Herring

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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."
The Guardian

"Stimulating and Exhilarating... Utterly Hilarious"
Chortle * * * * *

"The best comedian of his generation."
GQ

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EDINBURGH 2013: RICHARD HERRING - WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!

Try and imagine being dead. It's cold and dark and silent. There's nothing. Nothing at all. You can’t see anything, smell anything, taste anything. Also, you're not there. Can you contempl

RICHARD HERRING - Me1 vs Me2 SNOOKER PODCAST GOES LIVE AT 2013 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

RICHARD HERRING announces the first ever LIVE frame of cult/irritating snooker podcast Me1 vs Me 2. Further to his hugely successful Leicester Square Theatre and Edinburgh podcasts, and his

RICHARD HERRING ANNOUNCES 2013 TOUR: WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!

After debuting his brand new show We’re All Going to Die! at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, RICHARD HERRING will embark upon a nationwide tour this autumn, kicking off with a run

RICHARD HERRING ANNOUNCES 2013 EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL SHOW: WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!

Try and imagine being dead. It's cold and dark and silent. There's nothing. Nothing at all. You can’t see anything, smell anything, taste anything. Also, you're not there. Can you contempl

RICHARD HERRING EMBARKS ON BRAND NEW AUTUMN TOUR - TALKING COCK: THE SECOND COMING

RICHARD HERRING, will take to the road this autumn to find out all about about man and his manhood, in this reworking of his smash-hit 2002 show, Talking Cock. It’s an object of shame and

AVALON AUTUMN 2012 LINE-UP

TV, DVDs & LIVE STAND-UP SHOWS TV RUSSELL HOWARD'S GOOD NEWS Thursdays at 9pm from 27th September (BBC Three), BBC Three’s most successful entertainment series, returns for a

EDINBURGH 2012: RICHARD HERRING- TALKING COCK: THE SECOND COMING

RICHARD HERRING, “The King of Edinburgh” (The List), returns to the Fringe in his Silver Jubilee year (he first performed here in 1987) to find out all about men and their spam javelins,

100 DAYS TO GO UNTIL EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2012 AVALON ANNOUNCE LINE-UP

With 100 days to go until the festival, Avalon announces their Edinburgh 2012 line-up with a host of award-winning comics, including three Edinburgh Comedy Award winners and four Edinburgh C

RICHARD HERRING BRINGS WHAT IS LOVE, ANYWAY? TO LONDON'S SOHO THEATRE

So asked the insane, Welsh, poet-philosopher, Howard Jones in 1983, but in the intervening 28 years no one has dared to answer his questions? Until now. Following critical success at this y

EDINBURGH 2011: RICHARD HERRING - 'WHAT IS LOVE, ANYWAY?'

“What is l-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uhve anyway? Does anybody love anybody anyway?” So asked the insane, Welsh, poet-philosopher, Howard Jones in 1983, but in the intervening 28 years no on

AVALON'S EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE LINE-UP 2011

Avalon is heading to Edinburgh 2011 with a host of award-winning comics, including two Foster’s Comedy Award winners and six Foster’s / Perrier Comedy Award Nominees, for the 23rd Festiv

RICHARD HERRING - CHRIST ON A BIKE THE SECOND COMING

Jesus Christ - Son of God! Saviour of mankind! Superstar! RICHARD HERRING - Son of Keith, a retired headmaster! Once saved a spider that had become trapped in his bath, only crushing thr

EDINBURGH 2010: RICHARD HERRING - 'AS IT OCCURS TO ME

Hold on to your cumpkins! One-off performance of the Sony Award nominated comedy podcast starring RICHARD HERRING. An hour of brand new stand up and sketches about the first two weeks of t

EDINBURGH 2010: RICHARD HERRING - 'CHRIST ON A BIKE! THE SECOND COMING'

Jesus Christ - Son of God! Saviour of mankind! Superstar! RICHARD HERRING - Son of Keith, a retired headmaster! Once saved a spider that had become trapped in his bath, only crushing thr

AVALON’S EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE LINE-UP 2010

Avalon is to launch a bill of award-winning comics, including two Perrier Award winners and five if.comedy/Perrier Award nominees, as it returns for its 22nd Festival Fringe this August. The

RICHARD HERRING: HITLER MOUSTACHE - HIT EDINBURGH SHOW ON TOUR FROM JANUARY 2010

In one of the most talked about sell-out shows of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, RICHARD HERRING - creator of previous hits Christ on a Bike, Talking Cock and last year’s critica

RICHARD HERRING – AS IT OCCURS TO ME

As It Occurs To Me is a revolutionary new ten-part weekly stand-up and sketch show written and performed by RICHARD HERRING which will only be available via internet download from iTunes and

EDINBURGH 2009: RICHARD HERRING - 'HITLER MOUSTACHE'

For his 25th Fringe show, RICHARD HERRING - creator of the hit shows Christ on a Bike, Talking Cock and last year’s critically acclaimed The Headmaster’s Son - attempts to reclaim the Hi

EDINBURGH 2009: ANDREW COLLINS & RICHARD HERRING - 'COLLINGS AND HERRIN PODCAST LIVE!'

Since February 2008, esteemed broadcaster and star of I Love 1983* ANDREW COLLINS has been coming round to the house of scatological comedian, and ‘Percy the Shepherd’ from BBC ONE’s S

AVALON’S EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE LINE-UP 2009

Avalon is to launch a bill of award-winning comics, including three Perrier Award winners and three if.comedy/Perrier Award nominees, as it returns for its 21st Festival Fringe this August.

RICHARD HERRING - THE HEADMASTER'S SON NATIONAL TOUR

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, RICHARD HERRING is to tour his critically-acclaimed show The Headmaster’s Son during 2009. The 39-date tour begins with a two-we