October 8th, 2009


October 2009


Dear Friends of German Comedy,

This Saturday it’s time for Germany to do an England and qualify for World Cup 2010!

What Germany will not do no matter the score away to Russia is declare World Cup qualification as a way to economic recovery.

No sooner had England overcome Croatia than papers were full of stories that the economy will benefit from a nationwide £1.2bn spending spree on booze and big TVs.

As far as I understand, over-indulgence and frittering away money one doesn’t have, both deriving from a false sense of entitlement, have been the main contributing factors behind the recession in the first place.

In fact, last summer (Euro 2008, remember? Thought not.) must have been the most productive summer in English history. Everyone got on with their lives and tried their utmost to forget the rest of Europe were having a football tournament.

The positive effects must have been felt by employers in Scotland, Wales and Ireland, too, as their staff didn’t have to waste their time cheering on England’s opponents and could focus on their daily chores instead. Everyone was a winner. Particularly Spain.

If a month-long hangover with zero productivity is a way to kick-start an economy then the government needn’t wait until next summer. They could just as well legalize heroin now and make its consumption mandatory.

In many ways going the heroin route would be the safer option. Because England winning the World Cup would spell the death knell for Britain’s only thriving business sector – the betting industry. The English betting market is so patriotic that it’s fair to assume William Hill and Ladbrokes et al would have to declare insolvency the moment John Terry lifts the cup. And only un-British traitors can wish such misfortune on the great British bookmaking tradition.

Auf Wiedersehen, have a great month and don’t forget to tune in to ESPN this Saturday at 4pm to watch Russia – Germany.

Henning

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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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