Marc-Uwe Kling

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Marc-Uwe Kling
MJK 20388 Marc-Uwe Kling (Republica 2018).jpg
Kling in 2018
Born1982
Stuttgart, Germany
Occupation
  • Songwriter
  • author
  • entertainer
Known forQualityLand

Marc-Uwe Kling (German pronunciation: [ˌmaʁkʔuːvə ˈklɪŋ] (listen); born 1982 in Stuttgart) is a German songwriter, author, and Kabarett (political stand-up comedy) artist. He studied philosophy and drama at Freie Universität Berlin.[1]

Since 2003, Kling regularly performs on various stages in Berlin. Frequently, he performs at literary and Kabarett events as well as poetry slams. In 2004, he founded a serial public literary event called Lesedüne (a pun made of the German words Lesebühne, "lecture stage", and Düne, "dune").[2] Since 2005, Kling tours with his program Wenn alle Stricke reißen, kann man sich nicht mal mehr aufhängen (If all ropes snap, you can't even hang yourself anymore), which is also the title of his first album. Every first Tuesday of the month, he organizes and hosts the Kreuzberg Slam in the Lido (formerly Kato) location, and every first Wednesday the Poetry Slam of Studentisches Kulturzentrum in Potsdam.[3]

Currently, he authors the weekly podcast Neues vom Känguru ("News from the Kangaroo") for Fritz, a Potsdam-based radio station, which deals with the same theme as his book Die Känguru-Chroniken (The Kangaroo Chronicles): A "phlegmatic anarchist" who lives with a talking, "pragmatically communist" kangaroo as his roommate.

In 2017, Kling published a comedic dystopian novel titled QualityLand.[4] In March 2019, HBO announced that they would create a series based on the book, directed by Mike Judge.[5]

Books[edit]

  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2008), Wenn alle Stricke reißen, kann man sich nicht mal mehr aufhängen (Audio book) (in German), Random House Audio, ISBN 978-3-8371-0026-6
  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2009), Die Känguru-Chroniken: Ansichten eines vorlauten Beuteltiers (Paperback) (in German), Ullstein Tb, ISBN 978-3-548-37257-0 [6]
  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2011), Das Känguru-Manifest (Paperback) (in German), Ullstein Tb, ISBN 978-3-548-37383-6
  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2014), Die Känguru-Offenbarung (Paperback) (in German), Ullstein Tb, ISBN 978-3-548-37513-7
  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2017), QualityLand (dark version) (in German), Ullstein Tb, ISBN 978-3-550-05015-2
  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2017), QualityLand (light version) (in German), Ullstein Tb, ISBN 978-3-550-05023-7
  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2017), Der Ostermann (in German), Carlsen, ISBN 978-3-551-51935-1
  • Marc-Uwe Kling, Der Tag, an dem die Oma das Internet kaputt gemacht hat (in German), Carlsen, ISBN 978-3-551-51679-4
  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2018), Die Känguru-Apokryphen (in German), Ullstein, ISBN 978-3-548-29195-6
  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2019), Das NEINhorn (in German), Carlsen, ISBN 978-3-551-51841-5
  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2020), QualityLand 2.0: Kikis Geheimnis (in German), Ullstein, ISBN 978-3-550-20102-8

Awards[edit]

2006

2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Thadden, Elisabeth (7 November 2017). "Marc-Uwe Kling: Bitte bewerten Sie mich jetzt". Die Zeit (in German). Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Marc-Uwe Kling & Lesedüne: Über Wachen und Schlafen". programm.ARD.de. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  3. ^ Saab, Karim. "Bestsellerautor Marc-Uwe Kling bleibt auf dem Boden". MAZ - Märkische Allgemeine (in German). Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  4. ^ von Thadden, Elisabeth (7 November 2017). "Marc-Uwe Kling: Bitte bewerten Sie mich jetzt". Die Zeit (in German). Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Marc-Uwe Kling: "QualityLand" soll zur HBO-Serie werden". Der Spiegel (in German). 12 March 2019.
  6. ^ English translation: Kling, Marc-Uwe, Sarah Cossabon, and Paul-Henri Campbell. The Kangaroo Chronicles. 2016. WorldCat.

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