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2005

Hennes Bender

Comedian

Between 1990 and 1997 Hennes Bender studied Theatre, Film and TV Studies at the RUB and completed his M.A. with a thesis on Monty Python.

Hennes Bender got into the entertainment business while he was still in college. In 1992 he, together with Heinz-Peter Lengkeit, founded the comedy duo "Lengkeit gegen Bender" (Lengkeit vs. Bender). In addition, he participated in several performances as an actor and director. In 1999, Hennes Bender first presented his Stand-Up-Comedy programme. In 2001, he finished first at the Cologne Comedy Cup and was awarded the prize "Tegtmeiers Erben" (audience and jury). In 2004, Hennes Bender was awarded the German Comedy Prize in the category “Best Newcomer”. He is now regularly to be seen in TV shows such as the Quatsch Comedy Club.

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