Without a joke: Karl Lauterbach goes among the comedians

In the next federal government, he may become the new health minister. But Karl Lauterbach is also looking for the big stage outside of politics. For a new show, the SPD man goes to the comedians – with apparently moderate success.

He is known for his numerous talk show appearances, now SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach is venturing into new TV terrain: The 58-year-old tries his hand at being a comedian. He will appear in the new show “One Mic Stand” on Amazon Prime Video, he confirmed to the “Bild” newspaper.

Hazel Brugger takes Lauterbach under her wing.

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The concept of “One Mic Stand”: Five celebrities without stand-up experience let five experienced comedians make them fit for an appearance. Not only the result is shown, but also the way to get there. The coaches are Harald Schmidt, Hazel Brugger, Michael Mittermeier and the winner of the first “LOL” season, Torsten Sträter. The moderator of the five-part show is Tedros “Teddy” Teclebrhan. He also lends a hand to a celebrity.

Lauterbach explained to the “Bild” newspaper: “I was on stage with my friend Hazel Brugger. She is trying to convince me of a comedy career.” But he lacks wit and talent. “Of course I’m staying true to federal politics. The whole thing was a one-time action that was great fun.” The show should be seen in spring 2022.