|Height 1.75 m|
|Parents Magdalena Gruber, Josef Gruber|
Nominations Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Best comedy
Movies and TV shows Eine ganz heiße Nummer, Leute - Leute!, Winterkartoffelknödel, Die Mamba
Born 29 June 1971 (age 49) Wartenberg, district Erding, Germany
Similar Christine Neubauer, Michael Niavarani, Hannes Ringlstetter
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This article deals with the Bavarian cabaret artist Monika Gruber. For the Austrian actress and dubbing actress see Monica Gruber.
- Monika gruber ottis schlachthof
- Youth and education
- TV career
- Cabaret stage program
- Social commitment
- Personal life
- Cabaret programs selection
- Televised cabaret performances selection
Youth and education
Monika Gruber grew up with her two younger brothers on their parental farm in Tittenkofen, Upper Bavaria. After completing her A-levels, she worked for several years as a foreign language secretary. At the age of 27, she had completed a two and a half year program at the drama school Zerboni. Her first theater engagement was during that time: from 2000 to 2005, she was an ensemble member of Iberl Bühne, which was directed by Georg Maier in Munich-Solln.
In 2002, Gruber gained her first experience as a cabaret artist in the comedy series Kanal fatal, in which she portrayed Kellnerin Monique, a typical Bavarian waitress who, in broad vernacular speech, talks about her adventures in gastronomy. At the same time, she also performed in Günter Grünwald's Freitagscomedy. From 2003 to 2009, she was a member of the Bavarian Television sketch series Die Komiker. She reported from Oktoberfest in Munich for Bavarian Television in 2004, and in 2006 she was a celebrity gossip commentator for Grünwald Freitagscomedy. In 2009, Gruber and Grünwald shot a four-part sketch show called Normal is des ned. That collaboration with Grünwald and Bavarian Television ended in September 2009.
In 2012, the German broadcaster ZDF gave Gruber her own TV series, Leute, Leute!, a boulevard satire. Contrary to the wishes of ZDF, Gruber didn't extend her contract for Leute, Leute!, which was to expire at the end of 2012, in order to gain more time for live performance. In the same year, she won a Bavarian Television award in the category of comedian for Die Große Quatsch Variety Show (Pro7), Monika Gruber live 2011 (BR), and Grünwald Freitagscomedy (BR).
From January 2011 to the end of 2013, Gruber, along with Bruno Jonas and Rick Kavanian, was a core member of Die Klugscheißer, a monthly satirical TV series of Bavarian Television. When she withdrew so she could focus on her stage programs, the show was discontinued.
In April 2014, Gruber was again a regular guest on Grünwald Freitagscomedy, and she continued to perform with Günter Grünwald on a more regular basis in autumn 2014. For this reason, the title of the series was to be changed to Grünwald & Gruber Freitagscomedy. At the end of the year, however, Gruber and Bavarian Television announced that these plans would not be realized because of scheduling and conceptual difficulties.
In addition to her cabaret and comedy performances, Gruber also performed on various TV productions. From 2008 to 2011, she played the leading role of Hannelore Herbst in the Bavarian Television series Der Kaiser von Schexing. From 2011 to 2013, she played Lokalreporterin Barbara Hansen in the first 30 episodes of the ARD series Hubert & Staller. At the same time, she also played Moni Riemerschmidt in the new Heiter bis tödlich episodes of the Bavarian police series München 7 along with Florian Karlheim, Andreas Giebel, and Christine Neubauer.
Cabaret stage program
Gruber toured through the south of Germany and Austria in 2004 with her first solo program, Kellerin Monique, schmeckt's ned? In 2005, her solo program Hauptsach' g'sund debuted. Her third stage program Zu wahr, um schön zu sein, celebrated its premier on 13 September in Munich and was performed at the 17th Arose Humor-Festival. In 2006, Gruber toured with her program Wenn ned jetzt, wann dann!
In the turn of the year 2012-2013, Gruber performed with Michael Niavarani in their "patchwork program" called Best of Beide, in a repeatedly sold out town hall in Vienna. The program focused on 40-year-old singles, "persons with menstruation background," bad tempered people from Vienna, and everyday lies. The stage performances in Bavaria in February 2013 were also well attended.
In January 2014, Guber performed a fifth solo program, Irgendwas is' immer.
Gruber is involved in the cabaret artist Christian Springer's association Orienthelfer e.V. and locally supports Lebanese refugees.
Gruber suffered from anorexia nervosa for several years during her adolescence.
From September 2011 to September 2012, she was in a relationship with the managing director of the Paulaner brewery, Andreas Steinfatt.