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December 2014

Dear Friends of German Humour,

Do they know it’s Christmas time? I don’t know how they possibly could, seeing I’m not doing my Authentic German Christmas Do this year. It’ll be back next year – I promise. And as the saying goes: Vorfreude ist die schoenste Freude. And a full 12 months of it!

Luckily there’s no shortage of German Christmas this-and-that all over Blighty. I had the pleasure of being in Birmingham on the opening night of their massive German Christmas market. And I have to say it’s amazing how many of my countrymen are fluent in Romanian these days.

Other than overindulging on mulled wine and punch-ups down the Tesco, Christmas is all about emotional blackmail.

A lady who kindly bought tickets for one of my shows in May now can’t make it, but the venue’s terms and conditions don’t allow a refund. Instead of giving them to friends (the ideal Christmas present) she sent me an email saying if I don’t personally reimburse her, then I ruined her Christmas.

Obviously I don’t mind being charitable. Only last Sunday did I appear at a benefit gig for a migrants’ rights organisation. Bizarrely the audience were exclusively white – the only non-whites in the building were fellow unpaid performers and minimum-wage bar staff, making sure the pureblood establishment had an enjoyable evening. In hindsight I should have kept that observation to myself rather than use it as my opening gambit.

You live and learn. Like the bloke in Strood who, in the spirit of Christmas, draped his house in red and white – but didn’t pay enough attention to what order he assembled the colours in and ended up in the middle of a political storm.

It’s ridiculous how he was portrayed as a typical example of the white working class. Travelling up and down the country on tour let me assure you: houses covered in England flags are a rarer sight than openly gay footballers/openly heterosexual hairdressers/openly positive coverage of a European Union initiative in British media.

Even the BBC is totally biased. Reading last week’s coverage of the Invest in Europe initiative you could have thought the EU had unveiled a plan saying: “We’re trying to raise 30bn to hand out willy nilly.”

Thinking that, no matter what you make of the EU, this can’t be the whole story I checked on Sueddeutsche Zeitung and it transpired it’s a programme to level interest rate disparity between European countries by underwriting private sector investments in economically weaker areas.

Admittedly this makes for far less entertaining reading than “They’re building a gravy train from Strasbourg to Brussels for technocrats. And Britain’s got to provide the gravy. No more roasts for several years!” but it would stop people risking their lives by climbing up ladders, trying to cover their houses in flags.

This is my preaching done for the year – have a great end to 2014 and hopefully see you next year

Henning

Please find below a list of upcoming gigs. It would be great to see you at one of those. Tickets for all shows on www.henningwehn.de – before booking please check for previous engagements that day.

And once you’re on www.henningwehn.de you might as well quickly buy Henning Knows Bestest. It’s available as DVD or Download. Because nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like some data stream.


September 2021

18th - Halesowen - Cornbow Hall - TICKETS (Rearranged from 4th Dec 20 and 23rd June 21 - Third Time Lucky! - Headline set plus guests)
19th - Whitchurch - Civic Centre - TICKETS (Rearranged from 5th Dec 20 and 24th June 21 - Third Time Lucky! - Headline set plus guests)
22nd - London - Betsey Trotwood - TICKETS
23rd - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS
24th - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS
25th - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS
30th - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS

October 2021

1st - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS
2nd - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS
7th - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS
8th - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS
9th - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS
13th - Exeter - Corn Exchange - TICKETS
14th - Exeter - Corn Exchange - TICKETS
15th - Swindon - Wyvern Theatre - TICKETS
16th - Swindon - Wyvern Theatre - TICKETS
21st - Swansea - Grand Theatre - TICKETS
22nd - Bedford - Corn Exchange - TICKETS
23rd - Stevenage - Concert Hall - TICKETS
29th - Guildford - G Live - SOLD OUT
30th - Loughborough - Town Hall - SOLD OUT
31st - Peterborough - The Cresset - TICKETS

November 2021

11th - Hayes - Beck Theatre - TICKETS
12th - Basingstoke - The Anvil - TICKETS
13th - Worthing - Pavilion - TICKETS
18th - Whitley Bay - Playhouse - TICKETS
19th - Sheffield - The Octagon - TICKETS
20th - Northampton - Derngate - TICKETS
21st - Dartford - The Orchard - TICKETS
26th - Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre - TICKETS
27th - Crewe - Lyceum - TICKETS
28th - Malvern - The Forum - SOLD OUT

December 2021

2nd - Brighton - Dome - SOLD OUT
3rd - Southend - Cliffs Pavilion - TICKETS
5th - Bexhill - De La Warr Pavilion - TICKETS
12th - Poole - Lighthouse - TICKETS
13th - London - Cadogan Hall - TICKETS

February 2022

9th - Camberley - Camberley Theatre - TICKETS
10th - Andover - The Lights - TICKETS
11th - Andover - The Lights - TICKETS
17th - Stafford - Gatehouse - TICKETS
18th - Leicester - De Montfort Hall - TICKETS
19th - St Albans - Alban Arena - TICKETS
23rd - Shrewsbury - Theatre Severn - TICKETS
24th - Shrewsbury - Theatre Severn - SOLD OUT (Extra date 23rd February added)
25th - Salford - The Lowry - TICKETS
26th - Buxton - Opera House - TICKETS

March 2022

3rd - Wycombe - Swan - TICKETS
4th - Chatham - Central Theatre - TICKETS
18th - London - Hackney Empire - TICKETS
24th - Lincoln - Engine Shed - TICKETS
25th - Kings Lynn - Corn Exchange - TICKETS
26th - Cambridge - Corn Exchange - TICKETS
27th - Tunbridge Wells - Assembly Hall - TICKETS
31st - Crawley - The Hawth - TICKETS

April 2022

1st - Margate - Winter Gardens - TICKETS
8th - Cheltenham - Town Hall - TICKETS
9th - Bath - Forum - TICKETS
21st - Arbroath - Webster Theatre - TICKETS
22nd - Dundee - Whitehall Theatre - TICKETS
23rd - Aberdeen - Tivoli Theatre - TICKETS
24th - Inverness - Eden Court - TICKETS

May 2022

6th - Port Talbot - Princess Royal Theatre - TICKETS
7th - Cardiff - St Davids Hall - TICKETS
8th - Southampton - Mayflower - TICKETS
12th - Barnstaple - Queens Theatre - TICKETS
13th - Yeovil - Westlands - TICKETS
14th - Weston super Mare - The Playhouse - TICKETS
20th - Torquay - Babbacombe Theatre - TICKETS

June 2022

3rd - Shanklin IOW - Shanklin Theatre - TICKETS
4th - Bournemouth - Pavilion - TICKETS SOON
5th - Weymouth - Pavilion - TICKETS SOON
10th - Nottingham - Playhouse - TICKETS
11th - Reading - The Hexagon - TICKETS
16th - Doncaster - The Cast - TICKETS SOON
17th - York - The Barbican - TICKETS
18th - Bradford - St Georges Hall - TICKETS
30th - Douglas Isle of Man - Gaiety Theatre - TICKETS

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