Oliver Welke

Oliver Welke (born 19 April 1966 in Bielefeld) is a German television presenter, actor, comedian, voice actor and sports journalist.

Oliver Welke
Oliver Welke in 2018
Oliver Welke

(1966-04-19) 19 April 1966
OccupationJournalist, Presenter
Years active1996-present


Welke studied journalism at the University of Münster, graduating in 1993. He then worked in a number of fields and eventually became a rather well-known sport journalist and presenter. Together with Oliver Kalkofe, whom he met while working for a public radio station, he provided the German voices for Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (as Crow T. Robot) and the British comedy show Little Britain, and also co-wrote the script for the crime film parody Der WiXXer. Since May 2009, Welke has been the host of the satirical heute-show on German public broadcaster ZDF, which is commonly viewed as a German adaptation of The Daily Show.[1]

Welke is married and has two sons. He is involved in several charities such as Terre des hommes.



  • Kalk & Welk (together with Oliver Kalkofe), 2000, Frühstyxradio (rough trade)
  • Kalk & Welk: Zwei Engel der Barmherzigkeit (together with Oliver Kalkofe), 2000, Frühstyxradio (rough trade)


  • Der Wixxer (together with Bastian Pastewka and Oliver Kalkofe), 2007, Vgs, ISBN 978-3-8025-1744-0
  • heute-show: Das Buch (together with Morten Kühne), 2011, Rowohlt Verlag, ISBN 978-3-87134-699-6
  • Frank Bsirske macht Urlaub auf Krk - Deutsche Helden privat (together with Dietmar Wischmeyer), 2013, Rowohlt Verlag, ISBN 978-3871347528



  1. HeuteShow:Oliver Welke
  2. Bayerische Staatskanzlei: "Ministerpräsident Seehofer verleiht Bayerischen Fernsehpreis 2013". Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
  3. "Preisträger". deutscher-fernsehpreis.de (in German). Retrieved 2014-10-03.
  4. "Auszeichnung der Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache" (in German). 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
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