Everyday life is the true home of madness. The punchlines that life writes quite unintentionally and seemingly by the way – they are the stuff from which volker heibmann and martin rassau distill their programs. The comedian duo from furth serves up easily digestible entertainment with a built-in recognition effect at its coburg guest performance.
"Sold out" – the label at the appearance in the congress house makes the evening a home game, even if the coburg may be away from the further dialect but some decisive sound colorings. Heibmann and rassau's punchlines do not fail because of the french language barrier – on the contrary.
The jokes ended without any start-up difficulties. The absurd tricks of the windy insurance agent, the bizarre dialogues between the train passenger and the train attendant – they demonstrated how easily banal reality can be heightened to the grotesque. A few requisites, weird wigs, garish clothes in screaming colors and shapes, plus the appropriate grimaces – supposedly everyday encounters are transformed into small scenes in which the liberating effect of laughter can unfold uninhibitedly.
At the beginning of the second part, volker heibmann offers a self-definition: "we are not cabaret artists. We are comedians." And in a chatty tone, he immediately adds a bit of self-deprecating self-awareness: "the more you play, the more likely you are to become what you play."
Then it comes as it must – heibmann and rassau turn into waltraud and mariechen. The audience thanks him with plenty of applause.