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February 2022

Dear Friends of German Comedy,

I take it we’re all humming Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit. We’re hearing it a lot at the moment at the Winter Olympics. Admittedly not as much as Norway’s Ja, vi elsker dette landet but a good bit more than God Save The Queen. As of now not a single medal for Team Blighty. Not even in floor scrubbing or tea tray downhill sliding.

But make no mistake – winning Olympic medals is INCREDIBLY difficult.

That’s why Britain quite cleverly invented the Commonwealth Games where British fulltime athletes can boost their confidence by competing against the finest postmen, plumbers and bus drivers from Montserrat, Dominica and the Virgin Islands.

It’s like the first round of the FA Cup all the way through.

Sadly, there isn’t a winter sport version of the Commonwealth Games. Interestingly there used to be. It was held three times in the 50s and 60s. Always in St Moritz in Switzerland! I’m sure there’s an educational joke to be made about every participant being given a gold medal what with the ubiquity of gold in Switzerland but I leave that to Jimmy Carr.

Mind you, it’s unsurprising they came to an end because how were the Bahamas, Ghana or even Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or England ever going to host winter games?

Then again: what’s wrong with the indoor ski slope in Milton Keynes?! You’re unlikely to mistake it for the Alps but holding winter games in Buckinghamshire wouldn’t be any more ridiculous than holding them in Beijing!

As the 1988 Olympic slalom silver medallist Frank Woerndl put it: “Any talk of legacy is a bad joke. Asians don’t go outside once it’s less than five degrees.”

But let’s not judge prematurely. History will tell if Beijing’s legacy can rival London 2012’s, which, let’s not forget, was the catalyst for a big Westfield shopping centre and a tax-payer subsidised new stadium for Cat Kickers United.

Anyway, for now: Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit, hopefully a bit of the old God save the Queen and her favourite son and bring on the speed skating.

See you soon

Henning

PS: Please find below a list of upcoming gigs. It would be great to see you at one of those.


May 2022

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
15th - Port Talbot - Princess Royal Theatre - TICKETS
20th - Torquay - Babbacombe Theatre - TICKETS

June 2022

3rd - Shanklin IOW - Shanklin Theatre - TICKETS
4th - Bournemouth - Pavilion - TICKETS
5th - Weymouth - Pavilion - TICKETS
9th - Nottingham - Playhouse - TICKETS
10th - Nottingham - Playhouse - TICKETS
11th - Reading - The Hexagon - TICKETS
16th - Doncaster - The Cast - TICKETS
17th - York - The Barbican - TICKETS
18th - Bradford - St Georges Hall - TICKETS
30th - Douglas Isle of Man - Gaiety Theatre - TICKETS

July 2022

2nd - Kendal - Leisure Centre - TICKETS
31st - Macclesfield - Gawsworth Hall - TICKETS

August 2022

4th - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
5th - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
6th - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
11th - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
12th - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
13th - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
18th - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
19th - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
20th - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
25th - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
26th - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
27th - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS

September 2022

22nd - Epsom - Playhouse - TICKETS
23rd - Aldershot - Princes Hall - TICKETS
24th - Redhill - Harlequin - TICKETS
30th - Worthing - Pavilion - TICKETS

October 2022

1st - Brighton - Dome - TICKETS
6th - Harrogate - Royal Hall - TICKETS
7th - Birmingham - Town Hall - TICKETS
8th - Birmingham - Town Hall - TICKETS
14th - London - Palladium - TICKETS
15th - Portsmouth - Guildhall - TICKETS
20th - Chelmsford - Civic Theatre - TICKETS
21st - Ipswich - Regent Theatre - TICKETS
22nd - Dunstable - Grove Theatre - TICKETS
28th - Tunbridge - Assembly Hall - TICKETS

November 2022

11th - Rhyl - Pavilion Theatre - TICKETS
12th - Warwick - Butterworth Hall - TICKETS
17th - Oxford - Playhouse - TICKETS
18th - Oxford - Playhouse - TICKETS

February 2023

24th - Leeds - City Varieties - TICKETS
25th - Leeds - City Varieties - TICKETS

March 2023

3rd - Horsham - Capitol Theatre - TICKETS
4th - Dorking - Halls - TICKETS
5th - Canterbury - Marlowe Theatre - TICKETS
10th - St Albans - Arena - TICKETS
11th - Colchester - Charter Hall - TICKETS
12th - Norwich - Theatre Royal - TICKETS SOON
17th - Chesterfield - Winding Wheel - TICKETS SOON
18th - Stockport - Plaza - TICKETS
19th - Lichfield - Garrick Theatre - TICKETS SOON
23rd - New Brighton - Floral Pavilion - TICKETS
24th - Hull - City Hall - TICKETS SOON
25th - Middlesborough - Town Hall - TICKETS SOON

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