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Infrequent Bulletin – April 2024

Dear Friends of German Comedy,

Please find below a list of upcoming dates for the new Acid Wehn tour.

Please note more dates are constantly being added and the tour will run until late 2025 and presumably the early part of 2026.

By which point Germany will be a four times winner of the Euros. Just kidding. Despite the recent wins over France and the Netherlands, I’d at this stage settle for draws with Scotland and Hungary and a narrow defeat to Switzerland.

Every bit as much as my own show, I recommend you go and see Berlin-based Otto Kuhnle, who will be at the Brighton Fringe from May 12th-21st. It’ll be Otto’s first performances in the UK since 2012.

https://www.brightonfringe.org/events/ottos-komedyshow/

Otto and I used to have a double act at various festivals around the world. He’s a much-loved performer back home (Wim Wenders movies etc) and after a chance meeting in a London pub in 2004 we decided to meet up on the Southbank the next day and sing some German folk songs. It was a laugh and a half and we have been cooperating ever since. For example, the intro songs for my shows are always composed by Otto.

Here he is in his element: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2fgI5kTb6M

And here he is doing a magic trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWqMth-tczw&t=4s

Otto taught me the basics of touring to a German standard. This includes setting up the lights so the stage rather than the audience is lit. And more specifically, the performer’s face and not their feet.

There’s little worse than turning up at a venue realising there’s no decent sound or lighting.

I recently did a preview and the only source of light was a small, immovable LED light. The atmosphere this created was somewhere between horror show and comedy in the dark.

Or, on a much bigger scale, I’ll never forget seeing Jerry Sadowitz at the massive Hammersmith Apollo. He did a barnstorming 90-minute set, lit by what looked like 10 hand-held torches. It was grotesque. Poor Jerry had to put in a magnificent performance just to get by. It really was a travesty!

As far as I am aware all my upcoming venues boast some kind of lights and speakers. Granted, the set-up might still be substandard but I promise I’ll try to make it the least substandard in the circumstances.

Have a great April and see you soon

Henning

PS: Re-reading this I’m not sure how encouraging this quick ticket alert is. Probably it should have just read “Ladies and Gentlemen, here are a hatful of upcoming gigs. Would be great to see you at one of those.” I must ask Otto how to do PR when I see him in Brighton.


July 2024

18th - Lewes - Con Club - SOLD OUT
19th - London - Betsey Trotwood - SOLD OUT
21st - Tring - Tring Comedy Festival - SOLD OUT

September 2024

28th - Winchester - Theatre Royal - SOLD OUT
29th - Epsom - Playhouse - TICKETS

October 2024

3rd - Southport - Southport Comedy Festival - TICKETS
4th - Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre - TICKETS
8th - Wavendon - The Stables - SOLD OUT
9th - Wavendon - The Stables - SOLD OUT
10th - Wavendon - The Stables - SOLD OUT
17th - Exeter - Corn Exchange - TICKETS
18th - Exeter - Corn Exchange - TICKETS
19th - Torquay - Babbacombe Theatre - TICKETS
24th - Bridport - Electric Palace - TICKETS
25th - Bridport - Electric Palace - TICKETS

November 2024

10th - Norwich - Playhouse - SOLD OUT
11th - Norwich - Playhouse - SOLD OUT
12th - Norwich - Playhouse - SOLD OUT
14th - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS
15th - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS
16th - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS
28th - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS
29th - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS
30th - London - Leicester Square Theatre - TICKETS

February 2025

14th - Leeds - City Varieties - TICKETS
15th - Leeds - City Varieties - TICKETS
20th - Kings Lynn - Corn Exchange - TICKETS
21st - Lincoln - Engine Shed - TICKETS
22nd - Leicester - De Montfort Hall - TICKETS
27th - Hayes - Beck Theatre - TICKETS
28th - Peterborough - The Cresset - TICKETS

March 2025

1st - Northampton - Derngate - TICKETS
2nd - Wycombe - Swan - TICKETS
14th - Dunstable - The Grove - TICKETS
15th - Southend - Cliffs Pavilion - TICKETS
16th - Dartford - Orchard - TICKETS
21st - Whitley Bay - Playhouse - TICKETS
22nd - Whitley Bay - Playhouse - TICKETS
27th - Worthing - Pavilion - TICKETS
28th - Folkestone - Cliffs Pavilion - TICKETS
29th - Tunbridge Wells - Assembly Hall - TICKETS

April 2025

3rd - Evesham - The Regal - TICKETS
4th - Swindon - Wyvern Theatre - TICKETS
5th - Swindon - Wyvern Theatre - TICKETS
11th - Bath - Forum - TICKETS
12th - Guildford - G Live - TICKETS
24th - Canterbury - Marlowe - TICKETS (On General Sale 9th April 2024)
25th - Crawley - Hawth - TICKETS
26th - Reading - Hexagon - TICKETS

May 2025

2nd - Ipswich - Regent Theatre - TICKETS
3rd - Cambridge - Corn Exchange - TICKETS
8th - Malvern - Festival Theatre - TICKETS
9th - Shrewsbury - Theatre Severn - TICKETS
10th - Shrewsbury - Theatre Severn - TICKETS
15th - Crewe - Lyceum - TICKETS
16th - Buxton - Opera House - TICKETS
17th - Salford - The Lowry - TICKETS
18th - Nottingham - Theatre Royal - TICKETS
22nd - Yeovil - Westlands - TICKETS
23rd - Weymouth - Pavilion - TICKETS
24th - Poole - Lighthouse - TICKETS

June 2025

6th - Portsmouth - Theatre Royal - TICKETS
7th - Portsmouth - Theatre Royal - TICKETS

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