Erich Kasulke and Rudolf Portmann both are highly decorated east German comedians. When the Berlin wall falls they are suddenly and like so many others without employment. Erich tries his luck in Berlin, but nobody can laugh about his east German humour. Thus he stays an unemployed comedian. Rudolf Portmann tries to get the best out of the new capitalistic system. He is selling faked business capital and makes a lot of money. When they meet again Erich is not very impressed by Rudolf's business, but it seems that only Rudolf is able to make a successful living in the western world.