Funny van Dannen (born Franz-Josef Dajka-Hagmanns in 1958 in Tüddern, Germany) is a singer, songwriter, author, and painter. He sings about politics, society, sexuality, religion, and many other topics, usually in a humorous way. He accompanies his songs with the guitar, sometimes with the harmonica. He founded the band Lassie Singers. Since 1978 he has lived in Berlin. He is married and has four children. The punk band Die Toten Hosen interpreted some of his songs, notably Trauriges Arschloch, Bayern, Frauen dieser Welt, and Lesbische schwarze Behinderte. Die Schröders, another punk rock band, made his song Saufen more famous. As of 2005 van Dannen had published nine albums; except for Info 3, Herzscheiße and Nebelmaschine all were recorded live. His newest Album "Authentic Trip" appeared in 2005 and is, one more time, a live-album, recorded on 2 evenings in Munich.