January 5th, 2008


January 2008


Dear Friends of German Comedy,

I hope you all enjoyed a calm and peaceful Christmas with your family. In case you every now and then got the hump with your mother for mentioning every newborn and every wedding in a 20 mile radius whilst pulling an expectant but at the same time disillusioned face …well, you’re not alone.

Let’s talk about what really matters: football.

The English FA has appointed a new manager and it’s not Jürgen Klinsmann. Allegedly his English was deemed too good to be understood by the players.

Lucky him! The idea of a German having to manage the England football team is absurd in the highest degree.

The average Brit on his own is very welcoming and warm towards Germans and has usually had some pleasant experiences on trips to the Fatherland. However, once there is a critical mass of about 100 Britische (fewer in Kent) one can observe a social phenomenon which is best described as World-War-II panto. This includes goose-stepping, Nazi salutes, shouting of random pseudo-German words and renditions of ‘Ten German Bombers’.

In other words Klinsmann would have been fine for the first 30 minutes of each half at the new Wembley. But once more than a handful of spectators were back from their complementary hospitality buffets he would have been up against it.

I recently got roundly booed in the plush surroundings of the Royal Theatre Liverpool before even reaching the microphone stand. A frustrating situation as I take great pride in working towards abuse by meticulously offending sensibilities. On this occasion it was just too easy.

In the European City of Culture 2008’s (hihihihi…) defence: locals who presumably feared for their chip shops apologized to me immediately after the gig. They claimed that morons had been sent over by Manchester City Council to give Liverpool a bad name. Unfortunately I couldn’t tell as everybody outside the M25 circular looks and sounds the same to me.

Just a quick reminder for German subscribers: Don’t forget to order your Euro tickets. We will be able to apply for them on www.dfb.de from 15th January.
Meanwhile the Britische will have to make do with tickets for a Chas n Dave concert. http://www.chasndave.com/tour_dates.html
Have a good 2008 – see you in Vienna
Henning



September 2017

20 – EPSOM – Playhouse – SOLD OUT
21 – DUNSTABLE – Grove Theatre – SOLD OUT
22 – DARTFORD – The Orchard – TICKETS
23 – TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Assembly Hall – SOLD OUT
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 – SOLD OUT
15 – KETTERING Lighthouse – TICKETS
19 – DONCASTER – Cast – TICKETS
20 – KENDAL – Westmoreland Hall – TICKETS
21 – CARLISLE – Sands Centre – TICKETS
22 – NEWCASTLE – Theatre Royal – SOLD OUT
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 – SOLD OUT
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 – SOLD OUT
23 – BARNSLEY – Civic Theatre – TICKETS
24 – SCARBOROUGH – The Spa Theatre – TICKETS
25 – NOTTINGHAM – Playhouse – SOLD OUT

December 2017

2 – LONDON Cadogan Hall TICKETS

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