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Comedy Show: 5-Step Guide to Being German

  • Friday, September 29, 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • DANK Haus Ballroom, 5th Floor
  • 78


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • $25 ticket for members of the Friends of DANK Haus benefits program. Visit to learn more.
  • $35 ticket for the General Public
  • $25 ticket for students - please register using your .edu or school email address.

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5-Step Guide to Being German

written and performed by German comedian Paco Erhard

5th Floor, Marunde Ballroom

September 29, 7:00-8:15 PM

Doors Open @ 6:00 PM


Wanna be German? Of course you do. And now you can, as German comedian Paco Erhard teaches you how. Sold out worldwide, this multi-award winning show finally returns to DANK Haus.

Hard-hitting and hilarious, Paco is the first ever German stand-up comedian to hold a mirror up to Germany, America, and the world.

A massive success at DANK Haus last November – a rip-roaring good time that was sold out with a long wait list – Paco is back with his latest, enhanced and improved iteration of his famous 5-Step Guide to Being German.

You will laugh. If you want. Zis is not an order.

Latest Awards:

2022 Patrons Pick, Orlando Fringe Festival

2022 Critics Pick, San Diego International Fringe Festival

2022 New Artist of the Year, Orlando Fringe Festival

2019 Best Comedy Award, Victoria Fringe Festival

2018 Pick of the Fringe, Vancouver Fringe Festival

What the global media say about Paco:

★★★★★ “As close to stand-up genius as I have ever seen... waves of comedy gold”
Edinburgh Guide (UK)

★★★★1/2 “One of the Fringe ’s best. An inveterate world traveller and a hilarious equal opportunity satirist. Erhard is a popular performer who often sells out, so purchase your tickets quickly!”
Edmonton Journal(Canada)

★★★★★ “the well-travelled German comedian is on top form… observational comedy and satire at its finest.”
Three Weeks (UK)

★★★★1/2 “Hilarious... one of the best cultural comedians in the world”
Rip It Up(Australia)

“He certainly takes down the stereotype of the ‘humourless German. ’ Paco Erhard is a stand-up pro.”
CBC (Canada)

★★★★1/2 “He will have you in stitches, whether you’re German or not”
Vue Weekly (Canada)

★★★★★ “insightful and hysterical… endless original jokes”
Broadway Baby

“A night of notes on the absurdities of life, people, and cultures, gift-wrapped in beautifully timed sharp, sharp humour. Paco Erhard is very funny.”
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

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