Andreas Rebers

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Andreas Rebers
Born (1958-01-07)January 7, 1958
Westerbrak, West Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Kabarett artist

Andreas Rebers (born 7 January 1958, in Westerbrak) is an award-winning Kabarett artist, author and musician from Munich. His shows often incorporate performances on the accordion or the piano.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rebers was born in Westerbrak in Lower Saxony. By the age of 15, Rebers' band Los Promillos which he founded with his brothers is a success in his local area of Weserbergland and brings him a certain degree of financial independence.[1] After school, he successfully studied at the University of Hannover to become a teacher.[2] It was also at the university where he made his first contacts to independent theaters and the art of Kabarett. After his first studies, he also earned a degree in pedagogy.[2] He taught himself playing the piano and learned playing the accordion from Thomas Aßmus from 1984 to 1988, an instrument which he calls "Strapsmaus" and uses in his shows since then.[3][4][5]

Artistic career[edit]

From 1989 to 1997, Rebers was the director of plays at the Staatstheater Braunschweig.[1] From 1997 to 1999 he was a member of the Lach- und Schießgesellschaft in Munich before starting a solo career.[4]

Rebers often made guest appearance on various German Kabarett shows, such as Scheibenwischer, Neues aus der Anstalt or Ottfried Fischer's Ottis Schlachthof which exposed him to a larger audience and increased his popularity.[6][7]


Rebers' Kabarett is musical in nature and relies on songs to bring his message across. He sees his music in the tradition of classical worker's songs like those composed by Bert Brecht.[8] His style has been described as complicated and nasty satire[9] which led to him being compared to Austrian Kabarett artist Josef Hader.[2]




  1. ^ a b c "Wider den Flachsinn". Berliner Morgenpost. 2006-04-20. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  2. ^ a b c "Der Gevierteilte" (in German). ORF. 17 July 2005. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Ruf, Birgit (29 December 2008). "Kabarettist im Gespräch und "Auf der Flucht"" (in German). Hilpoltsteiner Zeitung. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Biografie" (in German). Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  5. ^ Böttcher, Silke (12 January 2009). "Nie ohne Strapsmaus" (in German). Berliner Morgenpost. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Geistvolles Anpöbeln" (in German). Augsburger Allgemeine. 15 October 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Studiogast: Andreas Rebers" (in German). Bayerischer Rundfunk. 15 July 2010. Archived from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Wiener Schmäh beim WDR-Kabarettfest im Pantheon" (in German). Bonner General Anzeiger. 5 March 2008. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "Andreas Rebers hüllt böse Satire in Musik" (in German). Schwäbische Zeitung. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 

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