German comedy ambassador comes to Stowe

Henning Wehn
Henning Wehn

Britain’s favourite German comedian Henning Wehn is bringing his own brand ofcomic identity crisis to the local stage.

Wehn, who has lived in the UK for over a decade, is bringing his show, Eins, Zwei, DIY, to Stow’s Roxburgh Hall on at 7.30pm on Sunday, March 15.

Wehn is well known for appearances on QI on BBC 2 and The Unbelievable Truth on BBC Radio 4 and is a veteran of many other TV panel shows and discussion programmes.

In an appearance on BBC TV’s Would I Lie To You? he revealed he spent three weeks on the Interpol missing persons list, having travelled to Morocco with a man he met on a train in Spain.

Wehn’s career as a comic began after he came to the UK to work in PR with Wycombe Wanderers Football Club, saw an advert for an open mic night at a local pub and decided to have a go.

As he explores the differences between the financial, social and cultural institutions of Germany and his adoptive country, Wehn weaves his crisis of identity into the material for laugh-out-loud comedy.

Stowe’s arts programme director, Deborah Clarke, said: “This is a great show and we know our Stowe audience is going to love Henning Wehn.

“He’s lived in the UK for 12 years but his wonderment at the foibles of British society hasn’t dimmed.

“It’s fantastic material, new and amazingly observant as it compares the cultural differences between Germany andthe UK.

“It’s very, very funny.”

In the show, Wehn considers why British people want to be ‘owned’ by a house, why they are suspicious of the Euro and why they wonder about their social class.

Tickets are £16.50 and the show starts at 7.30pm.

To book by phone, contact 0845 680 1926. Or book online via www.stowe.co.uk