We're continuously trying to identify, map, interpret, calculate, predit and explain everything around us. We make up and write down laws, agreements, protocols, regulations, directives, provisions - and then there's also the unwritten rules. But no matter how much we try slaving away, no matter how many plans we plot, no matter what we allow ourselves to be led astray, every moment is a new one. Every step we take is one that's never been taken before. And tonight we're going to take a few new steps.
Theo Maassen won a variety of prestigious awards he would never be flashing about. His piece Mengvoeders United shines gloriously at the first place in the Volkskrant top 100 of funniest fragments in Dutch post war history. Comedy historian Frank Verhallen mentioned him in the very short list of most amazing Dutch comedians since 2000. A terrific compliment. Especially for the ones who are also on that list, shining next to Theo.