Richard Herring

Live Review: Richard Herring, Bloomsbury Theatre

After tackling sex, death, religion and other similarly heavy subjects Richard Herring’s latest show has a more frivolous feel to it. Lord of the Dance Settee is a celebration of the daftness of life and how, through the smallest of incidents, we cannot help but be interconnected with each other.

What it does have in common with previous sets is Herring’s tendency towards verbosity. Like Stephen Fry, but with a more puerile streak, Herring will never use a short story when a long one can be plucked out of the air. 

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News: Richard Herring Confirms Epic London Run

Richard Herring has confirmed the dates for his London run this summer when, instead of doing a new show for a month at the Edinburgh Fringe, he will perform his 11 previous shows plus a new show.  He will be performing on Fridays and Saturdays at the Leicester Square Theatre from August 7 to September 12.

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News: Richard Herring Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Update 16/5. Richard Herring has hit his target. He has raised £30,153 with 4 days to go. You can still donate, however, so that he can add more extras, etc.

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Opinion: Comedy Goes Back In Time For Titters

Full-length comedy shows used to be the showbiz equivalent of the May fly. They did their runs in Edinburgh, London and then on tour, and then they were gone forever. The comedians moved on to their next project.

News: Richard Herring Upsets Fan With Religious Joke

Richard Herring’s gig on Sunday night at the Chorley Theatre did not go quite as expected. Early on in the sold-out show when Herring was joking about mishearing the lyrics to hymns a woman got up and walked out, but not before trying to persuade the comedian to give her the microphone.

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News: Mark Thomas Presents First Linda Smith Lecture

Comedian Mark Thomas is to present the inaugural Linda Smith Lecture at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury on May 12. The talk is being put on by The British Stand-Up Comedy Archive as part of a series of events this year. Thomas was a long-time friend and colleague of Smith, who died in 2006. Both of them have memorabilia from their careers stored in the archive at the University of Kent.

Preview: The Comedy Week Ahead – Dec 1 - Dec 7

Talk about a perfect storm. If you are a comedy fan in London tonight (Monday) you really are spoilt for choice. It’s one of those days where everything seems to be happening at once. Luckily some of these shows are extended runs, so if you work out your calender with military precision and can afford it, you might be able to get to a few of these.

Review: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast with Steve Coogan

Richard Herring is back with an autumn run of podcasts recorded, as the title gives away, at the Leicester Square Theatre. So far he has interviewed Mark Gatiss, Brendon Burns and James Acaster, but the most noteworthy one of the current season is Steve Coogan, which came out this week on audio and on YouTube and is both funny and informative.

Opinion: Comedy's Guilty Pleasures

In music in recent years there has been the phenomenon of Guilty Pleasures. Songs that deep down in your heart you know that you should hate, but somehow you can’t get the tune out of your head. Romesh Ranganathan has a prime example of this in his current show when he talks about how he thinks the lyrics of Blurred Lines are rapey, but the rhythm just makes you want to jiggle your body.

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News: Richard Herring Announces UK Tour

Richard Herring has announced a UK tour for his latest show, Lord of the Dance Settee, following a successful Edinburgh run. The tour officially starts on October 15, 2014 in Manchester and ends on May 29, 2015 in Redhill. The tour includes six consecutive nights at London’s Leicester Square Theatre from Monday December 1.

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