December 3, 1952 |
Many people predicted he would become a priest, but he prefers to pray from the Kabarett stage. Between 1975 and 1982, he studied German, political science, and philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. After several years he began to study theatre.
In 1975, Jonas played with Sigi Zimmerschied in the Kabarett Scharfrichterhaus. After an engagement as a writer and actor at the national theater in Munich he started his first soloprogram in 1979. He reached Germany through his first own radio show Jonas and regular appearances with Dieter Hildebrandt as member of the Kabarett theatre Münchener Lach- und Schiessgesellschaft and later until today in the political Kabarett TV series Scheibenwischer (together with Mathias Richling). He also appeared as monk Bruder Barnabas at "Starkbieranstich" on the "Nockherberg" in Munich, a traditional ceremony usually in March, in which Bruder Barnabas is giving a ticking-off to the present high-ranked politicians. In 2004 he started to work as a director at Theater am Gärtnerplatz where he also directed the Musical Man of La Mancha and played the part of Don Quichotte.
- 1987 - Der Morgen davor
- 1990 - Wirklich wahr
- 1993 - Wirklich wahr (CD)
- 1995 - Hin und zurück
- 1996 - Es soll nie wieder vorkommen
- 1996 - Red ned (CD)
- 1998 - Ich alter Ego (CD)
- 1998 - Ich alter Ego
- 2000 - Bin ich noch zu retten?
- 2002 - Gebrauchsanweisung für Bayern