Henning Wehn…

…is The German Comedy Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Henning Wehn

This is not the easiest of jobs because Germans allegedly do not have a sense of humour.
Henning does not find that funny.

He took office in October 2003 after watching an open mic night that left him convinced that he wouldn’t be all that much worse.
Wehn has been performing as the self-styled ‘German Comedy Ambassador’ ever since.

Whilst touring on his own most of the time, he sometimes appears with his countryman Otto Kuhnle and their show 1000 Years of German Humour was nominated for the Barry Award at the 2009 Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Wehn also supported Stewart Lee on tour.

Opinion on his stand-up is divided. Whilst Henning sees himself as one of Britain’s foremost social commentators, everybody else describes him as ‘that German bloke’.

Who said Germans have no sense of humour? Gloriously unreconstructed comedy” – The Guardian
Glory lies ahead” – Time Out
Ja. Ja. Das ist gut.” – Max Mosley

Credits

Awards

Nominee Barry Award, 2009 (with Otto Kuhnle)
Winner Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, 2005

TV

Would I Lie To You, BBC1
QI, BBC1
8 Out of 10 Cats, Channel 4
Room 101, BBC 2
Alternative Comedy Experience, Comedy Central
The Matt Lucas Awards, BBC2
Edinburgh and Beyond, Paramount
The World Stands Up, Paramount
Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Stand-up for extras, BBC2
What’s so funny about German?, 10 episodes about the German language, BBC website
The Return of Allo Allo, BBC2
The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups,Channel 4
FAQ U, Channel 4

Radio

Henning Knows Best, BBC Radio 2
Fighting Talk, BBC Five Live
The Unbelivable Truth, BBC Radio 4
Out to Lunch, BBC Radio 2
Hawksbee & Jacobs, TalkSport Radio
Heresy, BBC Radio 4
Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4

Stage

Henning Knows Bestest, 2012/13, Solo Standup
No Surrender, 2011, Solo Standup
My Struggle, 2010, Solo Standup
Abracadabra – German Humour Goes Global, 2009 (show with Otto Kuhnle)
1000 Years of German Humour, 2008 (show with Otto Kuhnle)
Beginner’s Guide to German Humour, 2007 (show with Otto Kuhnle)
Four World Cups and One World Pope, 2006 (show with Otto Kuhnle)
Supporting Stewart Lee on ‘If You Prefer A Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One.’ Tour, 2009
Supporting Stewart Lee on ’41st Best Stand-Up Ever’ Tour, 2007
Best of Hackney Empire, Edinburgh Festival, 2005

Voiceover

Brighton German Christmas Market, Southern FM