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Infrequent Bulletin – December 2023

Dear Friends of German Humour,

2024 is around the corner and we know what this means. Presumably at least one UK general election and more importantly: Germany hosting Euro 2024!

Watching Nationalmannschaft has never been more exciting. These days we can lose to absolutely anyone. Being the underdog at home to Scotland in the tournament’s opening game certainly is a totally new sensation.

Despite coming up against one of the worst German sides in living memory I feel sorry for the Tartan Army.

Having failed to qualify for Euro 1988 and World Cup 2006 the Jocks didn’t experience tourist-destination Germany at its glorious best, the time before our infrastructure packed in.

Next summer you’ll be hard pressed to spot much of a difference between the Scotrail train from Cumbernauld to Robroyston and the ICE from Munich to Cologne. They’ll both be heavily delayed or cancelled and you’re quicker walking. The main difference will be the quality of food and drink available on the platforms.

It’s got so bad the Swiss Federal Office of Transport has proposed stopping Deutsche Bahn trains from entering Switzerland because persistent delays often end up disrupting the carefully coordinated Swiss railway timetable. Jings, Crivvens, Help ma boab! What an embarrassment!

Whisper it but it’s almost time to retire the whole “people in Germany don’t swear because things work” shtick as these days it’s more wishful thinking than reality. Then again, never let the truth stand in the way of a good story.

Talking of good stories: I have had the first few previews of my new show Acid Wehn, an unbiased look at climate change. It’s a topic sure to delight British audiences. After all, everyone in Britain loves talking about the weather.* Rain or shine, all will be fine. Or maybe it won’t. Who knows?!

Have a great Christmas and a good start to 2024

Henning

* Luckily some stereotypes still hold true.

Please find below a list of upcoming gigs. More are being added all the time. It would be great to see you at one of those. The one I’m looking forward to most is January 10th at the Betsey. At 2.30pm on a random Wednesday. No idea if there’ll be any takers. If there’s only a handful of us, we just grab a table and have lunch. Win-win.


July 2024

18th - Lewes - Con Club - SOLD OUT
19th - London - Betsey Trotwood - SOLD OUT
20th - Cambridge - Parker's Piece - SOLD OUT (30 min set on mixed bill show)
21st - Tring - Dembe Theatre - SOLD OUT
22nd - Tring - Dembe Theatre - SOLD OUT
27th - St Albans - Verulamium Park - TICKETS (4.30 start - 30 min set on mixed bill show)
27th - London - Union Chapel - TICKETS (Doors 6:30pm - 30 min set on mixed bill show)
28th - Lewes - Con Club - SOLD OUT (Note start time is 3pm)

August 2024

4th - Hastings - Electric Palace - SOLD OUT
6th - Hastings - Electric Palace - SOLD OUT

September 2024

3rd - Hastings - Electric Palace - TICKETS
4th - Hastings - Electric Palace - TICKETS
28th - Winchester - Theatre Royal - SOLD OUT
29th - Epsom - Playhouse - TICKETS

October 2024

3rd - Southport - Southport Comedy Festival - TICKETS
4th - Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre - SOLD OUT
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

7th - Brierley Hill - Civic Hall - TICKETS (30 min set on mixed bill show)
9th - Sutton Coldfield - Town Hall - TICKETS (30 min set on mixed bill show)
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
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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