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Fips Asmussen

Fips Asmussen

Fips Asmussen
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Intro Comedian
A.K.A. Rainer Pries
Is Musician
From Germany
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 30 April 1938, Hamburg, Germany
Age 82 years
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Rainer Pries (born 30 April 1938, Hamburg), best known by his stage name Fips Asmussen, is a German comedian and entertainer, known for his rapid delivery of puns and bad jokes.


Fips Asmussen attended an advertising academy, and graduated with a diploma. He is a skilled typesetter.

Since the early 1970s he has worked as a comedian, mostly on stage, sometimes on radio and TV. Many of his performances were released as frequently best-selling sound recordings. He has also published several books.

Fips Asmussen's early comedy was more sophisticated and political. His later comedy performances became known for unfunny, mostly politically incorrect jokes and puns delivered in his trademark rapid-fire stream, often considered to be "so unfunny they're funny again." He is frequently the butt of jokes by other comedians, but has gained a cult following in Germany.

The Hamburg-born comedian lives in Querfurt.


Asmussen's version of "Mein Gott Walter" by Mike Krüger appeared in German single charts. He made parodies of other songs.



Known CDs:

   Witze am laufenden Band 1
   Witze am laufenden Band 2
   Eine Mütze voller Witze
   Au weia!
   Aber Hallo …
   Das halt’ ich im Kopf nicht aus!
   Balla balla
   In der Haifischbar
   Schlag auf Schlag
   Kennen Sie den?
   Er nun wieder!
   Von Vegesack bis Titisee
   Auch das noch!
   … aus dem Leben gegriffen
   Spaß muss sein
   Jetzt geht’s rund
   Da bleibt kein Auge trocken
   Gnadenlos witzig
   Grobe Feinheiten
   Frei nach Schnauze!
   Ausgefallene Einfälle
   Das pralle Leben
   2007 - Saustark (Aufzeichnung April 2007)

Other Information

Oliver Kalkofe and Fips Asmussen maintain a humorous/eristic rivalry.

Asmussen has accused the entertainer and comedian Dieter Hallervorden several times of using various gags without his consent, such as the famous "bottle of French fries" skit ("Palim-Palim"), which Hallervorden bought for his program from the entertainer Heinz Quermann. This controversy was eventually parodied by Harald Schmidt and Oliver Pocher in the show "Schmidt & Pocher".

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