International EDINBURGH PREVIEWS

Tuesday 11 July

Doors: Doors 8pm 1st Show - 8.30pm 2nd Show 9.45pm

Tickets: £7/5 Available from http://www.wegottickets.com/location/1003

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RICHARD HERRING - OH FRIG I’M 50!

RETURN OF THE KING

 "The King of Edinburgh” (the List) makes a triumphant return to the Fringe after a two-year hiatus.  It’s 30th anniversary of his first Fringe appearance, with his 40th show and his 50th birthday . This is the twenty-fourth August he has spent in the city which means he has now lived in Edinburgh for two of his fifty years.

 

"I only regret the people I didn’t sleep with. And about 60% of the people that I did sleep with.”

 

Following on from 2007’s "Oh Fuck, I’m 40!”, this is the second (and let’s face it, almost certainly penultimate) instalment in Herring’s once-a-decade examination of ageing.  He will look at how his life has changed in the last decade, from irresponsible, single kidult, literally fighting his way through a mid-life crisis, to married father who is mid-way to the telegram from the Queen (though given she will be 140 in 2067 , she might forget to send it).

Is he older and wiser? Or just older…… and more stupid?

Herring is in reflective mood as he contemplates the death of his ambition and his libido and the increasing possibility of the death of himself.

 

Is fidelity impressive if you are no longer getting any offers? And you couldn’t be arsed to act on them even if you did?

 

 

 

Richard Herring is probably best known as the world’s only semi-professional self-playing snookerist, (featuring in the Tempting Failure Festival of Transgressive Art alongside a man who cooked his own excreta and a woman who pulled baby teeth out of her vagina).

 He is also a seasoned music presenter, having fronted MTV Hot for one week in 1995 alongside Stewart Lee (an appearance which led to Scary Spice asking for his autograph on a post-it note and then sticking it to her bare stomach) as well as two stints fronting Top of the Pops, which seemed exciting at the time, but now has been soiled somewhat by the crimes of the other presenters.

You may have seen him on BBC4’s Never Mind the Fullstops, a programme that he hated so much that he ended up telling the bloke who wrote Downton Abbey to "Fuck off!”

You may also recognise him from motorcycling around with the world with Ewan McGregor, but unfortunately you have mistaken him for Charley Boorman.

 

Nowadays he asks strangers to give him money to make his own shows on the internet and has won multiple awards for his podcasts Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast and As It Occurs To Me. A new video series of the latter is released in the summer of 2017, having been crowd-funded to the tune of £100,000 by its fans.

He has filmed a sit-com pilot for Channel 4 called Everything Happens (For No Reason), which stars Noel Fielding and Jessica Knappett. And has a Radio 4 sitcom called Relativitycoming out in September which stars Alison Steadman, Phil Davis and Emily Berrington.

 

Quotes

"A gloriously infantile delight in mischief, provocation and inspired rudeness” The Guardian.

"Laugh-out-loud funny and thought-provoking at the same time.” Bruce Dessau

"At the very top of his game.” Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

"A new Richard Herring show is a never-ending cause for delight.” Brian Donaldson, The List

"You simply aren't funny, your 'jokes' are puerile and your 'observational' comedy is Cringy and forced…. basically you are a (nearly) 50 year old guy unable to accept his age.” Email from John Clarke of Fareham.

 

 

JOHN HASTINGSIS WORKING THROUGH AN EDINBURGH SHOW!

Seriously though John is in love with a woman and used her toilet. Also Feminism!

5 STARS FROM ALL THEM PRICKS!!!!!!!

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Richard Herring , John Hastings (Canada)