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By: Lois Bromfield

An American Comedian Lost In Bavaria

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Travelling is one of the great pleasures in life. You are completely anonymous which means you can act like an idiot, say stupid things, wear a big ugly T-shirt, then go home and brag about how savvy you are. But when you live in a foreign country, you’re an idiot 24 hours a day. The language is the first hurdle, good luck with that. The few things you get right celebrate them, post them on FB for your friends to see. So they think you’re doing well in your new life living abroad. After a few years, your friends will say things like “I could never live in a foreign country” and you will become defensive. “Good, then don’t move here.” But don’t give up on acclimating, over time things will get better. You will start to learn new words in another language, then use them inappropriately which will make people laugh. You’ll make new friends who you can’t talk to because a simple sentence takes forever, and no one has an hour to listen to you. People will start to wave to avoid talking to you. If you’re lucky some will speak your language and you’ll stick to them like glue. You’ll know you’re beginning to fit in when you stop asking for ketchup. But no matter what you do or how long you stay, you’ll always be a fish out of water.

Lois Bromfield is a comedian and television writer, born in Canada. She soon moved to the US to pursue a career as a comedian. The Comedy Store in LA was her home for many years where she was able to hone her stand-up act.

She headlined in comedy clubs nationwide and made many televisions appearances.

In 1990, she turned her attention to television writing. Roseanne was her first writing gig, a big break in the world of comedy writing, from there many other sitcoms followed. Lois worked as a writer at HBO in New York City. She also produced a national talk show in Toronto, Canada. In 2007, she met her partner then moved to Germany where she lives today. She continues to work as a comedian in London and Berlin, also finding a new career as an author.

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  • R Bromfield

    More laughs than there are pages. A useful thing for Americans who have never lived abroad. A quick feel better read. Full disclosure: I'm her brother.

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