Posts tagged as erik frandsen

A Video Guide to Colbert's Terrifying German Ambassador Hans Beinholtz

Early January is a bleak time of the year. Overly optimistic resolutions are made, cheerful holiday vibes fade away, and festive snow devolves into perpetual ice drizzle and polar vortexes. But the honorable Hans Beinholtz, German Ambassador to the United Nations and occasional scene-stealing guest on The Colbert Report, can remind us to find the sunshine within the despair.

Beinholtz is played by writer, actor, and legendary New York folk musician Erik Frandsen, who has backed Bob Dylan, Harry Belafonte, and The Muppets, played with the G.E. Smith band on Saturday Night Live, and written and performed in a host of theatrical productions. He's also appeared in "dozens" of [...]