|Estimated value:||€3 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||comedy|
Olaf Schubert is a German comedian, cabaret artist and musician.
Olaf Schubert was born on November 7th, 1967 in Plauen in Saxony. His real name is Michael Haubold. Haubold has adopted the name “Olaf Schubert” as his stage name.
After graduating from the Polytechnic High School, Schubert completed an apprenticeship as a business administrator. Since he had been enthusiastic about music since his childhood, Schubert began to study architecture and music with a focus on piano after completing his apprenticeship. He kept his head above water with several different part-time jobs and spent some time in Belarus as part of his studies. However, he dropped out of college. In 1991 Schubert, as a musician, produced his first demo tape called “Inventory – Songs on the state of mind after the fall of the Wall”.
Olaf Schubert’s career as a comedian began in 1995 with “Hier bin ich” as his first program. In 1996, further programs in the cabaret area followed with “Crib Play” and “Feeling Wins”. Schubert still presents the “nativity play” every year during Advent. Together with the two musicians Jochen Barkas and Herr Stephan, Schubert has performed several times throughout his career as “Olaf Schubert and his friends”.
At the beginning of his career, Olaf Schubert was only seen as a live comedian in regional stage shows. These include the shows “Mumpitzspasmolator meets Elektroobst”, “I have no regrets!”, “Real people”, “Boycott”, “Radio plays with dolls” and “Inventory”. Gradually, Schubert took part more and more in what was happening on television and thus gained more attention. Several television programs and shows followed in which he made appearances. For several years, Olaf Schubert has been a regular guest on ZDF’s “heute-show” and regularly has his column called “Mahner und Erinnerer” presented on radio station SWR3. Together with Olaf Böhme, Olaf Schubert conceived the program “Olaf meets Olaf” in 2008. Between 2010 and 2012, 3sat broadcast 2 seasons with a total of eight programs on “Olaf TV – von Schubert zu Mensch”. At the end of August 2012, Schubert premiered his new program “SO” at the Breschke & Schuch cabaret in Dresden. At the beginning of October 2012, Olaf Schubert moderated the 14th presentation of the German Television Prize together with Oliver Welke. In the course of his career, Olaf Schubert was allowed to moderate and play in his own television programs several times, including “Olaf macht Mut”, “Olaf Improves the World!” and “Olaf’s Club” count.
As far as his music career goes, Schubert often appears as his fictional sister, Gabi Schubert, as a drummer in the rock band Dekadance from Dresden. Until 2003, Schubert also had a musical role as Michael Rock in the band “The Rockys”.
Olaf Schubert achieved his breakthrough in 2001 with a few guest appearances at the “Quatsch Comedy Club”, where he appeared regularly from then on. Another milestone in his career, with which Schubert became known throughout Germany, is his appearance at “u. A. wg – An answer is requested”. At the latest with further performances such as “Cindy from Marzahn and The Young Wild Ones”, “Night Wash” and his own program “Olaf TV – From Schubert to Man” Olaf Schubert was able to establish himself Create a foothold in the comedy scene.
Olaf Schubert was able to draw particular attention to himself with his appearance and manner, which are still his trademarks to this day. Schubert is known for his sweater vests with an argyle pattern in lemon yellow, blue or emerald green, under which he never wears a shirt, pulled up gray jeans and his medium-length, thin hair. In addition, Olaf Schubert is known for his Saxon way of speaking, his thin, slightly trembling voice, his random mental leaps and his complicated sentences in which he uses incorrect foreign words.
In recent years, Olaf Schubert has been showered with numerous prizes and awards for his work. In 2004 he won the Salzburg bull and the St. Ingberter pan, in 2005 the Thuringian cabaret prize and in 2006 the Berlin prize at the big cabaret festival. In 2010, Schubert was able to enjoy the German cabaret prize for the “cabaret” category and the German television prize for his work on the “heute-show”, for which he was again awarded the German television prize and the Bambi in 2014. Furthermore, between 2008 and 2014, Schubert received the German Comedy Award six times in the categories “Best Newcomer”, “Best Comedy Show” and “Best Comedian”. In addition, Olaf Schubert won the Bavarian Cabaret Prize in 2018 for his musical achievements. Since 2014, the native Michael Haubold has also been stirring up the jury of the German Comedy Award as chairman himself.
“My studies were primarily a pretense of active work.” – With this statement, Olaf Schubert reveals that he was not sincere about his studies at the time.
Olaf Schubert, who is also referred to in the media as a “sweater miracle”, once said that he would never wear his sweater vest privately. In addition, his first slipovers are said to have been knitted by his grandmother.
|Estimated value:||€3 million|