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Oliver Pocher (born 18 February 1978 in Hanover) is a German actor, stand-up comedian and television host.
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Early life and professional training
Pocher is the son of Gerhard and Jutta Pocher; he was born and grew up in Hanover, West Germany. His parents are Jehovah’s Witnesses and he too was raised as one. In 2007, Pocher stated that, unlike his parents, he had no contact with the organization anymore as he claimed “not to have agreed with their rules“.
Reports that Pocher had attended a Waldorf school were denied by his management. Pocher successfully completed his training as an insurance broker at Signal Iduna Bauspar AG.
During the time of his apprenticeship he had some part-time jobs at various radio stations and as a DJ in clubs and during family celebrations. He also appeared in the comedian group Holla-Bolla and as an entertainer at Birte Karalus, a German chat show. After his apprenticeship he worked for the Swiss life insurance ” Schweizerische Lebensversicherungs- und Rentenanstalt” (today: SwissLife) and the “HDI Lebensversicherung AG” (HDI life insurance).
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Oliver Pocher Married life, Wife, Children
Pocher was from 2010 to 2014 married with Alessandra Meyer-Wölden. He has four children. Since 2017 Pocher is married with Amira Aly. In March 2020, Pocher was tested positve for coronavirus together with his spouse Amira Aly.
Oliver Pocher Criticism and scandals
Oliver Pocher haa been widely criticised for his jokes at the expense of others. After he recommended plastic surgery to a woman of the audience of the Wetten, dass..? (“Wanna Bet..?”) episode on 22 January 2005, he was sued for damages of €25,000. Although he apologised to her on the phone and repeated this apology in public during one of his shows, he was not able to solve this conflict out of court. On the 11 January Pocher was sentenced by the district court of Hanover to pay a fine of €6,000. The judge in charge called Pocher’s statement (“You look quite old for your age”) a “very insulting comment”. The public insulting continued in January 2008 during the TV show “Johannes B. Kerner” when Pocher once again made fun of the same woman’s appearance and mocked the verdict. As a result, another suit was filed against the entertainer. The victim’s lawyer explained that the woman was insulted and that the topic is repeatedly brought up by people whom she meets during her work. Pocher did not comment on this. Statements such as those made by Pocher could be legal in the future, as the Council of Europe is advising to decriminalise insults.
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Pocher caused a scandal in July 2005 during the ZDF (German broadcasting station) – show “Gottschalk & Friends” when he first insulted Mariah Carey and later accidentally spat water onto her. For this action he was harshly criticised by some newspapers and by the broadcast station in charge. Gottschalk himself kept calm and commented on the incident: “Of course I do not want to have jokes at the expense of others during my show and I do not want corpses to be carried away from the battlefield afterwards. If you invite Pocher to your show, however, you should expect a different atmosphere than with, for example, Alfred Biolek.”
When Pocher mocked the personal life of singer Sarah Connor and her reality show, Connor sued Pocher. While the exact outcome of the lawsuit is not known, Pocher did apologise to Connor.
In January 2009, during the TV show “Schmidt & Pocher“, Pocher spoofed the Hitler assassin Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, who is portrayed by Tom Cruise in “Valkyrie”. He had to face negative feedback for this and thereafter the broadcasting commission examined this incident.
In February 2014, at the Vienna Ball, Oliver Pocher was interviewed by Mirjam Wechselbraun with Kim Kardashian. He joked that he was only going to dance when ‘N****** in Vienna’ was played.