Herring is a superior comedian…hilarious
The Guardian

stimulating and exhilarating…utterly hilarious

King of Edinburgh, podcasting legend, and the world’s only semi-professional self-playing snookerist, RICHARD HERRING is set to embark on a brand new nationwide tour with ‘The Best’; his favourite routines from the twelve one-man shows that he has written and performed in the last 15 years.  Kicking off in Sheffield on 6th October, “the best comedian of his generation” (GQ) will play 60 dates around the country, including three nights at London’s Leicester Square Theatre from 16th – 18th February.

RICHARD has appeared at nearly every Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1987, and has toured nationwide, both as part of the Lee and Herring double act and in his solo shows: Happy Now?, Lord of the Dance Settee, We’re All Going to Die, Talking Cock, What Is Love, Anyway, Christ on a Bike, Hitler Moustache, The Headmaster’s Son, Oh Fuck, I’m 40!, Ménage á un,  Someone Likes Yoghurt  and The Twelve Tasks of Hercules Terrace.  An extraordinarily prolific podcaster, Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast has seen him interview some of the biggest names in the world of comedy and beyond including STEPHEN FRY, TIM MINCHIN, and ARMANDO IANUCCI.  The show, downloaded by up to 200,000 listeners per episode, regularly places in the Top 10 on iTunes UK Comedy Podcast chart and is the only non-BBC show to ever win a Sony Best Comedy Award.  Since 2015 RICHARD has raised over £250,000 via Kickstarter to fund his podcasts, including a new video series of his seminal stand-up and sketch show As It Occurs To Me.  RICHARD’s other podcasting ventures include Richard Herring’s Edinburgh Fringe Podcast, The Collings and Herrin Podcast, and Me 1 vs. Me 2 Snooker with Richard Herring.  He also writes a weekly column for the Metro, is working on a brand new sitcom called Relativity for BBC Radio 4, and has a script in development with Channel 4.

On TV and radio RICHARD has appeared on shows including Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (Dave), Just A Minute (BBC Radio 4), and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4).  With STEWART LEE, RICHARD wrote and performed in two series of Fist of Fun (BBC One/BBC Two) followed by two series of This Morning with Richard Not Judy (BBC Two), and with AL MURRAY devised and wrote 37 episodes of Time Gentleman Please (Sky One/Paramount).  He has also written and performed in You Can Choose Your Friends (ITV) and Richard Herring’s Objective (BBC Radio 4).

On the stage, RICHARD has written and performed in a number of critically acclaimed plays at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including I Killed Rasputin, Punk’s Not Dead, Excavating Rita, and It’s Not the End of the World.  He has written an entry on his blog Warming Up every day since 2002, creating what it is believed to be the second longest running consecutive daily blog in the world.

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Tour Dates

Date Venue
23-Sep-16 Cheltenham Comedy Festival, Parabola Arts Centre
06-Oct-16 Sheffield Comedy Festival, Memorial Hall
02-Nov-16 Manchester Frog and Bucket
08-Dec-16 Bridport Arts Centre
02-Feb-17 Margate Theatre Royal
03-Feb-17 Fleet Harlington Theatre
04-Feb-17 Nottingham Playhouse
05-Feb-17 Chorley Little Theatre
16-Feb-17 London Leicester Square Theatre
17-Feb-17 London Leicester Square Theatre
18-Feb-17 London Leicester Square Theatre
19-Feb-17 Bury St Edmunds, Theatre Royal
23-Feb-17 Birmingham Old Rep Theatre
24-Feb-17 Cambridge Junction
25-Feb-17 Selby Town Hall
02-Mar-17 Worthing Connaught Theatre
03-Mar-17 Fareham, Ashcroft Arts
04-Mar-17 Colchester Arts Centre
05-Mar-16 Canterbury Gulbenkian Theatre
08-Mar-16 Haywards Heath, Clair Hall
09-Mar-17 Aldershot West End Centre
11-Mar-17 Lancaster Grand Theatre
12-Mar-17 Barton Upon Humber , The Ropewalk
17-Mar-17 Liverpool Epstein Theatre
18-Mar-17 Barnard Castle, The Witham
19-Mar-17 Salford, The Lowry
20-Mar-17 Newcastle, The Stand
21-Mar-17 Edinburgh, The Stand
22-Mar-17 Glasgow Citizens Theatre
25-Mar-17 Chipping Norton Theatre
31-Mar-17 Winchester Discovery Centre
01-Apr-17 Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
02-Apr-17 Cardiff, St Davids Hall
05-Apr-17 Hereford Courtyard Theatre
06-Apr-17 Andover, The Lights
13-Apr-17 Radlett Arts Centre
14-Apr-17 Leeds City Varieties
15-Apr-17 Wolverhampton Civic Hall
19-Apr-17 Barnsley The Civic
20-Apr-17 Harrogate Theatre
21-Apr-17 Hertford Theatre
22-Apr-17 Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom
27-Apr-17 Reading Hexagon Theatre
28-Apr-17 Exeter Northcott Theatre
29-Apr-17 Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
30-Apr-17 Swindon Arts Centre
03-May-17 Norwich Playhouse
04-May-17 Norwich Playhouse
05-May-17 Dorking Halls
06-May-17 Belfast, MAC Exchange
07-May-17 Dublin Sugar Club
10-May-16 Monmouth Savoy Theatre
11-May-16 Oxford Glee Club
12-May-17 St Albans, The Alban Arena
13-May-17 Shrewsbury Theatre Severn