Viktor Giacobbo Biography
Viktor Giacobbo born on February 6, 1952, is a Swiss writer, comedian and actor.
Viktor Giacobbo Age
He was born on 6 February 1952.
Viktor Giacobbo Career
He made an apprenticeship as a typesetter after completing school in Winterthur. He was a corrector, reader and media documentalist after quiting typesetting . He was initially an author and actor at the independent comedy-theater groups “Stuzzicadenti” from 1979 to 1986 and “Zampanoo’s Variété” between 1984 and 1985, then member of the comedy group “Harul’s Top Service” in the years 1985 and 1998. He worked for Radio DRS’ satire programme Satiramisù (1991–1994).
During the 90s, he created satirical figures like Harry Hasler, Debbie Mötteli, Fredi Hinz and Erwin Bischofberger. He became well known, through his job as a moderator and co-author of the satirical programmes Viktors Programm (1990–1994) and Viktors Spätprogramm (1995–2002) on SF DRS and as an author and main actor in the movie Ernstfall in Havanna (2002). In 2000, Giacobbo initiated, together with Patrick Frey and others, the “Casinotheater” Winterthur. Since then, he is Verwaltungsrats-Präsident of the „Casinotheater AG”. In 2006 he was the Circus Knie’s guest star. He lives near Winterthur.
Giacobbo until the end of 2007 was writing columns for various newspapers for the Tages-Anzeiger .The volume appeared in 1998, as asparagus of retribution with 70 selected columns from the (former) Swiss news magazine Facts . He also produced a calendar for 1999 and 2001 entitled Viktors Wandprogramm . From January 27, 2008 to December 11, 2016, together with Mike Müller, he made the satirical weekly review Giacobbo / Müller .Giacobbo lives with his partner in Winterthur.
Viktor Giacobbo Characters
An attractant pinning type. According to his own statement, Harry Hasler was Thurgauer, who, however, has acquired a pure Zurich dialect. According to dialect researcher Prof. D. Udler, this is a Zurich dialect from the 1950s. Harry Hasler lives in the Zurich district of Schwamendingen , with lush chest hair, gold jewelry and white clothes.
A homeless stranger with unkempt hair and worn clothes, who often asks people for “two shots (two francs) for d’Notschlafschtell”. As Fredi Hinz Giacobbo appeared in the 2006 season with the Circus Knie and at the Arosa Humor Festival . He also presented a whole episode of Viktor’s late program as Fredi Hinz. His guests were then Uriella and Stéphanie Berger .
A busy Indian, trader and mediator for everything. Speaks English with a strong accent and often vulgar.
An uneducated and naive woman on the border of primitiveness in a red plastic jacket.
A very nervous expert who gives banal tips or nonsensically moderates with high speaking speed.
Prelate Morgenthaler and sister (Victoria) Morgenthaler
Two religious clergymen with bad teeth.
A down-to-earth office worker or accountant, dressed in Giacobbo’s original confirmation suit with side peak and horn-rimmed glasses.
Pensioner with a displaced bite and partial bald head. Moderates the fictitious retiree program bed escape .
Sonny Boppeler , also Jack Boppeler
An unsympathetic football player mediator, likes to travel.
Guest worker from Italy who speaks Swiss German very badly, but quickly and without interruption. “Chasche nitte magge” (You can not do that) is one of his most typical sentences.
Mehmet Örkan (Turk or Kurd)
A rare minor character, by profession «arms dealer and mafioso». It is similar in appearance to the Italian (see above), but with a slightly different hair color: mottled gray. His motto: “Heroin is like kebab for the soul”.
Cultural / literary critic Burkart Schramm
Here he plays a role of a literary critic with Baslerdialekt, who occurs among other things as a participant in a fake discussion round of the cultural program KulturZeit.ZeitKultur , in which he considers football intellectual.
Werner Summer Halder
Politically leftist fructarian , esotericist and conspiracy theorist. Moderates the fictitious program Fallobscht-Chuchi .
