Olli, as his friends and colleagues call him, actually studied journalism, English literature and German literature and was already on his way to being a foreign language correspondent before he discovered his true talent as a comedian and presenter. “Frühstyxradio” (Early Styx Radio) at the Lower Saxony radio station ffn provided the appropriate framework for Kalkofe’s disrespectful biting humor.
A few years later, he finally became one of the best-known and most popular comedians as well as one of Germany’s most popular media critics with his award-winning TV satire “Kalkofes Mattscheibe” (Kalkofe’s Screen). The program was awarded the renowned Grimme Prize in 1996 and, in 1999, the German Comedy Award.
He conquered the movie scene with the Edgar Wallace parodies DER WIXXER (2004) and NEUES VOM WIXXER (2007), in which he played one of the main roles, co-produced and contributed to the scripts. In addition, he has published numerous books and radio plays and was in many movies as a voice actor, including Hollywood blockbusters such as “Garfield”, “Cars” and “Robots”. Today, Kalkofe can be seen in numerous formats on the Internet and the private T.V. station TELE 5.
Oliver Kalkofe is one of the long-time supporters of the FollowYourTalent Foundation and provided a testimonial in the image film of the Foundation.
More information: https://kalkofe.de