Marc-Uwe Kling

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Marc-Uwe Kling (2017)

Marc-Uwe Kling (born 1982 in Stuttgart) is a German songwriter, author and Kabarett (political stand-up comedy) artist. He studied Philosophy and Dramatics 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 (literally, "If all ropes snap, you can't even hang yourself anymore"), which is also the title of his first CD. 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 a weekly podcast Neues vom Känguru (roughly: "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" himself, he lives with a talking, "pragmatically communist" kangaroo as his roommate.

2017 Kling published the „funny Dystopia“ QualityLand.[4] The novel describes the near future, where internet shopping have just one button left: "OK". To make this possible computers have to understand humans. The disadvantage is, that sometimes the computers gets crazy like Tay. At his point the novel starts ... In March 2019 HBO annouced to create a series with Mike Judge.[5]


Publications[edit]

Books/Audiobooks:

  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2008), Wenn alle Stricke reißen, kann man sich nicht mal mehr aufhängen (Audio book) (in German), Random House Audio, ISBN 3-8371-0026-X
  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2009), Die Känguru-Chroniken: Ansichten eines vorlauten Beuteltiers (Paperback) (in German), Ullstein Tb, ISBN 3-548-37257-0 [6]
  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2011), Das Känguru-Manifest (Paperback) (in German), Ullstein Tb, ISBN 3-548-37383-6
  • Marc-Uwe Kling (2014), Die Känguru-Offenbarung (Paperback) (in German), Ullstein Tb, ISBN 3-548-37513-8
  • 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

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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