Hooray, summertime is here, which is good news for everyone, unless they turn 40 in July, but this is what that ancient person is up to at the moment.
Thanks to all those of you who have made it so far. There are only a few gigs left. Alas the gig in Kirkcaldy on the 1st June has been cancelled due to lack of interest (though have had many messages through from frustrated people who could not get through to purchase tickets) Sorry about that. These are the remaining dates. Check out www.richardherring.com for details
29th May FAREHAM
30th May INVERNESS
31st May ABERDEEN
2nd June CARDIFF DVD record - 2 shows
5th June SHOREHAM-BY-SEA
6th June SWINDON
7th June TELFORD
11th June LIVERPOOL
On 10th June I am compering a bill including Stewart Lee, Al Murray, Russell Howard, Jan Ravens, Mitch Benn and Sophie Ellis Bextor at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. Tickets are selling fast and there are only around 150 left, so please buy in advance if you want to see this phenomenal line-up. There are only 24 special price £15 Upper Circle tickets remaining - otherwise it's £25. So if you want to get a bargain then visit http://www.lyric.co.uk/pl243.html
On 12th June I am appearing at a benefit for CALM at the Clapham Grand with another amazing line-up, though I am pretty sure this has sold out. Details here - http://www.ents24.com/web/event/1290042/Calm_Comedy_Night.html
I will be starting to warm up for my Edinburgh show "Oh F***, I'm 40" (Underbelly 2nd to 27th August at 20.20 (not 14th)) over the next few weeks. I have very little material so far and these early gigs will be painful to watch, but maybe you get off on that. Full details will appear at http://www.richardherring.com/gigs
very soon, but here's what's coming up according to my poorly organised diary
14th June Shortfuse in Camden
15th June Brighton? (I have this in my diary, but don't know what it is or if it is happening and the words Brighton seem to magically appear and disappear in my outlook calendar)
17th June The Crow - don't know where this is
18th June Electric Mouse - London somewhere
19th June Electric Mouse - London somewhere
21st June Sabotage- London somewhere
23rd June Monkey Business, London
24th June King's Head, Islington
25th June Fortnight Club, Islington - 5 minutes new material
26th June Fat Tuesday, London
29th June Worksop
OK, it's that time of year again when you get your chance to get your name in my Edinburgh programme. Simply visit http://www.justgiving.com/richardherring40
and donate AT LEAST ten pounds and you will not only see you name up in ink, BUT ALSO be sent a signed limited edition of the programme as soon as it is ready AND ON TOP OF THAT get entered into a draw to win signed scripts, DVDs and other junk lying around my office. But the more money you donate, the bigger your name will be in the programme and the person who donates the most money will win a special prize of some kind (to be announced -it will be something good and will include limited edition programme number 1). So go and donate some money at www.justgiving.com/richardherring40 and then email your home postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org (or otherwise you won't get your free stuff) Please state in the email what name you want to appear in the programme. I am afraid that this year I can only accept money through the website as receiving cheques through the mail causes too much administration, so the only way to get your name in the programme is to donate on line.
If you are a business or charity that want to advertise yourself in the programme (or know anyone who might be interested) please email me to find out rates. The programme is given free to 10,000 comedy fans during Edinburgh and any subsequent tour.
All money raised goes to SCOPE which is an excellent cause, so you'll not only be insuring that your name goes down in history, getting a special programme (probably worth more on ebay than ten pounds) and getting the chance to win some extra goodies, you're also being charitable. It's like a national lottery where everyone wins. Do not delay, as the programme will have to go to print pretty soon, so you will need to have donated by 22 June to be sure of getting your name in the programme. I look forward to hearing from you.
You can now purchase copies of my DVDs "Someone Likes Yoghurt" and "The Twelve Tasks of Hercules Terrace" as well as Stewart Lee's "90's comedian" from http://www.gofasterstripe.com
Please support this excellent business venture as the more DVDS they sell, the more obscure comedians they can bring to DVD.
My comedy drama "You Can Choose Your Friends" will be on ITV1 at 9pm on the 7th June. Please watch it and get all your friends to do so too. Let me know what you think of it.
I have just completed a second episode of my other comedy drama "Double Act" for Channel 4. I will let you know if that gets a series as soon as I know.
Hope that's enough for you to be getting on with!
It's enough for me to be getting on with