Urban Priol was born on May 14, 1961, in Aschaffenburg. He spent his childhood in Obernburg am Main. In 1980, he made his abitur at the Kronberg-Gymnasium Aschaffenburg. After his studies at the Würzburg University he began teacher training with the subjects of English, Russian and history, but he did not finish In 1988 he was co-founder (artistic director) of the ‘’Kleinkunstbühne Obernburg’’. Since 1998 he is the owner of the Kabarett im Hofgarten. Since May 2009 Priol is a member of the globalization-critical network Attac.
Priol made his first stage performances already in 1982. In his first own TV show Everything Must Go (3sat, 2004-2007), he offered a stage for three to four guests from the cabaret scene. On August 3, 2006, a 45-minute excerpt from Priols program daily fresh as part of the series summer solo was broadcated by the ZDF. Besides Priols program the ZDF presented among others Rüdiger Hoffmann, Bülent Ceylan and Eckart von Hirschhausen.
Neues aus der Anstalt
Nearly seven years Priol presented the political cabaret program Neues aus der Anstalt. This was from January 2007 to June 2010, first together with Georg Schramm, after its exit with Frank-Markus Barwasser alias Erwin Pelzig. On June 26, 2013 Priol and Barwasser announced their withdrawal from the program.
- 2007: Deutscher Fernsehpreis for Neues aus der Anstalt, together with Georg Schramm
- 2013: Das große Kleinkunstfestival Berlin-Preis
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