Henning Wehn lands Radio 2 show

Six-part series for 2012

German comedian Henning Wehn has landed his own Radio 2 stand-up series.

The self-styled ‘German Comedy Ambassador to Great Britain' will front a six-part series of ‘comedy lectures’ in the seriesHenning Knows How To...

The commission comes despite Radio 2 scaling back its comedy output in the recent round of BBC cuts.

Wehn, who has lived in Britain since 2003, is a regular on radio panel shows including The Now Show and Fighting Talk.

Each episode of Henning Knows Best will focus on a  different theme, with topics including class, sport, languages and humour.

This new show will be recorded at The Drill Hall in Central London in January 2012. To apply to be in the audience see our free tickets page.

Meanwhile, Stephen K Amos is working on a new Radio 4 show, Life: An Idiots Guide, in which he will be joined by fellow stand-ups as they build a ‘guide through life's existential maze’.

Published: 20 Nov 2011

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