Josef Hader (born 14 February 1962 in Waldhausen im Strudengau, Upper Austria) is an Austrian comedian and actor.
Hader grew up in Nöchling in Lower Austria and attended the Catholic secondary school in Melk. After his civilian service at the Red Cross he started studying German and History. As a student he began working on his first comedy programme "Fort Geschritten". His second programme "Der Witzableiter und das Feuer" won the "Salzburger Stier" comedy award. Soon after he quit studying and wrote "Biagn oder Brechen" and "Bunter Abend".
Haders programme "Privat" is one of the most successful comedies in Austrian history. His most recent show called "Hader muss weg" is more acting than comedy. He plays seven different roles using no props other than a simple Trenchcoat and acts only through gestures, voice and facial expression.
Hader has starred in many different movies such as "Indien", "Komm, süßer Tod" and "Silentium".
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