Rainald Grebe was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1971. He has been a comedian, singer, songwriter, and author since 1989. Grebe studied at Berlin's Academy for Dramatic Arts, graduating in 1997. He began his career in 2000 and became a well-known fixture throughout Germany's cabarets. In 2002, Grebe and Thomas Hermanns produced the variety show "Immer Wieder Sonntags" in Hamburg's Schauspielhaus. Grebe's first album, "Das Abschiedskonzert" ("The Farewell Concert") was released in 2004. During the interim, Grebe often took part in Berlin television's "Quatsch Comedy Club.