Stand-up comedian Henning Wehn is doing his best to break the common stereotype in the UK that Germans have no sense of humour. He calls himself the “German Comedy Ambassador to the UK”.

Henning Wehn was born in 1974 in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia. In 2002, he moved to the UK to work in the marketing department for a small football club. One day, he decided to take part in an open-mic evening at a comedy club, where he could try stand-up comedy for the first time.

In an interview with TimeOut in 2008, he joked: “I initially planned to stay in the UK for only 12 months to improve my English, but the good weather, the tasty food and the classy women made me stay.”

After supporting other stand-up comedians, he was a guest on several radio and TV shows. Below is a clip of him on the BBC TV programme Room 101. Now, Henning has his own UK tour and DVD.

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Does your humour “translate” into English? Are you good at telling jokes?