Angela Merkel Off the Record – As Imagined by the British

© BBC, photo: Rory Lindsay

I love the British sense of humor! Most of my favorite comedies are actually from the UK. They just have a way of being so unabashedly politically incorrect and hilariously self-ironic. But in their latest comedy out-put they are less about self-irony, as the joke is on our chancellor Angela Merkel. For the new Tracey Ullman show the titular comedienne portraits Merkel from a side, that we haven’t seen her yet: Off the record, and often breaking out in song. Merkel is known for always having a straight face when exposed to the public eye, but this new set of sketches shows how the Brits imagine her when no one is listening. And it’s quite genius…

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