Richard Herring
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Richard Herring is one of the UK's most prolific comedians. He took the Edinburgh Festival 2011 by storm with his new show What Is Love, Anyway? and he starts touring with it this October. In May this year Richard finished touring the country with his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show, Christ on a Bike: The Second Coming. Richard finished the latest series of his Chortle Award-winning and Sony-nominated audio podcast and sketch show As It Occurs To Me in Autumn 2010, his new book How Not To Grow Up was published in May and the DVD of his acclaimed stand up show Hitler Moustache was released in October. He also wrote and performed in the 2010 Radio 4 series Richard Herring's Objective
Richard's recent TV appearances include Genius (BBC Two), Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He currently co-hosts the Saturday morning breakfast show on Radio 6Music with Andrew Collins and they continue to record their weekly Collings and Herring Podcast on a laptop in Rich's attic. The podcasts get up to 50,000 downloads per episode.

Richard has established himself as a leading playwright at Edinburgh, penning and appearing in several critically acclaimed plays including Punk's Not Dead, Excavating Rita and It's Not the End of the World. His oneman Edinburgh shows include Talking Cock, Someone Likes Yoghurt, ménage a un, Oh Fuck I'm 40 and The Headmaster's Son. Richard's blog Warming Up has gained a cult following since he began writing it in November 2002 and has written an entry for every single day, well over 3000 consecutive entries.

As one half of the prolific comedy duo Lee & Herring, Richard Herring enjoyed phenomenal cult success as a writer and performer with shows such as Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World, Fist of Fun (BBC Radio 1/BBC Two) and This Morning with Richard Not Judy (BBC Two).

With Al Murray, Richard devised and wrote 37 episodes of the sitcom Time Gentlemen Please (Sky One/Paramount) for Al's alter ego The Pub Landlord. Richard also wrote and starred in the comedy drama You Can Choose Your Friends (ITV1).

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