Richard Herring

Interview: Richard Herring On Taskmaster Champion Of Champions

Taskmaster Champion of Champions will be broadcast on C4 on Thursday, June 23. It features previous winners Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman, Richard Herring, Liza Tarbuck and Lou Sanders.

Read an interview with Richard Herring below.


Why did you want to do Champion of Champions?

It was just so nice to do. There was a little bit of pressure off in terms of doing the tasks because it overwhelms you when you're doing it for the series and you're so nervous about messing up.


New Podcast Festival For London

CHEERFUL EARFUL is a new comedy podcast festival coming to London this Autumn. The first of its kind in the UK, it's a celebration of funny shows, big and small. Audiences will have the opportunity to watch their favourite podcasts live, as well as discovering new shows.


Classic And Cult Comedies To Be Broadcast As Part Of Season Looking At The Legacy Of The 1990s

A number of classic and cult comedies are to be broadcast on Radio 4 Extra as part of a season exploring the legacy of the 1990s, including early shows from Stewart Lee and Richard Herring and The League of Gentlemen.

As part of What Really Happened in the Nineties?, from May 7 - 13 each night at 11pm, Comedy Club host Jon Holmes goes retro to remind us how each series came about and to assess their comedic influence and legacy, as many later moved to TV.  


Full Line-Up Confirmed For Slapstick Festival – Armando Iannucci, Sally Phillips, David Mitchell, Richard Herring and More

The full line-up for Slapstick 2022 is now complete with tickets for all events, including the newly-finalised silents-rich programme at Watershed, available to book via from 10am tomorrow (Tuesday 15th).



Richard Herring Confirms Interview Shows With Audience

Richard Herring has confirmed further names for his upcoming RHLSTP interview shows. They will take place at the Clapham Grand in south London and there will be a socially distanced audience.

Upcoming interviews are as follows:

24th May at 6.30pm (doors) Sarah Kendall + TBA

31st May at 2pm (doors) Johnny Vegas + TBA

7th June at 6.30pm (doors) Two guests TBA

14th June at 6.30pm (doors) No Such Thing as a Fish + TBA

5th July at 6.30pm (doors) Robin Askwith + TBA


News: Richard Herring's Relativity To Return

Richard Herring’s critically acclaimed family comedy-drama, Relativity, has been recommissioned for a fourth 6 x 30 min series by BBC Radio 4.


News: Podcasts Get Mashed Up for Comic Relief

Acast — the world’s biggest podcast company — has teamed up with Comic Relief to bring the UK’s most popular podcasts together for a special one-off series. The Red Nose Day Podcast Mashup will help raise money to create positive change in the UK and around the world.

Podcast Mashups include:


News: Hospital Operation for Richard Herring

Richard Herring has revealed that he has just been to hospital to have one of his testicles removed.

The current Taskmaster champion had the operation under general anaesthetic early on Wednesday morning at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

Herring had "noticed it was a bit odd in January" and after visiting his GP the decision was taken to remove the testicle two weeks ago. It will now be checked for any sign of cancer but the hope is that even if there is the problem has now been resolved. 


News: Richard Herring Wins Taskmaster

Richard Herring has been crowned champion of Taskmaster.

He beat off stiff competition in the first series broadcast on Channel 4 (it was formerly on Dave) from Daisy May Cooper from This Country, Johnny Vegas, Mawaan Rizwan and Katherine Parkinson.



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