Richard Herring – The 12 Shows of Herring

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  • Stand-up
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Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square Friday September 4 2015 - Saturday September 12 2015
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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
Address: 6 Leicester Place

Transport: Tube: Leicester Sq
Price: £15, £12 (three shows), £10 (six shows), £100 (12 shows)
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      'We’re All Going To Die' – A dark turn for Herring as he tries to imagine what it's like to be dead and subsequently laughs in the face of death.

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      'Lord of the Dance Settee' – A collection of chunks of material about misheard song lyrics, the power of a sombrero and a man possibly named 'Dave Manager'.

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      'Happy Now?' – Herring's twelfth solo show in 12 years picks apart the search for complete contentment and proves that having children does not rid a comedian of edge.

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Sarah V

Not quite as good as I remember him - I personally found it more wry smile than laugh out loud funny. If you get the discounted tickets for a tenner though you probably can't complain.