RHLSTP with Richard Herring

RHLSTP with Richard Herring

By Sky Potato, Go Faster Stripe and Fuzz Productions

RHLSTP is an award-winning series in which comedian Richard Herring ("The Podfather" - The Guardian) chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, Dawn French, David Mitchell, Katherine Ryan and Brian Blessed are amongst the many stars to have been interviewed across the 200+ episodes..

Episodes

RHLSTP 277 - Adam Buxton

#277 Empty W*nk Bank - The Coronavirus has taken out many planned live RHLSTPs (hopefully most will be rescheduled) and destroyed a promising and lucrative 2020 for Richard, but it CAN’T stop us broadcasting. Rich is joined by the guest with the most appearances on RHLSTP, from Norwich, Adam Buxton. Recorded on the 8th April whilst the fate of the PM hung in the balance they make some bold predictions of how that is going to turn out (apologies if we got it wrong) and how the lockdown is affecting or failing to affect their largely dull lives. Plus Richard reveals some tragic news about his mind’s eye and a Lee and Herring story that he hasn’t even told Stewart about. Adam reveals secrets of competitiveness from his own double act and talks about his high-profile podcast guests. It’s a charming hour and a fitting tribute to either or both men if they don’t survive the epidemic.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/201h 30m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 10)

It’s 14th December 2009 and the first decade of the 21st Century is coming to an end (unless you are a mathematical stickler) and just think how bad things were going to get in the next 10 years. Let’s look back at a more innocent time when we could be more grossly offensive. Check out my Twitch channel at http://twitch.tv/rkherringThe final episode of AIOTM, but will it be the last ever? Rich is being haunted by ghosts of podcasts past and future and wondering if he has had a wonderful life. Dan is aiming for a Christmas number 1 and Emma is walking a marathon. Plus it's sold out, so there should be some sexy action or revealing of genital assemblages. And thank God that people are getting cathedrals slammed into their face and people are stealing our 8 and a half week old material. Will Andrew Collings finally be in the show? Of course he fracking won't! But every slightly successful character from the series will certainly be back!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/201h 12m

RHLSTP 276 - Aisling Bea

#276 Bill Murray’s Irish Sister - Richard is still buzzing from last week’s podcast. Thank God we only do one a week, or imagine having to follow that! But he has news of his disappointing parenting to move us onwards. His guest is the incredible writer, actor and comedian, Aisling Bea, who didn’t realise that she was being filmed last time she was on.They chat about working with Paul Rudd, fearing being spied on from above, the incredible outdated sexual politics of How I Met Your Mother, how last minute you can be writing a script and how sweet it must be being on Taskmaster. There’s also some confusion about the lift question and some fierce debate over whether the Coughing Major cheated or not. Plus an insight into Aisling’s incredible showbiz life.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/201h 10m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 9)

It’s coming up to Christmas in 2009 and the innocent young cast of AIOTM have no idea what will hit them in just 10 short years. And that’s for the best I suppose. As usual by listening you are giving funds to the justgiving heckle the virus charity and finally paying the cast for their work. See what madness Richard Herring is up to in 2020 by tuning in to http://twitch.tv/rkherringPodcast #9 and Richard is conflicted about whether he should be happy or sad that AIOTM has been nominated for a Loaded Lafta and what this means about his relationship with Jesus. Dan gets an unexpected gift from a stranger, whilst Emma is living in a cold and flooded flat, and Christian's mental breakdown seems to be surpassing that of even Herring himself. But while our musician rails against love, Rich is moving in with his girlfriend in order to replace his broken dishwasher and trying to sabotage Andrew Collings' career, even if success will only be a Pyrrhic victory. The world meanwhile goes crazy about Kay, Subo and the death of a rat and all we can do is quote Matthew 6 at it and hope that makes things better. All this is made harder by having to follow Stewart Lee who is clearly superior to us in every way. But has he been nominated for a Loaded Lafta? No, he hasn't. There's another reason for him being the best.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/2057m 59s

RHLSTP 275 - Michael Palin

#275 You’ve Got Mail - We’ve been recommissioned again for an amazing 19th series and Richard is exhausted from his final attempt to let the world know when International Men’s Day is and what are you talking about? He always wears a suit. There’s nothing unusual going on. His guest is just some guy from some old sketch show and the first Knight (that says Ni) on the podcast, Sir Michael Palin.Obviously Rich is in awe and on his best behaviour, but that won’t stop him bringing up one of Michael’s rare career disappointments and nearly derailing everything. But Michael is everything you’d hope for and you can find out what he got paid for his script being used in Sliding Doors, how the Fish Dance went down in North Korea, how Life of Brian might have been Python at its height, the perils of being a mud eater, how Mrs Palin ended up on Saturday Night Live, why Terry Jones was the heart of Python and how this remarkable friendship between writing partners was maintained right to the end. Plus the best impression of Cicero that you’re likely to hear. Will Richard end up in the diary and what terrible things will be said about him…? We will have to wait.Monthly badgers - your backstage interview includes Michael ad-libbing a brand new scene for Life of Brian which I would say is worth your monthly subscription to the end of time. So sign up to see this - we don’t get many emergency questions on stage, but he did a few in the dressing room. http://gofasterstripe.com/badgesSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/201h 18m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 8)

Back to 30th November 2009 for this exciting episode of AIOTM, with added adverts to raise money for the cast and other charity cases. Check out Rich on Twitchhttp://twitch.tv/rkherringAIOTM 8 and Richard's mental balance is about as good as Spike Milligan's after ten times as many Goon Shows, Emma has more tales of actresses shitting, Dan has had his child indoctrinated into the Catholic Church, and Christian has taken up acting. After a week of just watching Battlestar Galactica and playing Countdown will Richard have anything new to say, or will he rely on ever more ancient callbacks? And what's Scott Bakula up to after his week deep inside a short, fat, Somerset man? Oh grow up. Luckily the 9 year-old Herring comes to the rescue with tales of The Thriling Three and we're going to rip Andrew Collings a new arsehole (or "a hole" as he might insist on calling it). Him and anyone else we suspect of being a Cylon. Death to Tiny Tim!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/05/2057m 1s

RHLSTP 274 - Limmy

#274 The Bollywig - Richard is back at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow and don’t worry that he forgets about the cool kids at the start - he remembers halfway through and he’s here to mend this religiously divided city. HIs guest is the “important" writer and pretend truck driver Brian Limmond aka Limmy. They chat about how they might not have anything left to chat about, the fantastic autobiography “Surprisingly down to earth and very funny”, feeling like you’ve missed a day at school, being called out for wiggling, the poetic beauty of Limmy’s first walk and the inefficient masturbatory technique that Richard first employed, giving up booze instead of giving up life, stealing cars when high and what the Hell is going on his Twitch channel and if he’ll ever do anything else ever again.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/05/201h 21m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 7)

Series 1 show 7 - Back to 23rd November for another retro AIOTM with advertising proceeds going to the cast and the Heckle the Virus justgiving campaign for comedians. Check out Rich’s many stupid shows on twitch at http://twitch.tv/rkherring You can catch up on what you’ve missed out on in the video sectionShow 7 of AIOTM and Richard seems a bit stressed and overworked. Is he OK or is he on a spiralling descent to madness and death? Emma reveals more secrets about mad actresses and Dan worries about the imprint of his boot ending up on his baby's face. Christian encourages Richard to take his own life. Or are those just the voices in Herring's head competing with Carol Vorderman and Richard Whiteley? Rich also meets Neve Campbell and DJ Ironik and considers his life via his video game purchases. And he's competing with Peter Kay in the charity / self promotion interface. And that's just the half of it. Stop reading this and listen to the bloody thing. Oh boy!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/2056m 54s

RHLSTP 273 - Fern Brady

#273 Selfies With Naturists - Richard is at the huge Theatre Royal in Glasgow and it’s the biggest crowd he’s ever had at one of his gigs, but he nearly got in a fight on his way here and it’s all his pretentious tour manager’s fault. His guest is the fierce, outspoken and brilliant Fern Brady. They chat about choosing inappropriate music for You’ve Been Framed, Shaun Ryder’s dodgy veneers, why Fern got the nick name “hippy” at school, why sexism is worse in the world of comedy than in the world of stripping and what happens if you cut the middle man out of a Human Centipede.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/04/2052m 18s

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 6)

Another retro RHLSTP, this one from 16th November 2009 when we had no idea what a wonderful world of freedom and light and joy that we lived in. Hope you’re enjoying this snapshot back into what comedy was 11 years ago and you’re helping to finally pay the cast and give some money to the comedians’ justgiving fund just by listening. Thanks so much.In Show 6 of AIOTM, proceedings have been hijacked by the man from behind Rich in the queue in Waitrose (aiottmbritqiw!) but for how long? Rich reminisces about his childhood, Emma gives the backstage goss from The X Factor, Dan has leg boobs and Christian is being sarcastic about the remit of the show. Has Rich been eating 'man flesh', and will he or a tramp outside the theatre marry a 19 year-old in the audience?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/2050m 39s

RHLSTP 272 - Steve McNeil

#272 The Pale Pirate - Richard is still in Northampton and reveals how an appearance on RHLSTP can get you on to the front page of a national newspaper. His guest is a man who refused to have cosmetic surgery to get on TV, Steve McNeil.They discuss his nerd-fascinating book, Hey Listen - the history of video games and some of the surprising stages in the evolution of pinball and Pacman, the compromises required to get Go 8 Bit on to the telly, the genius of Goblin King Rob Sedgebeer, getting married at Bletchley Park, what the Hell Twitch is all about and whether it’s a good idea to rescue Jesus. Plus a ghost story that will surely impress the lazy journalists at the Star.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/04/2059m 19s

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 5)

Series 1 episode 5 - Back to 9th November 2009 for this retro AIOTM which we’re repeating to raise some money for the cast and the comedians justgiving page - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hecklethevirusMade at a time where pushing back boundaries was in comedy vogueShow 5 of AIOTM is an offensiveness special. Rich gives his definitive thoughts on where the boundaries of comedy lie and decides the only way forward is to become more offensive. Along the way we discover too much about cumpkins, Keith Chegwin's cock, Emma Kennedy's grandad, Dan Tetsell's hatred of personalised novels, Christian Riley's live of dinosaur rock, and experience Richard's second great yoghurt based masterwork. It's quite a good one. Hope you don't view it as a slap in the face. But if you don't, you're clearly not a genuine comedy fan!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/04/2054m 20s

