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Stefan Raab

"Stefan Raab" (full name "Stefan Konrad Raab", born on October 20, 1966 in Cologne, Germany) is a German entertainer and comedian who formerly worked as a butcher.

Stefan Raab became popular as the host of the comedy show ''Vivasion'' for the German music TV channel VIVA in 1996. Since 1999 he has hosted his own show ''TV total'' on the channel ProSieben. While ''TV total'' started as a comedy format, it soon turned into a late night show with musical performances, remotely similar to the ''Tonight Show with Jay Leno''.

Raab began working as a freelance producer and composer of Jingles and Radio commercials in 1990 at his own studio in Cologne.

He wrote the music for the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1998, Guildo Horn's ''Guildo hat Euch Lieb'', and in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 he performed himself with the nonsense song ''Wadde Hadde Dudde Da?'' (''What do you have there?''). Other famous songs include ''Maschendrahtzaun'' (''Chain-link fence''), ''Gebt das Hanf frei!'' (''Legalize cannabis'', featuring Shaggy) and ''Wir kiffen'' (''We smoke weed'').

Raab cast the German entry for the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest on his show in a com...

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