Cologne (AP) - The secret behind the controversial appearance of the comedian Luke Mockridge in the ZDF television garden is aired: The jokes criticized by many spectators come from the pen of children.
"I thought to myself: When the TV Garden calls, then do something special," Mockridge said during the recording of his "Great Night Show" on Wednesday in Cologne. The gags he had developed in talks with three girls and three boys of elementary age. From Friday (20.15 clock) runs the new broadcast of the 30-year-old on Sat.1.
To the horror of Fernsehgarten presenter Andrea Kiewel Mockridge had insulted mid-August in their live broadcast seniors, phoned with a banana, made farting sounds and imitated a monkey. "If someone felt insulted, that was not really my intention," said Mockridge, reviewing the embarrassing performance and subsequent outrage in the media with his young gag authors on his debut show.
He himself was surprised by the force of the critical reactions, the entertainer said: "I sat at home and gambled on Fifa while the world exploded around me." Kiewel, who had condemned his appearance as brazen and un-collegial, invited the host Apology in his broadcast. Whether she follows the invitation will be revealed at the latest in the next seven episodes of the "Great Night Show".
ZDF television garden in the media library (appearance approx. 01:09:00)