RHLSTP 271 - Rev. Richard Coles

#271 Cadging Fags Off The Homeless - Richard is at the Northampton Deco and amazed by the local news headlines and tourists’ Lady Diana disappointments. His guest is Communard turned Communion-giver, the Reverend Richard Coles. They discuss the terrifying streets of Northampton, the Bay City Rollers in a carpet shop, forgetting you had a speed boat, being the only priest to have tried non-recreational drugs, whether it’s possible to be a better Christian than Jesus, the post-traumatic stress of HIV, what it’s like when the Prime Minister votes for you and inspiring two fictional characters. Richard forgot to ask Richard if he’d ever seen a Holy Ghost and will never forgive himself.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/04/201h 7m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 4)

Retro AIOTM - Back to Halloween 2009 and the mad show which Richard Herring attempted to write in a day and record with minimal rehearsal. Watch Rich of Twitch at http://twitch.tv/rkherring for some live RHLSTPs, self-playing snooker. Stone clearing and more. If you are with Amazon Prime you can give him free money. Here’s how.Episode 4 of AIOTM is a Halloween special. Rich speculates that his comedy might be written by aliens, whilst Emma talks about the rats in her tree. Dan admits that his skills as an impressionist are limited, and Christian has been having some troubles at an agricultural college. With guests including AA Gill, Derek Acorah and the ghost of Michael Jackson. It's spooktacular, isogamous, and supports the postal strike with some reservations.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/2054m 2s

RHLSTP 270 - Konnie Huq

#270 Shy Cock - Richard chats with a secretive journalist in his audience before meeting his Boat Race foe, Konnie Huq. They talk about drenched time capsules, small dishwashers, cat name scandals, how she landed a TV job whilst still at school, wrestling for the Olympic torch, chocolate flavoured gametes, Piers Morgan, the unlikelihood of a Blue Peter presenter marrying Britain’s angriest man and what they argue about, writing for kids and settling Blockbuster scores and middle-aged forgetfulness. Buy Konnie’s fun kids’ book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cookie-Most-Annoying-Boy-World/dp/1848128827/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/201h 0m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 3)

Retro AIOTM - Welcome to another episode of this ancient sketch show, this one from 26th October 2009, when everyone was worried about swine flu, the ducking idiots. We are putting one of these out every week to raise money for the cast and for the comedian’s fighting fund at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hecklethevirusUntil 9th April you can also get a free download of Richard’s We’re All Going To Die! Show if you make donation of your choice to the Trussell Trust here: http://gofasterstripe.comAnd check out Rich’s Twitch channel http://twitch.tv/rkherring. He’s planning on doing live RHLSTPs on there from next Wednesday with hopefully an old friend of the podcast making a welcome return.Series 1 episode 3- In the 3rd episode of As It Occurs To Me, Richard is fighting illness and fascism, Dan makes astonishing revelations about his Nazi heritage, Emma's filthy mouth continues to spout obscenities, and Christian is drinking bitter with his baby. DickIbegyourpardonNick Griffin gets even more coverage and Bonnie Greer gets a marriage proposal. It's the longest podcast yet and arguably the best one so far. And you can't get swine flu from it as long as you weren't in the theatre.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/04/2051m 39s

RHLSTP 269 - Olga Koch

#269 Talking Koch - Richard is at the Cambridge Corn Exchange and starts with a joke he first did in this venue 25 years ago. His guest is standup and daughter of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Olga Koch. They talk about St Petersburgh and (inevitably) Rasputin and his cock, having sex with a sea creature, making bad man seem slightly better via stand up, how Richard hopes his penis might survive him (again), a confectionery tribute to an ex, how Chelsea Clinton is probably getting more than she deserves, cutting up strap-ons with a paper slicer. The conversation keeps coming back to genitalia for some reason. I can’t imagine what prompted it.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/2057m 5s

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 2)

Series 1 - episode 2 - Take a step back in time with us to a simpler time in 2009, when Richard Herring, Dan Tetsell, Emma Kennedy and Christian Reilly got together once a week to perform a hastily written and poorly rehearsed sketch show. The cast were never paid at the time, so we are putting this out to raise some ad revenue to give them all (not Rich) a fee to help them through these dark weeks of no work. We will also be donating to the comedians’ just giving fund at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hecklethevirus - and you can donate tooAs It Occurs To Me: Series 1, Episode 2In the second episode of As It Occurs To Me, the audience is in danger of being swept away in a gigantic balloon, we get celebrity endorsements from Jan Moir, Jenson Button and Leona Lewis, we find out how people are prejudiced against people that they wrongly assume are racist and Rich reveals his strange Nando's paranoia and his unusual linguistic diet.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/03/2047m 53s

RHLSTP 268 - Charlie Brooker

#268 Gulping Robot Toilets - Richard is hoping he will find his way into the Guinness Book of Records, but Norris Macwhirter is not answering his calls. His guest is making a return visit to RHLSTP after 7 and a half years (but will his hair reveal his success?) - it’s the amazing Charlie Brooker.The conversation is predictably dark and disgusting incorporating Charlie’s fury at a seven year old who makes an amazing living opening boxes, trying to introduce his kids to the Young Ones, what the best pinball SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/201h 23m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 1)

A chance to listen to this ragbag of a podcast originally broadcast starting in October 2009 and based on the stuff that had happened and occurred to Richard Herring in that week - written at speed, barely rehearsed. It’s better than you’d think it would be.And this time it comes with ads so we can raise some money to make more podcasts, finally pay the cast to help them through this time and put some money into the fund to help comedians with no work through this tricky time. And all you have to do is listen to it.We will release a new episode every Friday so you can relive a happier time.To support Emma Kennedy - BUY HER BOOKSTo support Christian Reilly - BUY HIS DOWNLOADTo support Dan Tetsell - petition Hollyoaks for a return of his (admittedly dead) characterAs It Occurs To Me: Series 1, Episode 1In the first episode of As It Occurs To Me, Richard discusses his week which includes a visit to Berlin to find out about David Hasselhoff's potential to solve all the world's problems, Snow White's 8th and 9th dwarves, Emma Kennedy's audition for Mamma Mia, Dan Tetsell nearly being sick on his baby, Channel 5 turning into an exploitative casino and how the ghost of Stewart Lee haunts him in his dreamscape. It's a solid start, but things can only get better. Surely.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/2047m 33s

RHLSTP 267 - Rachel Parris

#267 Pukka Pie Ring - Richard is trawling the two days since his last podcast record for stand up material and predictably it isn’t gold. But the lack of it being gold, makes it gold. As always. His guest owes everything to her last RHLSTP appearance, it’s the multi-talented Rachel Parris. She reveals how all her impro shows are all very carefully scripted and chats about collusion with Debbie Magee, befriending Anna Kendrick on Twitter, the whirlwind year she has when her Mash Report pieces went super viral and whether her 6 weeks old marriage is holding together OK. Plus Richard pitches a new podcast based on regret and Rachel reveals how she was hit by anxiety in the wake of her momentous year. She also gamely defends Leicestershire even though she’s not mentioned as a notable resident of her home town on wikipedia.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/2057m 22s

RHLSTP 266 - Bethany Black

#266 Bigger on the Inside - Richard is back at the Manchester Podcast Festival and rolling out a 20 year old joke about the Magic Bus. His guest this week is actor and comedian Bethany Black. They discuss the no-man’s land between regular and Celebrity chase, what it’s like to be a huge fan of Doctor Who and getting to be on the show and witness two Time Lords in one Tardis, plus the motivations to become a stand up and how she was too poor to become bankrupt, how she managed to wrestle victory at the end of a terrible year and the smorgasbord of problems that Beth has to draw on for comedy, whether it’s got easier or harder to be Trans and how discussing mental illness in her routines is a helpful thing for us all. It’s an honest and heart-felt conversation, but will that stop the toilet obsessed trolls? Probably not.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/03/201h 6m

RHLSTP 265 - Janice Connolly

#265 Jeremy Thorpe is Innocent - Richard is at the Manchester Podcast Festival and reveals a surprising bit of his father’s Mancunian history. His guest is recipient of the British Empire Medal, Janice Connolly aka Barbara Nice. They chat about playing tambourine in a punk band, being discovered by Peter Kay, Simon Cowell’s sense of humour and how Janice is the original Fleabag. Plus her work in theatre and why Birmingham isn’t that bad (at least compared to Stockport). And a staggering denouement that you might want to check out on video.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/03/2045m 59s

RHLSTP 264 - Sara Pascoe

#264 Coin Master - Richard is giddy from doing too many podcasts in too short a time, but luckily his guest will bring him down to earth about how tough his life really is - it’s the brilliant and wise Sara Pascoe. They discuss audience members going on to be stars, the real way to enjoy Going for Gold, space-docking and whether portable fridges have a freezer, chimney-sweep genitalia and why men wolf-whistle and what they hope to gain from it. Lots of ace chat about empathy, evaluation and porn and being in a lift with Harry Potter. Plus Sara reveals a rumour about Rich that will surely rival the high-backed armchair. Order Sara's excellent book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sex-Power-Money-Sara-Pascoe/dp/0571335993SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/03/201h 11m

RHLSTP 263 - Tim Minchin

#263 Finnish Sausage Party - Richard is riding high from another magazine article lauding this podcast, but was the journalist right about the audience. If the maths teacher he picks is anything to go by then they are actually much worse. His guest is thoughtful ginger genius Tim Minchin. They chat about how Tim is the tent poles of this podcast, the devastation of having his film cancelled four years into production, Rich pitches a predictable new musical and they discuss if there is any hope left for humanity. See Richard’s attempts at skiing here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfHuRDprFlY. Sadly motorboating exploits were never caught on camera. Check out Tim’s new show, Upright. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/201h 12m

RHLSTP 262 - Paul Sinha

#262 Voluntarily Shitfaced - Richard is back at the Oxford Playhouse and testing out his daughter’s jokes. Is she funnier than him yet? Of course she is. His guest is British Quiz Champion, Paul Sinha.In a honest and moving interview, Paul discusses the impact of the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease has had and the turbulence that has inevitably brought and what comedy can be created from this situation. They also chat about his upcoming marriage, his quizzing triumph, the unpleasantness of tabloids and the weirdness of their afternoon quiz obsession, Taskmaster, quizzing and whether Richard will ever be on The Chase. And is that an upward or downward step from Celebrity Mastermind? Also Richard rolls out a very revealing Spice Girls based Emergency Question.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/02/2054m 17s

