The Golden Weißwurscht

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What is the Golden Weißwurscht?

The “Golden Weißwurscht” has been awarded every year since 1996 at a cabaret evening as part of the music and theatre festival “StuStaCulum”. The gold-plated “Wurscht”, worth 3,000 euros, has repeatedly turned out to be an important step in the carrier of young cabaret artist. For instance, Weißwurscht winner Jess Jochimsen (1997) subsequently performed at the “Münchner Lach- und Schießgesellschaft”, in the ARD cabaret classic “Scheibenwischer” as well as in the “Lustspielhaus”. Martina Schwarzmann, Weißwurscht winner in 2001, has in the meantime won several other prizes, such as the “Deutsche Kabarettpreis” and the audience award of the “Passauer Scharfrichterbeil”. Claus von Wagner, finalist in 2002, has been awarded the “Salzburger Stier” and the “Deutsche Kleinkunstpreis” in 2010, as part of the “Erste Deutsche Zwangsensemble”. In the meantime, he also regularly performs in the ZDF programme “Die Anstalt” as well as in the “heute SHOW”. Other well-known winners are, for example, Tobias Mann, Nepo Fitz and Bumillo, Sven Kemmler, the duo Team und Struppi, Florian Wagner, Flüsterzweieck and Lars Redlich.

What do I have to do, to be awarded a Wurscht?

Please apply online at: with your current programme or part of it (at leat 30 minutes).

More information can be found here soon.

If you have any questions, send an email to: or

The application deadline for the “Golden Weißwurscht 2020” is the 19th of January 2020.

After the application deadline, we will pick four applicants who will have the opportunity of convincing the audience and jury at the cabaret afternoon of the theatre and music festival StuStaCulum on Saturday, the 23rd of May 2020.  A top jury will select the winners the same evening. The first prize is 2,000 euros; the second prize 1,000 euros. Since 2018, there has also been an audience award.

The Golden Weißwurscht Winners 2019 are:

1st prize: The Austrian Duo Flüsterzweieck with Antonia Stabinger and Ulrike Haidacher (2,000 euros)
Programme: Best of from various programmes of the duo

2nd prize: Florian Wagner (1,000 euros)
Programme: “Mein erstes Mal“

Audience award: Florian Wagner – “Mein erstes Mal“

The Golden Weißwurscht Winners 2018 are:

1st prize: Quichotte (2,000 euros)
Programme: “Optimum fürs Volk“

2nd prize: Alan Neumayer (1,000 euros)
Programme: “Sozialrodeo“

Audience award: Quichotte – “Optimum fürs Volk“

The Golden Weißwurscht Winners 2017 are:

1st prize: Markus Kapp (2,000 euros)
Programme: "Wir schweifen App"

2nd prize: Michael Feindler (1,000 euros)
Programme: “Artgerechte Spaltung“

The Golden Weißwurscht Winners 2016 are:

1st prize: Robert Alan (2,000 euros)
Programme: "Die Robert Alan Show"

2nd prize: Peter Fischer (1,000 euros)
Programme: “Beim ersten Mal ist es ein Fehler“

The Golden Weißwurscht Winners 2015 are:

1st prize: Herr Lehmann (2,000 euros)
Programme: "Der letzte Lemming"

2nd prize: Bumillo (1,000 euros)
Programme: “VEIT CLUB“

The Golden Weißwurscht Winners 2014 are:

1st prize: René Sydow (2,000 euros)
Programme: “Gedanken! Los!”

2nd prize: Tilman Lucke (1,000 euros)
Programme: “Fünf Prozent Würde”

The Golden Weißwurscht Winners 2013 are:

1st prize: Lars Redlich (2,000 euros)
Programme: "Lars but not least"

2nd prize: Olivier Sanrey (1,000 euros)
Programme: "Alle garstig"

The Golden Weißwurscht Winners 2012 are:

1st prize: Sven Kemmler (2,000 euros)
Programme: "MoralCarpaccio"

2nd prize: André Hartmann (1,000 euros)
Programme: "Prél...Ude"

The Golden Weißwurscht Winners 2011 are:

1st prize: Team & Struppi (2,000 euros)
Programme: "Reden vor dem Nationalkonvent"

2nd prize: Christoph Tiemann (1,000 euros)
Programme: "Kabarett-Verbot"

Once again, the Golden Weißwurscht was awarded at the StuStaCulum, the music and theatre festival in the Studentenstadt, on 5 June 2010.

