February 5th, 2006


February 2006


Dear Friends of German Comedy,

Another appalling month comes to an end.

What annoyed me most during January was so-called consumer group Stiftung
Warentest with their inappropriate comments about a lack of safety in some of the World Cup stadiums. There are brigades of constructors, officials and experts planning and liaising for years to build stadiums to top standard only for those self-loathing Warentest spoilsports to turn up at the grounds, conduct superficial examinations, jump to erroneous conclusions and make us look a third-world country.
Hardly ever have I agreed more with Franz Beckenbauer then when he said that “Stiftung Warentest might know what it’s talking about with face creams, olive oil and vacuum cleaners, so it should stick to them.” That will presumably all be made up nonsense as well but it doesn’t embarrass us on international stage.

A talking point over here was the Queen’s New Year’s honours list, which caused upset in parts of the country. Not because of the omission of decent, hard-working, law-abiding citizens but because my grandmother didn’t include any of Liverpool’s players after their freakish Champions League triumph. Nothing wrong with that one might say but she awarded each and everybody connected with the England cricket team an MBE for finishing second from bottom in a recent series with Australia. That indeed seems wrong.

I found the whole argument pointless though. Firstly there is no British Empire left anyway and secondly if those overpaid football ballerinas really thrive for those honours they should just sponsor a school or, even better, donate money directly to Labour party. They could give their first speech in the House of Lords within a fortnight.

The Sun won this month Kraut-bashing competition hands down thanks to its excellent twist on the fact that some World Cup host cities bought counter-terrorism gadgets that protect the grounds 24/7 and know a bomb when they see one. The Sun headline read “Britskrieg” and fantasises about pint-sized tanks that will monitor England fans.
Various photos of Hitler and some jokes, bad enough to be part of my stand-up
routine, accompanied the article. http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005580313,00.html
Overall German-bashing kept a surprisingly low profile during January though
as tabloids were sidetracked by various shenanigans of some leading Liberal
Democrats and George Galloways’s heroic efforts of speaking up for the people
of Iraq on Big Brother.

Auf geht’s Deutschland



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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