RHLSTP 261 - George Monbiot

#261 Capitalism in Space - Richard is at the Oxford Playhouse and unsettled by the fact that it’s 30 years since he left University and appeared on this stage in Month in the Country. His guest is environmental campaigner and journalist George Monbiot. Is the world screwed? Or can we save it if we all pull together? Why did George deliberately get arrested? Can Extinction Rebellion make a difference? And how can we reform our electoral system? Plus how wolves can change the course of rivers, fortune tellers correctly predicting George’s death (almost), being stung by massive hornets and how Thatcher smashed the BBC. An illuminating and terrifying interview.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/02/201h 4m

RHLSTP 260 - Frank Cottrell-Boyce

#260 Googling Colin Firth - Richard is back at the Liverpool Playhouse, making his annual proclamation to fight any University lecturer in the vicinity. His guest is screen-writer, author and Olympic ceremony writer, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, who may be the most charming and awe inspiring man who has ever lived and also seems to be obsessed with robots (pervert). They chat about art theft, how to keep writing with seven kids, how big breaks can come by chance on coffee breaks, impressing priests in Cannes, the amazing destiny of every Duke of York, why the Amish hate buttons, the killer instinct that led to one of the greatest University Challenge performances of all time, writing one of the best loved (as well as one of the least loved) episodes of Doctor Who, plus the amazing story of how the Queen appeared in the opening ceremony of the Olympics and how the Scum nearly ruined the surprise.A truly illuminating and inspiring chat between one of the greatest writers in the UK and the winner of the Carnegie medal.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/201h 5m

RHLSTP 259 - Kate Robbins

#259 Cillagrams - Richard is at the Liverpool Playhouse and is impressed by the bravest heckle put down ever attempted in this proud city (with the best sense of humour in the world). His guest is one of the many stars of a showbiz dynasty, Kate Robbins. They discuss Eurovision sabotage, writing the theme tune to one of the most controversial TV shows of all time, meeting Cilla Black whilst dressed as Cilla Black, the rudeness of James Franco, creating Fergie’s laugh, an awkward meeting with Michael Barrymore and the mysterious curse that befalls anyone who works with Kate.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/02/2053m 26s

RHLSTP 258 - Jon Parkin

#258 Tub of Spunk - RHLSTP returns to the Grand Opera House, York for the second week running. York is the most haunted city in Europe and Richard finds out what percentage of his audience have seen a ghost. The answer might surprise you. His guest is footballing and eating legend, Jon Parkin. They discuss the journeyman sportsman’s slightly unconventional training routine, his writing off of a golf buggy (and almost a goalkeeper), shitting in a bath in Magaluf, missing out on starters, how to lie your way out of being late for training, how he became friends with Jilly Cooper, self-inflicted injuries, gambling problems, depression and where he goes next now his playing career is over and if there’s any place for a bluff, proud, honest (except when he’s not) old-fashioned Yorkshireman in today’s game. Would he do anything differently if he had his time over? Would he f**k?Buy Jon’s book here - you won’t regret it - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Feed-Beast-Pints-poles-belly/dp/1910335991SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/02/201h 1m

RHLSTP 257 - David Reed

#257 Glass Pyramid - Richard is back in York, this time at the Grand Opera House and he’s come up with a plan to rescue the magic football bones of Richard III from the thieving Leicester-folk. His guest is York City’s second most famous comedian supporter and food-poisoning victim, David Reed.They talk about crap student impro, working with the Twirlywoos, living next door to your parents, why you shouldn’t eat at *****, whether rescuing Jesus from the cross would be good or bad for the world, playing a nervous Peter Cook and how many Herring hands you could fit in one Walliams hand. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/02/201h 3m

RHLSTP 256 - Athena Kugblenu

#256 Psychic Sex Twin - Richard is back at the Leicester Square Theatre and filling for time as nothing has happened to him in the week that has passed since last week’s show. His guest is comedian and project manager Athena Kugblenu.They chat about disposable nappies, inappropriate work emails, podcasting in your kitchen with your baby on your knee, how stereotypes about a continent the size of Africa do not hold up, whether indiscretions mean a left-leaning politician must resign, whether it’s culturally appropriate for Richard to kiss his teeth and how stand up and podcasts can level the playing field. Plus some baby talk, just to annoy the people who don’t like thatSUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/02/2059m 35s

RHLSTP 255 - Robin Ince

#255 Spaceship Moon - Richard is back at his spiritual home of the Leicester Square Theatre and has more news about what you shouldn’t put up or on your genitalia. His guest is the most well-read man in comedy Robin Ince.They talk mainly about his fabulous book “I’m a Joke and So Are You” https://www.amazon.co.uk/Im-Joke-Are-You-Comedians/dp/178649258X/ and where comedians get their crazy ideas from. They take in whether childhood trauma leads to a life in comedy, whether comedy calms or aggravates the voices in our heads, wanting to throw babies downstairs, the dangers of looking at the next person up and wishing for what they have and whether it’s true that we can’t say anything any more.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/02/201h 16m

RHLSTP 254 - Seymour Mace

#254 Oklahoma - Rich liked the Newcastle Stand so much last week, he’s returned to talk about how squirrels ruined his day and to list the questionable achievements of the city. His guest is surrealist and former clown, Seymour Mace. They discuss what God was thinking when he tested Job, stealing from a gold mine, appearing in a terrible non-zombie zombie film, that you’re all want to see now, meeting Arthur Bostrom, the genius and kindness of Bernie Clifton, how being on stage can be the only place a comedian feels happy and how a severed cow can bring you love.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/01/201h 2m

RHLSTP 253 - Dave Johns

#253 Woody Allen Lift Horror - Rich is at the Newcastle Stand and mourns the possible end of Pizza Express but celebrates besting Piers Morgan. His guest is bricklayer turned comedian turned fillum star, Dave Johns. Dave takes us on his remarkable journey from Byker to I, Daniel Blake and beyond sprinkling the show with brilliant anecdotes about his brushes with A listers. Hear how Ken Loach ruined Dave’s donkey ride business, how he was tricked by Homer Simpson, how he captured Lee and Herring’s jacuzzi discomfort, misused modesty pouches, how he ended up sharing chips with Cindy Crawford and his disastrous gig to cross dressers on a nuclear submarine. A great lesson in how to stay down to earth when success comes knocking, from one of the most popular and most cheeky acts on the UK circuit.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/01/201h 4m

RHLSTP 252 - Mike Wozniak

#252 Giraffe Harpsichord - Richard’s house is being haunted by a film star, but he’ll get over it. He’s back at the Exeter Corn Exchange and chatting to the man behind the most employable moustache in the UK, Mike Wozniak.They discuss how many people is too many people for a sketch troupe, children failing to recognise their own parent on TV, the internal voice that attempts to destroy all comedians, why moving to Exeter is not the ideal stand-up career move, how Prevenge was made, local newsletters and sadistic teachers.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/01/2057m 59s

RHLSTP 251 - Francesca Stavrakopoulou

#251 Christ, the Child Killer - Richard is a the Corn Exchange in Exeter, a town famous for the the most comical suicide bomb of all time. And Richard is talking religion with Biblical scholar, Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou. They try to ascertain who wrote the Bible, what Jesus got up to in the bits that didn’t make it into the book, whether anyone in the Bible actually existed, whether gods have genitalia, if God was married, why Eve was Adam’s second wife, whether being a woman or an atheist is a bigger handicap for a Biblical scholar and why St Paul had the wrong idea about sex during the Apocalypse. Plus the logistics of Noah’s Ark and the craziest bits in the Bible. Check out Francesca’s book “God: An Anatomy”, fully illustrated. Yup, even that bit.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/01/2059m 21s

RHLSTP 250 - John Kearns

#250 CBE? - Back to the Winchester Theatre Royal for the second week running and Richard is annoyed at his child’s teacher’s money-making schemes. His guest was also the final guest of the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run where Richard tried to run the podcast into the ground (dare he do it again?) it’s John Kearns.It’s a giddy and self-indulgent podcast where most of the material is deemed too shoddy or contentious for broadcast, but takes in a possible return for a much-loved comedy hero, the possible return of Top Coppers, the leap of faith required to follow your comedy path, tracing Raymond Briggs, disappointing children at the Science Museum and whether John will be getting a lift home. It’s weird, it’s wonderful and it feels like the birth of an amazing, awkward, intergenerational double act. If you enjoy it half as much as Richard seems to then you should have a good time.See John on tour https://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/j/33876/john_kearnsSUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/01/201h 5m

RHLSTP 249 - Ahir Shah

#249 Sexy Borg Queen - We’re at the Winchester Theatre Royal and Rich is blaming the city for the loss of one of our greatest authors. His guest is the comedy Doogie Howser Ahir Shah.They discuss how politics will have changed between the recording and broadcast of this podcast, the sexiness of evil, Percy Pigs as an antidote to terror, perpetually burning coffee shops, being accused of plagiarism by the UK’s grumpiest comedian, the possibility that Richard is Ahir’s dad and whether a violent uprising is the only hope for the Millennials. Plus the return of some old favourite emergency questions.See Ahir on tour http://ahirshah.com/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/01/201h 9m

RHLSTP 248 - Nick Frost

#248 Lock Keepers - Richard had so much fun at the Richmond Theatre that he’s come back again. Sure he’s wearing the same clothes, but a week has gone by and that’s plenty of time to do laundry and dry-cleaning. His guest this week is first series of RHLSTP hero Nick Frost. They chat about Nick’s amazing, if rather sad autobiography https://www.amazon.co.uk/Truths-Half-Little-White-Lies/dp/1473620880/, how his mother took on the boys who bullied Nick (and their mum), a night out with Quentin Tarantino, comeuppance for terrible aeroplane passengers, ghosts, acceptable positioning in a Human Centipede, sharing a single bed with Simon Pegg, punching walls, why Captain Pugwash the movie is unlikely to be made and making a tree famous. It’s a more serious chat than last time, with a remarkable and thoughtful guest who has been through more tragedy than you might have imagined.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/01/201h 3m

RHLSTP 247 - Tape Face

#247 A Spice Girl Broke My Toilet Seat - Rich has had his lactose tolerant choices mocked at the supermarket again, but he will rise above it as he comes to posh old Richmond Theatre to talk to Sam Wills aka Tape Face.They discuss the bizarre world where a child stalked a clown, how to clip through a tennis racquet, the accidental discovery of the character and who thought it up, the gamble of going on a talent show and how it might have just paid off, living and working in Las Vegas, taking props through airport security and the controversy over the cloning of Tape Face. Plus the best kind of tape to use and instructions on how to apply it to your mouth. Richard realised his Boss Cat error after this recording, but to be fair the audience were given the chance to correct him and failed him, so it’s their fault.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/01/201h 3m

