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Dear Friends Of German Comedy...


February 2014 Update

Sorry for not having been in touch for such a long time. Especially now that Britain isn’t being swamped by Bulgarians and Romanians but by my fellow Germans.

Felix Magath, as the new manager of Fulham, will teach the country all about the merits of discipline. (Except for financial restraint, seeing he usually leaves his employers teetering on the brink of economic meltdown and with a squad big enough to comfortably field three teams.)

But far better, the ever-delightful Angela Merkel and her trouser suit are visiting later this month. I’m absolutely gutted I’ll still be in Brazil.

Yes, Brazil! I never thought I would ever go to South America but Mark Watson and I have been commissioned by Dave, the TV station, to visit all six South American countries that have qualified for the upcoming World Cup. The programme’s goal is finding out why the continent is doing so well at football. [Spoiler alert: it turns out it’s down to dedication and commitment.]

To optimize the premise we conveniently ignore that Columbia, Ecuador and Chile never have done particularly well and that Uruguay has been waiting longer for fresh World Cup glory than a certain island in the North Sea.

To be fair, plucky Uruguay shows perfectly why football matters. It’s only got three million people but their two World Cup victories, an eternity ago, put the country firmly on the map.

Dealing with any Uruguayan business you think: “well, they’re trustworthy. They have won the World Cup. Twice!”

Whilst until an African country wins the World Cup you keep thinking “how are they going to organise democratic elections or any goods delivery if they can’t even organise their four at the back?”

Talk all you like about how countries should focus on education rather than football, but it’s worth remembering that education doesn’t score goals. Admittedly, it helps build them in the first place.

Have a great 2014

Henning

Please find below a list of upcoming gigs. More tour dates are being added regularly. Tickets for all shows on HenningWehn.de

MARCH 2014

24 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
25 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
26 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
31 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT

APRIL 2014

1 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
2 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
13 - MILFORD - Village Hall - SOLD OUT
28 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
29 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT

MAY 2014

12 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
13 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
14 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
17 - OXFORD - North Wall - SOLD OUT
26 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
27 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
28 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
29 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT

JUNE 2014

9 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
10 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
11 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT

JULY 2014

21 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
22 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
23 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
24 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
25 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
26 - LONDON - Betsey Trotwood (preview) - SOLD OUT
31 - EDINBURGH - The Caves - TICKETS

AUGUST 2014

1-24 - EDINBURGH - The Caves - TICKETS

SEPTEMBER 2014

16 - READING SOUTH STREET (preview) - SOLD OUT
18 - BARTON-ON-HUMBER Ropewalk (preview) - TICKETS
19 - SHEFFIELD - Green Top Circus (preview) - TICKETS
20 - DURHAM - Gala Theatre - TICKETS
21 - NEWCASTLE - Stand - TICKETS
25 - NORWICH - Playhouse - SOLD OUT
26 - NORWICH - Playhouse - SOLD OUT
27 - WAVENDON - The Stables - TICKETS
28 - WAVENDON - The Stables - TICKETS

OCTOBER 2014

2 - WIMBORNE - Tivoli - TICKETS
3 - BRIDPORT - Electric Palace - TICKETS
4 - DARTFORD - The Orchard - TICKETS
5 - CHELMSFORD - Civic Theatre - TICKETS
10 - GUILDFORD - G Live - TICKETS
11 - BEXHILL - De La Ware Pavilion - TICKETS
12 - ISLE OF WIGHT - Medina Theatre - TICKETS
16 - LEAMINGTON SPA - Royal Spa - TICKETS
17 - EXETER - Corn Exchange - TICKETS
18 - SWINDON - Wyvern Theatre - SOLD OUT
19 - CARDIFF - Glee - TICKETS
23 - LEICESTER - Curve - TICKETS
24 - SALFORD QUAYS - Lowry - TICKETS
25 - SALFORD QUAYS - Lowry - TICKETS
26 - RUNCORN - Brindley Theatre - TICKETS
30 - BEDFORD - Corn Exchange - TICKETS
31 - MARGATE - Theatre Royal - TICKETS

NOVEMBER 2014

1 - ALDERSHOT - Princes Hall - TICKETS
2 - WINCHESTER - Theatre Royal - TICKETS
6 - LEEDS - City Varieties - TICKETS
7 - LEEDS - City Varieties - TICKETS
8 - SOUTHPORT - The Atkinson - TICKETS
13 - BIRMINGHAM - Town Hall - TICKETS
14 - CHELTENHAM - Town Hall - TICKETS
15 - BARNSLEY - Civic Theatre - TICKETS
16 - BUXTON - Opera House - TICKETS
20 - KETTERING - The Lighthouse - TICKETS SOON
21 - SHREWSBURY - Walker Theatre - TICKETS
22 - NOTTINGHAM - Playhouse - TICKETS