Known for his podcasts, online comedy material and double act with Stewart Lee, Richard Herring has been a mainstay of the British comedy scene since the early 1990s. Herring has worked on material across platforms, including the internet, radio and television, whilst dabbling with all manner of genres delivered in his trademark deadpan manner. Whether you’re looking to see him live in person with new standup material, or you’re itching to see him interview his next high-profile guest, find Richard Herring tickets online at StubHub.
Richard Herring – rise to comedy fame
Born in Yorkshire and raised in Somerset, Richard Herring enjoyed a relatively traditional childhood with his straight-laced parents, a headmaster and maths teacher respectively. He would later move to Oxford to study at St. Catherine’s College where made his first ventures into comedy. During his studies, Herring joined the Seven Raymonds comedy troupe as a performer and writer. He also contributed to the Oxford Revue.
It was during his time at Oxford that Herring would meet with fellow student Stewart Lee, another member of The Seven Raymonds. The pair would continue to work together after their graduation, with contributions to Chris Morris’ On the Hour as writers. They would later go on to produce and perform in their own material from 1992 with Lionel Nimrod’s Inexplicable World for BBC Radio 4. In 1993, the pair moved to Radio 1 for their next series, Fist of Fun. Self-titled comedy show Lee and Herring was subsequently released, running for three series. The duo came to the attention of a wider audience with their first major television venture, This Morning with Richard Not Judy.
Richard Herring - online success and podcasts
Richard Herring was one of the first comics to truly capitalise on the reach of the internet. He made his first forays into the world of online comedy with the publishing of his blog, Warming Up. Using the blog to trounce writer’s block and experiment with material on a new platform, the blog quickly became a success and Herring began contributing at least one page daily to his new online venture. Some of the material produced for his blog has found its way into his live shows, with many of his entries being collected into book volumes, including Bye Bye Balham and The Box Lady and Other Pesticles.
After the success of his blog, Herring would later move into online audio recordings. In 2009, he produced the first episode of his online stand-up and sketch show, As It Occurs to Me. In 2010, the show was nominated for an award at the Sony Awards. In 2011, the show went on to win an award at the Chortle Internet Awards. One of Herring’s most lauded ventures began in 2012 when he recorded the first run of his immensely popular show, Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. Recorded in front of a lived audience, the show features in-depth discussions with popular comedians from across the world. Witness the witty antics of this much-loved comedian yourself when you buy Richard Herring tickets online at StubHub.