RHLSTP 246 - Jayde Adams

#246 Gurt Lush - Richard is back in Bristol and surprised at some of the refurb choices apparently made at the SS Great Britain. His guest is the gorgeous force of nature that is Jayde Adams. They chat about the genius of Michael Barrymore, the world of competitive dance. officiating weddings in an inflatable church, Amazon Prime specials, finding comedy in tragedy, working class feminism, why it’s polite to your audience to try and do a good show and how comedians can still shock and surprise. It’s an extraordinary interview from a brilliant comedian in a city that has a lot to be proud about.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/01/201h 10m

RHLSTP 245 - Mark Olver

#246 Dual? - Richard is back at the Bristol Old Vic and is just happy to be no longer in Leicester, but what is Bristol famous for? You’ll find out. His guest is legendary Bristol comedian Mark Olver. He discusses how his dad failed to catch a bungee jumper, living with Bristol’s most famous comedians, his move into TV Warm Up and his favourite ever Pointless (non-) player, how he has to carry on performing through vomit, horses and injury, how his birthplace has nothing going for it apart from ice cream and how best to describe the low-point of Richard’s career. A brilliantly entertaining hour from one of Bristol’s most modest sons, with a lot of material that will appeal to people who live within the environs of the city and are particularly interested in the road works of September 2019.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/01/201h 0m

RHLSTP 244 - Lucy Beaumont

#244 The Marx Brothers - Rich is back at Hull City Hall for his last RHLSTP recording of 2019 and he has had an accidental slip off the wagon. But does it count? His guest is Hull’s finest comedian and wonderful oddball, Lucy Beaumont. They discuss appearing on Crimewatch, being used as a crow stepping-stone, waking you to find biscuits on your head, whether Olly Murs is nice than Russell Brand, becoming a cleaner at the place you went to University, getting drunk at the Hootenanny, collecting lost body parts in Harrods, the real size of Arnold Schwarzenegger, past life regressions, what Hullenzians put on their chips and why Hull is the best city in the world.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/12/191h 2m

RHLSTP 243 - Grace Petrie

#243 Is Leicester Sh*t? - A week has passed, the costume change proves it, but Richard is back at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester and still fuming about the bones that he believes are rightfully his. Never mind, local resident and inexpert quizzer Grace Petrie is here to convince him that Leicester is actually all right, despite all evidence to the contrary. They discuss how she accidentally became a protest singer, how it’s ultimately a good thing that her industry can’t box her up, the universality of teenage angst at school dances, the inspiring Hannah Gadsby, how social media is amazingly not the best place to have discussions about human rights and how to get around swearing on Radio 2.See Grace on tour and buy her remarkable music https://gracepetrie.com/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/12/1958m 50s

End of Year Draw

End of Year Draw - RHLSTP End of Year Draw - A short podcast advertising all the benefits of becoming a monthly badger (I forgot to say you also get an audio feed of RHLSTP with no ads in it), plus an unboxing of all the stuff you can get if you are lucky enough to win the end of year Badger draw (draws held monthly). Become a badger at http://gofasterstripe.com/badgesSUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/198m 0s

RHLSTP 242 - Graham Fellows

#242 Snogging Debbie Harry - Rich is at Hull City Hall in the penultimate tour show of 2019 (released out of order, just to keep you on your toes) and he’s laying into Hull, even though it’s nice. His guest is character comedian and erstwhile pop star Graham Fellows. They chat about the unlikely genesis of Jilted John and what Jimmy Savile thought of him and what it was like to finally take him on tour (John not Jimmy) , how John Shuttleworth emerged also by accident, what it’s like when you become older than the character Graham you play, whether it’s possible to be taken seriously as a musical artist when you’re known for comedy creations, how drive lessens as you get older and the terrifying loss of confidence that saw Graham have to run away from the Fringe.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/191h 9m

RHLSTP 241 - Jenny Eclair

#241 Tilda Swinton’s Guff -Richard is at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester and his Yorkshire roots mean he isn’t going to let a bone of contention go. Luckily he has the fabulous Jenny Eclair on hand to take his mind off it. They discuss lines of coke the length of a freezer, how Rich may be responsible for Jenny’s menopause, marrying for tax reasons, the sexiness of Mrs Thatcher, farting in front of your daughter’s boyfriend, the importance of hobbies and whether middle age brings madness. Plus Jenny’s fabulous book Inheritance https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inheritance-Jenny-Eclair/dp/075156706X and the challenges of doing an audio book.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/12/191h 1m

RHLSTP 240 - Seann Walsh

#240 Forgetting About Caterpillars - Richard is back at Sheffield City Hall and has some hard-hitting topical questions to ask before introducing his guest dancing comedian Seann Walsh. They talk about how Rich undermined Seann during a recording of Argumental, the downside of a comedian being discovered too quickly, the extraordinary tour documentary One For The Road (link below) and Rich’s plan to make a documentary about it, drinking on stage and What’s up with that extra n and is it enough? Plus an analysis of the American Pie sequels. Oh, and we might touch a little bit upon Strictly Come Dancing and the repercussions of an act of selfishness and stupidity that came out of it. But what was it like being at the centre of that storm? And did the transgression justify the level of fury? And aren’t we all just hypocrites about this stuff. Can comedy act as therapy and is reliving your shame always the right way to go?Watch Sean's Documentary here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG4vDgNrm4gSUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/12/191h 12m

RHLSTP 239 - Simon Evans

#239 Car Porn - Richard has returned to the Brighton Theatre Royal for the second consecutive week and is worried that he has let down a squirrel, but he has no time to ponder as his guest is juggler and writer of erotic fiction, Simon Evans.They chat about finding magazines in the woods, how to make a living making juggling balls, whether future technology will allow us to travel into a virtual reality version of our past to have a second go at stuff and right wing comedy. Plus predictions about what will happen with Brexit made back in September. Were they right? And who has survived?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/12/191h 10m

RHLSTP 238 - Ian McMillan

#238 Degree! Degree! - Richard is at the City Hall in steel obsessed Sheffield and his guest is proudly professional Yorkshireman and poet, Ian McMillan.The conversation dances through Tupperware drum sets, performing with Luke Goss, Ian’s parents’ love story, being crushed to death by a grave stone, the best chemist in Darfield, being a poet in resident for a football club, cartoon dogging, where poetry comes from and whether sentimentality is a bad thing and how living in the same place helps keep your feet on the ground. Plus a live reading from the great man himself.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/12/191h 7m

RHLSTP 237 - Annabel Giles

#237 Christmas Presents for Ethiopia - Richard is at the Brighton Theatre Royal and in danger of having a deadly secret revealed unless he stumps up the cash, but is it worth the price he has to pay? Never mind, he can forget all about it for now, as he chats with model turned presenter turned actor turned author turned therapist, Annabel Giles. They discuss teenage rebellion, accidentally becoming a model, behind the scenes at Band Aid, saucy Lady Di, how Annabel managed top avoid a Gotcha, Brightonians on Penny Farthings, eating kangaroo anus, losing everything and battling on. Rich attempts to get some free therapy but is beyond help it seems.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/12/191h 1m

RHLSTP 236 - Grayson Perry

#236 Don’t Look Down - Richard has yet another stomach upset, adding some much needed jeopardy to the podcast. And it’s a meeting of Turner Prize winners past and future as his guest is a name that will echo through the ages (hello future humans) Grayson Perry.They discuss God-like soft toys, the similarities between comedy and art, motorcycle clothing, women’s clothing, masculinity, gender rigidity, who Grayson actually shared a squat with, making sandwiches in a hairdressers, Jerry and Rupert making love on top of a homeless person, how the rich provide an ark that can take art to the future, asking an artist what his favourite colour is, whether art’s job is to observe or attempt to affect change, biting the hand that feeds and adolescent numbness. In memory of Tony Brennan.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/11/191h 6m

RHLSTP 235 - Max and Ivan

#235 Tiny Teeth - Rich is at the Cambridge Corn Exchange and has had a dream about eating lettuce with Blur and that’s pretty much the most exciting thing that’s happened to him this week. His guests are the most bizarre of things, a double act that like each other, Max and Ivan. They chat about falling asleep whilst acting, organising stag dos, watching yourself toilet, the Spanish equivalent of the Tooth Fairy, what it’s like to be the youngest professional wrestler, Richard’s disappointment at not becoming the new leader of Isis and creating a homage to fifties radio comedy. Plus whilst people of different nations should not be allowed to breed - are we finally able to say that in our brave new world?Their new show is called 'Max & Ivan: Fugitives' and can be found in all the usual places. Click here to open it in your native app https://podfollow.com/maxandivanfugitives SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/11/191h 11m

RHLSTP 234 - Vic Reeves

#234 Little Tich's Shoes - RHLSTP returns to the Marlowe Theatre I’m Canterbury for the second week running and Rich is doing some of his topical material about St Augustine. His guest is the artist and musician Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves. They talk about the unique delights of being managed by Malcolm Hardee, how to improve the number 2 Ultravox hit, Vienna, how Morrissey turned nasty, how Vic unmasked Jack the Ripper, the ghost of Freddie Mercury, how only really good double acts have a psychic connection, the impoliteness of looking like you're going to die and then not dying and how an episode of Big Night Out is made in half an hour. Plus the importance of creating laughter in comedy, what Michael Collins saw on the dark side of the moon and the horrifying spectacle of the Top of the Pops audience.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/11/191h 0m

RHLSTP 233 - Shaun Williamson

#233 Joke Thief - RHLSTP comes to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, a town divided by what should happen to the local takeaway shop, but with an audience smart enough to get a Thomas a Beckett joke. The guest this week is sometimes known as dopey Barry from Eastenders, but is actually the quiz champion smartypants Shaun Williamson. They discuss how Shaun went from boozy postman via incompetent Navy recruit to getting more people watching his wedding than a royal. Plus how Shaun failed to convince as a woman, what happened when Ricky Gervais made the call about Extras, hiding in a cupboard from Mike Reid, working with Al Murray and did he slip or was he pushed?. Find out which of Shaun and Richard is the best at Pointless and Prince Andrew gets a couple of mentions. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/11/191h 2m

