OTTO & ASTRID

Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say “Hallo!” to your new favourite band!

Otto and Astrid Rot are Berliner brother and sister electro-punk rockers, from the band Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) and are the self-proclaimed “Best Band in the World”.

This dysfunctional, squabbling, co-dependent pair, travel the world with their music and their legendary dance moves, Otto’s naivety bumping up against Astrid’s selfishness and cunning. At their insistently MEGA concerts, their personalities take a backseat for a moment, to a thumping, leaping, buzzing assault of post-pop- punk RAWK.

An Otto & Astrid show is equal parts pop concert, sketch comedy and cabaret. Subtly and fully realised characterisations drive the drama and narrative, classic double-act status play and physical shtick provides the laughs, and award winning song writing punches out the buzz in a consistently high energy, ambitious, spectacular performance.

Orphaned as kids when Astrid was 12 and Otto was 9, the brother and sister duo found shelter in a Berlin squat and never looked back on their wild, liberating, high wattage ride.

A Die Roten Punkte gig is a wild, rock ‘n’ roll cabaret ride, full of hilarious, truly catchy and award winning pop songs, constantly interrupted by the squabbling of the dysfunctional siblings. Astrid is a notorious party girl regularly ending up in the European tabloids and gossip columns. Otto sings songs about politics and fruit and has become the new wave pin up boy for the Straight Edge movement.

Upcoming Shows

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“All you really need to know is this: they’re hilarious.” - CBC Canada

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“The perfect musical comedy act – it should not be missed” - Broadway Baby, UK

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“Otto and Astrid take rock to a new level with this wild cabaret” – Herald Sun, Melbourne

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“Made me want to jump out of my chair and dance.” – Three Weeks, UK

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“The perfect musical comedy act and there is something there for everyone – it should not be missed.” - Broadway Baby, UK

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“An orgasmic rock-und-roll experience.” - Monday Magazine, Canada

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“Intensely funny.” - The Age, Melbourne

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“Pitch perfect pop parody. Too much fun!” - The Scotsman

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“White Stripes mated with Laurel and Hardy in the Black Forest." - Time Out, London

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“Die Roten Punkte are unquestionably one of the highlights of this yearʼs cabaret programme!" - Metro, Edinburgh, 2013

Enquiries
Past Tours
More Reviews

For all Otto & Astrid (Die Roten Punkte) enquires contact;

Salvador Dinosaur
info@salvadordinsaur.com

North American Bookings

Contact: Rachel Cohen
Cadence Arts Network, Inc.
rachel@cadencearts.com
office +1.310.838.0849
cell: +1.310.701.9191

2020

The Lyric Hyperion, Los Angeles, USA
Alamo Picture House, Denver, USA
Melbourne Greenroom Awards online ceremony hosted by Otto & Astrid

2019

Sydney Festival, Riverside Theatre with Circus Oz – Rock Bang, Australia
Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Otto & Astrid’s Haus Party
Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs Australia
Canberra Theatre Centre, ACT, Australia
Byron Bay Theatre, New South Wales, Australia
Portland Arts Centre, Victoria, Australia
Tasmania regional tour with Circus Oz - Rock Bang, Australia
Edinburgh Fringe, Underbelly, UK

2018

Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne with Circus Oz Rock Bang, Australia
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Club - Otto & Astrid’s Haus Party
Darwin Festival – Eurosmash! Australia

2017

Sydney Festival, Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Australia
Hosts of David Bowie Tribute Party, Sydney Festival, Hyde Park, Australia
De Parel Spiegeltent, Perth Fringe World, Australia
Special guest hosts at Adelaide Fringe Festival Club, Australia
Hosts Otto & Astrid’s Haus Party, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Club
Howler, Melbourne
West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Canada
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Underbelly, UK
End of the Road Festival, Dorset UK
Soho Theatre, London, UK
Hawkes Bay Arts Festival, New Zealand
Nelson Arts Festival, New Zealand
Kokomai Arts Festival, New Zealand
Tauranga Arts Festival, New Zealand
Collaboration with Circus Oz for The Strange and Spektakuär Lives of Otto & Astrid, Melbourne, Australia

2016

De Parel Spiegeltent, Perth Fringe World, Australia
Funtavia, Geraldton, WA, Australia
Hosts of closing party, Adelaide Fringe Festival Club, Australia
Melbourne Comedy Festival 30th Birthday Gala (televised), Australia
Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Adelaide Festival Centre, Australia
Melbourne Cabaret Festival – Chapel off Chapel, Australia

2015

Hi Fi Bar with Haus Party, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow Tour, Victoria, Australia
Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, Canada
Palace Theatre, London, Canada
Haus Party at Assembly’s Checkpoint, Edinburgh Fringe, UK
Wonderland Festival, Brisbane Power House, Australia

