This Bulletin is from October 8th, 2009

October 2009

Dear Friends of German Comedy,

This Saturday it’s time for Germany to do an England and qualify for World Cup 2010!

What Germany will not do no matter the score away to Russia is declare World Cup qualification as a way to economic recovery.

No sooner had England overcome Croatia than papers were full of stories that the economy will benefit from a nationwide £1.2bn spending spree on booze and big TVs.

As far as I understand, over-indulgence and frittering away money one doesn’t have, both deriving from a false sense of entitlement, have been the main contributing factors behind the recession in the first place.

In fact, last summer (Euro 2008, remember? Thought not.) must have been the most productive summer in English history. Everyone got on with their lives and tried their utmost to forget the rest of Europe were having a football tournament.

The positive effects must have been felt by employers in Scotland, Wales and Ireland, too, as their staff didn’t have to waste their time cheering on England’s opponents and could focus on their daily chores instead. Everyone was a winner. Particularly Spain.

If a month-long hangover with zero productivity is a way to kick-start an economy then the government needn’t wait until next summer. They could just as well legalize heroin now and make its consumption mandatory.

In many ways going the heroin route would be the safer option. Because England winning the World Cup would spell the death knell for Britain’s only thriving business sector – the betting industry. The English betting market is so patriotic that it’s fair to assume William Hill and Ladbrokes et al would have to declare insolvency the moment John Terry lifts the cup. And only un-British traitors can wish such misfortune on the great British bookmaking tradition.

Auf Wiedersehen, have a great month and don’t forget to tune in to ESPN this Saturday at 4pm to watch Russia – Germany.

Henning

Please find below a list of my upcoming gigs. It would be great to see you at one of those.

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Current Live Dates...

May 2019

10 – COVENTRY – Warwick Arts Centre Butterworth Hall – SOLD OUT
11 – CHESTERFIELD – The Winding Wheel – SOLD OUT
12 – LICHFIELD – Garrick Theatre – SOLD OUT
16 – CHATHAM – Central Theatre – TICKETS
17 – MARGATE – Winter Gardens – TICKETS
18 – BEXHILL – De La Warr Pavilion – SOLD OUT
23 – YEOVIL – Westlands – SOLD OUT
24 – BARNSTAPLE – Queens Theatre – SOLD OUT
25 – WESTON-SUPER-MARE – Playhouse – SOLD OUT
26 – BRISTOL – Old Vic – SOLD OUT
30 – ST ALBANS – Alban Arena – SOLD OUT
31 – GUILDFORD – G Live – SOLD OUT


June 2019

1 – READING – Hexagon – SOLD OUT
6 – WORTHING – Pavilion – TICKETS
7 – SHANKLIN – Shanklin Theatre – SOLD OUT
8 – BOURNEMOUTH – Pavilion – TICKETS
13 – ALDERNEY – Island Hall – SOLD OUT
15 – ST HELIER – Jersey Opera House – TICKETS


July 2019

24 – CAMBERLEY – Theatre – Just added – TICKETS
26 – YORK – The Barbican – Extra date added – TICKETS
27 – YORK – The Barbican – TICKETS
28 – MACCLESFIELD – Gawsworth Hall – SOLD OUT


August 2019

1 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
2 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
3 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall –  TICKETS
4 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall –  TICKETS
8 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall –  TICKETS
9 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall –  TICKETS
10 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
11 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
15 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
16 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
17 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
18 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
22 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
23 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
24 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
25 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS


September 2019

26 – REDHILL – The Harlequin – TICKETS
27 – WATFORD – Collosseum – TICKETS
28 – NORTHAMPTON – Derngate – TICKETS


October 2019

3 – CHELMSFORD – Civic Theatre – SOLD OUT
4 – IPSWICH – Regent Theatre – TICKETS
5 – NORWICH– Theatre Royal – SOLD OUT
6 – DARTFORD – The Orchard – TICKETS
10 – TUNBRIDGE WELLS– Assembly Hall – TICKETS
11 – BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall – TICKETS
12 – BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall – TICKETS
13 – SHREWSBURY – Theatre Severn – SOLD OUT
17 – NEW BRIGHTON – Floral Pavilion – TICKETS
18 – GLASGOW – Pavilion Theatre – TICKETS
19 – DUNFERMLINE – Alhambra Theatre – TICKETS
20 – NEWCASTLE upon TYNE – Theatre Royal – TICKETS
25 – PORTSMOUTH – Guildhall – TICKETS
26 – LONDON – PALLADIUM – TICKETS


November 2019

7 – DONCASTER – Cast – TICKETS
8 – KENDAL – Leisure Centre – TICKETS
9 – CARLISLE – The Sands – TICKETS
14 – DUNSTABLE – Grove Theatre – TICKETS
15 – HIGH WYCOMBE – Wycombe Swan – TICKETS
16 – BASINGSTOKE – The Anvil – TICKETS
21 – CANTERBURY – Marlowe Theatre- TICKETS
22 – COLCHESTER – Charter Hall – TICKETS
23 – CAMBRIDGE – Corn Exchange – TICKETS
29 – DORKING – Dorking Halls – TICKETS
30 – CRAWLEY – The Hawth – TICKETS


December 2019

5 – BRADFORD – St Georges Hall – TICKETS
6 – MIDDLESBROUGH – Town Hall – TICKETS
8 – SCARBOROUGH – Spa Hall – TICKETS


February 2020

20 – CHELTENHAM – Town Hall – TICKETS
21 – SALISBURY – City Hall – TICKETS
22 – WEYMOUTH – Pavilion- TICKETS
27 – RHYL – Pavilion – TICKETS
28 – STOCKPORT – Plaza – TICKETS
29 – PRESTON – Charter Theatre – TICKETS


March 2020

6 – HULL – City Hall – TICKETS
7 – LINCOLN – Engine Shed – TICKETS
8 – PETERBOROUGH – The Cresset – TICKETS
26 – SWANSEA – Grand Theatre – TICKETS
27 – NEWPORT – The Neon – TICKETS
28 – POOLE – Lighthouse – TICKETS
29 – BRIGHTON – Dome – TICKETS


April 2020

2 – STAFFORD – Gatehouse – TICKETS
3 – SOUTHPORT – Theatre – TICKETS SOON
5 – DOUGLAS ISLE OF MAN – Gaiety Theatre – TICKETS


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