BBC Languages: What's so funny about German?
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Episode 6 of 6
6/6 German stand-up Henning Wehn talks comedy and stereotypes with Jo Caulfield. They explore how comic routines can be taken around the world, and the difficulties of performing comedy in a different language. Wehn refers to himself as a 'high status comic with the English of a village idiot'. Amusing anecdotes also illustrate how Wehn exploits stereotypes in his routines and include the practicalities of using a stopwatch.