Movies and Programmes
- CD Saletti, Rap alias Harry Hasler (1996)
- Videocassette Volle Pulle, alias Harry Hasler, Warner Home Video (1996)
- Videocassette Viktors Spätprogramm – Selection, Warner Home Video (1998–2001)
- DVD Viktors Universum 1 & 2, Warner Home Video (2000, 2001)
- DVD Ernstfall in Havanna, Warner Home Video, Vega Film (2002)
- DVD Viktors Universum – Finale, Warner Home Video (2003)
- CD Sickmen, Audio-CD of the theater play, edition “Kein & Aber” (2004)
- DVD Undercover, Vega Film (2005)
- CD Fredi Hinz – Unstoned, Audio-CD, edition “Kein & Aber” (2005)
- Movie script writer (with Domenico Blass), actor and co-producer of Ernstfall in Havanna, Director: Sabine Boss (2001/2002)
- Actor in Germanikus by Gerhard Polt (2004)
Viktor Giacobbo Awards
- 1991 Salzburg Bull (together with Birgit Steinegger )
- 1996 Telepreis
- 1996 Prix Walo (Category Media Creator)
- 1997 Prix Walo (category television program for Viktor’s late program )
- 2001 Prix Walo (category television production for Viktor’s late program )
- 2002 SwissAward (Category Showbusiness)
- 2003 Swiss Cabaret Prize Cornichon , Special Prize for TV satire
- 2007 Mutmacherpreis (Pfefferzeichen 2007) for Paul Burkhalter, Marc Bürge and Viktor Giacobbo (Casinotheater Winterthur)
- 2008 Swiss Television Award for “Giacobbo / Müller” (best broadcast)
- 2009 Prix Walo (category TV production for “Giacobbo / Müller”
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Viktor Giacobbo Interview
Viktor Giacobbo (62) on summer holidays, Mike Müller and animal cruelty
«I am now a jungle owner»
In the interview Viktor Giacobbo tells how he spent the summer, whether he has quirks and how he is doing with the religion.
LOOK: On Sunday you return from the transmission break. How did you spend the summer?
Viktor Giacobbo : I was traveling in Germany with my film “The Big Canton” and spent holidays in the USA . And I’m a jungle owner now! I support a project of the Paneco foundation for the release of orangutans in Sumatra. Together with others I have bought a large area that can not be cut down anymore.
Meanwhile, her colleague Mike Müller turned the «Undertaker». Has he never offered you a role?
Giacobbo: No. First, we do not offer each other roles. If so, then we plan together. Second, the “Undertaker” is his thing, and he plays it magnificently. But I visited him on the set – and we also did a sketch there.
They are already in their seventh season with “Giacobbo / Müller”. Do you still want to do that at 70?
Giacobbo: Why not? In my industry many are still in good hands with 70 years old. But ultimately, that’s what the audience decides.
How do you imagine your age?
Giacobbo: Not as romantic as many imagine. They transpose the present into old age and then see themselves as great, young seniors. But in a nursing home, the reality is a different one. The age but no worries me.
They are like Mike Müller at Exit, have an organ donor card. Do you take care of yourself?
Giacobbo:I already pay attention to my health. I do not smoke, at most a cigar every now and then. I like to move, ride a mountain bike and make sure I eat organic products if possible. And if meat, then not from tormenting.
Does your program sponsor not mind that you only eat very little meat?
Giacobbo: He has to live with it. He is also the sponsor of the program and not mine. (Laughs)
What are you most proud of?
Giacobbo: Slowly, people between the ages of 20 and 40 tell me that they grew up with what I do – and that it influenced them in one way or another. That’s a very nice feeling.
What do you regret?
Giacobbo: Fortunately, the big catastrophe was spared me in life. I never had to go cleaning patches. Most of it just happened.
Do you never doubt?
Giacobbo: But, again and again, almost every shipment. Sometimes I think: I’m just writing or directing. Both are as attractive for me as they are on stage.
Do you have quirks?
Giacobbo: Yes, I need it, for example, that my day starts as late as possible. Our editorial team tries to persuade me with gentle pressure to an earlier work start. I often like to work late into the night and then need my seven to eight hours of sleep.
What brings you to the palm?
Giacobbo: If people who are already on the ground, be kicked again. Or animal cruelty.
How do you feel about religion?
Giacobbo: I am not a believer. But I have respect for people who not only talk about their Christian commandments, but put them into charitable practice.
Ever stolen something?
Giacobbo: In the ABM I stole Pflästerli as a child. But I brought them back ruefully, unnoticed.
You are Christian after all …
Giacobbo: No, my godless conscience sometimes shows me the right way.
Your biggest dream?
Giacobbo: There are still some destinations in the world, such as Australia . Or Sumatra again.
Do not you want to emigrate?
Giacobbo: No, I do not see any reason for that. But I have friends in the state of Vermont, I might like it there for a while.
Viktor Giacobbo News
The satirical duo Giacobbo / Müller will make a comeback in the Circus Knie in 2019
Updated On: 21st August 2018
The satirical duo Viktor Giacobbo and Mike Müller will appear in 2019 in the ring of the Circus Knie. Knie announced on Tuesday in Bern that “highlight” of the anniversary program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Circus. The two comedians are intended for “satirical comedy” in the evening performances of German-speaking Switzerland. The names of the comedians performing in western Switzerland and Ticino will be announced later.
For Viktor Giacobbo it is after 2006 already the second appearance in the ring. At that time, Giacobbo accompanied the knee on the 88th Tour – as stunt Fredi Hinz. He has decided to go on tour with Knie every 13 years, the next time will be 2032, says 66-year-old Giacobbo in the media release.
On the other hand, Mike Müller celebrates a premiere in the sawdust of the circus ring: “I never thought that I would start an artist career at the age of 54.” For ringmaster Fredy Knie jun. is the appearance of Giacobbo / Müller on its 100th anniversary “the most beautiful birthday present”.