Deep gray skies, omicron wall and no end in sight for the time being – the need for a little cheering up should be present on all sides at the moment. From therefore the starting conditions are favorable for the new edition of the comedy show "7 days, 7 heads" this Thursday at 22.3 p.m. "I think that humor has a very important task in this insane time to classify a few things," says host Guido Cantz in an interview with Deutsche Presse-Agentur.
"7 Days, 7 Heads" was a big ratings success for years from 1996 to 2005. The weekly show designed by Rudi Carrell (1934-2006) was hosted at that time by Jochen Busse, among the contributors were Gaby Koster, Oliver Welke, Karl Dall and Mike Kruger. Almost half of the show consisted of running gags: Rudi Carrell was teased about Dutch caravanners, Mike Kruger about his big nose, Kalle Pohl about his body size. That was funny and relaxing without claiming any meta level. Maybe the second Corona winter is just the right time for this kind of show without heavy ulterior motives.
7 funny people bring new gags
One problem could be that many of the gags of that time could no longer be used today. "But of course we don’t plan to do that either," says Guido Cantz. "We bring new gags. But the principle that there are seven funny people sitting together and talking about the last week, that’s timeless.And it fits the current retro trend with new editions of the television classics "Wetten, dass". ", "TV total" and "Go for it".
Participants in the first edition are Torsten Strater, Chris Tall, Larissa Rieb, Kaya Yanar, Mirja Boes and Bernd Stelter, who was already a regular in the original version. The seventh head is always the moderator, i.e. Cantz.
The 50-year-old entertainer and comedian had in December after twelve years the Saturday night show "Verstehen Sie Spab?" handed in because he wanted to do something new again. "This is exactly what I’ve been looking for: I can get back to more humor, but also to actuality."
Presenter wants to keep the overview
Cantz sees himself in the role of keeping track of the big class reunion of humorists and keeping the store together. "There are already a few lunatics sitting around."And all are usually lone wolves. "But I think we have a good combo," he says. "The quality of the contributors is great, I am very happy, so it can only be good."
New is that also times a Einspielfilm is shown. "As a rule, though, it stays pretty simple: we worry about the last week."Obvious topics for the first issue are for example the new CDU leader Friedrich Merz, the Catholic Church, the Olympic Games in Beijing and – you are with RTL – the current jungle camp season.
Guido Cantz thinks the great Rudi Carrell would take it as a compliment that RTL is putting his show back on the air after such a long time. "He would be proud. But of course it would look closely to see if we are doing it as funny as it would like to be."
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