Richard Herring

  • Comedy
  • Big-name talent
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Leicester Square Theatre, Chinatown Friday August 7 2015 - Saturday September 12 2015

Richard Herring is taking a stand. The 'Herring' half of 'Lee and Herring' and podcasting innovator is sick of forking out thousands of pounds to perform at Edinburgh Fringe Festival every year, so this summer he's choosing instead to gig in London, his home city. And rather than run through the same new show every night, Herring will be digging out his old shows. That's right, all 11 of the consummate comic's solo sets from the past 12 years will get an airing, finishing up with his new hour, 'Happy Now?' on September 12.

First up is Herring's debut and one of his faves (this is the third time he's revived it) 'Christ on a Bike'. Each Friday/Saturday will then revisit another year of the stand-up's life, as Herring explains, 'from post-BBC2 “fame”, through some wilderness years where I was directionless, to meeting my wife and this year having my first child'. Mega fans clawing to see all 12 performances can get an all-inclusive ticket for £100 that comes with a one-off shirt decorated with something 'badly hand-drawn' by the man himself.

For a run down of which show Herring will be doing when, see the Dates & Times tab.

Venue name: Leicester Square Theatre
Contact:
Address: 6 Leicester Place

WC2H 7BX
Transport: Tube: Leicester Sq
Price: £15, £12 (three shows), £10 (six shows), £100 (12 shows)
    • £15, £12 (three shows), £10 (six shows), £100 (12 shows)

      'Christ on a Bike' - Herring explores his strange obsession and affinity with the Messiah.

    • £15, £12 (three shows), £10 (six shows), £100 (12 shows)

      'Talking Cock' – Herring's 2002 celebration of the 'spam javelin'.

    • £15, £12 (three shows), £10 (six shows), £100 (12 shows)

      'Twelve Tasks of Hercules Terrace' – Mid-life crisis alert! Herring attempts 12 outrageous acts.

    • £15, £12 (three shows), £10 (six shows), £100 (12 shows)

      'Someone Likes Yoghurt' – A deconstruction of all things silly.

    • £15, £12 (three shows), £10 (six shows), £100 (12 shows)

      'Ménage a Un' – You are now entering Herring's lonely years. Tread with caution and much skepticism as he argues some outrageous points.

    • £15, £12 (three shows), £10 (six shows), £100 (12 shows)

      'Oh Fuck, I’m 40' – Forty decades into life and still wife- and child-less, Herring muses on his inadequacies.

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      'The Headmaster’s Son' – A collection of acerbic tales from Herring's school days, during which his dad was headmaster.

    • £15, £12 (three shows), £10 (six shows), £100 (12 shows)

      'Hitler Moustache' – Herring's musings on iconography, the positive side of racism and why an innocent square inch of facial hair took the blame for Nazism.

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