2014

Off Centre Festival, Segerstrom Performing Arts Centre, Cost Mesa, USA
Revolutions Theatre Festival, Tricklock Theatre, Albuquerque, USA
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Australia
Factory Theatre, Sydney International Comedy Festival, Australia
Norwich & Norfolk Arts Festival, Norwich, UK
Gwyn Hall, Neath, Wales, UK
Brighton Spiegeltent, Brighton Fringe, UK
Soho Theatre, UK
Metro Studio, Intrepid Theatre, Victoria, BC, Canada
Summer Arts Festival, Swift Current, SK, Canada
Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, MB, Canada>Tasmanian Circus Festival, Golconda, Australia
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Hi-Fi Bar, Australia
Zoofest, (Just For Laughs) Montreal, Canada
Taranaki International Arts Festival, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Christchurch Arts Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand
Australian National Tour (supporting Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra)
Mullumbimby Circus & Arts Festival, Australia
Nelson International Arts Festival, New Zealand
Tauranga Arts Festival, New Zealand
European Tour (supporting Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra)

2013

Sydney International Arts Festival, Carriageworks, Australia
Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland, Australia
Tasmanian Circus Festival, Golconda, Australia
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Hi-Fi Bar, Australia
Zoofest, (Just For Laughs) Montreal, Canada
Taranaki International Arts Festival, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Christchurch Arts Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand
Australian National Tour (supporting Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra)
Mullumbimby Circus & Arts Festival, Australia
Nelson International Arts Festival, New Zealand
Tauranga Arts Festival, New Zealand
European Tour (supporting Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra)

2012

The Roxy, LA, USA (support for Amanda Palmer)
Public Works, San Francisco, USA (support for Amanda Palmer)
Festival Van Verwondering – Humorologie, Marke, Belgium
Perth Fringeworld, Spiegeltent, Australia
Australian Performing Arts Market – Adelaide, Idolize Spiegeltent, Australia
Brisbane International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Australia
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Australia
Right Royal Cabaret Festival, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Nelson International Arts Festival, Nelson, New Zealand 

2011

The Cultch Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
Metro Studio, Intrepid Theatre, Victoria, Canada
Harvest Music festival, Melbourne, Australia
Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland, Australia
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Australia

2010

Barrow St Theatre, NY (Off Broadway), USA
Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, USA
Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Michigan, USA
Blumenthal Performing Arts Centre, Charlotte, USA
Sushi Arts, San Diego, USA
Rurfestspiele, Recklinghausen, Germany
Bar Jeder Vernunft, Berlin, Germany
Perth International Arts Festival  - Becks Music Box, Australia
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Le Cascadeur, Australia
The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, Australia
Three week regional UK Tour - Manchester, Bath, Reading etc…
Canadian Tour – Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Victoria & Vancouver

2009

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Pleasance, UK
Dublin Fringe Festival, The Bosco Theatre, Ireland
Auckland International Arts Festival, The Famous Spiegeltent, New Zealand
Under St Marks, Horse Trade Theatre, NY
The Wildside Festival, Centaur Theatre, Montreal
Canadian Tour – Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Victoria, Vancouver & Ottawa.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Australia
Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Bosco Theatre, Australia
Worlds Funniest Island, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Australia

2008

Sydney Opera House’s Gorgeous Season at The Famous Spiegeltent, Australia
Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Bosco Theatre, Australia
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Australia
Canada Tour – Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Victoria & Vancouver

 

✭✭✭✭ "A beautifully grotesque, glam-rock punk-pop riot of a gig." - Fest Mag

✭✭✭✭ “ The whole presentation is wild and gets the balance between comedy and music exactly right.” - British Theatre Guide

✭✭✭✭ “Left me doubled-up with laughter and barely in control of my bladder.” – Metro

✭✭✭✭ “White Stripes meets Spinal Tap but sillier and with a better drummer.” - To Do List

✭✭✭✭ “Die Roten Punkte is nuts...the timing and underlying talent behind the outrageousness makes for great Fringe entertainment.” - The Herald

"Right out of a Christopher Guest film!" - Metro, New York

Satire with a blistering beat. A minor masterpiece.” – The Vancouver Sun

Half Hives, Half Boosh. An absolute must see.” – Inpress, Melbourne

✭★★★ “Hilarious, outrageous. Set to be bigger than Jesus.” – The List, UK

✭★★★ “Pitch perfect pop parody.” - The Scotsman

Inspired, brilliantly executed lunacy.” - The Gazette

Punk rock meets Eurovision!” - Montreal Mirror

✭★★★★ "Die Roten Punkte will have you laughing your ass off!" - Vue Weekly, Edmonton

✭★★★★ “Pants-wettingly funny!” – Uptown Magazine, Canada

Inspired, brilliantly executed lunacy...sonic collision between Plastic
Bertrand, Kraftwerk and early Ramones” - The Gazette, Montreal

★★★★ “It's a class act ...intensely funny...their self-delusional electro-thrash music exhibits influences from the B-52s, Lena Lovich and even Nick Cave” - The Age, Melbourne

Don’t miss this hilarious parody, a send up of punk rock and Eurotrash” - Vancouver Sun

★★★★★ “If expletives were fit for daily print, I'd use one to illustrate how bleeping incredible this show is.” - Star Phoenix, Saskatoon

★★★★★ “The funniest show at the festival” - Planet S Magazine, Saskatoon

★★★★★ “This is a perfect show” - Monday Magazine, Victoria

The performances are exuberant and flawless...fist pumping fun of
the highest order.” - Eye Weekly, Toronto

With finesse and the most chemistry you'll ever see on stage...,they will have you and your spandex pants rolling down the aisles in a bundle of laughs. Both members are sublime performers that make every nuance, note and dance move count...they are an absolute must see" – InPress, Melbourne

 

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