April 25th, 2012


April 2012


ear Friends of German Comedy,
I hope you’ve had a great month so far.

This is the point when I usually give you some logistical or administrative explanation as to why the newsletter is being sent out late; i.e. being burgled, overseeing flatmate’s chocolate consumption, or stashing away Royal Wedding memorabilia.

Unfortunately, I can’t this time round. The simple truth for sending this late is I haven’t had a single amusing thought all month.

What’s the point of topical comedy anyway? Everything outdates so quickly.

Even perennially topical material about the difference between men and women becomes old hat before long what with gender stereotypes changing massively over the centuries.These days women are more and more in control of their own destiny, thanks to them having the vote and the invention of the washing machine.

No, the only topic in comedy that will always be topical and relevant and never change is World War II.
Why I ever bothered writing about anything else is beyond me.

Looking on the bright side though, not having sent out the newsletter so far turned out to be a good thing.

Because if April has so far proven one thing it’s that silence is golden. Especially when Scousers are on the lookout for something to be offended about.

Their trademark over-the-top victim mentality shone at its brightest when sending death threats to Alan Davies for suggesting there were horrific tragedies on other days than April 15th, the anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

And there certainly were. August 28th for example. The day in 1834 when the Slavery Abolition Act was signed,starting Liverpool’s unstoppable decline.

In other news: my countryman Sebastian Vettel at long last understands what it means to be German.
Having for years played fast and lose with our national reputation and my livelihood with his constant smiling, and being jolly and charming he finally saw sense and after clipping Narain Karthikeyan’s front wing he called him an idiot who shouldn’t be let anywhere near a Formula One car.

Now let’s hope that Vettel makes further progress. Because anyone can be furious after a bad race.
What’s really important is to be ungracious when winning.

Finally, I want to reassure northern readers that even though Greggs pasties now carry VAT, oranges, bananas and all other fruit and vegetables remain exempt.

That’s it – have a great month

Henning

Please find below a list of my upcoming gigs. It would be great to see you at one of those. Tickets for all shows on www.henningwehn.de

May I also recommend a one-off solo show of my writing partner, the fabulous Liam Mullone, at London’s Leicester Square Theatre on Wednesday, Apr 18th at 7pm.

Would be great if you could make it. I’ll definitely be there. Tickets here.

But now, please find my No Surrender tour dates below. Please note there are additional dates in Sandwich and Holmfirth.

2012, Monthly Bulletins

Posted by Henning Wehn on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012.



May 2017

4 – REDHILL – Harlequin – SOLD OUT
5 – NOTTINGHAM – Playhouse – SOLD OUT – Extra date added 25th November – SOLD OUT
6 – BROMLEY – Churchill Theatre – SOLD OUT
10 – OXFORD – Playhouse – SOLD OUT
11 – STAFFORD – Gatehouse – SOLD OUT
12 – SHEFFIELD – Octagon – SOLD OUT
13 – COLNE – The Muni – SOLD OUT
14 – BUXTON – Opera House – SOLD OUT
19 – BASINGSTOKE – The Anvil – SOLD OUT – Extra date 2nd November – TICKETS
20 – COVENTRY – Warwick Arts Centre Butterworth Hall – SOLD OUT
21 – LEICESTER – The Curve – SOLD OUT
24 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT – NEW MATERIAL NIGHT – NOT A SHOW
26 – WESTON SUPER MARE – The Playhouse – SOLD OUT
27 – YEOVIL – Westlands – SOLD OUT
28 – SOUTHAMPTON – Nuffield Theatre – SOLD OUT
31 – OXFORD – Playhouse – SOLD OUT

June 2017

1 – NORTHAMPTON – Derngate – TICKETS
2 – TORQUAY – Babbacombe Theatre – DVD Recording – TICKETS
3 – TORQUAY – Babbacombe Theatre – DVD Recording – TICKETS
9 – GUILDFORD – G Live – SOLD OUT
10 – READING – Hexagon – SOLD OUT – Extra date added 8th November TICKETS
11 – BOURNEMOUTH – Pavilion – TICKETS
12 – GUERNSEY – Beau Sejour Theatre – SOLD OUT
17 – JERSEY – Opera House – TICKETS
19 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT – NEW MATERIAL NIGHT – NOT A SHOW
23 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT – NEW MATERIAL NIGHT – NOT A SHOW

July 2017

24 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT – NEW MATERIAL NIGHT – NOT A SHOW
25 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT – NEW MATERIAL NIGHT – NOT A SHOW
26 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT – NEW MATERIAL NIGHT – NOT A SHOW
28 – BARTON on HUMBER – Ropewalk – SOLD OUT
29 – YORK – Barbican – Great Yorkshire Fringe – TICKETS
30 – MACCLESFIELD – Gawsworth Hall – TICKETS

August 2017

3 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
4 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
5 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
6 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
10 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
11 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
12 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
13 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
17 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
18 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
19 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
20 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS

September 2017

20 – EPSOM – Playhouse – TICKETS
21 – DUNSTABLE – Grove Theatre – TICKETS
22 – DARTFORD – The Orchard – TICKETS
23 – TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Assembly Hall – TICKETS
29 – CLACTON-on-SEA – Princes Theatre – TICKETS
30 – IPSWICH – Regent Theatre – TICKETS

October 2017

1 – LOWESTOFT – Marina Theatre – TICKETS
4 – BELFAST – Ulster Hall – TICKETS
6 – HIGH WYCOMBE – The Swan – TICKETS
7 – WATFORD – Colosseum – TICKETS
8 – LEAMINGTON SPA – Royal Spa Centre – TICKETS
12 – WREXHAM – William Aston Hall – TICKETS
13 – BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall – SOLD OUT
14 – BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall – TICKETS
15 – KETTERING Lighthouse – TICKETS
19 – DONCASTER – Cast – TICKETS
20 – KENDAL – Westmoreland Hall – TICKETS
21 – CARLISLE – Sands Centre – TICKETS
22 – NEWCASTLE – Theatre Royal – TICKETS
26 – LONDON – Hackney Empire – TICKETS
27 – WOLVERHAMPTON – Wulfrun Hall – TICKETS
28 – MELTON MOWBRAY – Melton Theatre – TICKETS
29 – CHESTERFIELD – Pomegranate Theatre – TICKETS

November 2017

2 – BASINGSTOKE – The Anvil – TICKETS
3 – CRAWLEY – The Hawth  – TICKETS
8 – READING – Hexagon – TICKETS
9 – CANTERBURY – Marlowe Theatre – TICKETS
11 – STOCKPORT – Plaza – TICKETS
12 – SHREWSBURY – Theatre Severn – SOLD OUT
16 – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange – TICKETS
17 – BRIGHTON – Dome  – TICKETS
18 – HAYES – Beck Theatre – TICKETS
19 – SALISBURY – City Hall – TICKETS
23 – BARNSLEY – Civic Theatre – TICKETS
24 – SCARBOROUGH – The Spa Theatre – TICKETS
25 – NOTTINGHAM – Playhouse – SOLD OUT

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