“a podcasting veteran… the chat is always worth it… fab”
Miranda Sawyer, The Observer
“not-so-quietly becoming the best celebrity interviewer in the land… puncturing of the deferential norms of the celebrity interview… always good natured and very funny… what sets RHLSTP apart from the likes of Graham Norton or Jonathan Ross is the luxury of interviewing just one guest for an hour or more..”
Edward Tew, The Guardian
Get to shout out “RHLSTP!” like a proper cool kid as the multi-award-winning and perennially popular live podcast interview series in which comedian Richard Herring (“The Podfather”, The Guardian) chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment tours this autumn. Usually recorded in London’s glittering West End, RHLSTP is going on the road. The UK & IRE 2023 / 2024 tour will start in September and includes dates in Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Salford, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff and Dublin, along with multiple dates at the show’s spiritual home in London’s Leicester Square Theatre.
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 30th June with an exclusive fan pre-sale on Thursday 29th June for RHLSTP badgers and plussers. To become a badger/plusser or to view all dates visit, visit richardherring.com
Richard Herring enjoys continual success as both a writer and performer and is widely known an innovator in the world of podcasts, so join the “King of the Internet” (Time Out) and “The UK’s online comedy pioneer” (The Times) as he chats with hilarious star guests at venues all over the country for improvised chat, revelations and big laughs. Hosted by one-balled double-Taskmaster Champion, RHLSTP offers fascinating (many times national newspaper-worthy) insights into Richard’s guests over the hour of refreshingly frank and free flowing conversation and is the only podcast to always ask a question you never knew you wanted to know the answer to including: Ham hand or suncream armpit? What would you do with a time travelling finger? If you could go into a chrysalis and transform into anything, what would you become? Previous guests include Stephen Fry, Michael Palin, Katherine Ryan, Greg Davies, Dawn French, Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Merchant, Russell Howard, Romesh Ranganathan, Bridget Christie, Grayson Perry, Rob Delaney, Richard E. Grant (unreleased as a podcast), Charlie Brooker, Rose Matafeo, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Les Dennis, James Acaster, Richard Ayoade, Sarah Millican, Steve Coogan, John Oliver, Mary Beard, Michael Sheen, Jonathan Ross and Bob Mortimer. You can listen to all the 400+ previous episodes on Acast and iTunes. But it’s much more fun to see it live and hear all the bits that are too libellous and controversial to podcast. RHLSTP regularly gets a million downloads a month, has won four Chortle Internet Comedy Awards and is the only non-BBC show to win a Sony Best Comedy Award.
As one half of the comedy duo Lee & Herring, Richard wrote and performed in shows such as Lionel Nimrod’s Inexplicable World (BBC Radio 4), 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), wrote and performed two series of Richard Herring’s Objective for BBC Radio 4. The fourth and final series of Richard’s popular comedy drama, Relativity, aired on BBC Radio 4 last year.
Richard was the winner of series 10 of Taskmaster and last year’s Taskmaster Champion of Champions. He’s also won a House of Games Champion of Champions trophy. And it only took him four goes to win Pointless. He has previously appeared as a guest on shows including Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (Dave), Argumental (Dave), Set List (Sky Atlantic), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC Two).
Last year, Little Brown released Richard’s latest book, Can I Have My Ball Back?, a memoir about Richard’s experience of testicular cancer and what defines masculinity and “maleness” in society. A prolific writer, previously Richard has written and published nine books, Richard Herring’s Would You Rather?, The Problem with Men: When is it International Men’s Day? (and why it matters), Emergency Questions: 1001 conversation-savers for any situation, Emergency Questions, Christmas Emergency Questions, How Not to Grow Up, Talking Cock, Warming Up Vol 1: Bye Bye Balham and Warming Up Vol 2: The Box Lady and Other Pesticles.
What the press have said about RHLSTP:
“Jonathan Ross has a funny voice. And yes, Parky has a wise, crinkly face. But, for us, Richard Herring’s comedian on comedian chat action takes the crown… It’s made us laugh more than anything else on the internet”
Ben Williams, Time Out
“Alternately very silly and oddly revealing”
James Kettle, The Guardian
“It’s well worth being part of the audience for the recording of Richard Herring’s stellar, Chortle Award winning podcast”
Warren Howard, The i Newspaper
“packed with energy, insight and beautiful splodges of puerility”
Alex Hardy, The Times