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.
Transforms how you show people Germany
(more "begeistern" statt "show"!)
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 self-awareness, honesty, and humor the world has been hoping for. All while providing eye-opening historical and psychological explanations why we Germans are the way we are. A Germany that is actually fun, hilarious, and exciting. Because I Can Make You German is belly laughs and lightbulb moments for an hour straight.
A stand-up pro!"
"Paco Erhard certainly takes down the stereotype of the 'humorless German'.
Precision-engineered for cultural institutions like yours
I Can Make You German helps sell out your event, gets your city excited, brings your community together, makes even your goth nephew laugh (he'll hate it), and has people's eyes shine whenever they remember your event. And it shows people the real, modern Germany behind the scenes – Deutschland like they've never seen it before.
The result: delighted guests, rave reviews, 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!"
The world's comedy expert on Germany
Let's face it: since 2016, we Germans have been through an image change from "probably nazis" to "beacon of the free world". And yes, we're as confused as you are.
Suddenly the world wants to know: What are you Germans really like? Truth is: most Germans don't have a clue. Could you explain, rationally and in detail, the culture through whose eyes you see life and which subtly governs your values and emotional truths? Could you explain just why your people's collective psyche is the way it is?
Paco Erhard was first asked this question 20 years ago: "What are you Germans actually really like?" He was fascinated by how it stumped him. And by how genuinely puzzled by "the Germans" the Brit who asked him was.
Since then, two decades of travel, passionate research, and personal soul-searching have given Paco a unique inside/outside understanding of his native country and led to an arguably ironic realization: Germany can only really be explained with humor. Good thing Paco was already a world-class comedian by that point.
Selling out theaters, festivals and conferences since 2011, Paco is now the world's comedy expert on Germany and the German psyche. For over 10 years, he has won awards, critical acclaim, and audiences' hearts with his smart, culturally savvy stand-up, making tens of thousands of people from Vancouver to Singapore to Sydney fall in love with his "crazy, charming mishap of a country".
or get any other question answered
"He keeps the room in stitches,
whether you're German or not...
Vue Weekly Magazine
Stand-up that opens eyes about Germany.
With honesty, charm, and storms of laughter.
The beautiful feeling of belly-laughing together. While learning all about Germany at the same time
Wanna be German? Of course you do. And now you can, as Paco Erhard teaches you and your guests how.
Paco's LaughBridges method fuses cross-cultural insight of the German mindset with emotional honesty about how all this feels like for a German... and adds a spark of genius humor to make the room explode in laughter, epiphanies, and deep cultural empathy. As English philosopher G.K. Chesterton said: “Humor gets in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle.” Describe that in simpler, more impactful words? And is this emphasis on learning really necessary here?
Experience hilarious dilemmas on the Autobahn, learn the truth about lederhosen, understand why we Germans love order and planning so much, and find out why the cliché of Germans' humorlessness is both true and totally false.
Understand Germany better. Understand your Oma Hilda better. Understand yourself better. And laugh your socks off in the process.
We are ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED –
We Got fantastic FEEDBACK
from our media in attendance.
Media Relations, BMW Group UK
or get any other question answered
WHAT YOU GET WITH THIS SHOW
A 60-75 minute stand-up show that has proven itself at the world's largest comedy festivals.
Promotional material that has proven to get whole cities excited to see this show and has continuously sold out shows on four continents since 2011.
60-75min comedy show. Promo material. Real education about Germany (you decide how much)
Possibility of panel discussion or interview afterwards, to go deeper into the German psyche (or whatever you wanna talk about)
A comedian (accolades) with exceptional skill at adapting to different audiences and cultures.
A real German comedian to meet and greet and have a beer with after the show (if required)
Work this out more. Guarantees? LaughBridges? Other yada yada?
WHAT THE SHOW DOES FOR YOU
"Paco Erhard made our event great, fun,
and special. We even collected a Best Of
of Thank-You emails."
Tina Vissem, Head of Public Relations
German-Australian Chamber of Commerce
Helps German organizations abroad
win hearts and minds
"It's the first time ever I've seen this venue
standing room only. I quickly see why:
Erhard is hilariously, intelligently, full-on
Theatre Review (NZ)
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."
New Zealand Herald
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
Paco Erhard: Germany's Global Comedian
Paco Erhard is Germany's 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
In the world."
Rip It Up Magazine