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Oliver Kalkofe, born in 1965, is a German comedian and actor, mostly known for his participation in the radio comedy show Frühstyxradio, his TV show Kalkofes Mattscheibe and the Wixxer movies.
Kalkofe started his media career in the late 80s at a local radio station named Radio RST where he hosted a weekly comedy show together with his fellow student Oliver Welke. They ended their work at RST after they didn't want to broadcast a show where the two made fun of the Catholic Church. In 1990 he started to work at the Lower Saxon radio station radio ffn where he joined the Frühstyxradio team which produced a three hour comedy show at Sunday morning. There he developed most of his well known comedy formats, among others Onkel Hotte, a nasty and child-hating storyteller, and Kalkofes Mattscheibe, a TV critical show with heavy use of original material. The regular broadcasting of Frühstyxradio ended in 1996 but Kalkofes Mattscheibe was still produced until January 1998. 1994 the format won the radio award "Golden Cable in Silver".
Since 1994 Kalkofes Mattscheibe is also present in TV. The basic concept is still the same: They show about 45 seconds of original TV shows and then Kalkofe gets manipulated into the material per blue-screen. There he comments or parodies the seen show. In comparison to other TV comedy shows it is special that all texts are written and performed by Kalkofe only. The show were broadcasted at premiere from 1994-1998 and the spin-off show Kalkofe! Die wunderbare Welt des Sports at ARD in 2001. Since 2003 the show airs sporadic on Pro7. It won the prestigious "Grimme Price" inn 1996 and the "German Comedy Price" in 1999.
Other than that he was also active as writer and actor for the two Wixxer movies in 2004 and 2007 which are parodies on the Edgar Wallace movie series from the 50s and 60s. He also writes a weekly column in German TV magazine TV Spielfilm and movie magazine Cinema. Since 2005 he is also active as translator, e.g. Little Britain, and dubber, e.g. Robots or Garfield 2.
Last updated: Oct 21, 2009