Richard Rogler

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Richard Rogler
On stage in 2001
Born (1949-09-19) September 19, 1949 (age 67)
Selb, Germany

Richard Rogler (born 19 September 1949 in Selb) is an award-winning German Kabarett artist and professor of Kabarett at the University of the Arts in Berlin.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rogler studied French and sport at the University of Würzburg. From 1974 to 1978 he was a member of the theater group "Ömnes & Oimel", first at Würzburg, then from 1977 in Cologne. From 1978 to 1982 he was a member of the duo "Der Wahre Anton" with Heinrich Pachl and since 1982 he had an engagement at the playhouse in Cologne.

Professional career[edit]

Since 1986, Rogler worked as a solo artist, starting with his first program "Freiheit aushalten!". Further solo programs were "Finish" (1992), "Wahnsinn" (1995), "Freiheit West" (1998), "Anfang offen" (2002), "Ewiges Leben" (2005) and "Stimmung" (2009).

In 1999, the university of the arts in Berlin established a visiting scholarship for Kabarett and Rogler was selected to hold this position.[2]

Television and radio[edit]

Rogler rose to prominence with several guest appearances on the Scheibenwischer and other TV and radio shows. For the WDR he hosted Mitternachtsspitzen from 1988 to 1992. In 1992 he produced and starred in a six-episode series entitled Herr Rogler und Herr Busse alongside Jochen Busse.[3] Also from 1992 to 1994 he hosted Nachtschlag on Das Erste and then from 1997 to 2001 Roglers Freiheit on 3sat.[4]

In 2006, Rogler became the third permanent member of the Scheibenwischer replacing Georg Schramm.[5] After 2 years he parted the cast again in 2008.[6]


Rogler's comedic style is described as old-school Kabarett and distinctly different from those of comedians.[7] Unlike comedians, who usually cover all kind of comical real life situations, Rogler comments almost absolutely on serious topics, mostly of a political nature, in a biting and outspoken as well as criticizing manner.[7][8]


  • Deutscher Kleinkunstpreis (1982) (with Heinrich Pachl)
  • Telestar (1987)
  • Deutscher Kleinkunstpreis (1987)
  • Adolf-Grimme-Preis (1989)
  • Deutscher Kleinkunstpreis (1992)
  • Morenhovener Lupe (1997)
  • Deutscher Kabarettpreis (2000)


  1. ^ "Kabarettist Richard Rogler gastiert in Jüchen: Satire "Freiheit West"" (in German). Neuss-Grevenbroicher Zeitung Online. 1 March 2001. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Behrmann, Sven (December 2002). Politische Satire im deutschen und französischen Rundfunk (in German). p. 5. ISBN 3-8260-2346-3. 
  3. ^ "Busse, Jochen: Porträt" (in German). MDR. 22 June 2004. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Richard Rogler Kabarett-Professor". Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Premiere am 29. Juni: Richard Rogler neues Mitglied bei den "Scheibenwischern"". BBV-Net. Retrieved 2009-11-07. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Rogler verlässt den "Scheibenwischer" wieder". DWDL. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  7. ^ a b Sziegoleit, Ralf (19 September 2009). "Stets im verbalen Widerstand tätig" (in German). Frankenpost. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  8. ^ Pottgießer ,, Kai (15 March 2009). "Tacheles im seichten Themengewässer" (in German). Der Westen. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 

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