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Sharing the German sense of humour, as Henning Wehn comes to Theatre Severn
12 Oct 2015
by Dani Wozencroft
I quite often sit in front of the TV watching Eight out of Ten Cats, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You or re-runs of just about any comedy show. And one person who’s really caught my eye over the years is Henning Wehn.
I don’t often see that he is on tour – maybe I just miss the adverts – it’s always the likes of Jimmy Carr, Michael McIntyre and Hugh Dennis that seem to be on.
But this week (Oct 14) the German comedian will be in Shrewsbury with his Eins, Zwei, DIY tour.
He’s spent a decade in Britain but his accent is still clearly that of a German – delivering puns with the driest of comedy.
I’m expecting an insight into British society by an ‘outsider’, picking up on all the unusual things we do and say which to us is just every day life.
All the British ‘stiff upper lip’ and ‘queuing’ remarks – but with a twist I’ve never heard before.
Add in a dash of comparison to German culture and work attitude, and you’ve shown Britain in a whole new light.
I think it’s going to be wunderbar! And i’ll be sure to let you know my thoughts in a review after the show.
He’s had to extend his tour because it sold out. For more details on this opportunity to see Henning Wehn visit https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/comedy/henning-wehn/.
Or his website www.henningwehn.de.