RHLSTP 232 - Caroline Quentin

#231 Bohemian Rhapsody Karaoke - RHLSTP is back at the Warwick (Coventry) Arts Centre and Richard is discussing his daughter’s reaction to the Teletubbies and his son following in his footsteps. His guest is actor and temporary expert on ugly pets, Caroline Quentin. They discuss the most terrifying children’s TV characters, being sacked for failing to dress priests, the wonder of Bernie Clifton, the strong women in Men Behaving Badly, why Caroline stopped doing Jonathan Creek and whether she’d return, what Richard will be buying her for her imminent birthday, why she’s worried about Martin Clunes touching her breast and what it’s like to be haunted by a ham-eating ghost. Plus Caroline sings her 1990s top 30 single beautifully, whilst Richard sings the theme to Dream Stuffings less beautifully.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/11/191h 6m

RHLSTP 231 - Bobby Mair

#231 The World’s Most Successful Homeless Man - RHLSTP rolls into Warwick Arts Centre, but is it really in lovely Warwick or horrible Coventry? And should a city that keeps breaking Cathedrals be allowed another one? Richard’s guest this week has got to the venue despite being man-handled at Coventry railway station, it’s the charming and handsome Herring lookalike, Bobby Mair. They discuss some of Canada’s issues with the English language, Hitler’s shoe size, William Shatner’s wilderness years, whether vegetarians can have pets, whether comedians should marry comedians, whether it’s worse to have a roast battle with your wife or your ex comedy partner, having two dead mums and opening for Jerry Sadowitz. Is “offensive” comedy doomed to disappear or is it possible to weather the Twitter storms. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/10/191h 8m

RHLSTP 230 - Ed Gamble

#230 Back, Sack and Crack Salon - Rich has a terrible confession to make about this podcast, which somehow shocks and appals his audience, but there will be plenty more appalling stuff to come as he introduces the diabetic comedian, Ed Gamble. Giddy from hunger, tiredness and having to behave properly for last week’s podcast, Rich is the drunkest he’s been in 2019 (even though he still hasn’t drunk a drop) and the podcast spirals in some unexpected and bizarre directions involving dabbling with pubic management, which five diseases should be cured by the Disease Genie, double diabetes, Biblical analysis and the signs of mental breakdown. Rich fancies a sleep halfway through, but bravely mainly continues to talk and to be honest, has little to no memory of what happened in the last twenty minutes, so that can be as much a surprise to him as it is to you.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/10/191h 8m

RHLSTP 229 - Michael Sheen

#229 Herring:Sheen - Rich has come back from his holiday for this and why wouldn’t he? But will his guest turn up this time? The bad news, if he doesn’t, is that Nish Kumar is ill... there’s no jeopardy here, obviously he turns up or there’d be no podcast. The guest is the fantastic UFOologist Michael Sheen. The pair discuss why the best bit has been missed out of the new War of the Worlds, how Michael would get inside Richard, finding out you’re not in a film when you get to the premiere, the big questions raised by the film Passengers and whether its worth having a robot with no downstairs, a missed Pointless opportunity and an audacious quiz show plan and what motivated Sheen’s decision to reconnect with his childhood home of Port Talbot. It’s funny, interesting with a strong homoerotic charge. Plus they talk about Tron. What more do you want?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/10/191h 21m

Special RHLSTPGF Deborah-Frances White and Siobhan McSweeney

Wedding Anniversary Gift - Richard Herring forms an uneasy truce with his greatest enemy, the feminists, to create a podcast mash-up of RHLSTP and the Guilty Feminist. Who will take charge in this clash of the cults? Deborah or Richard and how will their guest Siobhan McSweeney (aka Sister Michael on Derry Girls) relax and how far dare he go in front of the GF audience? There’s mansplaining, falling nuns, weeping statues, suffragettes and some discussion about semantics. Plus the greatest will they/won’t they sexual tension since Moonlighting or Cheers or something. Photo by Luca MiglioreSUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/191h 10m

RHLSTP 228 - Sara Barron

#228 Jackhammer - Another week has gone by and we’re at King’s Place again and Rich congratulates Kings Cross on another record breaking success and meets his new upmarket audience. His guest is actor turned waiter turned writer turned stand-up Sara Barron. They chat about life in New York and what you do when your toilet isn’t working, waiting on the famous, they weirdness of ex-partners still being in the picture when a new relationship blossoms, the wonders of Warsaw Indiana and Rich’s interaction with his wife’s uncle, whether it’s possible to have kids and lose weight and still be a good parent, where men are going wrong/right with lovemaking and how dated plays from schooldays have become.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/10/191h 7m

RHLSTP 227 - Russell Howard

#227 One Day This Could All Be Yours - We’re at the swanky King’s Place in King’s Cross (with a few teething troubles with the radio mics- sorry audiophiles) for the next few weeks and Rich is amazed at people reviewing the queue to Platform 9 and 3/4 at the nearby station, but his guest is the bachelor comedian (for the next 3 days) Russell Howard. They discuss footballing comedians, how Rich might be Russell’s Willy Wonka, how Russell’s got his first willy wonka, the difficulty of playing yourself when surrounded by brilliant actors, the real story behind Richard’s dismissal from “Good News” (it might not have been the Haribo at all), giving proper credit to writers, what it’s like to perform at an arena (or be in the audience if you’re Richard), an unhappy year at Bedford Modern School, Richard’s mental health, how to hire Russell Howard for £12 and whether chairs made out of newspapers are a good idea.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/10/191h 10m

RHLSTP 226 - Sarah Millican

#226 Clown Pyjamas - After last week’s respectful chat with the great Jimmy Cricket, the gloves are off and it’s time to spew up a gut load of filth with third time RHLSTP (plus guest for three Edinburgh podcasts) Sarah Millican. But who will win the battle this time? Rich goes into a bit too much detail about a bout of food poisoning that, to be fair, he isn’t entirely finished with. But if fire can’t stop him, then neither can the squits. There’s a lot about poo, vomit, sperm and pleasuring yourself to Henry Kelly and kittens (as you’d expect) but there’s also a chance to find out Sarah’s favourite cruciferous vegetable. Plus find out why the last chapter of her audio book might seem a bit faster than the others, Rich’s skill at taking off bras, the cruelty and redundancy of children and whether workaholism is a positive or negative force for comedy. Plus how Sarah’s dad used his engineering skills to try and solve a tricky conundrum.Get Sarah’s brilliant book (or hurried audiobook) here https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Champion-Sunday-Bestselling-Autobiography/dp/1409174328SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/09/191h 16m

RHLSTP - #PODSTRIKE

RHLSTP supports #PODSTRIKE on Friday September 20th 2019.This week will be historic. In over 150 countries, people are stepping up to support young climate strikers and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. The climate crisis won’t wait, so neither will we.Young people have woken up much of the world with their powerful Fridays For Future school strikes for the climate. Now, millions of adults are joining in a huge wave of that will kickstart renewed action all over the world. The urgency of the climate crisis requires a new approach and a just response centered on human rights, equity, and justice. Follow the actions and join the movement.Read more at https://globalclimatestrike.net/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/09/191m 59s

RHLSTP 225 - Jimmy Cricket

#225 Come Closer To The Screen - We’re on the road still and at the Lowry in Salford where the lightest local headline is not really ripe for frivolity, but at least they are paying fitting tribute to their greatest painter. And it’s possible that the theatre is literally on fire, but Richard is not letting that stop him.The guest tonight is showbiz legend and punster extraordinaire, Jimmy Cricket and something that the RHLSTP audience might not be used to, proper jokes.But amongst the silliness, Jimmy reveals some fabulous stories about the days of the working men’s clubs, the summer camps or Ireland, Laurel and Hardy’s last tour, working with the Honey Monster, being a Papal Knight and why he still has the hunger for treading the boards in his wellies. There’s more, how his This is Your Life almost got derailed by a chance meeting and a letter from his Mamie. To buy Jimmy’s DVD or find out about his live dates or performances of his play check out his website - https://www.jimmycricket.co.uk/It’s a heart-warming, corny and hilarious hour of chat. But will Rich ask clean-living Jimmy THAT emergency question?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/09/191h 1m

RHLSTP 224 - Mark Charnock and Dominic Brunt

#224 Emmerdale Farm There’s a weird giddy atmosphere in the room at the Leeds City Varieties, but you’ll have to try and use the clues in this podcast to piece together what you think might have happened, because this week the guests are the supremely polite and sensible Mark and Dominic (aka Marlon and Paddy from Emmerdale Farm).They chat about how to not let fame go to your head, the snobbishness directed at soap actors, Mark being Richard’s number one celebrity fan, what Julia Mackenzie thought of Richard’s acting skills, Dominic’s other life as a film director and what the Attack of the Adult Babies is all about, Zombie nights, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and much much more. Remember if you want to see the podcasts uncut, even the ones that we’re not able to broadcast, you have to come and see us LIVE! The people of Leeds will never forget this night!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/09/191h 0m

RHLSTP 223 - Stephen Grant

#223 Second Back at the Old Market in Hove for a second (separate) week and Richard has more disappointing reviews of local tourist attractions, plus news of a life-changing bin-based compensation. His guest is a man who is more Brighton than a stick of rock, it’s Stephen Grant. Stephen tells us how he came within a heartbeat of being in Top Gear and might also have been in The Office were it not for excellent advice from his (ex) manager. Also the pros and cons of being followed by a film crew during his first Edinburgh Fringe, the disappointment of not flying in an air ambulance and whether it’s more impressive to lose weight by accident or design. Some classic old Emergency Questions are pulled out of the bag and there’s a more serious discussion about whether comedians should write their own material. Another lovely tour podcast. Do check out the gig guide to see if the show is coming near to you.Check out Stephen’s Cyclist podcast here - http://cyclistpod.libsyn.com/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/09/191h 4m

RHLSTP 222 - Angela Barnes

#222 The Voice of Burnt Tits Richard is wearing his wedding suit, but has forgotten about the secret curse that it possesses that might destroy his esteemed standing in society, but the added jeopardy might help those with erotic expectations from their entertainment. We’re at the Old Market in Hove and the guest is nuclear-bunker obsessed Angela Barnes. They discuss whether we are all just characters in a video game played by an increasingly bored teenager, the secret dangers of hot water bottles, the pranks played on Angela by her swinging father and how Richard could be sued by the people of Brighton for lip damage, why comedians can’t meditate and a Valentine’s Day gesture to rival a Ferrero Rocher pyramid. Plus Angela’s excellent work on the Home Safe Collective.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/08/191h 0m

Flo & Joan & John Kearns - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 21

