Dear Friends of German Comedy,
Sorry for short notice but if you happen to be in Leicester this Friday/Saturday please come and see my one-hour solo show at the Comedy Festival. Details and special offer at the end of this email.
Telling judges not to sentence criminals as there aren’t enough prison cells? If Home Secretary John Reid did some blue sky thinking outside the box he could find loads of places to lock up convicts, such as the Millenium Dome now that it won’t become a super casino. The clientele would be very similar anyway.
I liked that all cities tried to prove their worthiness of the super casino by stating that they are more deprived than any of the other candidates. What probably turned it into Manchester’s favour was that the council offered to pay the dole money in chips.
It was interesting and infuriating in equal measures to follow the media furore that Jade Goody caused on Big Brother. How can a society a) turn an uneducated person with no talents into a role-model and then b) start a witch-hunt on her for behaving in an unsophisticated way?
One cheap joke to end on:
David Beckham is off to Los Angeles. I’m sure they’ll appreciate someone kicking the ball over the crossbar.
Wasn’t that very cheap indeed?
Posted by Henning Wehn
on Saturday, February 3rd, 2007.