Multifaceted situational comedy
Nominated for the Schweizer Kleinkunstpreis 2018
Lapsus are Christian Höhener, who was born in Thal in 1969, and Peter Winkler (Dietikon,1968). They have been working as a double act for more than twenty years. The pair met in 1991 at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri, which they attended after training as a primary school teacher and structural engineering draughtsman, respectively. While at drama school they developed their first number, a parody based on Swiss wrestling. After graduating in 1995 they immediately won an award: the Goldener Scheinwerfer (“Golden Spotlight”), a show talent competition that laid the foundation stone for their career. Appearances on TV and various stages around Europe followed, and 2007 saw them on tour with Zirkus Knie. In 2001 Höhener and Winkler received the Central European Kleinkunstpreis and were nominated four times for the Prix Walo; in 2010 they won the Arosa Humorfüller, the artists’ prize of the Arosa comedy festival.