• © Mayra Wallraff

  • © Mayra Wallraff

Spaßige Sache

Hysterisches Globusgefühl

The performance collective Hysterisches Globusgefühl ventures into the shallows of humor with their latest work. Because laughter connects, laughter liberates, laughter hurts, laughter excludes, laughter shatters power and authority. Laughter is weapon, remedy and reflex. The audience is invited to a humorous examination of wit, freely following the motto: analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog, no one finds it funny and in the end the frog is dead…. but it was still a fun thing to do*.

Together, audience and performers embark on a search for pure and liberated fun, a utopian place where no one loses their laughter and everyone has plenty to laugh about. Playing with expectations, nothing less than the impossible is attempted: To find the ultimate best joke of all time, at which everyone laughs truly and wholeheartedly.

*except for the frog


The performance collective Hysterisches Globusgefühl (Berlin/Vienna) direct their artistic work against the heteronormative patriarchy with full heart and solidarity and develop utopias for an anti-racist, classless, queerfeminist and respectful future. In 2011 awarded the jury prize of the festival “Arena… der jungen Künste” for “Macht was: Macht nichts!”, the experiences of this first production became the basis for further performances, in which public and theater space are intertwined. At the center of their work stands the question of conscious action, political interaction and global malaise.


N O T E :
Discriminatory stereotypes are reproduced and negotiated. There are offers of participation and interaction that do not have to be accepted. At the end of the play, loud and expansive blowers are suddenly used.


  • Nov 08, 2023
Past Dates
  • Nov 08, 2023
  • Nov 10, 2023
  • Nov 11, 2023
  • Nov 12, 2023


15 | 10 Euros
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100 minutes



Concept, performance

Hysterisches Globusgefühl (Elisabeth Lindig, Lea-Sophie Schiel, Arne Schirmel, Laura Steinl, Melanie Zipf)

Stage, costumes

Sarah Hoemske

Light, technic

Dirk Lutz

Programming light

Ferdinand Lutz

Production management

Anna Konrad


Jojo Büttler

Public relations

Kerstin Böttcher


Neslihan Arol, Sunna Huygen


Nima Pixie Lou Woratschek

Artistic photography

Mayra Walraff

Documentation (video | photo)

Julia Cremers, Renata Chueire

Helping hands

Helena Palmer, Sina Caroline Ulmschneider

A production by Hysterisches Globusgefühl in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Supported by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt.