Here's what's going on in May.
HOW NOT TO GROW UP
The big news is that my new book, "How Not To Grow Up" will be in the shops next week (and has already been sighted in Airport and railway station bookshops and is being sent out right now if you ordered via Waterstones.com). If it sells well they might let me do some more, so I'd be delighted if you all got a copy.
I will be doing readings and signings in the following cities
4th May - Nottingham
5th May - Norwich
11th May - Leeds
12th May -Liverpool
13th May - Birmingham
15th May - Fowey Arts Festival
20th May - Manchester
26th May - London
There are also five audio extracts (read by me) available to download from iTunes
All details are available here - http://www.richardherring.com/hownottogrowup/
Will also be appearing at the Hay Festival http://www.hayfestival.com/p-2462-richard-herring-talks-to-fiona-lindsay.aspx
AS IT OCCURS TO ME
A second season of the Sony Award nominated AIOTM (AIOTM) will be starting up in May (and Sony Awards are announced on May 10th).
The first six will be at the Leicester Square Theatre from May 17th- June 24th BOOK NOW at http://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/lqt/show/S1251303475/Richard+Herring%3A+As+It+Occurs+To+Me
These will be two half shows this year and whatever I do in the first half will not be available on line.
And then the final two will be at the Bloomsbury theatre on 28th June and 5th July. At these gigs as well as getting to see the podcast I will also be doing a preview of my 2010 Edinburgh show (which is likely to be a reworking of the 2001 show "Christ on a Bike") You can already book tickets for those at http://www.thebloomsbury.com/event/run/1415
- and bear in mind that the end of series show seems to be the most popular one to see.
As always the shows (though not Christ on a Bike obviously) will be available to download for free on iTunes or at the British Comedy Guide, but audience it's a whole lot more fun if you can make the live gigs and you'll also be helping to fund the show.
You can buy AIOTM T shirts here - http://www.mysoti.com/mysoti/designer/aiotm/products/all
There is also a one off Edinburgh AIOTM on August 24th at (I think) 3pm in the Assembly Rooms Ballroom.
CHRIST ON A BIKE
I will be performing a reworked version of my 2001 show Christ on a Bike at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. I am at the Assembly Rooms in the Ballroom at 9.50 from 5th-30th August (I will let you know when tickets are on sale).
If you want to get your name in the programme and help to raise funds for SCOPE then please visit http://www.justgiving.com/christonabike
(where you can also see a draft version of the redesigned poster) and donate at least £15 (the more you donate the bigger your name will appear).If you email me your address after you have donated I will send you a limited edition signed copy of the programme in return and whoever gives the most will get a nice exclusive prize. You have to donate by May 20th to ensure entry. Thanks to all those of you who have already raised almost £4000 for the cause (and incidentally the collection during the Hitler Moustache looks like it should raise over £13,000 for SCOPE).
Also if you are connected with a business which wants to advertise in the programme (which will be given out free to up to everyone who comes to my show - with a print run of 40,000 this time) then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is only limited space available as most of the pages have been taken now, so don't delay.
Thanks to everyone who came to see this. There is one last show to go at Baby Blue in Liverpool on May 12th. The website does not list me at the moment, but you can get tickets by ringing - 0151 702 5831
LYRIC COMEDY NIGHTS
The Lyric comedy nights are continuing monthly until June. You can see details of line-ups and book tickets here - http://www.lyric.co.uk/p636.html
The next one is on May 23rd and features Stewart Lee, Pappy's and Rufus Hound. It's selling very well, so book now. The same is also true of the June gig, headlined by Noel Fielding.
COLLIN(G)S and HERRIN(G)
Andrew and I are continuing our stint at 6Music every Saturday at 10am until at least the end of June. And our home made podcasts will be back after a one week break on Monday. You can buy exclusive extra podcasts at http://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/website.cgi?page=videofull&id=7672
and also see us at the Edinburgh Fringe (more details to follow)
T shirts available here - http://collingsandherrin.mysoti.com/mysoti/partner/products/all
I was on Arthur Smith's Balham Bash on Thursday - you can hear it here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00s3h46/Arthur_Smiths_Balham_Bash_Series_2_Episode_3/
I was also on Rufus Hound's Teenage Diary show on Radio 4 on the same night - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jd9x5/My_Teenage_Diary_Richard_Herring/
I think the Charlie Brooker radio panel show "So Wrong It's Right" that I recorded last year will also be on quite soon and am booked to appear on the next series of Heresy too.
More details will be on my gig guide http://www.richardherring.com/gigs
when I get my act together
7th Bush Hall
19th No Offence...but. Discussion thing at South Bank http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/literature-spoken-word/tickets/no-offence-but-52857
27th King's Place
Thanks as always for your time and your support
All the best
Richard K Herring