Happy Independence Day! Thank goodness for Will Smith killing all those aliens. Good work Will
Not much time to spare, as still got a bit of work to do on the play I am writing, but there's a nice Edinburgh ticket offer that I thought you'd like to know about. So here goes:
LORD OF THE DANCE SETTEE
After covering weighty issues like death, love, religion and spam javelins, 'The King of Edinburgh' (6 Music) is in a frivolous mood with this show about daftness, whether the term cool comedian is an oxymoron, bouncing joyously on the sofa and how Herring's whole career is a failed attempt to top a piece of visual slapstick comedy he came up with at 16. Can he revisit the joke thirty years on or will it smash his old bones? 'Dependably funny' (Chortle.co.uk). 'A new Richard Herring show is a never-ending cause for delight" List -
Tickets - http://www.assemblyfestival.com/event.php?id=132
George Square Theatre 30th July- 24th August at 22.45
I KILLED RASPUTIN
A new play by Richard Herring. American journalist EM Halliday visits the aged Russian Prince and conspirator in the murder of Rasputin, Felix Yusupov, improbably still alive in 1967. The former richest man in Russia, now reduced to making money from his tall tale, is haunted by the Mad Monk, who even 50 years on refuses to die. Will Yusupov finally reveal the truth? I don't know of an instance in modern history where so many reputable as well as disreputable historians have solemnly repeated such a patently improbable story as if it were gospel (EM Halliday). You'll believe a monk can't die!
Starring Nichola Macauliffe as Felix Yusupov and Justin Edwards (Jeremy Lyons) as Rasputin
George Square Theatre 31st July-24th August at 15.35 (80 minutes)
SEE BOTH SHOWS ON THE SAME DAY AND SAVE MONEY WITH THIS COMBO TICKET AVAILABLE HERE - http://www.assemblyfestival.com/event.php?id=198
from 3-24 August (not July as it currently claims on website)
If you can't get to Edinburgh there are lots of chances to see Lord of the Dance Settee in preview, mainly in London, but also in Cambridge and Newcastle. Details here - http://www.richardherring.com/gigs/
There will also be a tour of the UK in the autumn and spring 2015 and a few of those gigs are starting to appear in the gig guide too.
We are also doing three preview shows of I Killed Rasputin at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith on 24th, 25th and 26th July - Limited tickets - http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/page.pl?l=1401878331
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MEANING OF LIFE
Episode 3 of this increasingly competent and pioneering internet stand up series is now up at https://vimeo.com/channels/rhmol
or view on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj42_HyVfH8
. With guest VIRGINIA IRONSIDE
Check out the first two episodes here at https://vimeo.com/channels/rhmol
or as audio on the British Comedy Guide - http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_meaning_of_life/
or iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/richard-herrings-meaning-life/id814430604
Please watch it/listen to it and tell your friends about it. We have no money for PR so rely on word of mouth.
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Episode 1 - CREATION with Marcus Chown. Vimeo https://vimeo.com/87224963
Episode 2 - THE PARANORMAL with Richard Wiseman - Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/92565258
Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxAkGgxCODE
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The fifth series is now complete.
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I am just about managing to keep up the blog, but am currently working about 19 hours a day on Edinburgh so don't have time to record the audio version. It will be back soon.
It's going to be an exciting and exhausting month. But both Edinburgh shows are shaping up nicely. I think this might be the year that I finally get discovered. Fingers crossed! Better finish writing the play now then.