A young man steps onto the stage, dark-skinned, rather small, in the Hand a Drink. He looks into the audience: "it still Has other dark-Skinned here?" No one answers. "It's a pity, because we Black welcome us in Switzerland. In the same way as the bus driver."
The man who reaps on the small stage in the Zurich Longstreet Bar just for a laugh, called Kiko. He performs every Wednesday evening by an Open-Mic night. Young Comedians will perform a ten minute programme. Kiko, who is actually Frank Cabrera Hernandez, announces only the artist, but fills in the breaks with his own jokes. It is his night, he has him initiated.
His appearance is prepossessing: The topics he addresses, beyond the sheer everyday-even one, the to perform a lot of other Comedians. "I'm trying, what I experience, really get across," says the 34-Year-old in a Café in Helvetia square in Zurich. And this everyday life is that of a dark-skinned in Switzerland.
On the stage that sounds like this: "Already at the first gym class, in yeast hofen, the teacher asked me if I wanted to play the black man." He had said "Yes", but then noticed that the idea was particularly good: "The others were not really afraid of me."
"We were quickly made the scapegoats in the village"
Kiko is regarded as a Talent in the booming Swiss Stand-up scene. His evenings in Longstreet have developed rapidly to a point of reference for a young Generation of Comedians. Kiko herself has brought it within just two years, from Nobody to the scene Size. It occurs in the interlude of Stefan Büsser and this year won the Talent Award of SRF. His first solo program is in the planning stage.
It seems to be his role: the young Black people in rural Switzerland. And the experiences he made as such in the village of yeast hofen. In 1991 emigrated to his mother, Kiko, two brothers and a sister from the Dominican Republic. His stepfather, a Canton of Thurgau, the family left shortly after the arrival was. The new arrivals were henceforth on their own. "We were quickly made the scapegoats in the village," says Kiko.
Kiko on the "Comedy Talent Stage" of the Swiss television. Video: Youtube.com
His brothers and he were in the focus of the police and the authorities: "often wrong." Of course they were not innocent lambs, but you continue to have them while accused – because of thefts in the village, because of damage to property, due to töffli lawn. To the extent that the social authorities had considered the mother of the three boys away, because she was overwhelmed as a single working woman. The family moved to the neighbouring village of Amriswil, but even there the situation is not improved. Only in St?Gallen, where Kiko visited the business school, was he in Switzerland. His brothers now work as a window Builder and as a Promoter.
Kiko told all of this without point and comma. When he speaks, you can't easily get the impression that there is not so much language for the many stories that lie dormant in him. The best he types in his phone in order to process them later punchlines to. The everyday life dictated to him reliably.
As the story of the old woman on the train who says to him is, if he would leave the country if there were more free places. Since the neighbor, who calls him "Negerbüebli" is. And as a teacher, who asks him to play in the school theatre Jim button. He rejects, what a colleague has to face in black paint. "If you keep the color, I'll give you also no Teaching," says Kiko, to colleagues – on the Comedy stage of the spell is to Pointe. The audience laughs uproariously.
Kiko has found his own way of dealing with the experiences. "Negative energies, bring to nothing," he says. He attempts a day, the positive Gestures to counteract. "Not my evil the Yes, some from our village had never seen a black Person before we arrived."
Previously, he had taught a harder picture of yourself. In 2015, he posed with his brother as a Rap Duo Kiko & Boro in gold chains in front of huge cars and naked woman butt. The Clips were found via Youtube, some attention to a music station, they banished from your program. Kiko played the Gangster Rapper, as a yeast oven would be a Banlieue, and screwed the foreigner stereotype to dangerous levels. "We have a little over the top," says Kiko today.
A relic from Kiko's time as a Rapper. Video: Youtube.com
your Rapper-existence culminated in the SRF broadcast "Cover Me". There, his brother, and he met Monika Kälin. The two act as came over the Swiss peculiarities unfamiliar to them, rather asocial foreigners perfect – but somehow charming.
Not the politically correct, totally assimilated foreigners
From the exaggerated play with stereotypes a lot, until today, remained. For example, if he is placed slightly machoide jokes below the belt line. This is its ambivalence: Kiko is not the politically correct, totally assimilated foreigners.
other young Comedians to come currently with a joke about "immigrant" backgrounds will work. These new heads has been discovered SRF ago. "It is a good time for Comedians as Kiko," says Domenico Blass, Head of Comedy at Radio SRF 3. "He exudes warmth and is as a Person funny." Blass thinks that Kiko will go his way. "He must shift but sooner or later, its theme as dark-skinned in Switzerland way."
But Kiko's career is still young, they began in the year 2017. To helped an early appearance of the Comedian Stefan Büsser, the las in the "world week", an article about him. The sheet portrayed a business-minded Rapper. He booked him in his preliminary program. "Kiko combines extreme wit with self-deprecation," he says. "Thanks to his engaging way, the people like him."
With Giaccobo Müller, he is already by You
This type of Kiko has been promoted prior to his Engagement as a Comedian ever through the world. Thanks to a Job at the jewelry store and party organizer Antonio Piredda, he traveled for a while, always back to Hong Kong. Through him he met the Jamaican bobsled team, known from the movie "Cool Runnings". The brothers Cabrera Hernandez have been for a while, to the managers, accompanied it to the Olympic winter games in Sochi, but failed, finally, "the greed" of the Jamaican Association, as Kiko says today.
Also, the music gave the brothers after three plates again. With the Comedy Kiko discovered, finally, a new world. And a way to Express yourself.
"do you Know that Giacobbo Müller are two people?", he asks towards the end of the Show in Longstreet. He had recently been to a Gala, and I shouted "Good day, Mr. Müller". "My name is Giacobbo", came back to it. And Kiko thought: "Cool, we are already by You?"
Kikos Stand-up Open Mic: every Wednesday evening in Longstreet. "Comedy Rösti" is held irregularly in the cinema, Roland.
Created: 04.12.2019, 15:58 PM