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Henning When: Get On With It! – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon

Taking the mic out of both German and English stereotypes and complaining about Britain’s constant need to refer to the war, Henning Wehn is back touring with a show that takes an ‘unbiased view on Brexit’.

After a short warm-up where Henning tells a few war anecdotes, takes the mic out of Londoners with their bad grammar (which he has picked up) and a witty story about his first-time watching Formula One live, Henning pulls on his Ambassadors chain to review Brexit in all its glory.

As the self-proclaimed German Comedy Ambassador, Henning explores what we really voted for in the EU Referendum. It turns out that just over 50% of the population love nothing more than a long-winded, never-ending process that is a constant presence in the news. In no rush to get a British passport himself (because of the complicated paperwork involved, more than any other reason) Henning discusses his eagerness to remain living in Britain after Brexit. Satirizing our idea of German efficiency, Henning argues that with no transferable skills, and not being funny enough for a German audience, he is quite happy where he is.

The audience laugh along with all the political banter, all be it a little predictable at times, it is still refreshing to hear views on Britain’s limbo status from someone who will remain an EU National. With arguments for and against Brexit, Henning discusses a wide range of topics from football, the darts and the Royals family (not forgetting their German roots, of course). The set is pacey, easy to listen to and Henning’s cockney utterances of ‘Cor Blimey’ and ‘Crikey’ are only part of what makes him enjoyable to listen to.

Decide for yourself – is Henning Wehn one of Britain’s foremost commentators? Or is he just ‘that German bloke’.

Reviewed on 19 October 2018 | Image: Contributed



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