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'Your Life is a Joke': 5 things you didn't know about Oliver Polack

The cast looks beyond promising and elite with Oliver Polack and Christian Ulmen in the lead
Oliver Polak and Christian Ulmen (Instagram)
Oliver Polak and Christian Ulmen (Instagram)

'Your Life is a Joke' is Netflix's latest German comedy show, starring stand-up comedian Oliver Polack, who spends an entire day with famous guest stars right before he comedically roasts them with his subtle yet brilliant sense of humor! 

Polak gets to know the guest celebrities better, by meeting them at their favorite spots before picking on them with some good-natured fun and laughs. This comedy series will be looking at combining both stand-up comedies as well as a look into the green room; what happens backstage, to show the audience what happens behind closed doors! 


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Oliver Polack 

Born and raised in Germany, Oliver Polak is a German actor and comedian, known for his work on 'Life Is Too Long', 'Axolotl Overkill', and 'Alarm fur Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei'. Polak appeared as a co-presenter for the Viva Family and hosted the Disney Club on RTL for a year, after his internship at VIVA in the broadcast of Stefan Raab in 'Cologne'. In addition to this, he also played on Sat 1 in the comedy series, ' Zack'. Polak made appearances on the series 'Bernds Hexe', as Udo (2002), and officially started taking lessons in acting and stand-up comedy in 2006, in Berlin.  In 2017, Polak received the Grimme Prize in the entertainment category, for moderating the controversial late-night show, 'Applaus und Raus auf ProSieben'. 


Polak is also known for his elite sense of humor and the ease at which he can make people laugh to tears in minutes' time! 


Christian Ulmen 

Christian Ulmen of German nationality is an entertainer, actor and voice actor. Ulmen kickstarted his career in TV as a video jockey on MTV Europe, in 1996. He is known for his work on TV shows like 'Unter Ulmen or Mein neuer Freund', the German adaptation of 'My New Best Friend', and the award-winning TV series 'Dr Psycho – Die Bosen, die Bullen, meine Frau und ich'. His work involves lots of creativity and provocative humor. Ulmen has also made appearances himself, that too, in leading roles in 'Berlin Blues', 'Atomised' and 'Men in the City'. As of 2013, Ulmen and Nora Tschirner play the role of a team of investigators in the series, 'Tatort'. 


Other cast details 

Other cast include Nura Habib Omer and Jennifer Weist.

'Your Life is a Joke' releases on November 9, 2021, on Netflix.