Vancouver Fringe Festival review: 5-Step Guide to Being German 2.0
Don’t let the title fool you: this show won’t make you German.
But if cultural stereotypes are your thing, you’ll have lots of fun. Germans: uptight lovers of order, still guilty about the Nazis. Brits: self-centred colonizers. Canadians: polite. Standup comic Paco Erhard has lived in several countries, and he has a genial stage presence and good comic timing, but too much of his material relies on these overly familiar generalizations to be genuinely surprising. It’s crowd-pleasing entertainment that has been packing houses for years, though, and Erhard notes how things have changed in light of the current U.S. administration: “For once, it’s not us Germans who are the world’s biggest assholes.”