The Hans-Scholl-Halle, where the Golden Weißwurscht takes place, was completely filled up. The audience couldn’t wait for the four groups who had qualified for the final, to start their performance.

 At half eight, finally, the time had arrived: The jury announced the Golden Weißwurscht Winners 2010.

1st prize: PauL - Poesie aus Leidenschaft (1,500 euros)
Programme: "Dichterloh"

2nd prize: Kernölamazonen (700 euros)
Programme: "Lieder-Liebes-Reisen"


The jury was made up of:

  • Katinka Strassberger, BR, radioSpitzen, Kabarett & Comedy
  • Fabian Eckl, organisation Kulturleben in der Studentenstadt e.V.
  • Caroline von Eichhorn, Radio M94,5
  • Florian Alexander, Radio M94,5
  • Elisabeth Ebentheuer, Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern, Kulturbüro

The jury said:

PauL - Poesie aus Leidenschaft offered socio-critical topics full of energy (eg the current financial crisis) and perfectly included virtual realities. They offered spectacular teamwork with great stage presence at a breathtaking pace.

With cunning charm, the Kernölamazonen created all kinds of different characters on stage, all to do with the never-ending topic love. With strong voices and lots of music, they sang, played and danced and showed great acting skills. Congenial interaction was added to the dramatic composition, which was filled with subtle eroticism.

The Golden Weißwurscht Winners 2009 are:

1st prize: First Ladies (1,500 euros)
Programme: "reich&sexy – in zwanzig Minuten"

2nd prize: Michael Dietmayr (700 euros)
Programme: "Herz im Süden"

The jury was made up of:

  • Gabriele Englet, Bayerischer Rundfunk / Unterhaltung-Wort
  • Michael Zirnstein, Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • Josef Fischer und Evi Schulz, Verein der Studenten im Olympiazentrum e.V.
  • Fabian Eckl und Magdalena Brunner, organisation „Kulturleben in der Studentenstadt e.V.“
  • Elisabeth Ebentheuer and C. Otto, Kulturbüro of the Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern

The Golden Weißwurscht 2008

Nepo Fitz wins the 2008 fringe theatre prize

Multi-talented entertainer bursting with energy

When the StuStaCulum celebrates its birthday, the “Golden Weißwurscht” doesn't rank behind. The fringe theatre prize of the Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern and the organisation “Kulturleben in der Studentenstadt e.V.” celebrated its eleventh anniversary. At the great final this evening – Saturday, 24 May 2008 – in the comletely packed Hans-Scholl-Halle, the jury, made up of representives from the Munich culture and media scenes, made following decision:
The first and second place, together worth 2,200 euros, went to:

1st prize: Nepo Fitz (1,500 euros)
Programme: "Pimpftown – Wie werde ich ein Mann?"

2nd prize: Duo Sellarie (700 euros)
Programme: "Fränkische Chansons"

The jury was made up of::

  • Gabriele Englet, Bayerischer Rundfunk / Unterhaltung-Wort
  • Katrin Hildebrand, tz
  • Till Hofmann, Münchner Lach+Schießgesellschaft and Lustspielhaus
  • Angelika Schall, student representative of the Technical University of Munich
  • Fabian Eckl, Norbert Kluy und Michaela Mertens, organisation „Kulturleben in der Studentenstadt e.V.“
  • Elisabeth Ebentheuer and C. Otto, Kulturbüro of the Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern

The jury said:

Nepo Fitz stands out because of his great musical and artistic talent and his stage presence. He interweaves music and word with great speed. His roll play is particularly convincing. Nepo Fitz impresses his audience as a multi-talented entertainer.

With lots of passion and imagination, Duo Sellarie defy the established expectations of cabaret with their novel song lyrics, new musical sounds and minimalistic choreography.

The “Golden Weißwurscht” was first awardedin 1997 as part of the theatre and music festival StuStaCulum and has turned out to be an important step in the carrier of many of the winners. For instance, Weißwurscht winner Jess Jochimsen (1997) was on stage several times at the “Münchner Lach- und Schießgesellschaft”, in the “Scheibenwischer” as well as in the “Lustspielhaus” and others. The winner of the prize 2001, Martina Schwarzmann, has, in the meantime, won several other prizes (such as the “Bielefeld Kabarettpreis”). (TV) Comedian Michael Mittermeier and Germany’s cabaret newcomer number one, Claus von Wagner (among others, “Deutscher Kabarettpreis” 2006) made first experiences in front of a big audience here.