April 10th, 2013


April 2013


Dear Friends of German Comedy,

Sorry for the slight delay to this month’s newsletter but I was busy writing out cheques for Cyprus.
And why the devil not? If recent events have shown one thing, there’s no point in saving up anyway!
Traditionally there were three investment models. You could
a) buy a ludicrously overpriced property,
b) lose small amounts of money year on year by putting your money in an interest-free savings account or
c) lose large amounts of money year on year by getting a financial adviser involved.

Now thanks to the collapse of Laiki Bank, we know b) is history and you can lose your nest egg even if you’re frugal.
So the best recipe for a happy life is to forget about money and see hard work as a reward in itself!
I’m so fed up with the banking sector I can’t even get upset about yet more proof that British protectorates are nothing but lawless tax havens. Take it from me: nothing is going to change.

You might remember, the last time someone well-known was found out to be a large-scale tax avoider he wasn’t tried in court by a judge according to the rule of law, but by fellow comedians on a heavily-edited TV panel show. And the British public thought this sufficient punishment. In fact, I was so impressed by his level of repentance I’ve become a semi-regular guest on the show since.
Now for something really controversial: Mick Philpott.

I’ve given it a great amount of thought and I’ve decided (and I’m aware that the liberal media will shout me down on this and Polly Toynbee will say that I’m politicising a tragedy) that, overall, and all things considered, Mick Philpott is a fairly unpleasant character.

But let’s look at the very best of British society rather than the worst: I had a tremendous experience at Belfast Airport recently, where I was stuck for six hours during the blizzard. Whilst in any other airport every delay is greeted by people becoming restless and unpleasant, everyone in Belfast seemed completely unaffected. It only goes to show if you’re used to having your flights cancelled because of Semtex, a bit of snow doesn’t make you lose your cool. I could even detect people getting nostalgic, the same way East Germans love it when shops run out of bananas.

If North Korea manages to pepper the West with nuclear warheads I sincerely hope I’m in Belfast when it happens. Ideally at the airport.

Have a great month and sorry for not including any comment about Margaret Thatcher’s untimely death. Unfortunately the bulletin was as good as written by the time I heard the news.
I could add some quip how from my selfish perspective she left it too late but I’m not sure that would be appropriate

Henning



February 2018

12 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT
13 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT
14 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT
19 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – TICKETS
20 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – TICKETS

March 2018

5 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – TICKETS
6 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – TICKETS
12 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – TICKETS
13 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – TICKETS
14 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – TICKETS
19 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – TICKETS
20 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – TICKETS
21 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – TICKETS
22 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT

April 2018

09 – BATH COMEDY FESTIVAL – Widcombe Social Club – TICKETS – Work In Progress
10 – BATH COMEDY FESTIVAL – Widcombe Social Club – TICKETS – Work In Progress
12 – BORDON – The Phoenix Theatre – TICKETS SOON – Work In Progress
13 – BORDON – The Phoenix Theatre – TICKETS SOON – Work In Progress
14 – BORDON – The Phoenix Theatre – TICKETS SOON – Work In Progress
18 – BEVERLEY – East Riding Theatre – TICKETS – Work In Progress
19 – POCKLINGTON – Arts Centre – TICKETS – Work In Progress
20 – POCKLINGTON – Arts Centre – TICKETS – Work In Progress
21 – BEVERLEY – East Riding Theatre – TICKETS – Work In Progress
29 – TRING – The Court Theatre – TICKETS SOON – Work In Progress
30 – TRING – The Court Theatre – TICKETS SOON – Work In Progress

May 2018

11 – GREAT TORRINGTON – Plough Arts – TICKETS – Work In Progress
12 – GREAT TORRINGTON – Plough Arts – TICKETS – Work In Progress
13 – LAUNCESTON – Town Hall – TICKETS – Work in Progress
17 – DARTMOUTH – The Flavel – TICKETS SOON – Work In Progress
18 – FALMOUTH – The Poly – TICKETS SOON – Work In Progress
19 – PENZANCE – The Acorn – TICKETS SOON – Work In Progress

June 2018

2 – HAYWARDS HEATH – Clair Hall – TICKETS SOON – Work in Progress
7 – NORWICH – Playhouse – TICKETS SOON – Work in Progress
8 – NORWICH – Playhouse – TICKETS SOON – Work in Progress
9 – NORWICH – Playhouse – TICKETS SOON – Work in Progress

September 2018

20 – WAVENDON – The Stables – TICKETS SOON
21 – WAVENDON – The Stables – TICKETS SOON
22 – WAVENDON – The Stables – TICKETS SOON
27 – BRIDPORT – Electric Palace – TICKETS
29 – WIMBORNE – Tivoli Theatre – TICKETS

October 2018

4 – LOUGHBOROUGH – Town Hall – TICKETS SOON
6 – GUILDFORD – G Live – TICKETS SOON
11 – BEDFORD – Corn Exchange – TICKETS
12 – LEEDS – City Varieties – TICKETS SOON
13 – LEEDS – City Varieties – TICKETS SOON
18 – CHESTER – Story House – TICKETS SOON
19 – SALFORD – Lowry Lyric Theatre – TICKETS SOON
25 – KINGS LYNN – Corn Exchange – TICKETS SOON
26 – PETERBOROUGH – The Cresset – TICKETS
27 – LINCOLN – The Engine Shed – TICKETS

November 2018

8 – WORTHING – Pavilion – TICKETS SOON
9 – BEXHILL – De La Warr Pavilion – TICKETS SOON
10 – SOUTHEND – Cliff’s Pavilion – TICKETS SOON
15 – ST ALBANS – Alban Arena – TICKETS SOON
16 – DARTFORD – The Orchard – TICKETS SOON
17 – READING – Hexagon – 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 

 

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