Thomas Hermanns

Thomas Hermanns (born 5 March 1963) is a German TV-presenter, director, TV-author and comedian. He is known for his comedy-show Quatsch Comedy Club.

Hermanns was born in Bochum. During his childhood he lived in Nuremberg. After school he studied theatre. In 1992, Hermanns started the comedy show Quatsch Comedy Club. The show has been on German channel ProSieben since 1996. In 2003 the show moved to the Theatre Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin.

Hermanns has written and produced different comedy shows on TV, including Zapped (1998), Back to Life (2000) and Paranoid (2004) for Michael Mittermeier, Gayle Tufts and Cora Frost. Hermanns was a director for Grease and Es fährt ein Zug nach Nirgendwo. Hermanns wrote for the TV series Lukas (1997–1999), Meine beste Freundin (2000) with Mariele Millowitsch and Doris Kunstmann and for Sing, wenn du kannst! (2002) at the theatre Schmidts Tivoli in Hamburg.

Hermanns was TV moderator of Red Nose Day and Popclub on channel ProSieben. In May 2005 and 2006 Hermanns was moderator of Countdown Eurovision. In December 2005 Hermanns worked with Sky du Mont and Bettina Zimmermann as moderators of the Bambi award on German channel ARD. He was also the moderator of the Vorentscheidung Eurovision Song Contest, and was spokesperson for this event from 2005 to 2008.

Hermanns is openly gay and has been in a relationship for 14 years with Wolfgang Macht.[1] On 6 September 2008 Hermanns and Macht engaged a civil union.[2]


  • 1997: Deutscher Comedypreis Hauptpreis for Quatsch Comedy Club
  • 2000: Deutscher Comedypreis Beste Comedy-Show for Quatsch Comedy Club
  • 2006: Goldene Kamera Category Comedy
  • 2006: LEA Live Entertainment Award in sector engagement for new artists for Quatsch Comedy Club
  • 2007: Kompassnadel by Schwules Netzwerk NRW e.V. for special work in LGBT[1]


  1. "Homo-Preis für Thomas Hermanns and Rainer Jarchow",, 2007-04-18, retrieved 2007-09-20 (German)
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