Barbara Schöneberger: She sees political correctness as difficult


Barbara Schöneberger considers political correctness, which is widely noticed today, to be difficult: "Just laughing is no more."

The German all-round talent Barbara Schöneberger (46, "known from radio and television") complains about the political correctness that predominates in humor these days. "If clichés now fall on the index of personal injury, every statement is checked, it becomes difficult," explains the presenter, actress, singer and entertainer in an interview with "Welt am Sonntag". "Let's not kid ourselves: it used to be funnier."

"A completely different sensibility"

She used to moderate galas where, among other things, there was champagne on tap. Even at the beginning of a gala you have to say things like that the toilet flushes with rainwater and that "e-Golfs for the VIP shuttle" are ready. This should not be misunderstood, because that is also okay. Meanwhile, however, "a completely different sensitivity dominates humor: just laughing is no longer."

She herself hadn't encountered any resistance in her career: "At least none that would have stopped me from doing anything." Like everyone else, she has of course also experienced failures, but she has never been able to consciously attribute an advancement or failure to her gender.

Schöneberger is one of four protagonists who have accompanied Sky for almost a year in front of and behind the scenes for his new documentary series "Her Story". On November 24th and December 1st, at 9:50 p.m., the station will show the two-part documentary about the 46-year-old. Documentations about Sarah Wiener (58), Stefanie Giesinger (24) and Anna Loos (50) follow later.