Flo and Joan and John Kearns Ed Fringe #21 Nine Minutes- Rich has just hit the 200 average crowd he coveted and worked out just how much his landlord has made from each ticket sold and there’s an end of term atmosphere as he meets Flo and Joan and John Kearns. With Flo and Joan the talk revolves around time travelling gang bangs, Bros’ Cheddar antics, double act rivalry and memories of Tring.With John, Richard is skittish from lack of sleep and counting down the time, but still manages to find out whether a plastic cup can substitute for false teeth and how the speaker of the House of Commons takes a shit. Plus a revival of a plan to quell sex offenders. Thanks to the crew at the New Town Theatre and to Liam for coming to so many shows and messing up his cue.See Flo and Joan on tour http://floandjoan.comSee RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/08/191h 2m

Thom Tuck & Tom Rosenthal RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 20

Thom Tuck and Tom Rosenthal #20 - A Noble Failure - Rich has a visual surprise for his audience (and for you if you haven’t looked at the picture yet, that will infuriate his wife. His guests are stereo philosophy graduate T(h)oms, Tuck and Rosenthal. With TT the discussion turns to International schools, the meaning of life, straight to DVD Disney films and putting Macbeth on in an hour with two performers. With TR they chat about Jim Rosenthal ability to stop Hitler, how to get a free mug with your name on, why some men can’t grow facial hair and there’s a funny, though also serious chat about the penis and whether all of it is essential.Info on Tom Rosenthal’s tour here - https://www.tomrosenthal.net/Buy Thom Tuck’s DVD here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/website.cgi?page=videofull&id=36670Info on RHLSTP tour here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/08/191h 1m

George Egg & Cally Beaton - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 19

George Egg and Cally Beaton - RHLSTP Edfringe 2019 #19 - The Big Hub Is Open - Rich is meeting all the best celebrities backstage at the venue. You won’t believe who it was yesterday. Anyway no spoilers, my guests today are anarchist cook George Egg and gamekeeper turned poacher Cally Beaton. With George the discussion turns to old school variety, the perils of prop building, how to cook a meal in a hotel room and shaving your head to get a part. With Cally the chat is about changing career in mid-life and Joan Rivers, how much child care men do and why all men ruin it for Richard and how amazing it is that any relationship survives having children.Callie’s show details here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/cally-beaton-invisibleGeorge Egg’s show here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/george-egg-movable-feastRHLSTP http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/08/191h 2m

Susan Murray & Alice Fraser - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 18

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #18 Susan Murray and Alice Fraser - Robot Sex Again - Rich has found out why he’s not on TV and whose fault it is and he is NOT happy. Never mind his guests Susan Murray and Alice Fraser should cheer him up. Except that Susan is talking about plane crashes (and how to survive them), as well as the plight of middle aged comedians, being bitten in a mosh pit and when comedians have their Christmas party. Alice talks about the unlikely popularity of her show’s title this year, living in a poster, why men think they have to become birds to trick women into having sex with them and the polarisation of discourse. And how she went from being a fan of a podcast to being on it (not this one, but it could happen to you).Details for Susan’s show here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/susan-murray-how-not-to-die-in-a-plane-crashDetails for Alice’s show here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/alice-fraser-mythosRHLSTP Fringe run and tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstptt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/08/191h 0m

Sukh Ojla & Tommy Tiernan - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 17

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #17 Sukh Ojla and Tommy Tiernan - Older Than Sean - Rich is being stalked by Andy Murray’s mum, but he is also only one step removed from The Two Ronnies now. His guests are Sukh Ojla and Tommy Tiernan. With Sukh he discusses moving back in with your parents in your 30s, defiling the corpse of Pochahontas, curing depression with drugs (or a big poo) and being kissed by Jon Hamm (who has a Hamm hand). Tommy talks about how comedy inspiration works (or doesn’t), the incredible bravery of Derry Girls, why he’s looking forward to No Deal Brexit, what he wanted to call his son and performing a show that you’re not 100% happy with. It’s a terrible shame that this had to end, but hopefully both guests will be back.Tickets for Sukh’s show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sukh-ojla-for-sukh-s-sakeDetails of Tommy’s show - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tommy-tiernan-paddy-crazy-horseNot many RHLSTPs left now (until the tour) http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/08/191h 3m

Rich Wilson & Sarah Kendall - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 16

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #16 - Rich Wilson and Sarah Kendall - Nagasaki Spider-man -There’s so much controversy over Joke of the Fringe that Richard can’t work out what to think. Luckily he has guests to do his thinking for him - Rich Wilson and Sarah Kendall. With Rich that chat revolves around why you should never follow the advice of Rob Rouse, what happens when you pretend to be gay so you can work in a gay sauna, why talking a bit might help men’s mental health and honesty in comedy. With Sarah things get giddy as the pair try to work out if they are actually alive, how Victorians coped with mortality, the best place to sit on a plane and how brilliant Bryony Kimmings is. Richard finds this one the funniest of the run so far.See Rich Wilson’s show - Tickets here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rich-wilson-death-becomes-himListen to his podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/insane-in-the-men-brain/id1454275103See Sarah’s show - tickets here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sarah-kendall-paper-planesSee RHLSTP - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/08/191h 0m

Fern Brady & Josie Long - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 15

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #15 Fern Brady and Josie Long - Teeth and Ecstasy - Rich has seen some disturbing poster vandalism that has made him question who the real Jesus is, and his daughter has her first real catchphrase. He has two fabulous guests Fern Brady and Josie Long. With Fern he discusses how she got her fabulous poster shot, crying on the toilet, her return to Bathgate and Edinburgh clamminess. With Josie the talk turns to babies, corresponding with a Black Panther, touring without booking a venue and the incredible behind the scenes stories of her 1999 BBC New Comedian Award win.Fern’s extra show details here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/fern-brady-power-and-chaos-2Josie’s show details here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/josie-long-tenderRHLSTP Fringe and tour details http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/08/191h 1m

Sunil Patel & Daliso Chaponda - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 14

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #14 Sunil Patel and Daliso Chaponda - Donkeys - Richard is losing his mind in the Groundhog Day of Edinburgh and still turning up at the wrong venues, but he so far has always made it to his own. His guests today are Sunil Patel and Daliso Chaponda. With Sunil he chats about comedy psychopaths, whether there are any good white people, missing out on sunilpatel.com, sharing accommodation with comedians and there’s some fascinating stuff for anyone who is interested in beards. With Daliso the talk revolves around insulting flags and when comedy has real consequences, how art can change its meaning over time, why so many people are being blacklisted these days, being a hero in Malawi and meeting Pamela Anderson.See Sunil’s show White Knight - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sunil-patel-white-knightSee Daliso’s show Blah Blah Blacklist - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/daliso-chaponda-blah-blah-blacklistSee RHLSTP in Edinburgh or on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/08/1958m 29s

Bryony Kimmings & Arabella Weir - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 13

RHLSTP Ed 2019 #13 Bryony Kimmings and Arabella Weir - Baulk - Richard is awaiting imminent arrest for the crime of trying to educate women about their bodies. He welcomes guests Bryony Kimmings and Arabella Weir. With Bryony he talks about her amazing show I’m a Phoenix, Bitch, leaking inner critics, how to write a film with Emma Thompson, glitter ball performance artists and whether he can get an arts council grant for stone clearing. With Arabella they chat about her show about her mother, being the first female Doctor, having David Tennant as a lodger, how the Fast Show cast came together, whether her Scottish accent cuts the mustard and they both fail to remember stuff about Bonjour la Classe effectively. Her bum did not look big in the throne.Tickets for Bryony here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bryony-kimmings-i-m-a-phoenix-bitchTickets for Arabella here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/arabella-weir-does-my-mum-loom-big-in-thisInfo on RHLSTP run and tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/08/1959m 6s

Rob Auton & Lost Voice Guy - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 12

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #12 Rob Auton and Lost Voice Guy - Baked Beans - Richard may be old or tired or both, but he has just experienced a potentially disastrous misunderstanding of Edinburgh geography that would be embarrassing for a newbie. Never mind, his guests are Rob Auton and Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy. With Rob the discussion takes in working in advertising, Cold Feet, a shopping trolley full of items of the same colour and the worthlessness of existence given the infinity of time. Lee and Herring chat about what it’s like to win Britain’s Got Talent, what Simon Cowell is really like, the leap of faith that persuaded a self-conscious man who was unable to speak to attempt stand-up, the most ridiculous things strangers have asked him about his disability and whether anyone would ever heckle a man with no voice. If this podcast makes you want to give some money to Scope then please  Text 'HERRING' to 70085 to donate £5. Or you can give any amount up to £20. To donate £3 text 'HERRING 3’. To donate £20 donate 'HERRING 20’. You get the idea.Get tickets for Rob Auton here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rob-auton-the-time-showGet tickets to Lost Voice Guy here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/lost-voice-guy-i-m-only-in-it-for-the-parkingFor info on the Edinburgh run and autumn tour of RHLSTP check out this site - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/08/191h 0m

Richard Osman - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 11

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #11 Richard Osman - The Oldest Person In Scotland - Richard has hopefully the definitive list of what people should avoid putting inside their chuffs and maybe we can leave that behind now - HIs guest will finally reveal what nationality he is - it’s TV’s Richard Osman. There is some discussion of who from Lee and Herring has had the more successful career (no spoilers) and whether there is any danger of a Slattery style breakdown from doing too many episodes of Pointless, whether House of Games will ever offer psychological training, how to get into the dying medium of TV and what is an appropriate height differential for lovers.. Plus why is the Express obsessed with Osman? Is he gay? And a also a brand new quiz show for Herring to lose, played live in front of and then involving the audience? It’s the only Edinburgh RHLSTP with one guest, but he’s the size of two guestsCome and see one of the remaining 10 shows or any of the tour shows http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourBuy Emergency Questions Books and more http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/08/191h 0m

Lauren Pattison & Geoff Norcott - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 10

RHLSTP Ed Fringe #10 Lauren Pattison and Geoff Norcott - Love or Career? - Rich can stop doing Edinburgh now as he has been bestowed with the greatest of honours, plus he has more tips about what you can and cannot insert into yourself. His guests today are Lauren Pattison and Geoff Norcott. With Lauren he discusses what a wonderful person Katherine Ryan is, why everyone now has to live with their parents and whether the Masons and a certain Prince are biding their time before they rub Herring out. Geoff and Richard share their views on why they want a No Deal Brexit, whether we need more referendums, why working class people like a bit of posh and whether climate change really matters. Plus Nuts TVTickets for Lauren’s show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/lauren-pattison-peachyTickets for Geoff’s show - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/geoff-norcott-work-in-progressTickets for RHLSTP in Edinburgh and on tour - http://richardherring.com/rhsltpt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/08/191h 2m

