Henning Wehn – My Struggle
If you thought the Germans lacked a sense of humour, you need to meet Henning Wehn, German Comedy Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Cumbernauld, Cockermouth, Croydon…life as German Comedy Ambassador is far from glamorous. In fact, it is a right old struggle. But Henning Wehn makes it look easy. Join him for exactly one hour of meticulously planned and perfectly executed Teutonic jolliness, covering topics as diverse as football and the war. Come along. Or else. Deutschland über alles!]
“The Werner Herzog of comedy”, Stewart Lee
2010 marked Henning’s Edinburgh solo debut with ‘My Struggle’. For the last four years he has enjoyed critical success and three Fringe sell-outs with Otto Kuhnle (winner of last year’s Malcolm Hardee Award) in ‘Abracadabra – German Humour Goes Global’, ‘1000 Years of German Humour’, ‘A Beginners Guide To German Humour’ and ‘Four World Cups and One World Pope’.
“Absolutely brilliant” The Scotsman
Henning is rapidly gaining national recognition as appearances in the last six months on ‘The Unbelievable Truth’, ‘The News Quiz’, ‘Now Show’, ‘Caught in the Act’ and ‘World At One’ on BBC Radio 4, ‘Fighting Talk’ and ‘World Cup Special’ BBC Radio 5 Live, ‘Never Write Off The Germans’ BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4’s ‘Alternative Election Special’ testify. He has recently hosted a BBC Radio 4 Special on Monty Python in Germany and his own 6 part series for BBC Radio will be recorded later this year.
“Gloriously unreconstructed comedy” The Guardian
“Consistently boasting the most interesting line ups in the country”The Times