We Brits like to mock the Germans for what we consider their lack of a sense of humour, but there are, of course, exceptions to the rule, writes Holly O’Mahony…
One such exception is the popular German-born, UK-based stand-up comedian Henning Wehn, who is bringing his new show Get On With It to the Churchill Theatre in Bromley.
Henning moved to the UK in 2002 to improve his English and initially planned to stay for just one year. “But the good weather, the tasty food and the classy women made me stay,” he later joked in an article on explaining the German humour for Time Out. During his stay, Henning saw an open mic night advertised and decided to give comedy a try. The experience was a success and he began to perform stand-up routines regularly, styling himself as the ‘German Comedy Ambassador in London’.
Henning went on to perform as a warm-up act for various big name comedians, including for Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle show. Today, Henning is a lead act in his own right, performing routines typically based around common stereotypes about Germans.
Henning’s recent television appearances include: Live At The Apollo on BBC Two, Have I Got News For You on BBC One and Would I Lie To You on BBC One. Radio wise, he has been on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Fighting Talk and BBC Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth.
After performing at the Churchill Theatre on Saturday 16, Henning continues to tour Get On With It around the country, with shows booked throughout the year until December. The tour includes a month-long stint at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh in August, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Henning Wehn’s Get On With It is on at the Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA.
February 16, at 8pm.
Admission: £23.50 – call the box office for returns.