New York Comedy Festival, the US’s most established and prestigious comedy festival and one of the biggest in the world, will be featuring German-language comedy for the very first time ever. In collaboration with the Berlin-Based artist management agency Heavy German Shit, the festival has curated two nights of German-language comedy featuring two of the most exciting and popular rising talents in the performing arts and literature in the German speaking world.
Sebastian Hotz, better known to many as “El Hotzo,” is something of a shooting star of social media in Germany. Whether it’s Twitter or Instagram, everyone has stumbled across one of his thousands of humorous posts. With over 1.4M Instagram followers and over 600k Twitter followers, Hotzo reaches over a million people every day and is now considered the mouthpiece of the younger generation thanks to his reflective, satirical and socially critical tweets. Earlier this year, Hotz debuted his first publication, “Mindset,” and the book immediately became a bestseller in Germany, shooting to #2 in the German book charts. His 2023 European book tour sold out rapidly, with advanced sales of over 15.000 tickets. Now, with his NYC debut, German-speaking New Yorkers will get a chance to experience the young rising star live!
Author, writer, and performer Fabi Rommel is undoubtedly one of the most popular, successful, critically acclaimed, and relevant comedians in the German speaking world. Millions of fans have grown to love him through his viral videos and live performances that incorporate multiple aspects performance into the perfect blend of sketch, standup, and improv comedy. Following a 50+ show 2023 sold-out European tour, Fabi will be coming to NYC to perform for the first time ever to a US audience live as a part of this year’s New York Comedy Festival, and will surely show them what millions of followers and live show attendees in Europe have already known for years: that Fabi Rommel is one of the leading comedic voices working in Europe today, in the German language or otherwise.
Date and Time: November 9th, at 8:30 PM (Sebastian “El Hotzo” Hotz), November 12th, at 7 PM (Fabi Rommel)
Location: Chelsea Music Hall (For Sebastian “El Hotzo” Hotz), 407 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011
Baby’s All Right (For Fabi Rommel), 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211