The show that makes people love Germany
... with award-winning comedy
"Paco Erhard had our audience crying with laughter.
Our guests were enthusiastic."
Olivia Hernandez, Association of German UNESCO World Heritage Sites
AWARD-WINNING GERMAN COMEDIAN
Fun fact: not one of the
signs of the apocalypse.
The cultural stand-up comedy show all about Germany.
Sold out worldwide since 2011.
"A stroke of genius...
the comedy world is a better place for it"
COMEDY THAT CONNECTS CULTURES...
... by not taking its own too seriously.
I Can Make You German: Humor that
transforms how people see Germany... and you
If you're an organization out to win hearts and minds for Germany, Paco Erhard's I Can Make You German will transform the way people see you and "the Germans".
With Paco Erhard, Germany can now present itself with the humor, honesty, and charm the world has been hoping for forever. And within the laughs, he gives captivating insight into just why we Germans are how we are.
I Can Make You German presents a Germany that is actually fun, hilarious, and exciting. It's belly laughs and lightbulb moments for an hour straight.
A stand-up pro!"
"Paco Erhard certainly takes down the stereotype of the 'humorless German'.
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Precision-engineered for cultural institutions:
Sells out, inspires, and attracts new members
I Can Make You German helps sell out your event, gets your whole city excited, brings your community together, makes even your goth nephew laugh (he'll hate it), and has people's eyes shine for years to come when they remember Paco's jokes at your event. And it leaves people knowing the real, modern Germany behind the scenes – Deutschland like they've never seen it before.
The result: delighted guests, rave reviews, a city that loves you, and a real bond of affection between cultures. Which isn't always the effect we Germans have when we go places.
"Valuable insights into the German psyche and absolutely hilarious!
Director Goethe Institut Australia
WE were so Happy!"
Belly laughs ⇒ Empathy ⇒ Togetherness.
And Deutschland facts that wow even Germans
Nothing connects people like laughing together. Pair this with real insights about each other and why we are the way we are, and you have an evening that inspires forever.
Experience hysterical dilemmas on the Autobahn. Learn why 89% of Germans laugh at lederhosen, and bier steins don’t exist. Get how "German humorlessness" is both true and not true at all. The ancient trauma that makes Germans love rules and planning quite so much. How we Germans aren't blunt or rude — we just value honesty more highly than other people's feelings. But also: the deeply entwined history of Germans and Americans.
Understand Germany better. Understand your Oma Hilda better. Understand yourself better. And laugh your socks off in the process.
The old 🇩🇪/🇺🇸 communication disconnect:
"Who are you???"
"You have to come to dinner sometime!"
Stands on 🇺🇸's door step at 7pm expectantly,
holding a bottle of wine and home-made potato salad.
Angrily downs wine, pelts house with potato salad yelling "🇺🇸s are so superficial!", stomps home.
"Oh that guy, from earlier. Yeah, he seemed nice..."
or get all your questions answered
"He keeps the room in stitches,
whether you're German or not.
Vue Weekly Magazine
WHAT YOU GET WITH THIS SHOW
A 60-75 minute stand-up comedy show all about Germany,
sold out at the biggest comedy festivals worldwide.
Promotional material proven to get whole cities excited.
Fascinating cultural insight that endears people to Germany
and makes them see Germans and themselves in a whole new light
An internationally experienced comedian
with exceptional skill at adapting to different cultures and audiences.
Panel discussion or interview after the show (add-on):
going deeper into the topic of Germany, the German mindset, and understanding other cultures, to inspire to audiences to travel and adapt a cross-cultural mindset.
Non-profits only: a financial arrangement that leaves you with extra money instead of out of pocket (limited to 12 shows/year – please enquire!)
or get all your questions answered
We Were ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED –
We Got fantastic FEEDBACK
from our media in attendance.
Media Relations, BMW Group UK
WHAT THE SHOW DOES FOR YOU
"Paco Erhard made our event great, fun, and special. We even collected a Best of Thank-You emails."
Tina Vissem, Head of Public Relations
German-Australian Chamber of Commerce
Helps German organizations abroad
win hearts and minds
"Thank you for an awesome show! Paco's show made me a heroine at the DANK Haus and brought in lots of new faces. We really lucked out with Paco!
Barbara Ely, DANK HAUS (Deutsch-Amerikanischer Nationalkongress)
German-American Cultural Organization, Chicago
Helps German heritage clubs stand
out and win younger members
"Paco Erhard established a great connection between our international guests. Just the right touch of humor and professionalism."
Klaus Lohmann, Director UK & Ireland,
German National Tourist Board
Helps European institutions
further Europe's emotional union
"Comedy gold. Paco Erhard has spent long periods of time around the world, allowing him to draw on a rich tapestry of experiences."
Helps international non-profits
spread cross-cultural understanding
Captivating insight OF the GERMAN PSYCHE.
WE WERE ACHING WITH LAUGHTER.
General Manager, Lufthansa Australia
PACO ERHARD ON STAGE
THE GUY BEHIND THE LAUGHS
The world's comedy expert on Germany...
Selling out theaters, festivals and conferences since 2011, Paco is the world's comedy expert on Germany and the German psyche.
For over 10 years, he has won awards, critical acclaim, and most importantly audiences' hearts with his smart, culturally savvy stand-up, making tens of thousands of people from Vancouver to Sydney fall in love with his "charming, crazy mishap of a country".
... and Germany's global comedian.
Paco Erhard is Germany's most global comedian: a staple performer at the biggest comedy festivals around the world.
Born Frank Erhard Hübener in Munich, Paco grew up in eight different regions of Germany, experiencing his country's vast variety of regional cultures from an early age. He is the great-grandson of the first Minister-President of the German State of Saxony-Anhalt — post-war, thank goodness, appointed by the Americans.
In 2001, Paco hitchhiked out of his native Germany, travelled the world for 14 years, and started doing comedy in English, Spanish, and German. One day in Valencia/Spain, his neighbor Amparo was fed up with his stupid, unpronounceable name "Erhard" and decreed that his name was Paco now, effective immediately. And that was that.
Paco has appeared on BBC, ABC, ARD, RTE, and many other TV & radio stations in Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, New Zealand, Ireland, and Germany. He has written an award-winning academic paper on cultural identity, and he has written about Europe and Germany for the Irish Times.
Paco's corporate comedy has helped clients such as BMW, UNESCO World Heritage, Mensa, Ford, the Goethe Institute, the Festival of German Film, or the German-Australian Chamber of Commerce, boosting their image abroad and helping international teams work together better.
He is based in New York.
one of the best cultural comedians
Rip It Up Magazine
In the world."