels, and the secrets of your favorite country: Germany

Laugh till your sides hurt, sway to the music, and swig foaming German beer with your friends as German comedian Paco Erhard lets you in on the Germans’ secrets with 75-minutes of award-winning comedy.

Wanna be German? Of course you do. And now you can, as German comedian Paco Erhard teaches you how.

For one special night, on June 1, the Athenaeum, Indy’s prime German club, turns into #LOLtoberfest: Hilarious German comedy (yes, you heard right), cold beer, delicious pretzels, and just a fantastic German time.

You will laugh. If you want. Zis is not an order.

🤣 🍺 🥨 🇩🇪🤣 🍺 🥨 🇩🇪🤣 🍺 🥨 🇩🇪 🤣 🍺 🥨 🇩🇪🤣 🍺

Groups of four or more purchasing tickets can get $5 off each ticket by using the promo code 5SG-GROUP!

Discover the German in you! Celebrate your heritage! And laugh your socks off in the process.

Whether you’re a native German, an American celebrating your German heritage, or you just try to make sense of your German co-workers–Paco Erhard’s 5-Step Guide to Being German “will have you in stitches, whether you’re German or not.” (CBC, Canada).

Experience hysterical dilemmas on the Autobahn, learn the truth about lederhosen, find out how the “no sense of humor” stereotype is both true and not true at all, and come to see: we Germans are not blunt or rude, we just value honesty more highly than other people’s feelings.

Understand Germany better. Understand your Oma Hilda better. Understand yourself better. And laugh your socks off in the process.

🤣 🍺 🥨 🇩🇪🤣 🍺 🥨 🇩🇪🤣 🍺 🥨 🇩🇪 🤣 🍺 🥨 🇩🇪🤣 🍺

Finally America has a German comedian, and his name is…Paco?!?!?

A German comic who wins awards in the US — don’t worry, that’s actually not one of the signs of the apocalypse. The Orlando Weekly finds Paco “chaotically hilarious”, Broadway World calls him “one of the best cultural comedians in the world”, and Australia’s largest newspaper, the Herald Sun, even says his show is “genius” and that “the comedy world is a better place for it.”

But… “Paco”? Is he actually German? Well, his German family tree goes back to 1548 and a recent 23andMe test showed his DNA contained traces of sausage. So yes: very German. His real name is Frank Erhard Hübener, “Paco” is just a nickname he got when he lived in Spain. In general he feels less German and more like a citizen of the world. Typically German!

🤣 🍺 🥨 🇩🇪🤣 🍺 🥨 🇩🇪🤣 🍺 🥨 🇩🇪 🤣 🍺 🥨 🇩🇪🤣 🍺

What Reviewers Say:

“Chaotically hilarious” Orlando Weekly

“One of the best cultural comedians in the world” – Broadway World

★★★★★ “stand-up genius” – Edinburgh Guide (UK)

★★★★★ “Has you in stitches, whether you’re German or not” – Vue (Canada)

“pointed and hilarious… my favorite show of the festival” – San Diego Union-Tribune

“he certainly takes down the stereotype of the ‘humorless German'” – CBC (Canada)

★★★★★“insightful and hysterical… endless original jokes”Broadway Baby

“genius… the comedy world is a better place for it” – Herald Sun (Australia)

Latest Awards:

2023 Golden Lanyard, Minnesota Fringe Festival

2022 Critics Pick, San Diego International Fringe Festival

2022 Patrons Pick, Orlando International Fringe Festival

2022 New Artist of the Year, Orlando International Fringe Festival

2019 Best Comedy Award, Victoria Fringe Festival


June 1
8:00 pm
Event Categories:


Athenaeum Indy
View Organizer Website


The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum
401 E Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
+ Google Map