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Richard Herring - May news

Hey everyone,
Here's what's going on in my crazy, zany world in May 2008 and beyond.

OH F***, I'M 40

You have two more opportunities to see this show before it goes to the great graveyard in the sky.
10th May Malton N Yorkshire
7th June Liverpool
Go to for details.
This show will be coming out on DVD in a few months, courtesy of the good folks at

I am working up my new Edinburgh show over the next three months. It will be on at the White Belly at the Underbelly at 19.30 from 31st July - 24th August (not 20th). You can book tickets (though not yet I imagine) on 08445458252
If you wish to get your name in the programme and help raise money for SCOPE you have until 23.59 on 31st May to donate (at least) £12.50 at
£2000 has already been raised, so thanks to those of you have donated, but it would be great to get more. There are also a couple of pages available for adverts. Get in touch with me at to find out rates.

Some of these are stand up gigs and some of them are THS previews. The early ones will necessarily be slapdash and embarrassing, but quite interesting to watch. Again all details will appear at some point at
6th Masons Arms
11th Up The Creek
12th Old Rope
13th The C*ck, Kilburn
17th Downstairs at the King's Head
25th King's Head, Angel
28th Thames Dutton
30th Faversham
31st Just the Tonic, London
1st Wells, Somerset
4th Liverpool
9th Leamington Spa
12th Arts Theatre, London
13th Wimbledon
15th Lyric Hammersmith, Benefit gig
18th Farringdon Road, London
21st Kendal
22nd Just The Tonic, Nottingham
24th Fat Tuesdays, London
25th Southwark
26th Wivenhoe
27th Bush Hall, Shepherd's Bush
28th Just the Tonic, London
30th Electric Mouse, London
1st XS Mallarkey, Manchester
2nd Etcetera Theatre, London
3rd Museum of London
5th Hackney
6th Southwark
9th Newbury
10th Wedmore
12th Oxford
12th Harrow
13th Leicester
15th Arts Theatre London
16th Bristol
19th/20th Roundhouse, London
21st Gypsy Hill, London
22nd Arts Theatre, London
23rd Hackney
24th Riverside, Hammersmith
25th Stratford upon Avon
26th Live Theatre, Newcastle

I am organising and hosting a series of gigs at the lovely Lyric theatre in Hammersmith. The first two this year have genuinely been two of the loveliest and most impressive gigs I have ever been involved with. There is one more in the season where I will be introducing Russell Howard, Tony Law and Justin Edwards. There are details here - and you can book online or call 0871 22 117 29
There is a new season in the autumn on Sept 21st, October 26th and November 16th and Stewart Lee will be trying out material for his new TV show on all of these dates. It also looks like the November 16th date might be a bit special. Put it in your diaries now. I think you might want to be there. I will give you more info as soon as everything is confirmed.

You can buy DVDs of Hercules, Yoghurt and menage a un at the go faster website -
There are also a limited number of posters available here of Hercules, Talking C*ck, Yoghurt and 40. They are £5 each or three for £10.

I have been doing a weekly podcast with Andrew Collings from off of "I love 1983". They have been lots of fun and I think we're getting better at it. You can listen to them all here -
Or why not subscribe via iTunes and help get us back up in the top 20 where we belong.

I think there's still an episode or two of Banter to go out. It's on Radio 4 on Thursdays at 6.30pm or listen again here -

I have just given in a second draft of my sitcom "Absolutely Scrabulous" and am waiting to hear back from the BBC. Fingers crossed.

I am still plodding on with my daily blog, and in the next couple of weeks will reach entry 2000, not having missed a day since I started in November 2002. Have a look at it again if you haven't for a while. It is quite funny.

Hope to see you at one of the gigs.
Thanks for reading this long message
R K Herring.
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