Richard Herring

One of the UK's most prolific comedians and a leading playwright

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Richard Herring is one of the UK's most prolific comedians. He is currently touring the country with his 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 show As It Occurs To Me in Autumn 2010, his new book How Not To Grow Up was published in May and the DVD of his acclaimed stand up shop 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 currently co-hosts the Saturday morning breakfast show on Radio 6 Music with Andrew Collins and they continue to record their weekly Collings and Herrin podcast on a laptop in Rich's attic. The podcasts get up to 50,000 downloads per episode.

Richard Herring 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 and The Headmaster's Son. Richard's blog Warming Up has 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 as Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World, Fist of Fun (BBC Radio 1/BBC Two) and This 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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Undeniably brilliant…That Richard Herring has been around in comedy for two decades is evident is every aspect of his polished performance. Quick-witted, energetic and with a good dose of school-boyish silliness thrown in, Richard's performance is superbly suited for a corporate audience; his experience allowing him to perfectly gage the audience sense of humour. A real treat; a guaranteed crowd pleaser!


Thanks so much. The guy's a genius! Directly responsible for me losing any religion I had left though!

Cohesion Limited.

Probably Richard Herring's finest show to date in a career already littered with great shows. In an attempt to work out why he is who he is, this fine comedian goes back to his memories of school. Brilliant.

Time Out.

Richard was great and went down very well with the audience. I got very positive feedback. Please pass on our thanks

Digital Leaders 100.

Please pass on our thanks to Richard. He was absolutely brilliant last night, and dealt with a chatty crowd expertly. Lots of people mentioned how good they thought he was.

Music+Sound Awards.

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