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The reviews I will not read

How much you have been looking forward to this Interview?
On a scale of one to "I won the lottery": five. Why do you ask?

Because you once said you were a media Horny.
I'm a stage animal and enjoy the exchange with the audience. Away from the stage, but I don't need the limelight. "Media Horny" was referring to my self-titled program, in which I talk about our dependence on social media. The phone is often the last thing we stroke at night, and the First thing we bring up in the morning with a less-than-gentle pressure of the finger for Silence.

you too?
Not more. I turn on the phone only to 13 clock. Prior to that I immerse myself in the privacy of the newspaper reading, spider my thoughts about the Read further and working on new numbers.

From the 20. January let the TV audience at these thoughts. Then your News-satire program "Late Update" on SRF 1 starts. What the audience expected of the audience?
every Day many messages are not raining down on us, that we know on Friday, which was on Monday important. I prepare on Sunday night in the Studio in front of a live audience, the most interesting topics with Humor. There are interviews with other Comedians and a celebrity guest.

you get to the former place of the satire magazine "Giacobbo/Müller". The media refer to it as the successor. What do you say?
I'll start with my Team, the Show will bear my signature. That's why I see "Late Update" is not as the successor to broadcast, but as an exciting Comedy-adventure.

He speaks with many voices: Michael Elsener at the Best Of Comedy from the laboratory of 2017. Video: Youtube

What do you mean?
I'm going to try and make mistakes. It is, as I would build a Playground on which I enjoy myself with the people. I begin with a swing. It is too boring, I'll take a slide. This is too steep, I build a curve. The beauty of it: I can start the show every week and make them better.

your experienced colleague and friend Viktor Giacobbo holds large pieces on them. And yet he prophesied after the first broadcast, a "steel storm" in the media. Are you prepared for criticism?
I'm self-critical, and people have brought in to my Team are to me just as critically. The only way we can be better. But The reviews in the Newspapers I will not read. They reflect, respectively, the opinion of a single Person. My style does not appeal to all.

How big is the pressure before the first shipment?
pressure inhibits creativity, so I'll let him close to me. I'm probably about as nervous as Federal councillor Guy Parmelin, if he passes his VBS-pending items list to the successor Viola Amherd.

"My strange view of the world helps me to digest the serious issues."

Speaking of the Federal Council Johann Schneider-Ammann was one of her favorite characters as a Parodist. From them after his resignation of the fabric?
no. Ignazio Cassis, for example, has honoured us by recently, with expressionist Speeches, in which he even played with building blocks, in order to explain the framework agreement with the EU. Understood however, none of something. And there will be more politicians who talk a lot and nothing, The sparrows whistling from the rooftops, where here the dog is buried will say with the record sleeves: "." To me it is a mystery why politicians say so.

Already in your Childhood, you should have a kinship parodied.
My parents thought it was funny, they asked me to wait next Time until the visit had gone. In high school I was imitating my teacher and Uni lecturers.

How is it that you chose as a humorous person, serious in political science, of all things?
politics interested me. As a Teenager, I was reading a newspaper and made me at the kitchen table about funny, what happened to the world. Humor and politics go well together. My weird view of the world helps me to digest the serious issues.

"A good punch line is always true and conveys a certain amount of pain."

this Is the claim you have to your political satire?
politics is the place for me, where we talk about how we in the future want to live together. The world is changing so fast, it is about new technologies, social media, we are getting older. The question is, how do we hold it all together. I like to talk about it and discover in each issue of a certain comic. Humor is my way of the important things to address.

Can Humor change the world?
A good punch line is always true and conveys a certain amount of pain. You laugh because you feel caught. In the ideal case, the Pointe is more than entertainment, and the audience sees the world a bit differently. In the extreme case, he changed something.

Where do you stand politically?
I criticize politicians, regardless of their party affiliation. It seems to be the case. I'm not wearing ideological blinders, and see myself as a progressive person and rethink my own positions again and again. I'm always open to new ways of thinking.

How this is manifested?
I'm often using public transport on the road and come to a stop and with different people into the conversation. At the station I meet the CEO of a company, while Waiting for the Tram I'm talking with a Teenager, and on the way to the Theater, I meet a man with a carrier bag full of empty beer cans. Each and every one of you, I'm happy to hear it and let me his view of the world to explain.

"Humor and politics go well together": Michael Elsener at the Comedy spring in Arosa. Video: Youtube

talk to people on the go is easy?
in Most cases, the results of this alone. A weary eye-contact, because the train is late. Or like recently with a woman from Romania, I helped at the vending machine when purchasing a Ticket. That was an interesting encounter.

What did you learn from the woman?
she told me she was a Professor of architecture, will face Romanian in Switzerland, but often with negative colored stereotypes.

With what?
I don't want to repeat.

not Working Satire and cabaret with these prejudices?
However, we use clichés. But exciting those Pointe, which breaks at the end with the cliché. It shows our stereotyped thinking and sensitized us for more openness: Everyone who meets us, can in principle be anything.

"abroad, I felt that success is a matter of course."

you are a Comedian who is not with the success in Switzerland are satisfied. In 2012, they began again in the USA at the very bottom.
I wanted to experience for a period of six months something New and travelled to New York, in the cradle of Stand-up Comedy. Three days earlier, I had been playing in Switzerland in front of 600 people. Now I had to pay to be allowed to ever occur. After a few weeks there was a Gage in the Form of free beer, and after four months, even a few dollars. I'll never forget how me, the organizer has the Notes pressed in the Hand. It felt like the first Göttibatzen in Childhood.

In the past years, they toured several times in Germany, and made similar experiences.
In Berlin, no one had been waiting for the Swiss head of curls. On the first evening, I had only twenty spectators. But through mouth-to-mouth-Propaganda filled in the coming days, the hall, and people were sitting even on the stairs.

Why are you leaving your comfort zone?
My grandmother said: "If the donkey is too well off he goes on the ice." I consider myself unconsciously. The challenges do me good, because you change my point of view. Abroad, I felt that success is a matter of course. And realized I do like a lot of my viewers in Switzerland to come to me in the Show. You are free to take an evening, buy your Ticket months in advance, find a sitter, drive in traffic jams in the city and come through the cold to the theatre. I'm grateful for that, and I feel my work as a privilege. (The Swiss family)

Created: 14.01.2019, 18:43 PM

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