From 1996 to 2000 Engelke appeared, among other things, alongside
Ingolf Lück, Bastian Pastewka Marco Rima and later Markus Maria Profitlich in the Sat.1 weekly show. She was notable for her versatility, playing many different roles, including Ricky with her pop sofa, a parody of the Tic Tac Toe member of the same name.

In 2003 Anke Engelke received together with Olli
Dittrich the Adolf Grimme Prize in gold. Engelke was seen with the sketch show Ladykracher from 2002 to 2004 on Sat.1. The show was nominated for an Emmy in 2003
nominated and received several prizes, including the German Comedy Prize. Since Engelke after the
accepted other offers, including Anke Late Night and Ladyland, in the third season, she ended Ladykracher first. The series continued in 2008.