How to be German in 20 easy steps; also, from the same author: how to be English. Elsewhere: how to be a really hip German.
Moritz Volz plays for Fulham and Germany- and he has a sense of humor.
Lost in translation. British Comedian Stewart Lee explores comedy in Germany and finds it stymied by the peculiarities of language and sentence construction. Mark Liberman at Language Log disagrees. And an extended essay by Josh Schonwald explores in greater depth how the German comedy scene is transitioning (PDF) from the more traditional kabernett to a burgeoning stand-up comedy scene, which is characterized by one observer as being in "the Bob Hope phase of comedy."