DAS Neuen Materialen Nachten translates as "the new materials nights", one way of saying that Henning Wehn's new show is in its nascent days.

The German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic Jolliness has tested new ideas in low-key club sets and eight "public" shows so far. Two sold-out "rallies" at Pocklington Arts Centre on Thursday and Friday were further looseners. The Press attended the first, a gently informal warm-up that understandably blew hot and cold.

Easing into form, finding your rhythm, at the start of a new cricket season requires more than net practice, and the same applies to a comedian. Wehn's show is a teasing work in progress, a pile of memory-jogging notes and bullet points his constant companion in his hand. While he may – tongue in Teutonic cheek – call it a masterpiece-under-construction, the scaffolding is still in place, the building bricks needing cement. The Edinburgh Fringe is months away, and even there the show will still not have the roof finished. 

Aptly, Wehn's focus is on Brexit, a subject for which he might as well have written his oompah-powered theme song, Get On With It, Get On With It. Every creeping week, every Dimbleby dooomsday Question Time, Brexit enervates us all, but Wehn can take a broader, "unbiased " view, the outsider looking in, pondering on who are the winners and the losers, taking a rain check on where we all are now, two slow years down the line. It ain't funny, but he is, on a night of where next, Wehn and why?