ED2012 Comedy Review: Richard Herring Talking Cock The Second Coming (Avalon Promotions)
Herring (the plastic, anatomically-incorrect version) is all over Edinburgh. On walls, lampposts, on doors and street corners. But there he is silent. He isnt silent at the Underbelly. In fact he talks at an astonishing rate, barely stopping to breathe while relating his findings about the general publics genitals. Never afraid to undermine his meticulously scripted diatribe against judgement and fear with a crowd-pleasing gag or extended dissection of his own material; this is stand-up going above and beyond the call of duty. While its impossible to know if there was enlightenment mingled with the audiences laughter, at least one things certain: theyll never look at jelly carefully spooned into a toilet roll the same way again.