Disturbing fans and an overzealous security officer: Ralf Schmitz is no laughing matter during a comedy show. What he doesn't know is that Hans Sigl and Barbara Schöneberger are behind it.
Berlin – Ralf Schmitz (48) wanted to make his fans laugh with his comedy program. But on this one special evening, it was visibly difficult for him to keep his good mood. The reason for this: Hans Sigl (53), Barbara Schöneberger (49) and "Do you understand fun?".
Ralf Schmitz can't believe it: Fans storm the stage during comedy show
Why do you go to a comedy show? Correct! To really laugh tears of joy. But a mother-son couple makes it difficult for Ralf Schmitz to start his show at all. The two are not only late, but are also really loud on their way to the front row.
Once there, Sohnemann has to get up again because he has forgotten his money. "What's going on now? Does he have to go to the toilet again?" asks Ralf Schmitz, still calmly. Back on the pitch, the two are desperate for a selfie – and storm onto the stage to join the comedian. Somewhat irritated, but still in a good mood, he goes along with that, too: After all, they are his fans.
Comedian Ralf Schmitz is interrupted by two fans on stage during "Understand Fun". © ARD/Do you understand fun? Episode from 27.05.2023
But Ralf Schmitz is absolutely stunned when an overzealous security officer yells at the mother-son team for their behavior: "I've got your eye on you. Another thing like that and you're out, your mother is out too," says the man with a thick Berlin accent. The comedian is visibly worried and inquires if everything is okay with his fans. What Ralf Schmitz doesn't know is that mother and son are part of the "Understand Fun" team and the husband of security personnel is actually mountain doctor Hans Sigl.
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"I hate you": Hans Sigl and Barabara Schöneberger sabotage Ralf Schmitz's performance
Meanwhile, Hans Sigl patrols the edge of the stage as a conscientious security guard and excitedly takes photos – it's hard to miss the fact that he's also a big fan of Ralf Schmitz. The comedian now brings him on stage and he is also allowed to take a selfie with him.
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My areaCheeeeese! Ralf Schmitz doesn't know that he's on "Do you understand fun?" and that the man is actually mountain doctor Hans Sigl. © ARD/Do you understand fun? Episode from 27.05.2023
Ralf Schmitz tries to apologize to his audience several times, but Hans Sigl keeps interfering with him. At some point, he is just a microphone holder while the security guard takes over his stage. At some point, Hans Sigl redeems him, takes off his glasses and wig and asks him: "The question is: Do you understand fun, Mr. Schmitz?"
Ralf Schmitz is tricked by Hans Sigl on "Do you understand fun?". © ARD/Do you understand fun? Episode from 27.05.2023
Ralf Schmitz throws the microphone aside and looks stunned into the audience, while Hans Sigl shows him the hidden cameras. "I have goosebumps," says the comedian. While Hans Sigl and Ralf Schmitz are still in each other's arms, Barbara Schöneberger is now also faded in above them: "Hello, it's your favorite Babsi. We framed you." The comedian is still stunned. "I hate you," is all he can answer.
Speaking of the Mountain Doctor: On May 11, the fans and stars of "Der Bergdoktor" met for the annual Fan Day in Scheffau. Once again, it became clear how popular the ZDF series is at the moment. Sources used: ARD/Do you understand fun? Episode from 27.05.2023