This Bulletin is from November 20th, 2009

November 2009

Dear Friends of German Comedy,

What a tragic month this has been so far for the Fatherland! Firstly mourning the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and then mourning the suicide of our goalkeeper. (Please spare me of any “I-am-not-one-to-give-advice-to-professional-goalkeeprs-but-Robert-Enke-should-have-come-off-the-line-a-bit-quicker” jokes. I have heard quite enough of those for one month.)

But things in Britain aren’t much better: a tabloid campaign against the Prime Minister for being blind in one eye and hence having a less than perfect hand-writing? Disgusting!

If only I had sent this newsletter at the beginning of November, I would have got round dealing with those depressing issues.

But it wasn’t to be as I was travelling the length and breadth of Britain supporting Stewart Lee on tour.

The tour itself was extremely enjoyable – the most surreal moment came at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, which had two events on that night. Stewart Lee and Mike Tyson! Yes, the former heavyweight boxer was in town to give a speech about his life and I managed to sneak in.

If anyone is any doubt whether boxing should be banned, go and see Iron Mike. You will see a figure bereft of any sense, garbling through what he believes to be his life story whilst fighting his brain damage by trying to keep his balance when standing up. A truly upsetting picture.

Talking of mindless violence – on tour I also went to see a rugby union match for the first time. A full-strength Leeds Carnegie beat Leicester Tigers, who had all their best players on international duty.

Soldier, fire-fighter and stand-up comedian are widely regarded as the hardest jobs in the world – turns out that’s not true. The single hardest job in the world must surely be rugby manager, a profession that requires you to identify “nearly” men; players that will come good but not good enough to represent their country.

Being the German Comedy Ambassador I obviously know all about representing my country and its wonderful culture. I am therefore delighted to invite you to an authentic German-style Christmas Do at the Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon.

Just like last year there will be stand-up interspersed with renditions of everybody’s favourite carols such as ‘Oh Tannenbaum’, ‘Stille Nacht – heilige Nacht’, and ‘Klingglöckchen klingelingelingelingelingeling’.

Unfortunately I left the venue booking very late and have to make do with only two dates – Dec 7 and 9. Early booking advisable (for all of us).

Tickets: http://henningwehn.de

Have a great month!

Henning


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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