Jan Böhmermann (born 23 February 1981) is a German comedian and television presenter. He has also worked as a comedy writer and producer.
Early life and education
Böhmermann was born and raised in Bremen. He enrolled to study history, sociology and theatre in Cologne, but dropped out before long.
Previously, Böhmermann applied to drama schools in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich; he was rejected by all three. He was accepted at a fourth drama school in Hannover, but did not take up the offer.
In 1997, Böhmermann was hired as a columnist at Bremen daily newspaper Die Norddeutsche. He joined Radio Bremen as a presenter in 1999, where he also had a stint as a comedy writer.
In 2015 he became internationally known for the satirical music video V for Varoufakis about the Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. The clip is from Böhmermann’s late-night show Neo Magazin Royale.
- 1999–2004: Radio Bremen
- 2009–2011: Die ganz große Jan Böhmermann Radioschau
- 2010–2013: Lateline
- 2011–2012: Zwei alte Hasen erzählen von früher (with Klaas Heufer-Umlauf)
- 2012: Joko und Klaas mit Olli und Jan (with Olli Schulz)
- since 2012: Sanft & Sorgfältig (with Olli Schulz)
- 2007: Echt Böhmermann (WDR Fernsehen)
- 2009: TV Helden (RTL)
- 2012: Roche & Böhmermann (ZDFkultur), with Charlotte Roche
- 2012–2013: Lateline (EinsPlus)
- 2013–2014: Neo Magazin (ZDFneo)
- 2014: Was wäre, wenn? (RTL), with Palina Rojinski, Katrin Bauerfeind and Jan Köppen
- since 2015: Neo Magazin Royale (ZDFneo, ZDF)