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Richard Herring - September News

Hello everyone,

Apologies for previous empty email.

I am back from Edinburgh. Thanks to all those of you who made it along. It turned out to be a great run, so hope you enjoyed it. Here's all the stuff that's coming up!

Oh F***, I'm 40! London Run
My hit Edinburgh show has a two week run at the Arts Theatre, 6/7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB.
From 18th-22nd September and 25th-29th September at 21.30
Book tickets by ringing 0870 060 1742 or visiting
My last run sold out on several of the nights, so book early to avoid disappointment.

"His latest stand-up show, Oh F*ck, I'm 40, is his most successful yet....Herring may be past it as a man, but as a comedian he is at his peak" **** Evening Standard

"Very funny....While Herring may fear his imminent (supposed) descent, we should savour the vantage point from his current comic peak" **** The Guardian

"Smart and effective as always" **** Chortle

"A perfectly-crafted narrative....Herring may be over the hill in the traditional sense, but "Oh Fuck, I'm 40" marks a comic coming of age that cannot be written off." **** Fest

I am compering a season of comedy gigs at the Lyric, Hammersmith. I have also selected the bills for each night and have managed to procure some amazing line-ups. Please support this new venture as if it is successful we will get to do more in the Spring. There are still tickets available for all nights, but the Harry Hill one is very close to selling out, so don't leave it til the last minute.

Here's the info:
Richard Herring (Fist of Fun, You Can Choose Your Friends) hosts a brand new season of Sunday night comedy at the Lyric Hammersmith with his choice of some of the finest comedians working in the UK.

Lucy Porter, Will Smith and guests / 30 Sep
Charmingly twisted Lucy Porter and posh Bergerac obsessive, Will Smith are joined by drunken (and terrifying) children’s entertainer Jeremy Lion and veteran comedy genius Simon Munnery.

Harry Hill and Phill Jupitus / 7 Oct
Multi-award winning Harry Hill (ITV1’s TV Burp) is joined by Phill Jupitus (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 6 Music Breakfast Show), who makes a rare appearance on the comedy circuit. Also introducing Matthew Crosby.

Chris Addison / 21 Oct
Best known as Olly in The Thick of It, witty and intelligent comic Chris Addison headlines a bill including Matthew Holness, better known as Garth Merenghi. Joining them will be a special mystery comedian, whose name we can’t yet reveal - but he’s the co-creator of one of the biggest British TV shows of the last decade.

Lee Mack / 28 Oct
The Sketch Show star and They Think It’s All Over host, Lee Mack is joined by Milton Jones, ‘King of the surreal one-liners’ (The Times).

Tickets £10 / £15
08700 500 511 / (no booking fees)
Book all 4 shows at the same time and get the best seats for £40 (a saving of £20)

We are recording a third series of the Radio 2 History based sketch show at the Bush Hall in Shepherd's Bush on October 22, November 12 and December 3 - two shows per night.
Free tickets will be available from pretty soon I should think. If you want to hassle them their number is 020-8530-8100 and email is

GIGS elsewhere
Here are a few dates around the country for October. Details at

October 1st Fortnight Club new material
October 8th Mile End stand up
October 10th Brighton Festival OFIF
October 15th Fortnight Club New Material
October 17th Shepherd's Bush
October 24th Frog and Bucket Manchester OFIF
Ocotber 26th/27th Comedy Box Bristol Headlining and no doubt doing a fair amount of the Edinburgh stuff.

Radio 4 are currently repeating some of the first series of Banter at 11.30pm on Tuesday nights. We are recording a new series in the Spring.

No news as yet on whether there will be a series of "You Can Choose Your Friends" or "Double Act". Will let you know when I know.

You can still purchase "Someone Likes Yoghurt" and "The Twelve Tasks of Hercules Terrace" at
They have just started work on editing the "menage a un" show, which will be out in a few months.

Hope to see you at one of these many events. Please spread the news to anyone you think might be interested

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