SELF-STYLED ambassador for German comedy Henning Wehn promises an evening of Teutonic jolliness when he brings his new show to Clacton tomorrow night.

Refusing to live up to the national stereotype that Germans have no sense of humour, Henning's unique brand of humour has been making audiences laugh for more than a decade.

He launched his career in 2003 after an open mic night convinced him that he couldn’t be much worse.

He was crowned Hackney Empire's new act of the year in 2005 and was nominated for the Barry Award in 2009 with fellow stand-up Otto Kuhnle for their 1000 Years of German Humour show.

Henning is a familiar voice on Radio 4's The Unbelievable Truth and Heresy, and has appeared on the Beeb's Would I Lie To You, QI, Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, The Return of Allo Allo and Channel 4's The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups.

Considering himself one of Britain’s foremost social commentators, his last show tackled the British obsession with home ownership and the self-serving nature of most fundraising efforts.

The new Westphalia Is Not An Option tour takes an sideways look at immigration.

Henning Wehn is at the Princes Theatre on Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets are £21.50 (£20.50 concessions) from the box office on 01255 686633.