The small town of Bad Elster in Vogtland has only 3,600 inhabitants, is a state health resort and has an enviable cultural life. The local König-Albert-Theater does not have its own ensemble, but the cultural managers of the Chursächsische Veranstaltungs GmbH not only ensure the promotion of the local scene, but also that …

The small town of Bad Elster in Vogtland has only 3,600 inhabitants, is a state health resort and has an enviable cultural life. The local König-Albert-Theater does not have its own ensemble, but the cultural managers of Chursächsische Veranstaltungs GmbH not only ensure the promotion of the local scene, but also an astonishing number of top singers, actors, bands and comedians. plan.

And so you shouldn’t be surprised that the only nationally significant Saxon comedian, Olaf Schubert, has started this year’s tour in Bad Elster. But on Thursday, an obvious spectator and fan came home with the line “Olaf, I want a child from you!” the first laugh. Schubert was a little surprised, but then replied with the phrase: “You can take care of my children!” “.

“Time for Rebels” is the title of his new program, which Olaf Schubert performed with his longtime companions Bert Stephan and Jochen M. Barkas. And of course, the man in the yellow-black-green tank top has his own definition of a rebel, beyond the “Spartacusse or Jesus” ensemble. “A rebel is one who has diarrhea and still farts!” And based on Robin Hood, he would also take it from the rich and then rent the stolen goods from the poor at low prices. But what does “poor” mean? You could live well on 1000 euros per month. Okay, not in Germany, but in Mongolia. “You can commute.” Almost every second, Olaf Schubert, who considers himself not only a rebel but also a dismayed, cosmopolitan, helmsman, and free-thinker lyricist, bombarded his audience with absurd jokes and puns. We know a lot about Olaf Schubert, his vita can be read on the Internet. According to this, Vogtländer, born in Plauen in 1967, brought about change in the GDR in 1989 and previously worked as a podiatrist, cameraman and “food carrier”, and studied architecture in Minsk and Berlin. He indicates his height at 1.84 meters, which obviously cannot be true. He is also married to Carola, with whom he has four children. Beyond this fictional character, not much is known about Michael Haubold, the comedian’s real name. Haubold lives in Dresden-Neustadt and is supposed to live with a woman who is certainly not called Carola and who is the father of two children. It’s amazing how much his private life has been covered over all these years as a star of the German comedy scene. Maybe that’s because he’s ubiquitous as “Olaf Schubert”. He started his career with the fun rock band “Dekadance” as drummer Gabi Schubert, after the Saxon cabaret stages he also conquered the rest of Germany solo, won several awards and was on Pro Sieben at least since legendary appearances in the “Quatsch Comedy Club” in the early 2000s also a regular guest in various television programs. In the meantime, he went on tour with twelve programs, released 14 CDs and DVDs, produced six radio plays and wrote two books. Today he easily fills the big halls all over Germany, he has his own show on MDR television and is the permanent guest of Oliver Welke’s “heute-show”. In addition to his tank top, his hallmarks are his stilted Saxon and his sense of verbal creations. The Bad Elster Tears audience laughed at it all.

He spoke of the “fetus” that the GDR woman gave birth under the workbench, was confiscated as public property by the VEB sergeant, then had to grow up in the rat hole nursery and was eventually handed over to his parents at the age of 18. It was like that in the GDR, and Schubert regretted that there were still differences between East and West. But he can understand the discontent and the tendency to the right of certain East Germans: “In thirty years only one welcome money? No wonder when the arm goes up ”.

Schubert, who is characterized by “intelligence and beauty”, has not overlooked the recent past either. In the “coronist’s corona situation”, he saved many people with his determined inaction. He hopes for a corresponding subsequent recognition – perhaps in a film with the title “Schubert’s List”. In doing so, he relativizes his idleness for a few minutes, so he made himself a hobby teacher for his children in homeschooling and chose the combination of mathematics and religion. “The child is calculating something and believes it is correct”. There was also a separation with his Carola because he had cheated. “Meat sometimes goes its own way and I go with you,” he explained his misstep.

Schubert cannot always maintain this level. Sometimes the program would get pretty slippery with phrases like, “Today there is a reduction in the mess because the bitch has a rash.” You would think that you’ve heard this phrase and other numbers before, and that the title of the new program only serves as a hook for many well-known and well-tried things. Of course, it didn’t affect the mood at all. The audience was delighted and thanked him for the intensive training of the laughter muscles with lots of applause and standing ovations.

Olaf Schubert will also present the program Time for Rebels on August 26 on the park stage at Clara-Zetkin-Park in Leipzig, on August 27 at movie nights in Chemnitz (Theaterplatz), on September 6 at the Kulturhaus in Aue, on August 12 September in Grimma (market), November 6 in Riesa in the Sachsenarena, November 12 at the Neuberinhaus in Reichenbach / V., November 19 in Zwickau at the town hall and November 20 at the arena in Leipzig. Tickets are available at Freie Presse ticket offices.