Simple mind at first glance: Peach Weber makes gags for the whole family, but definitely not for the artsy stuff. But behind the so-called “smooth gray” is a brilliant political mind and thinker.
There is the question of death. She met him when he was a boy in church. Little Peter Weber, who came to the church to confess, testified to suicide. A priest shoots himself in front of the altar. He had an argument with his boss.
Then Peach Weber broke up with the church: “If you treat each other this way, you don’t have to tell me what I should do better in life.” He visits the cemetery every week, not least in memory of his parents. But his ideas are too free for the Church.
Weber openly welcomes euthanasia, which he sees as “self-defense against modern medicine.” No one should tell someone when it’s over: “Everyone knows for themselves when their life is no longer worth living.”
As a young teacher, Weber ran for the municipal parliament of Aargau in Fülen – as the only candidate for the non-partisan “Euse Maa” party. He received so many votes that the party immediately won several seats. As a result, the political movement “Eusi Lüt” came out of its increase alone.
Peach Weber has campaigned against the demolition of “beautiful old homes” and for environmental reasons. But: “I’ve never demonstrated against nuclear power plants and that’s one of the few things I regret after that.” He is grateful to the people who fought against the Kaiseraugst nuclear power plant and exposed themselves to tear gas.
Bad husband, good ex
And there’s a family: Peach Weber was married to weather presenter Janet Egginschweiler. But the relationship failed: “I’m a bad husband, but I’m a good ex-husband,” Beach Webber said curtly.
Their daughter Nina is very close to her father. “When I was born, I practically stopped performing on the weekends. It was the best decision of my life.” Because if you miss the moments of baby development, you can never make up for it.
I really like his cute and sometimes dry humor.
Nina has now completed her studies. “My parents managed the breakup very well, and it was only natural for me to grow up that way. It was the groove of the patchwork family,” Nina says today.
The father’s work is also not a point of contention: “I really like a subtle, sometimes dry sense of humor,” says the daughter – which pleases the father.
The most important values
Peach Weber is one of Switzerland’s most famous artists. Even as a teacher, he devoted himself to entertainment in addition to school and politics – as a drummer in a rock band.
According to their own statements, his father, architect, lover of exotic birds, and his mother gave him the most important value in life: basic trust. “Schunnt scho gut” was the proverb that shaped him the most since childhood.
He, who describes himself as completely unmusical, broke into the beating parade with his song “Liedli” (“Sun, Fun and nothing to do”) and entered with “Überall het’sPilzli dra”, “Ich bi de Borkechäfer” or “Gugguuseli” found in Cultural Heritage.
Brilliance and magic are alien to Weber. The comedian is driving to his performance alone in the red bus. Only his old friend Werner Sprecher helps him with his shows specially designed for children.
When Peach Weber performs his stories about the dwarf “Stolperli” for a younger audience, nothing is left to chance – the children are much more attentive and notice even the smallest mistake.
Peach Weber travels to his usual parties alone. She often sets out at noon, chooses the road overland and loves to settle in the garden restaurant.
He buys Berchermuesli for dinner, takes care of stage equipment, performs himself, and then takes care of CD sales. At about midnight, he arranges everything and drives home – only the guard follows him.
Once home, he spends days and nights alone, and has been divorced for over 20 years. An old friend says Webber is a “lone wolf”. “He’s not alone,” says his daughter. On the contrary, it would make Peach Weber smile.
Peach Weber turns 70 on October 14. He wants it to last until 75, and then that big Hallenstadion farewell follows – “even if they had to stick me on the edge of the stage for that,” because he might no longer be “shy.”