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September 2013

Dear Friends of German Comedy,

Welcome to the September newsletter. I know it will be hard to top the July and August bulletins. (If you don’t remember getting those you clearly weren’t looking hard enough in your email inbox. And that’s that.)

No, seriously, sorry for neglecting you and not giving any moral guidance in these complicated times. Not that I could offer you much advice on, say, Syria. Assad uses chemical weapons on civilians.
As a result we’re now supposed to help America in supporting the rebels, who are led by Al Qaeda, whose existence is America’s justification for spying on all of us. And most grotesquely, the Russians that can somehow claim the moral high ground. Say what you like about the Cold War, but at least I understood who was good (West Germany) and who was bad (the trade unions).

Talking of the triumph of capitalism, the Edinburgh comedy trade fair has come to an end and I’m happy to tell you that German humour is going from strength to strength. Not to the extent that it would have actually won the Perrier Award.
Or anything else for that matter. But it’s not the winning but the taking part that matters (add tired war jokes at your leisure).

And talking of taking part: I still haven’t uploaded the footage of the Henning
Knows Bestest prize draw, which you can find HERE.

Congratulations to all winners. Clap-Clap-Clap! And special thanks to German Wine Agencies (NOT German Wine Associations) and the German Deli for providing the goods.

After Edinburgh I went for a few days to the Shetlands, where I could have done with a bottle of Liebfrauenmilch or five. It’s the bleakest place imaginable! Even the seals on the beach and the puffins in the sky looked bored.

The place is so remote there isn’t even any mobile phone reception. While that might sound like a dream to anyone having to put up with people rabbiting away on public transport, it can turn awkward. I went to the leisure centre on Unst, an island so small not even David Cameron could talk it up.

The pool is no more than 10 meters long and shallow enough for me to stand in. As the only guest I had the undivided attention of the 14-year-old lifeguard, who was compelled by edicts of health & safety to follow my every move.

I felt so self-conscious that I made sure my hands were upright on the way to the side and then flat on their way back, and I made sure my feet touched at the end of the stroke.
I felt so under the spotlight I swam technically better than I ever have before. But never has a visit to a leisure centre been less leisurely or more intense. If only he could have updated his Facebook status he might have stopped staring at me for five minutes.

Assuming there are no more family bereavements, I’ll write to you next in early October, by which time Germany will have had its general election.
The campaign is rather boring as the two frontrunners, Angela Merkel and Peer Steinbrück are both equally highly qualified to lead Europe and as such it almost doesn’t matter which of them wins. As the quip goes: “May the better candidate win, as long as they’re German.” Guffaw, guffaw…

Have a great month and hopefully see you soon

Henning

Please find a list of upcoming tour dates below.
Tickets for all shows on www.henningwehn.de

There’s even a few tickets still left for the London preview on September 18th.

And if you can’t wait that long for your dose of Teutonic jolliness, why not get the No Surrender show as DVD or download.
Both only available on my website.
HERE‘s a snippet.


June 2018

1 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT – Originally May 31st
2 – HAYWARDS HEATH – Clair Hall – SOLD OUT – Work in Progress
7 – NORWICH – Playhouse – SOLD OUT  – Work in Progress
8 – NORWICH – Playhouse – SOLD OUT  – Work in Progress
9 – NORWICH – Playhouse – SOLD OUT  – Work in Progress
11 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT
12 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT
13 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT


July 2018

24 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT
25 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT
26 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT


August 2018

2 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – TICKETS
3 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – TICKETS
4 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – SOLD OUT
5 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – SOLD OUT
8 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – SOLD OUT
9 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – SOLD OUT
10 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – SOLD OUT
11 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – SOLD OUT
12 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – SOLD OUT
15 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – SOLD OUT
16 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – SOLD OUT
17 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – SOLD OUT
18 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – SOLD OUT
19 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – SOLD OUT
22 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – SOLD OUT
23 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – TICKETS
24 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – TICKETS
25 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – TICKETS
26 EDINBURGH – Just The Tonic Caves – TICKETS


September 2018

20 – WAVENDON – The Stables – SOLD OUT
21 – WAVENDON – The Stables – SOLD OUT
22 – WAVENDON – The Stables – SOLD OUT
26 – BRIDPORT – Electric Palace – SOLD OUT
27 – BRIDPORT – Electric Palace – SOLD OUT
28 – WIMBORNE – Tivoli Theatre – SOLD OUT
29 – WIMBORNE – Tivoli Theatre – SOLD OUT


October 2018

4 – LOUGHBOROUGH – Town Hall – TICKETS
5 – MALVERN – Forum – SOLD OUT
6 – GUILDFORD – G Live – TICKETS
7 – LEAMINGTON SPA – Royal Spa Centre – TICKETS
11 – BEDFORD – Corn Exchange – TICKETS
12 – LEEDS – City Varieties – TICKETS
13 – LEEDS – City Varieties – TICKETS
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 – TICKETS


November 2018

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

 


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 SOON
15 – LEICESTER – De Montfort Hall – TICKETS
16 – BROMLEY – Churchill Theatre –TICKETS
17 – BRIGHTON – Dome – TICKETS
21 – WHITELY BAY – Playhouse – TICKETS
22 – HARROGATE – Royal Hall – TICKETS
23 – SHEFFIELD – Octagon – TICKETS


March 2019

1 – BASINGSTOKE – The Anvil – TICKETS
2 – CAMBRIDGE – Corn Exchange – TICKETS
7 – NOTTINGHAM – Playhouse – TICKETS
9 – BUXTON – Opera House – TICKETS
22 – STEVENAGE – Concert Hall – 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 SOON
3 – OXFORD – Playhouse – TICKETS SOON
4 – OXFORD – Playhouse – TICKETS SOON
10 – COVENTRY – Warwick Arts Centre Butterworth Hall – TICKETS
16 – CHATHAM – Central Theatre – TICKETS
17 – MARGATE – Winter Gardens – TICKETS
23 – YEOVIL – Westlands – TICKETS SOON
24 – BARNSTAPLE – Queens Theatre – TICKETS SOON
25 – WESTON-SUPER-MARE – Playhouse – TICKETS SOON


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