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Henning Wehn

Since winning the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 2005, German born Henning has fast become a familiar name on the circuit. He has done warm-up gigs for the likes of Al Murray, Jo Brand and Jerry Sadowitz and has supported Stewart Lee on tour. He appointed himself the German Comedy Ambassador for the United Kingdom, not the easiest of jobs because the Germans allegedly do not have a sense of humour. Henning does not find that funny. Henning has written for many publications, including a regular column in the Independent. In 2010, he made his solo debut at The Edinburgh Fringe with his critically acclaimed show “My Struggle”.


The World Stands Up Series 4 Paramount UK, Rob Brydon’s

Annually Retentive BBC 3 2007, FAQ U Channel 4 2005, Greatest Comedy

Catchphrases Channel 4 2008, Edinburgh and Beyond Paramount Comedy

2007 & 2008, The Return of Allo Allo BBC 2 2007, The 100 Greatest Stand-

Ups Channel 4 2007, Gary Lineker’s Action Replay Liberation Entertainment
DVD 2007, The World’s Most Offensive Jokes Channel 4 2007, Being Jose
Mourinho SkySports 2007, Britcom Theme Night UK Gold 2006, Funny Cuts
Channel 4 & E4 2006.
The Unbelievable Truth BBC Radio 4, The Now Show BBC Radio 4,
Fighting Talk BBC Five Live, Series regular on: Out to Lunch Series 3,4 & 5
BBC Radio 2, Loose Ends BBC Radio 4, Heresy BBC Radio 4, The Language
of Laughter BBC Radio 4, Hawkshoe & Jacobs TalkSport Radio, Simon Mayo
BBC Five Live, Skinner & Baddiel Podcast TimesOnline, Victoria Derbyshire
BBC Radio Five Live, The 4 Radio Weekly Show Channel 4 Radio, Macaulay
and Co. BBC Radio Scotland.
Theatre: (with Otto Kuhnle)
Four World Cups and One World Pope Edinburgh Fringe 2006 and London run at Hampstead Theatre. A Beginners Guide To German Humour Edinburgh
Fringe 2007 (sell out) and London run at Questors Theatre, Ealing; 1000 Years of German Humour Edinburgh Fringe 2008 (sell out); London run at Questors
Theatre, Ealing, Adelaide Festival 2009, Melbourne International Comedy
Festival 2009 – Barry Award nomination and UK Tour. Abracadabra – German
Humour Goes Global Edinburgh Fringe 2009 and UK Tour 2010.
“Who said Germans have no sense of humour? Gloriously unreconstructed comedy” Guardian
“Stand-up glory lies ahead” Time Out
“You want to urge him not to mention the war, but he surely does” Chortle