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Guido Cantz (born August 19, 1971 in Porz am Rhein, Germany) is a German television presenter, comedian, and author. In addition, Guido Cantz is a descendant of Kaspar Kantz, who is considered to be the author of the first known Protestant order of worship.
After childhood and adolescence, Guido Cantz studied at the Maximilian-Kolbe-Gymnasium in Wahn, where he also graduated from high school. Guido Cantz then went into military service and then studied business administration at the University of Cologne from 1991 to 1994. In 1996, Guido Cantz also completed training as a state-certified commercial media assistant at the Joseph DuMont Vocational College.
Guido Cantz got his start as a TV presenter, comedian and author in a rather atypical way: from 1991 he appeared as a so-called man for all cases as a speaker at the Cologne Carnival. He was able to gain important stage experience early on and made up to 250 stage appearances in one season.
It was only a matter of time before Guido Cantz was also discovered for television. He has been on television as a comedian and presenter since 1998. Guido Cantz had the opportunity to present numerous guest appearances in comedy and satirical shows such as Quatsch Comedy Club, Ottis Schlachthof, TV Total or Genial as moderator. He also moderated various shows such as Karnevalissimo (ZDF), The Edgar Wallace Show (Kabel 1), Deal or No Deal (SAT 1), Kenn ich (Kabel 1) and How cool is that? (WDR).
Since 2010, Guido Cantz has had the opportunity to present the Saturday evening show Do you understand fun? in the first and also for several years the show Do you understand what? to moderate in the SWR. August 2019 saw negative headlines about the artist for the first time, when a viewer survey revealed that Guido Cantz was rated as artificial, arrogant and unfriendly. In terms of the show, this criticism was a real disaster.
Guido Cantz also has his own stage show, with which he has been touring Germany for several years now. In 2017 he was able to celebrate his 25th stage anniversary, which he called “Blondiäum”. Guido Cantz is also the author of several books, appears as a co-commentator on the SWR1 hit parade and even comments on the Cologne Shrove Monday procession on WDR television.
Again and again, however, there was not only criticism of the moderator himself, as already briefly mentioned, but also of the content of the shows, for which the moderator was not responsible. According to a survey by the magazine Bild, many viewers judged that the clips from various programs would not appeal to the viewers. However, what also went directly to Guido Gantz’s account were comments such as the fact that he would sometimes present celebrities in front of the camera as part of his programs and thus embarrass them. Anyone who now thinks that it will soon be all over for Guido Gantz is wrong. Because according to SWR, for example, the broadcaster is fully behind the presenter. Although Guido Gantz has a special sense of humour, it fits perfectly with the broadcaster’s formats. He is also a friendly host and would respond very well to his guests. He is exactly the right moderator when it comes to tripping up unsuspecting celebrities and non-celebrities alike with humorous traps. According to the broadcaster SWR, it would also be normal for successful entertainment programs to always “continue to be worked on”. Since between 3.5 and 45 million people regularly tune in to shows like Verständig Sie Fun, it is inevitable that there will be individual criticism. Here, the broadcaster and many other broadcasters are fully behind the moderator, because they know how to assess his qualities and his experience as a moderator very well. Incidentally, there are always criticisms from other moderators, so this is completely normal in show business.
The highlights of Guido Gantz’s career are without a doubt the many stage appearances and work as a moderator for a wide variety of formats and broadcasters. So today he is very well known to an audience of millions and the negative criticism has not been able to harm his career so far.
“The whole thing screams hooker!”
“That’s a top thing!”
“I wouldn’t be the rock guy.”
“Well, if it were a child, then I would also take a nice one where everyone says: Oh, you have a nice child!”
“I can deal with criticism very well and that helps you in terms of content! We take the evaluation of the 47 participants in the study to heart and will discuss it in detail over the next few days.”
Guido Gantz made it from the Cologne carnival stages to television. He deserves respect for that, because the way to the big shows is tedious and paved with many stones.