May 2015 Update

Dear Friends of German Comedy...


I’m sure we’re all thinking back longingly to 22nd September 2013, the day of the German general election.

Voters had the choice between the leader of the opposition, Peer Steinbrueck, who would have made a great Chancellor and Angela Merkel, who had already proven to be a great Chancellor.

Now compare that embarrassment of riches to the bewilderingly poor options on offer to the good people of Blighty.

On one side there’s a phony, “brain-faded” West-Ham-Villa-whoever supporting incumbent with a party chairman who is a proven liar (or as Shapps himself put it so superbly: guilty of “over-denial”) and on the other someone sounding even less genuine.

For the first time I almost understand the argument that having the Queen is a good thing as she provides a degree of emotional stability. To be fair, the memories of 1945 and 1966 do have the same effect. For free.

It all makes you wonder why there is what seems to be a lesser quality of human beings in British politics. Or are the candidates perfectly decent and capable but come across as grotesque caricatures only thanks to newspapers whose prime motivation doesn’t seem to be reporting on the election but shaping the outcome?

Either way, the real trouble is it puts people off joining political parties at grassroots level. Why give up your weekends and evenings so one day you’ll be hounded by the press for not being able to eat a bacon sandwich.

The one thing I’m sure about, not least from painful experience in the Fatherland’s history: there’ll always be politics. But potentially it’ll be done by the wrong people.

So, have a great month and try to vote for someone suitable, difficult as that may be

Henning

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

That’s it for now – I have to print out and complete Form AN, the application for naturalisation as a British citizen. Just to make sure I can still work in Britain no matter Thursday’s results.

  • April 2015

    15 - EALING - No. 5 Club - SOLD OUT
    16 - GUILDFORD - G Live - SOLD OUT
    17 - DISS - Corn Hall - SOLD OUT - Extra Date Added on 19th April
    18 - KINGS LYNN - Corn Exchange - SOLD OUT
    19 - DISS - Corn Hall (Extra Show) - SOLD OUT
    23 - WREXHAM - William Aston Hall
    24 - PONTARDAWE - Arts Centre - SOLD OUT
    25 - BRECON - Theatre Brycheiniog

  • May 2015

    8 - ST ALBANS - The Alban Arena - SOLD OUT
    9 - MELTON MOWBRAY - Melton Theatre - SOLD OUT
    10 - COVENTRY - Warwick Arts Centre - SOLD OUT
    14 - REDDITCH - Palace Theatre - SOLD OUT
    15 - WOLVERHAMPTON - The Wulfrun - SOLD OUT
    16 - STAFFORD - Gatehouse - SOLD OUT
    17 - LANCASTER - The Dukes - SOLD OUT
    21 - EVESHAM - Arts Centre - SOLD OUT
    22 - GREAT TORRINGTON - Plough Arts Centre - SOLD OUT
    23 - WESTON SUPER MARE - The Playhouse - TICKETS
    24 - YEOVIL - Octagon Theatre - SOLD OUT
    28 - SALISBURY - Playhouse - SOLD OUT
    29 - HAYWARDS HEATH - Clair Hall - SOLD OUT
    30 - HERTFORD - Hertford Theatre - SOLD OUT
    31 - SOUTHAMPTON - Nuffield Theatre - SOLD OUT

  • June 2015
    2 - LONDON - Clapham Grand - DVD RECORDING - TICKETS
    3 - LONDON - Clapham Grand - DVD RECORDING - TICKETS
  • July 2015
    4 - JERSEY - Opera House - TICKETS
    24 - YORK - The Great Yorkshire Fringe - TICKETS
    25 - YORK - The Great Yorkshire Fringe - TICKETS
    26 - MACCLESFIELD - Gawsworth Hall - TICKETS
  • August 2015

    EDINBURGH FRINGE 2015 - Full 2 hour show (inc interval) 7.30pm

    6 - EDINBURGH - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
    7 - EDINBURGH - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
    8 - EDINBURGH - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
    9 - EDINBURGH - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
    12 - EDINBURGH - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
    13 - EDINBURGH - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
    14 - EDINBURGH - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
    15 - EDINBURGH - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS
    16 - EDINBURGH - The Queen's Hall - TICKETS

  • September 2015
    17 - NEWBURY - Corn Exchange - TICKETS ON SALE SOON
    18 - LEEDS - City Varieties - TICKETS
    19 - LEEDS - City Varieties - TICKETS
    24 - NORWICH - Playhouse - TICKETS
    25 - NORWICH - Playhouse - TICKETS
    26 - NORWICH - Playhouse - TICKETS
    27 - CANTERBURY - Marlowe Theatre - TICKETS
    29 - EPSOM - Playhouse - TICKETS
  • October 2015
    02 - CAMBERLEY - Camberley Theatre - TICKETS ON SALE SOON
    03 - NORTHAMPTON - The Royal - TICKETS
    04 - CRAWLEY - The Hawth - TICKETS
    07 - BIRMINGHAM - Town Hall - TICKETS
    08 - WHITLEY BAY - Playhouse - TICKETS
    09 - SHEFFIELD - Octagon - TICKETS
    11 - PETERBOROUGH - The Cresset - TICKETS
    14 - SHREWSBURY - Theatre Severn - TICKETS
    15 - PRESTON - Charter Theatre - TICKETS
    16 - LEAMINGTON SPA - Royal Centre - TICKETS
    18 - HIGH WYCOMBE - Swan - TICKETS
    23 - SOUTHPORT - The Atkinson - TICKETS ON SALE SOON
    24 - HEREFORD - Courtyard Theatre - TICKETS ON SALE SOON
    25 - BRISTOL - Old Vic - TICKETS ON SALE SOON
  • November 2015
    01 - TUNBRIDGE WELLS - Assembly Hall - TICKETS ON SALE SOON
    12 - BATH - Komedia - TICKETS
    13 - NEWTOWN (POWYS) - Hafren Theatre - TICKETS
    14 - STOCKPORT - Plaza - TICKETS
    19 - CHELTENHAM - Town Hall - TICKETS ON SALE SOON
    20 - NOTTINGHAM - Playhouse - TICKETS ON SALE SOON
    21 - READING - The Hexagon - TICKETS ON SALE SOON
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