NewsHape Kerkeling receives television award for his life's work

Hape Kerkeling receives television award for his life's work

Creativity and diversity have been trademarks of the entertainer Hape Kerkeling for decades. Now the Recklinghausen receives an honorary award.

[Cologne -] The entertainer and author Hape Kerkeling (56) is honored with the German Television Prize for his achievements on the screen and in many other creative disciplines.

“With the award, the donors honor the comedian, entertainer, actor and author as a personality who has been delighting audiences for decades with their enormous diversity and creativity,” announced the Permanent Secretariat of the Television Prize in Cologne on Wednesday. In the course of his career, Kerkeling (“I’ll be gone”) has been the protagonist of numerous “formative TV shows”, he has directed films and landed in the charts. As an author, he also proved to be a “sensitive and precise observer”.

Born in Recklinghausen, he will personally receive the honorary award from the donors on September 16. The gala moderated by Barbara Schöneberger (47) can be seen on RTL. The German Television Prize has been awarded for outstanding television performance since 1999. It is donated by RTL, ZDF, Sat.1, ARD and Deutsche Telekom. This year RTL is in charge of the project.

With the RTL media group, Kerkeling, who recently took years of TV abstinence, is currently working on new projects. Several formats have been announced. The entertainer is slated to return to the screen later this year. [dpa]

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