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Richard Herring

Richard Herring has enjoyed phenomenal success as a writer and performer and is an innovator in the world of podcasts.
Richard Herring

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Richard Herring

Consistently placing in the Top 10 UK Comedy Podcast chart, Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast sees him interview comedians in front of a live audience. Previous guests include Michael Palin, Stephen Fry, Simon Pegg, Armando Ianucci, Russell Brand, Dawn French, Stephen Merchant, Miranda Hart, Steve Coogan, Tim Minchin, David Mitchell, Eddie Izzard, Katherine Ryan and Stewart Lee. The show has won three Chortle Internet Comedy Awards and is the only non-BBC show to ever win a Sony Best Comedy Award. Richard was described by The Guardian as “The Podfather”.

As one half of the comedy duo Lee & Herring, Richard Herring wrote and performed in shows such as Lionel Nimrod’s Inexplicable World (BBC Radio 4), 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), and wrote and performed two series of Richard Herring’s Objective for BBC Radio 4. The fourth series of Richard’s radio comedy Relativity, was released on BBC Radio 4 in 2022.

Richard Herring was a contestant on Series 10 of Taskmaster (Channel 4) in 2020. Following this he came second in Taskmaster Champions of Champions which aired in 2022. He has previously appeared as a guest on shows including Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (Dave), Pointless – Celebrities (BBC One), House of Games (BBC2), Argumental (Dave), Set List (Sky Atlantic), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2).

Richard Herring has authored several successful books including ‘The Problem With Men: When is International Men’s Day and Why It Matters’ in 2020, Would You Rather? in 2021 and in 2022 he published his moving and funny memoir Can I Have My Ball Back? which centres around his experiences of being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Richard Herring is often referred to as ‘The King of Edinburgh’ having performed 16 stand-up shows at the Fringe, as well as writing and appearing in a number of critically acclaimed plays, including Rasputin, Punk’s Not DeadExcavating Rita and It’s Not the End of the World.

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