As one half of the prolific comedy duo Lee & Herring, Richard Herring enjoyed phenomenal cult success as a writer and performer with radio shows such as Lionel Nimrod’s Inexplicable World and Fist of Fun (BBC Radio 1). Fist of Fun was later commissioned for TV and ran for two acclaimed series on BBC Two.
Persistently placing in the Top 10 UK Comedy Podcast chart, Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast sees him interview top comedians in front of a live audience and is then released online both as videos and podcasts for free. Previous guests include Stephen Fry, Simon Pegg, Armando Ianucci, Russell Brand, Stephen Merchant, Steve Coogan, Tim Minchin, David Mitchell and Stewart Lee. The show regularly has up to 200,000 listeners per episode, won three Chortle Internet Comedy Awards and is the only non-BBC show to ever win a Sony Best Comedy Award. Richard’s audio podcast and sketch show As It Occurs To Me won a Chortle Award and was Sony-nominated. Richard Herring’s Meaning of Life was an independently produced web series performed in front of a live audience and broadcast via the internet for free.
Richard has written and appeared in a number of critically acclaimed plays that have been performed at the Edinburgh Festival, and his blog Warming Up has gained a cult following since he started it in November 2002 and he has written an entry for every single day since it began, making it what is believed to be the second longest consecutive daily blog in the world.
Richard’s has appeared as a guest on shows including Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (Dave), Pointless – Celebrities (BBC One), Argumental (Dave), Set List (Sky Atlantic), Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2). He also wrote and performed two series of Richard Herring’s Objective for BBC Radio 4.
Richard wrote a weekly column for the Metro newspaper for almost five years and 242 columns, signing off finally on November 16th 2016.
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- One of the funniest men on the comedy circuit.
- The original host of The Stand Up Show, and much loved as Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted.
- Critically acclaimed stand up comedian renowned for his versatility, his pacy, energetic routines and faultless delivery.