RICHARD HERRING is one of the UK's most prolific comedians and an innovator in the world of podcasts. He is currently working on a revival of his show Talking Cock which will be touring the UK from October 2012 - June 2013. He took the Edinburgh Festival 2011 by storm with What Is Love, Anyway? which he followed with a national tour of the critically acclaimed show. Richard's audio podcast and sketch show As It Occurs To Me won a Chortle Award and was Sony-nominated. His latest project Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast in which he interviews top comedians is returning for a second series in October 2012. Previous guests include Stewart Lee, Tim Minchin and Armando Iannucci.. He writes a weekly column for the Metro Newspaper and is developing a sitcom, Ra-Ra Rasputin for BBC2.
Richard's recent TV appearances include Argumental (Dave), Set List (Sky Atlantic), Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2). He also wrote and performed two series of Richard Herring’s Objective for BBC Radio 4.
Richard has written and appeared in a number of critically acclaimed plays that have been performed at the Edinburgh Festival, including Punk's Not Dead, Excavating Rita and It's Not the End of the World. His one-man Edinburgh shows include Christ on a Bike, Hitler Moustache and The Headmaster's Son. Richard's blog Warming Up has gained a cult following since he started it in November 2002 and he has written an entry for every single day for almost ten years, making it what is believed to be the second longest consecutive daily blog in the world.
As one half of the comedy duo Lee & Herring, Richard Herring enjoyed phenomenal cult success as a writer and performer with shows such as Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World (BBC Radio 4), Fist of Fun (BBC Radio 1/BBC Two) and This Morning with Richard Not Judy (BBC Two). Stewart Lee and he have recently bought the rights to bring out both series of Fist of Fun on DVD via independent Welsh company www.gofasterstripe.com.
With Al Murray, Richard devised and wrote 37 episodes of the sitcom Time Gentlemen Please (Sky One/Paramount) for Al's alter ego The Pub Landlord. Richard also wrote and starred in the comedy drama You Can Choose Your Friends (ITV1).
"Herring is a superior comedian ... hilarious."
"Stimulating and Exhilarating... Utterly Hilarious"
Chortle * * * * *
"The best comedian of his generation."