Isma Almas & Tony Slattery - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 09

RHLSTP Ed 2019 9 Tony Slattery and Isma Almas - Carry On Cocaining - Richard is worried that his comments about a royal might lead to his ultimate demise… buy he’s more worried about extreme vaginal temperatures. He’s got two great gigs to distract his lazy ass, Isma Almas and Tony Slattery. With Isma he discusses how it’s possible to tick too many boxes, performing in a burkha, why comedy is the perfect job if you hate working and they hatch a foolproof plan to get back at their critics.. Tony chats about his career and the factors that led to its implosion, how much coke he might have been taking a week, Kenneth Branagh’s campness, the harshness of an industry that loves you when you’re winning and the lessons he has learned. It’s really brilliant, so stop reading this and listen to it.Tickets for Isma’s show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/isma-almas-about-a-buoy-adventures-in-adoptionTickets for Tony’s show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tony-slattery-slattery-will-get-you-nowhereFinal guests being announced and tickets for RHLSTP here - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/.tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/08/191h 0m

Steph Tisdell & Jen Brister - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 08

RHLSTP ed Fringe #8 Steph Tisdell and Jen Brister- Migaloo - Rich reveals the real reason he’s having so many female guests on the series before introducing two more of the blighters, Steph Tisdell and Jen Brister - Steph talks about how comedy is a great way to deal with and educate about the horrors of genocide, the awkwardness of white guilt and whether a day of being sorry is enough, plus how she Mrs Maiselled her way into comedy. Jen Brister talks about her brilliant book “The Other Mother” and how two women having a baby is pretty much the same as anyone having a baby, though getting the sperm arguably involved more palaver. Also eating ice cream without your kids seeing and bringing up boys and allowing them to express their emotions. Plus an excellent answer to what item she’d take from a museum.See Steph Tisdell in Aboriginal All Stars https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/aboriginal-comedy-allstarsSee Jen Brister in Under Privilege - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/jen-brister-under-privilegeOrder Jen’s book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Other-Mother-wickedly-honest-parenting/dp/1910931969/See RHLSTP at the Fringe and on tour - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/08/1958m 14s

Spencer Jones & Janey Godley & Ashley Storrie - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 07

RHLSTP Ed 2019 #7 Spencer Jones and Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie - Scottish Russian Dolls. Richard has just witnessed the most arrogant and obnoxious person of Edinburgh 2019 and they aren’t even a comedian or himself reflected in a window, but it’s nice to know that he always sees something worth talking about on his walk to the theatre. His guests are all utter comedy geniuses: Spencer Jones and Janey Godley and the comedian she magically produced from herself, Ashley Storrie. Spencer talks about where he gets his crazy ideas and how to make comedy from mundane objects in life, his tricky first gigs as Herbert Clunkerdunk and what his fifth season would involve. Janey and Ashley talk about how they have conquered the internet and ingratiated themselves with celebs (even if they don’t always recognise them), the dangerous stupidity of taking on either of them on social media, their refusal to compromise for TV folk and whether Catcher in the Rye is a price worth paying for not having John Lennon any more. And if Richard loves Ashley as much as he claims how come he isn’t following her on Twitter?Tickets for Spencer Jones here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/spencer-jones-the-things-we-leave-behindSee his brilliant TV show here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p065wbm9/the-mind-of-herbert-clunkerdunk-pilotInfo for Janey Godley’s Fringe show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/godley-on-the-fringeInfo for Ashley Storrie here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=%22Ashley%20Storrie%3A%20Hysterical%20%22All Fringe and tour links for RHLSTP here https://www.rhlstp.co.uk/website.cgi?page=gigsBuy Emergency Questions books and RHLSTP stickers and monthly badges at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/08/191h 1m

Snjolaug Luðviksdottir and John Robins - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 06

RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 #6 Snjólaug Lúðvíksdóttir and John Robins - Gibbon Arms - The RHLSTP chairs are getting more press than Richard and also he is doomed to eternity in Hell, but never mind cos he’s talking to Iceland’s Snjólaug Lúðvíksdóttir and Bristol’s John Robins.With Snow he discusses the Penis Museum, The Cod War and trying to turn Iceland into a new Galapagos. With John the chat gets a little more serious with discussions about mental health, gambling addiction and coping with maleness as a teenager. But there’s also time to talk about the tragic secret life of Jools Holland.See Let it Snow here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=%22Snjolaug%20Ludviksdottir%3A%20Let%20It%20Snow%22See John Robins’ Hot Shame here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/john-robins-hot-shameRHLSTP guests and tickets here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/08/191h 1m

RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 05 - Jayde Adams & David O' Doherty

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #5 Jayde Adams and David O’ Doherty - Mr Adjective - Richard is still thinking about his penis, but has just had an encounter with another major politician and failed to get himself into the history books. His guests are the extraordinary lovely Jayde Adams and David O’Doherty. Jayde and Rich discuss the secret truth of the Asda Bristol hotplate, why Rich couldn’t cut it as a mushroom picker, the (Im)possibility of Rich being Jayde’s father and how Jayde missed out on meeting Adele, but scored big with Dawn French. David and Richard talk about how to get into the Irish top 30, the best seat in a bedsit gig, what happens when you win the Comedy Award and are doing more than one show, how David is not 98% mouse and how RHLSTP got his oven fixed.Jayde Adam’s The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face - buy tickets here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/jayde-adams-the-ballad-of-kylie-jenner-s-old-faceDavid O’Doherty Ultrasound - but tickets here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/david-o-doherty-ultrasoundRHLSTP see line-ups and ticket links here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourBecome a monthly badger http://gofasterstripe.com/badges  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/08/1959m 55s

Sophie Duker & Vikki Stone - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 04

Ed Fringe 2019 #4 Sophie Duker and Vikki Stone - Tree Huggers - Rich is being ultra topical and that of course means him attempting to value his penis, plus he gives a review of an incredible piece of immersive theatre that he saw at the Meadows. And Colin has returned. Richard’s guests today are Sophie Duker and Vikki Stone. He talks to Sophie about privilege, who got the best A levels, magic forests, who Rich would hate most if he was God, using social media for sex, Whacky Racists and orgies involving human centipedes. With Vikki the chat involves appearing in a gay porn film, a missed opportunity with Elton John, Abba Tribute bands, Philip Schofield and falsified wikipedia facts.Sophie’s show can be found here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sophie-duker-venusVikki’s show is here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=%22Vikki%20Stone%3A%20Song%20Bird%22Details of all the upcoming RHLSTPs is here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/08/1958m 18s

Jena Friedman & Phil Wang - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 03

RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 #3 Jena Friedman and Phil Wang - Raisin Drip - Rich was looking forward to being able to use his topical satirical eye to look at the news, until he looked at the news, but he decided to plough on anyway. His guests are Jena Friedman and Phil Wang. With Jena he discusses the reasons behind American gun crime, whether political comedy does any good, interviewing John McAfee and what kind of people have seen ghosts and what kind haven’t. Phil Wang is grilled about his sartorial choices on Taskmaster, the advantages and disadvantages of being in the Footlights, the unbridled joy of receiving unexpected francs, what Rich would be like as a stepdad. Book tickets to see Jena Friedman here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/jena-friedman-miscarriage-of-justiceBook tickets to Phil Wang’s extra show here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/phil-wang-philly-philly-wang-wang-2See the full RHLSTP line up and ticket links here - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourBuy Emergency Questions books here - https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/website.cgi?page=videofull&id=35932To donate £5 to Scope Text 'HERRING' to 70085  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/08/191h 1m

Lucy Beaumont & Scummy Mummies - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 02

RHLSTP Edinburgh 2109 #2 Lucy Beaumont and Scummy Mummies - Screw You William Wilberforce. What Did You Ever Achieve?Richard can’t believe that he forgot to tell you about the supernatural thing that happened backstage at the Masonic Lodge yesterday, though surely scarier things have happened here.No matter because he’s got a brilliant line-up of guests: Lucy Beaumont and the Scummy Mummies. He talks to Lucy about Hull and Pocklington, sexual super powers, the candour of Maureen Lipman, encounters with ghost animals and alien balloons, the living Hell of marriage and children and ingesting your twin in utero.The Scummy Mummies discuss their fabulous podcast, Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s frustrating inability to have a female child, the infamous rivalry between Jossy’s Giants and Rentaghost, why it’s better to come to the Fringe without your kids and the impressive number of shows they’ve already seen.Come and see RHLSTP at the Fringe and on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSee Lucy Beaumont’s Space Mam - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/lucy-beaumont-space-mamSee the Scummy Mummies - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/scummy-mummiesListen to their fabulous podcast here - http://www.scummymummies.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/08/1959m 55s

Laura Lexx & Tony Law - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 01

Ed #1 - Laura Lexx and Tony Law - Can Men Be Funny? The King of Edinburgh is back for his 25th Fringe, though he is feeling under the weather thanks to his bloody stupid decision to breed and his possibly hubristic decision to play a 400 seater venue. But never mind he’s got two of the Festival’s most interesting acts to kick off this cavalcade of 21 podcasts in 24 days, Laura Lexx and Tony Law. Two guests on the same day? What? With Laura there’s discussion about ice lollies, whether global warming is a more pressing issue than Brexit, the repercussions of the Edinburgh accommodation crisis, defective chocolate bars and Johnny machines. And Tony chats about the contrasting previous appearances on the podcast, whether terrifyingly drunk or mind-bendingly sober and will it be third time, unwired? Well it’s Tony, so obviously not. Plus the differences between comedians in for the long haul and those hoping for fame, the craziness of Canadian comics, trying to put your children off performing and the acts creating unique shows full of risk. And how does he feel about turning 50? It’s good to be back.See RHLSTP at the Fringe and guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSee Laura Lexx’s Knee-jerk - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/laura-lexx-knee-jerkSee Tony Law Identifies - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tony-law-identifiesSee Tony Law and Phil Nichol - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tony-law-and-phil-nichol-virtue-chamber-echo-bravoT-shirt by @manwhohasitall  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/08/191h 1m

