Eric's, Mathew Street, Liverpool
Sunday 25th March 2012
“Stimulating, Exhilarating….Utterly Hilarious” ***** Chortle
“The best comedian of his generation.” GQ
RICHARD HERRING – What is Love, Anyway? Does anybody love anybody anyway? So asked insane, Welsh, poet philosopher Howard Jones in 1983. Finally someone dares answer. Having sorted out religion (Christ on a Bike), politics (H*tler Moustache) and p*nises (Talking C*ck), AIOTM star seeks to define and destroy love. Before love destroys him. Again. Herring’s twentieth Fringe.
Richard Herring is one of the UK’s most prolific comedians. He recently completed a UK tour with critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show, Christ on a Bike: The Second Coming. Richard finished the latest series of his Chortle Award-winning and Sony-nominated audio podcast and sketch showAs It Occurs To Me in Autumn 2010, his new book How Not To Grow Up was published in May 2010 and the DVD of his acclaimed stand up show Hitler Moustache was released in October. He also wrote and performed in the 2010 Radio 4 series Richard Herring’s Objective.
Richard’s recent TV appearances include Genius (BBC Two), Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He has recently hosted the Saturday morning breakfast show on Radio 6 Music with Andrew Collins and recorded the weekly Collings and Herrin podcast (on a laptop in Rich’s attic) getting up to 50,000 downloads per episode.
Richard has established himself as a leading playwright at Edinburgh, penning and appearing in several critically acclaimed plays including Punk’s Not Dead, Excavating Rita and It’s Not the End of the World. His one-man Edinburgh shows include Talking Cock, Someone Likes Yoghurt, ménage a un, Oh Fuck I’m 40 and The Headmaster’s Son. Richard’s blog Warming Uphas gained a cult following since he began writing it in November 2002 and has written an entry for every single day, well over 3000 consecutive entries.
As one half of the prolific comedy duo Lee & Herring, Richard Herring enjoyed phenomenal cult success as a writer and performer with shows such asLionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World, Fist of Fun (BBC Radio 1/BBC Two) andThis Morning with Richard Not Judy (BBC Two).
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)
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