Portrayed by Matt King, Jeremy's band-mate and friend Super Hans is an untrustworthy fantasist who regularly uses recreational drugs. He experiences a crack cocaine addiction in the second series, later referenced again in the final episode of the third series and in the seventh series. His contentious opinions often contradict Jeremy's own ideas. His relationship with Mark is fairly neutral - the two have absolutely nothing in common, but Hans appears to be less aware of Mark's social awkwardness than others, and Mark is surprisingly tolerant of Hans' eccentric behaviour. He works in a recording studio in the first series. At the end of series 5 he joins a religious cult loosely based on Scientology. During the finale of series 6 he makes the unconvincing claim that he is father to eight-year-old twins who have an opaque connection to the German language. In series 6, he says that he is barred from entering some EU countries. He is of constant surprise to the others, including in the last episode of the 7th series in which he has apparently found the love of his life, a previously unseen Asian woman who speaks no English, but a tiny bit of German. In series 9 he marries a woman called Molly. At the wedding it is revealed that his name is actually Simon, and two young boys are present who seem to be the aforementioned twins. Russell Brand originally auditioned for the part. Hans was inspired by the character Danny from the film Withnail and I.