FOR ANYONE looking for an antidote to the mind numbingly tedious royal wedding, can I suggest you march down to Komedia to see German comedy ambassador Henning Wehn?
The Dusseldorf funny man is playing his new show, naughtily named My Struggle, on Saturday April 30 and I’m hoping he will pour scorn on the over hyped nuptials with maniacal glee like a German knight pouring burning tar on to enemies’ heads from the battlements.
This show, which he staged at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010, looks set to poke fun at the English and the Germans, whilst at the same time packing some political punches.
Previous gigs have revealed intelligent material with political social commentary, laying bare prejudices and contradictions for all to see, before shooting them down.
Henning is so funny your sides will hurt after the first five minutes of his show - and then keep hurting.
And his comedy would appeal to any Brit who is up for having a laugh at their own culture.
The War and football will be subjects he will tackle with gusto too.
He will be flying solo this time without his usual on stage partner Otto Kuhnle, whose mad cap physical comedy is a joy to behold.
Both Henning and Otto are amazing together, but it should be a treat to see Henning leading the audience, without another performer changing the rhythm.
This show has already attracted some rave reviews, including from cynical comedian Stewart Lee who describes him as: “The Werner Herzog of Comedy” (Herzog has been described as one of the greatest figures of new German cinema.) And comedy website Chortle trumpeted the show as: “A brilliant routine.... that superbly showcases the potentially penetrating insight of the detached, observant foreigner.”