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BBC 1…Room 101 Who says Germans aren’t funny…

1 Feb

Is Henning Wehn the funniest German you have ever seen?

Who says Germans can’t be funny, and by funny I mean funny haha, rather than funny peculiar.  If you have bought into the stereotypes of our German cousins being incredibly efficient but extremely dour then you have probably never met Henning Wehn. Who, you might ask?

Henning Wehn is not just a very funny comedian who happens to be German he is, to give him his full self-appointed title, The German Comedy Ambassador to Great Britain and I don’t think there is a better man for the job. You may know him from such shows as 8 out of 10 Cats and Would I Lie to you.

No content with spreading Teutonic mirth to these shows, today he graced the panel of Room 101 with Frank Skinner. He was delightful, his items to dispose of were Charity, The Royal Family and Birthdays in Restaurants.  His comedic rant about charities was particular funny, and he his quips on the Royal Family were funny but close to bone (no OBE for you Mr Ambassador).

If you are still in denial about the existence of German humour you can check it out for yourself on BBC iPlayer.

Micky Flanagan…Best Cockney Comedian Out There..Out as in just ‘Out’ not ‘Out Out’

13 Dec

It was a night of Comedy on Channel 4 last night. It kicked with the British Comedy Awards hosted by Jonathan Ross who was in a fairly irreverent mood, but that was just a taster. The main course was what followed a screening of Micky Flanagan’s Out Out Tour.

I love Micky Flanagan I find him hilarious on ’8 out of Ten Cats’, ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Live At The Apollo’. So I was really looking forward to this show on Channel 4 and it did not disappoint .

The cockney swagger and patter was all there. The observations on what it is like being a true cockney, or at least what the rest of the world likes to think being a cockney would be like, were spot on.

There were new jokes I hadn’t heard before and the old favourites like popping out, going out and going ‘out out’ as well as the legendary mix up between a Cockney’s House and a New Yorker’s arse.

It is not on 4OD but is on repeat on several of the Channel 4′s sister channels

Saturday 15 December 1.55am 4seven
Sunday 16 December 12.05am 4seven
Tuesday 18 December 12.05am 4seven
Wednesday 19 December 1.05am 4seven

And if you can’t wait. Here is a taster of the subtle difference between popping out, going out and going  ’out out’ cockney style.