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October 2012

Dear Friends of German Comedy,

Every month I’m dreading having to write a new bulletin. Mind you, I’m not dreading the writing half as much as the actual sending-out process. Usually some people get it four times, others not at all. And everyone gets diamonds where there should be apostrophes. I’ve now shelled out for a new mail-out programme. Let’s hope it works. Apparently it’s now possible to add photos and all but let’s not get carried away.

I can’t have been the only one utterly surprised this week to read that Tooting is home to the highest earners in the UK.
According to the Wealth of the Nation 2012 report, the average annual income is now £66,100, beating Knightsbridge and Chelsea.

This can mean one of four things.
A) There’s a lot more money in running late night kebab joints than I thought.
B) The borders of Tooting have been gerrymandered so they stretch all the way to Barnes.
C) It’s all nonsense. Or, most likely,
D) JK Rowling has moved into the area to write her next gritty novel about the thorough decency of the lower class.

I will definitely keep an eye out for her down the Lahore on Tooting Broadway after pub closing time.

In preparation I’ll also read her new book so I can break the ice by going “I’ve read your book” or, in case she needs reminding, “You’ve written a book”. Or if I want to play with her mind “Haven’t you written a book?”

But before I read The Casual Vacancy I first have to finish Dietmar Hamann’s The Didi Man, describing his journey from growing up in Munich to becoming a Liverpool institution.

It’s absolutely riveting but, when I read it, I struggle with what accent to do in my head. I’ve decided to read the bits when it’s all going hunky-dory in Bavarian. Once the wheels come off and he starts drinking and gambling I switch to Scouse. So far that does feel right.

But back to Ms Rowling: I really admire her for being such a positive role model what with having been a single mum yet having succeeded. Certainly much better than Kate Middleton, who shows nothing but contempt for ordinary British women.

For years British girls have been taught that the only way to have a fulfilled life and a successful career is by having photos of their tits published. Now Kate Middleton is lucky enough to be given that very opportunity and she fights tooth and nail against it. What an ungrateful, spoilt brat!

Talking of people who are a national disgrace: October marks the 22nd anniversary of West Germany paying for East Germany. And of late the rest of Europe, too. We can’t go on like this! Only last week Martin Kaymer felt the need to credit his fellow Europeans after he single-handedly won the Ryder Cup.

Where is it all going to end? Most likely in a spam filter.

Have a great month

Henning

Please find below some of my upcoming gigs.
Tickets for all shows are available on henningwehn.de
I particularly recommend the (Pseudo-) Authentic German Christmas festivities
with Gus Brown at Leicester Square Theatre in London.


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 – TICKETS
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 – TICKETS
24 – LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre – TICKETS
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 – TICKETS
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
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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