This Bulletin is from February 2nd, 2012

February 2012

Dear Friends of German Comedy,

I’m on the train back from Edinburgh and let me tell you, reading the Scottish sports pages now that Rangers went into administration requires a degree in business studies. It’s all CVA, PAYE, HMRC, VAT, EBT, and the Companies Disqualification Act…. The Huns’ poor supporters are so busy getting their heads round the economic jargon that Celtic manager Neil Lennon hasn’t had a bullet in the post for days.

By the way, neither Rangers’ insolvency nor my current tour is the reason for the late sending out of this newsletter. This month’s excuse is that I got burgled and I temporarily didn’t have a computer to write the bulletin on.

Police say it’s professionals and there’s only a slim chance of them being caught. And even then, as every Daily Mail reader knows, they’ll only get a slap on the wrist and are free to reoffend in no time. It’s PC gone missing.

Particularly ironic is that only days before the burglary I was handed a questionnaire by the local bobby as to how safe I thought the area was and what sort of criminal activities I was most concerned about.

Stupidly I said that I felt perfectly safe, him and his boys were doing a great job, and everything was in best order; thereby not adhering to the most basic rule of human interaction: never ever praise people!

We’ve all heard the nonsense theory that praise gets the best out of people as they feel valued and motivated. This approach might work with goody two-shoes types. But most people, once praised, simply take their eye off the ball. Just look at the England rugby team post-2003. Or Fred Goodwin. Or, even worse, my local police force, which I am convinced has started a burgling spree purely to justify its role in society and keep itself safe from cutbacks.

Praising people also leaves you with nowhere to go. If something bad happens you’ve already absolved them of any blame – but criticize them heavily at all times and you can always go “I told you so.”

And on the off chance that you really haven’t got anything bad to say, just play the aggrieved girlfriend: “Listen, Plod, there’s a lot of things not right around here. And if you really don’t know what’s wrong then I’m not telling you.”

What I AM telling you about are my upcoming tour dates. It would be great to see you at one of those. Tickets to all shows on www.henningwehn.de

Also thanks to everyone who came along to one of the BBC Radio 2 recordings. The episodes will air from March onwards. More details when I have them.

Have a great month (or what little is left). And if you see a policeman with a nearly-new Mac, tell him you know what his game is.

Henning


Current Live Dates...

October 2018

4 – LOUGHBOROUGH – Town Hall – SOLD OUT
5 – MALVERN – Forum – SOLD OUT
6 – GUILDFORD – G Live – SOLD OUT – Extra date 31st May 2019
7 – LEAMINGTON SPA – Royal Spa Centre – SOLD OUT
11 – BEDFORD – Corn Exchange – SOLD OUT
12 – LEEDS – City Varieties – SOLD OUT
13 – LEEDS – City Varieties – SOLD OUT
18 – CHESTER – Story House – SOLD OUT
19 – SALFORD – Lowry Lyric Theatre – TICKETS
20 – SALFORD – Lowry Lyric Theatre – TICKETS
25 – KINGS LYNN – Corn Exchange – TICKETS
26 – PETERBOROUGH – The Cresset – TICKETS
27 – LINCOLN – The Engine Shed – SOLD OUT


November 2018

8 – WORTHING – Pavilion – SOLD OUT – Extra date 6 June 2019 – TICKETS
9 – BEXHILL – De La Warr Pavilion – SOLD OUT – Extra date 18 May 2019 – TICKETS
10 – SOUTHEND – Cliff’s Pavilion – SOLD OUT
15 – ST ALBANS – Alban Arena – SOLD OUT – Extra date 30 May 2019 – TICKETS
16 – DARTFORD – The Orchard – SOLD OUT
17 – READING – Hexagon – SOLD OUT – Extra date 1 Jun 2019 – TICKETS
21 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS
22 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS
23 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – SOLD OUT
24 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – SOLD OUT
28 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS
29 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS
30 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS


December 2018

1 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – SOLD OUT
5 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS
6 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS
7 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS
8 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS
12 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS
13 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS 
14 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS
15 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS 


February 2019

6 – EXETER – Corn Exchange –TICKETS
7 – EXETER – Corn Exchange – TICKETS
8 – SWINDON – Wyvern Theatre –TICKETS
9 – SWINDON – Wyvern Theatre –TICKETS
14 – ALDERSHOT – Princes Hall – TICKETS
15 – LEICESTER – De Montfort Hall – TICKETS
16 – BROMLEY – Churchill Theatre –TICKETS
17 – BRIGHTON – Dome – TICKETS
20 – WHITLEY BAY – Playhouse – TICKETS
21 – WHITLEY BAY – Playhouse – SOLD OUT – Extra date added 20 Feb
22 – HARROGATE – Royal Hall – TICKETS
23 – SHEFFIELD – Octagon – TICKETS


March 2019

1 – BASINGSTOKE – The Anvil – TICKETS
2 – CAMBRIDGE – Corn Exchange – TICKETS
3 – EPSOM – Playhouse – TICKETS
7 – NOTTINGHAM – Playhouse – TICKETS
8 – NOTTINGHAM – Playhouse – TICKETS – Added date
9 – BUXTON – Opera House – TICKETS
22 – STEVENAGE – Concert Hall – TICKETS
23 – CREWE – Lyceum – TICKETS
29 – BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall – TICKETS
30 – WREXHAM – William Aston Hall – TICKETS 
31 – SHREWSBURY – Theatre Severn – TICKETS


April 2019

5 – PORT TALBOT – Prince’s Royal Theatre – TICKETS
6 – CARDIFF – St David’s Hall – TICKETS
7 – SOUTHAMPTON – The Mayflower Theatre – TICKETS
12 – SALISBURY – City Hall – TICKETS
13 – TORQUAY – Babbacombe Theatre – TICKETS
14 – CHELTENHAM – Town Hall – TICKETS


May 2019

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


June 2019

1 – READING – Hexagon – TICKETS
6 – WORTHING – Pavilion – TICKETS
7 – SHANKLIN – Shanklin Theatre – TICKETS
8 – BOURNEMOUTH – Pavilion – TICKETS
15 – ST HELIER – Jersey Opera House – TICKETS


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