Andreas Martin Hofmeir’s eclectic variety show, “Who’s Gonna Blow It?” (“Wer dablost’s?”) has become am essential destination in the performing arts scene. No one – not even Germany’s biggest names – has to be asked twice when the ECHO prizewinner and tuba virtuoso calls with an invitation to Ingolstadt’s Halle Neun. Prominent guests have included Olaf Schubert, Gregor Gysi, Hans Well, Katie Freudenschuss, Matthias Egersdörfer, Maxi Schafroth, Michael Altinger, Wolfgang Krebs, and Marcus H. Rosenmüller.
All types of variety acts, deep and humorously philosophical conversations far beyond mainstream talk show fare, as well as seasonal projects such as making Christmas cookies or guessing the ingredients of various detox juices, keep the host and his guests on their toes. At the center of it all is Rosalinde, an old, broken-down, and foul-smelling tuba upon which every guest is required to play a tune, accompanied by the show’s house band, the SchutterNEUN Jazz Orchestra.
With an entertaining alternation of lively music, timely cabaret, skilled variety acts, conversations both serious and amusing, as well as interaction with the audience, the result in a show that is engaging and entertaining. “Who’s Gonna Blow It?” takes place four times a year in Ingolstadt’s Halle Neun.
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What the Critics Say
“The barefoot tuba professor is a delightfully humorous and subversive free spirit whose spontaneous flashes of insight and delightfully sharp tongue make his talk show concept so engaging.”
Donaukurier, 12 June 2017
“This show is destined to become a cult classic!”
Donaukurier, 7 March 2017
“As a host, Hofmeir is not slickly buttoned down or harmlessly polite. He is able to find a perfect balance of curiosity, humor, and bluntness without ever becoming rude. His show concept is right on target: Halle Neun is nearly always sold out.”
Donaukurier, 26 September 2016
“A successful balance of casual entertainment, intelligent cabaret, and slapstick, but with serious moments as well. Hofmeir took a stand for cultural diversity in a musical sense: at three points in the evening, young men from Eritrea, Syria, and Senegal sang – to enthusiastic applause – songs from their homelands. According to Hofmeir, he wanted to show that people forced to become refugees ‘are not only looking for a roof over their heads, but are bringing us things of value as well.”
Donaukurier, 14 September 2015