English stand-up comic, comedy writer, podcaster and diarist, Richard Herring, brings his hilarious material to Witham, Barnard Castle this month.
Beginning his comedy career in the early 1980s as part of double act ‘Lee and Herring’, Herring starred alongside Stewart Lee, recreating parodies and exaggerations of their real selves as they produced memorable shows including ‘Fist of Fun’ (1993) and ‘This Morning with Richard, Not Judy.’ Before breaking up in 2000, Frank Skinner described ‘Lee and Herring’ as one of his favourite double acts.
Since then, the comic has written many sitcoms including ‘Time Gentlemen Please’ on Sky One with Al Murray, ‘You Can Choose Your Friends’ for ITV, and he also worked as a script editor for ‘Little Britain’ on the third series of the hit show. His talent for writing continues in his daily blog ‘Warming Up’ which he has added to daily since 25th November 2002, with The British Library archiving the blog for the purposes of UK documentary heritage.
“Frank Skinner described ‘Lee and Herring’ as one of his favourite double acts”
Herring’s other talent lies in his ability to produce memorable podcasts including ‘Collings and Herring an Interview Show’ with Andrew Collins. The comic also worked with Simon Pegg, Russell Brand and Stephen Fry on the ‘Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre’ podcast.
In 2013, Herring completed his 22nd year at Edinburgh Fringe Festival before completing ten different annual tours and a final performance which was recorded for DVD. 2013 also saw the entertainer win ‘Best DVD’ at Chortle Awards after ‘Fist of Fun’ (1993) was released on DVD for the first time as a two-part series.
Richard Herring brings his ‘Oh Frig, I’m 50!’ tour to The Witham, Barnard Castle on Saturday 19th May at 8:00pm. Tickets, priced at £19.60 in advance (including booking fee), are available from thewitham.org.uk where you can also find out more about the upcoming events at The Witham.