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Series / Heute Show

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The Heute Show is a German satirical news program similar to The Daily Show and the former Die Wochenshow.

Being first aired on 26 May 2009, the show is regularly aired every Friday on 10:30 p.m. Oliver Welke is the anchorman being surrounded by a team of "correspondents" and "experts". Main focus of the often cynical and satirical comments are issues that are the subject of the latest political discussions in Germany, but also of other countries.

The Series quickly became popular, winning the Deutscher Comedypreisnote  five years in a row.



  • Insane Troll Logic: Whenever an "expert" gets interviewed by Welke, they will come up with a theory like this.
  • Meaningful Name: Gernot Hassknecht ("Hass" meaning "hatred").
  • Medal of Dishonor: During the end-of-year review, the "Goldene Vollpfosten" ("Golden Dumbass", lit. "golden fullpost") will be conferred, being a golden painted post decorated to resemble the winner (e.g. the one for Donald Trump had a yellow wig on the top).


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