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5-Step Guide to Being German

June 1 @ 8:00 pm

5-Step Guide to Being German

by German comedian Paco Erhard

Wanna be German? Of course you do. And now you can, as German comedian Paco Erhard teaches you how. Sold out worldwide, this multi-award winning show finally hits Indy.

Hard-hitting and hilarious, Paco is the first ever German stand-up comedian to hold a mirror up to Germany, America, and the world. Ever since he arrived in the US in 2022, he has left Americans and Germans rolling on the floor laughing while getting both to understand each other better. Come for an evening of cultural lightbulb moments, fall in love with your German heritage, and laugh your socks off in the process. Get your tickets fast–early bird tickets on sale until April 11–for this one of a kind German stand-up comedy show!

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

Paco Erhard – America’s German comedian

Paco Erhard is America’s German comedian. A staple performer at the worlds biggest comedy festivals, Paco has appeared on BBC, ABC, ARD, and many other TV & radio stations in Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, New Zealand, Ireland, and Germany. In 2022, he finally moved to his spiritual home: America, where he has since performed his stand-up to sold-out audiences and glowing critical acclaim.

In 2001, Paco hitchhiked out of his native Germany, travelled the world for 14 years, and started doing comedy in English, Spanish, and German. In his high-octane performances, he draws on his meandering life around the world to deliver hard-hitting, mischievous social commentary from a global perspective and connect cultures with comedy.

Considered “one of the best cultural comedians in the world” (Broadway World, USA), Paco has won the Golden Lanyard at the 2023 Minnesota Fringe, the 2022 Critics Pick Award at San Diego Fringe, the 2022 Patrons’ Pick Award and 2022 New Producer of the Year Award at Orlando Fringe, the Best Comedy Award at Victoria Fringe in 2019, Best of Fest at Vancouver Fringe 2018, and was nominated for the Fringe World Best Comedy Award in 2013. In 2012, UK newspaper The Argus named his show 5-Step Guide to Being German one of the comedy shows of the year.

Born in Munich as Frank Erhard Hübener, the great-grandson of German minister-president Erhard Hübener (post-war, don’t worry!) grew up in nine different regions of Germany, experiencing his country’s inner cultural differences from an early life, before living in the USA, Italy, Spain, the UK, and spending long stretches of time in Australia and Canada, becoming the world’s comedy expert on Germany and cross-cultural communication.

In his award-winning corporate show 5-Step Guide to Being German, Paco explains the German psyche and opens mental doors to doing business with Germans. His clients include BMW, Unesco World Heritage, Mensa, the World Taxpayers Association, the Goethe Institute, and Mini. He has written and starred in several successful ads for Ford.


June 1
8:00 pm
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Athenaeum Indy
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The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum
401 E Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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