IÂ’ve had a month off and put on half a stone, but now itÂ’s back to work and back on my diet. Luckily after this yearÂ’s Fringe I canÂ’t really afford to eat any more anyway! But I had a fun September playing Terminator 2 pinball on my computer. "Get the CPU!" Right, Terminator 2 pinball fans? Is this thing on?
The Chortle and Sony Award winning podcast is back. WeÂ’ve already recorded the first two episodes (with Katherine Ryan and Mark Gatiss) and these should be going up in the next couple of weeks at the British Comedy Guide http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_lst_podcast/
and on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/richard-herrings-leicester/id520831548
This time we are also foolishly giving the video away for free in the hope that that will convince more of you to make a monthly or one off donation here - http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges
. If you donate you get a badge, access to a secret channel with extras including backstage questions for RHLSTP guests, entry into a monthly prize draw and ticket offers and advance warning about big name RHLSTP guests
YouÂ’ll be able to find them on iTunes by searching for Richard HerringÂ’s Video Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, but they will also be on vimeo and YouTube.
If you want to see them live then you can buy tickets here - https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873492663/
Here are the confirmed guests:
6th October Brendon Burns + James Acaster
13th October Steve Coogan + Sara Pascoe (SOLD OUT)
20th October Sarah Millican + Rebecca Front
27th October Josh Widdecombe + TBA
3rd November Al Murray + TBA
10th November Victoria Coren Mitchell + TBA
17th November TBA
24th November Stewart Lee, Emma Kennedy, Paul Putner and hopefully some other guests connected to TMWRNJ. (SOLD OUT)
LORD OF THE DANCE SETTEE TOUR
The Lord of the Dance Settee tour is already underway and runs until May 2015. ThereÂ’s a good chance I am coming to a town near you.
You can see gig listings, info and reviews of the show here - http://www.richardherring.com/lotds/
Or if you just want a quick look at the list of gigs go here - http://www.richardherring.com/lotds/tour
Here are the gigs for the rest of this year (loads more in 2015)
Thu 2nd October 2014 Winchester Discovery Centre Book Tickets
Sun 5th October 2014 Belfast Empire Book TicketsWed 15th October 2014 Frog and Bucket Manchester 0161 236 9805 Book TicketsThu 16th October 2014 Hyena Lounge, Newcastle 0191 232 6030 Book TicketsFri 17th October 2014 Crewe Lyceum 01270 368242 Book TicketsSat 18th October 2014 Wakefield Unity Book TicketsSun 19th October 2014 Warwick Arts Centre 024 7652 4524 Book TicketsFri 24th October 2014 Brighton Comedy Festival Wed 29th October 2014 Sheffield Memorial Hall 0114 2 789 789 Book TicketsThu 30th October 2014 Loughborough Town Hall 01509 231914 Book TicketsFri 31st October 2014 Lancaster, The Dukes 01524 598500 Book TicketsSat 1st November 2014 Liverpool, Epstein Theatre 0844 888 4411 Book TicketsWed 19th November 2014 Falmouth, Cornwall 01326 21222 Book TicketsSun 30th November 2014 Cheltenham Town Hall 0844 576 2210 Book Tickets1st-6th December 2014 Leicester Square Theatre, London 08448 733433 Book Tickets
WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE DVD
The DVD of last yearÂ’s show is being put together now. It will be out some time in November, hopefully. And the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who likes to be reminded of their own mortality at Christmas time. You can buy all my other DVDs from http://www.gofasterstripe.com
We are in the process of buying this from the BBC. To help us afford the exorbitant fee we might ask you to pre-order the DVDs. Details will follow in a future newsletter.
MEANING OF LIFE
Episode 4 of this ground-breaking/bank-breaking series is now out. You can buy the full length version with extra stand up and full interviews here on both video and audio- http://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/website.cgi?page=rhmol
Or listen to the shorter free version 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
(this may take a day or two to appear)
The free video of episode 4 can be seen here- https://vimeo.com/107802418
or here - http://youtu.be/34kNFuVpFAk
(HD versions will take a little while to be up there)
Watch the whole series on vimeo http://vimeo.com/channels/rhmol
or youtube - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=meaning+of+life+richard+herring
We're still some way off breaking even on this series, so if you donÂ’t want to pay for the long version then any small contributions via the badge page http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges
would help us move onwards and make more stuff like this.
ME1 Vs ME2 SNOOKER
ItÂ’s back. And itÂ’s weekly (for two weeks so far)!
Still my personal favourite thing that I have ever done. And increasingly fewer of you agree with me on that for every frame. Frame 47 is a classic (but you must listen to all previous frames or it wonÂ’t make sense)
Listen here - http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_snooker/
Or subscribe on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/me1-vs-me2-snooker-richard/id485710409
My daily blog grinds on towards its 12th anniversary, with an entry for every day since November 25th 2002. Increasingly a view it as a monument to a wasted life of self-regard. But whatÂ’s wrong with that, IÂ’d like to know. So here we go again.
Read it here - http://www.richardherring.com/warmingup/
Or have it read to you by me (when I am up to the challenge) here - http://soundcloud.com/herring1967
or on iTunes.
The best blogs grow up to be articles in the Metro, most of which can be seen here - http://metro.co.uk/author/richard-herring-ukmetro/
, though theyÂ’re getting a bit unreliable with putting them online.
I KILLED RASPUTIN
Poor ticket sales and mixed reviews mean that itÂ’s unlikely that my play will be staged again. ItÂ’s a shame. Although it wasnÂ’t perfect I think it was better than most of the critics said, but what do I know? Thanks to those of you who came to see it. As galling as it is to work so hard, for so long on something that costs so much I am still glad I took the gamble.
I am running the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 12th October to raise money for Scope.
It will be run by either Me1 or Me2, whoever does best in this last week of training.
If you want to sponsor us go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=RichardHerring
BADGE PRIZE WINNER
Chris Allan won SeptemberÂ’s monthly subscriber prize draw for people giving a pound or more a month to fund future internet projects,
He won: My Armenian Press Badge from "48 Hours To Go Broke".
A rough-cut copy of the forthcoming We're All Going To Die DVD (slightly different content than will appear in commercial DVD)
Stickers and programmes from my Edinburgh show.
Do take part - it could be you! The odds are actually pretty good that it will be. One entry for every pound a month that you donate.
Next month's prize is my script from "Lord of the Dance Settee" with handwritten bits and a couple of pages missing and some coffee spilled on it. Potentially worth millions of pounds.
To have a chance to win, plus get access to secret channel of extras, plus ticket offers and advance announcement of RHLSTP guests, plus a badge (and help fund future projects)
Donate a pound or more a month at http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges
Thanks for reading. The struggle continues. Thanks for your part in keeping me hanging on.