German comedy star Henning Wehn is coming to Abbotskerswell Village Hall in the New Year – and with all tickets snapped up within 48 hours an extra night has been added to meet demand.

Henning is often seen on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie to You, 8 Out of Ten Cats as well as more serious programmes like Question Time. Comedy lovers can expect an hour and a half of Henning’s usual biting Teutonic wit as he tackles the sometimes overheated issue of climate change and takes aim at some of its perplexing doubletalk and hypocrisy.

Fitting, then, that the gigs will be raising funds for, among other things, the Save Queen Street Campaign, a council plan to exclude cars from the middle of Newton Abbot.

The shows, for the end of February 2024, are a run-in of material for Henning’s next touring show, titled ‘Acid When’. They are being organised by the South Devon Alliance political group.

Henning is a friend of SDA Councillor Liam Mullone, who has written a lot of comedy with Henning over the years. In 2019 Henning played a sold-out benefit at Abbotskerswell for the SDA’s forerunner group, Newton Says No.

Councillor Mullone says ‘These shows won’t have any political overtones. At least, not much. It’s just about Henning doing his thing at the smallest and most offbeat venue in his schedule. But he loved it here last time.”

The first two shows, for 23 and 24 February, sold out in 48 hours without any advertising, so a third date has been added on Thursday 22nd. Comedy fans who missed out on the first dates are advised to act fast.

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