HISTORY WITH SEBASTIAN SCHNOY!
Sebastian Schnoy is a German comedian and writer. He’s the ideal choice for a MOTIVATIONAL AND UPLIFTING SPEAKER for your event, offering humorous speeches of the finest quality. More and more organisations, including Commerzbank, Air Berlin and Lufthansa are booking Sebastian as their speaker.
Because he makes people laugh a lot and reflect a lot. Sebastian Schnoy, who’s performed over 1500 times on theatre stages and in companies, has written three funny books, all of which made it onto SPIEGEL magazine’s bestseller list. Most recently, ‘Learning from Napoleon how to dodge the washing up’, was published by Rowohlt, and sold over 140,000 copies.
He’s a regular guest on German TV – including Markus Lanz’s ZDF talkshow, and the Quatsch Comedy Club on PRO 7 – and has had his solo production filmed for the 3 SAT channel. Delivered a speech at the price-giving ceremony for Jean-Claude Juncker; performed for Berlin’s mayor Claus Wowereit and for Wolfgang Schäuble at the German Ministry of Finance – and took the stage for a wealth of other performances in Brussels, Luxemburg and Switzerland.
Whether we’re talking innovation, sustainable growth or customer dialogue, Schnoy weaves flabbergasting webs through Europe’s history. Making that past, ‘sprightly and visible’, as DIE WELT put it.
Are you planning a company anniversary, or a staff awards ceremony? A road-tour or a gala party?
Sebastian draws from several solo productions and from his three Spiegel bestsellers, to put together an entertaining romp through European history, perfectly tailored to your particular occasion and theme.
“Entertainment and well-grounded melancholy, all in one”, said the press. As Spiegel Online put it, “Schnoy is refreshingly politically incorrect.” Or the FAZ newspaper: “Not only is Schnoy clever and witty, but also cynical, nasty and malicious. Best possible entertainment.” And what about this comment from the New Westphalian newspaper? – “In humorous talks lasting about half-an-hour, Sebastian Schnoy tackles subjects like innovation and growth with his audience.“
Like in his talk, ‘Innovations, from Nero to Margret Thatcher’, where he comments on the Roman’s familiarity with hire-cars, under floor heating, and street lamps, at a time when the Brits and the Germans were still wrapping themselves up in animal hides in front of the fire”. Or what about the Greeks, collecting together 500,000 papyrus scrolls in the Alexandrian Library, while we still hadn’t started our alphabet! Who were the most innovative people in Europe? What can companies learn from the Romans and the Greeks?
This is a laugh-a-minute ramble through the history of progress, explaining what is typically German. For a long time the Germans were seen as Europe’s backward cousin, and the celebrated German forests were seen as impenetrable. A point made in an 1896 law, stipulating that football pitches have to be free of trees. Sebastian Schnoy has travelled in numerous European countries, is married to a French woman, and wrote one of his Spiegel bestsellers about the Europeans’ idiosyncrasies. So he knows why Austrians are so slow. They’re the descendants of those folk who lay down to take a rest on the slopes of the Alps during the Barbarian Invasions.
And how are the Germans seen by their European neighbours? The Poles think that a German only made it to being Pope, by being the first to put his towel down on the empty chair. The Brits’ Eurosceptiscism is also not without due cause: Brussels did try to introduce driving on the right into the UK in 1985, but initially just for LGWs.
Sebastian Schnoy presents a 30 minute compact program featuring the highlights of his award-winning European production as a humorous speech, perfect for:
* training courses * conferences * congresses / trade fairs * events * marketing days and other * company occasions.
This talk is ideal for all companies and organizations who are active in more than one European country, who work with German clients, colleagues and staff, and who want to know more about German idiosyncrasies. And most importantly: it’s for everyone, who’s looking for an amusing and entertaining formal occasion speaker.