4 thoughts on “Brother Theodore Wednesdays #13

  1. Brother Theodore (11 November 1906 – 5 April 2001) was a German monologuist and comedian known for rambling, stream of consciousness dialogues which he called “stand up tragedy.” He was born Theodore Gottlieb into a wealthy family in Düsseldorf, Germany, where his father was a magazine publisher. Theodore attended the University of Cologne. Under Nazi rule, he was imprisoned at the Dachau concentration camp until he signed over his family’s fortune for one Reichsmark. After being deported for chess hustling from Switzerland he went to Austria where Albert Einstein, a family friend, helped him escape to the United States. He worked as a janitor at Stanford University, a dockworker in San Francisco.

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