RHLSTP Special - Rebecca Callard

RHLSTP comes to the Great Yorkshire Fringe and York City fan Richard couldn’t be happier about his team’s amazing season or the fact that the hot weather has given him the perfect new emergency question. His guest is the tiniest person anyone has ever seen, it’s Rebecca Callard. They chat about what Ian Gregg really puts in the vegan sausage rolls, playing a drug dealer on Coronation Street, the scarecrowyness of Mackenzie Crook, the largely forgotten sitcom Bonjour La Classe and how Rebecca managed to miss out on most of Children’s Ward. The York audience have fun trying to name different kinds of cupboard and being insulted. Plus insider knowledge on the Borrowers emergency question and leaving Twitter and why it’s a good idea/impossible.See RHLSTP live at the Edinburgh Fringe and then on tour round the UK. All confirmed dates and guests at http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourBecome a monthly badger and get all the cool extras and membership pack at http://gofasterstripe.com/badges  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/07/191h 9m

RHLSTP Special - Emergency Questions

Emergency Questions Special - Richard Herring - Venice in Peril - The RHLSTP tables are turned as the interviewer becomes the interviewee and Richard Herring, best know for playing a policeman on Ant and Dec unleashed - is quizzed by comedian Sarah Benetto at the Deer Shed Festival about his marvellous Emergency Questions book. And the jeopardy is that he’s in front of a family audience. Will he swear? Place your bets about how long he will last. Where did he come up with this crazy idea? Would he rather have a ham hand or a suncream armpit? Has he ever flown a kite? What is his pizza based dating secret and which playwright do you think it worked on? How do you deal with heckles from the weather and babies? Where does he see himself in 500 years time. Plus there’s emergency questions from some of the kids in the audience and Rich responds by making them question the reality of existence. And get ready for your podcast feed to get crammed full of lovely podcasts as we’re about to do 21 shows in 24 days at the Edinburgh Fringe!Buy the newest 1001 Emergency Questions book hereOr get a special offer price for all three books hereCome and see Rich on tour and at the Edinburgh Fringe in AugustThanks to Dave Mitchell for recording the show  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/07/191h 0m

RHLSTP Special - Fiona Allen

RHLSTP Special - Fiona Allen - Henley Festival. Rich is at the Henley Festival and is up against the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, who prove to be much more popular and louder than him, but his audience is small and enthusiastic, even if he risks losing some of them by being rude about this weird and posh town. His guest is We Know Where You Live’s Fiona Allen. She talks about working for Tony Wilson at the Hacienda, the unusual job of her grandfather, whether Michael Parkinson Senior is the most evil man on the planet, secretly delightful, disgusting household chores, whether it’s best to be up front on a date, why she knew Smack the Pony was going to be a hit (and whether it will return), British films and why so many disappear into the ether, returning to stand up as a more mature (but not necessarily more mature) performer and paying her children to empty the dishwasher. Turns out we don’t need an audience to make RHLSTP work, but we’d still like one. Please come and see us at the Edinburgh Fringe - BOOK HERESUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/07/191h 0m

RHLSTP 221 - No Such Thing As A Fish

#221 No Such Thing As a Fish - Are There Any Female Cuttlefish Here? It’s the end of the run at the Leicester Square Theatre and time to find out if Richard can fit into his suit from 5 years ago, as he promised. His guests are the Uber-nerds Anna, Dan, Andrew and James from the insanely popular No Such Thing As A Fish podcast. Find out what obscure facts they have about each other, whether sneaky brains or beauty is more important, their similarity to the X Men, whether holding in wee can kill you, why you don’t see cavemen ghosts and how podcasting has conquered the world (for some of us). Plus sexual superpowers, dreaming octopuses and horses in whale farts. It’s a rip roaring finale for this 18 very separate weeks at the theatre, but podcasts are now coming to you, so please support all of us on tour if you can.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Book for RHLSTP at the Edinburgh Fringe HEREBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/07/191h 20m

RHLSTP Special - Rob Rouse

RHLSTP Special - Rob Rouse - Quink-Faced Schoolboy. RHLSTP is back at the Long Division Festival in Wakefield for the second week running and this time Richard is looking at the impressive crime figures in this beautiful town, with lots of retail opportunities. His guest is the roadkill consuming comedian Rob Rouse. They chat about exploding sheep, the downside of eaten limpets, the incident that made Rob decide Geography teaching was not for him, the life-changing decision for both men to give up on A Level Physics, how to decrease the value of Star Wars figures, what to do if your wife gets her hand trapped in a ladder and being the 21st Century Baldrick. There’s some nice philosophy about coping with success and failure and an extraordinary denouement which involves fire and methane and a brand new suit.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Book for RHLSTP at the Edinburgh Fringe HEREBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/07/191h 30m

RHLSTP 220 - Professor Alice Roberts

#220 Professor Alice Roberts - What Would You Keep in your Marsupial Pouch? Richard has been gigging back home in Cheddar and meets a face from his past. His guest this week is broadcaster, author, President of Humanists UK and part-time Victoria Coren lookalike, Professor Alice Roberts. The pair discuss meeting the Blue Peter team, the behind the scenes debauchery of Time Team and what happened if they didn’t find anything, the great human journey and how much monkey business ended up affecting our DNA, an island of dead hobbits, Australian hypocrisy, how we might improve our useless human bodies, what God was thinking and the Sliding Doors world where dogs never existed.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Book for RHLSTP at the Edinburgh Fringe HEREBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/07/191h 9m

RHLSTP Special - Kay Mellor

RHLSTP Special - Kay Mellor - Rhubarb Triangle. RHLSTP comes to the Long Division Festival at the beautiful Wakefield Theatre Royal and Richard is impressed with the commitment the area has made to unpopular fruit and the world's most famous mulberry bush. His guest is the writer, actor, director, song-writer and possible badmington champion, Kay Mellor. It's a writer's masterclass, showing the determination and talent that is needed to make it in the business (with Rich as the perfect example of how not to make it), with great stories about the genesis of Band of Gold, the importance of empathy for your characters, using real life stories and when to keep secrets and how a working class mum made it in a business so skewed towards men and what can be done to level the playing field. Plus Rich possibly lands his first ever job as a result of doing the podcast - though it's a part very much within his comfort zone.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Book for RHLSTP at the Edinburgh Fringe HEREBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/07/1957m 39s

RHLSTP 219 - Do The Right Thing

#219 Do The Right Thing - Knowing Your Own Dad’s Smell. Richard chats with a therapist and a photographer in the front row before bringing on his triumvirate of guests, Danielle Ward, Michael Legge and Margaret Cabourn-Smith, otherwise known as the Do The Right Thing podcast. They discuss celebrity snogs and failed celebrity snogs, the attempt to move their podcast to TV, what happens when you meet your dad in a dark room (not photography based), giving birth to the children of Tiny Andrew Collings, why Richard will probably never be a successful actor and a lot about death. Plus some tributes to shared producer Ben and is it better to podcast for free than be a highly paid TV star?Check out Do The Right Thing at https://play.acast.com/s/dotherightthing, https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/do-the-right-thing/id453737551 or wherever you get your podcasts.Go see Michael Legge's Edinburgh Fringe show at https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/michael-legge-the-idiotSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/07/191h 4m

RHLSTP 218 - Nicholas Parsons

#218 Nicholas Parsons - An Alligator Named Daisy. Richard has been dreaming about the Wiggles and one of them has been tweeting him. But is it Emma? Richard’s guest is the showbiz legend, 75 years in the business and no sign of stopping yet, Nicholas Parsons. Although Nicholas is a bit annoyed about some cab based confusion on the way here, he is as masterful and witty on stage as ever, recounting tales of Just A Minute and Sale of the Century, but also talking about working on Clydebank in the 1940s, his film work with Jerry Lewis and an alligator, why he only appeared in on one Carry On film, his work and break up with Arthur Haynes (and who Ed Sullivan thought was best) and dressing up for the Rocky Horror Show. Also working with Rik and Ade on the Comic Strip and how the show must go on even after a blow to the head. But in the new Herring and Parsons double act, who is the straight man and is he getting too many laughs? WARNING Nicholas Parsons SWEARS!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/07/191h 4m

RHLSTP 217 - Adrian Chiles

#217 Adrian Chiles - Exiting Stourbridge Multi-storey Car Park. RHLSTP comes to Birmingham Town Hall and the biggest audience Richard has ever performed to (outside of charity gigs) with over 1000 people in attendance. Blimey. Richard and Adrian discuss failing an interview for MI5, the rollercoaster ride of hosting (and watching) the One Show, what people say to you when you were once on TV but aren’t so much now, an horrific childhood accident, an unrequested story about having a wet dream and why God lets bad things happen to good people. Plus if you watch the video version you can see the show being signed and see a lot of rude things being acted out by some nice ladies. Do come and see the show on tour if you can - amazing reception from the unfortunate people of Brum.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/06/191h 23m

RHLSTP 216 - Tiff Stevenson

RHLSTP #216 Tiff Stevenson - Stevie Nicks Cartman. Richard E Grant has foolishly left a bottle of his scent behind and Rich uses it as a pomander to erase the stink from his unwashed crowd, before introducing a woman who has sat on Annie Lennox’s knee, Tiff Stevenson. Find out one of the behind the scenes secrets of The Office, how Tiff ended up working with Dizzee Rascal, how she hopes to level the playing field to gain better representation, what it’s like to go bird-spotting with Ed Byrne, how to dispatch a starling and the ups and downs of appearing on a TV talent search. Plus more on the struggle to become an established comedian in today’s competitive market.  SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/06/191h 14m

RHLSTP 215 - Rosie Jones

#215 Rosie Jones - Chicken Plucker. Rich’s diet continues to go well, but will he be in his 2015 suit by the end of the series? The anticipation is killing us all I know. His guest this week is the sweet-looking, foul-mouthed Rosie Jones. They chat about her meteoric rise to stand up success, how pacing affects comedic impact and can save you having to write too much stuff, what it’s like to be on shows she once worked behind the scenes on, how Jimmy Carr messed up her jokes, some extraordinary stuff about having sex with dead animals, disabled representation in the media and how inappropriate humour can help us through tricky situations and ultra-serious acting scenes. Plus the other Rosie Jones and a new take on Sliding Doors and how comedy can help people to understand disability. You’ll love her. She’s awesome.  SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/06/191h 15m

RHLSTP 214 - Matt Lucas

#214 Matt Lucas - The Football Eagle Has Landed. Richard believes he will soon be a multi-millionaire but agrees to give 1/365th of his profits to charity. His guest is comedy legend Matt Lucas. They talk about the power of honesty in comedy, even if the comedian comes out of it badly, how Matt became possibly the only person who’s rung up to complain about a TV show to end up working with the stars, the combination of talent, hard work and luck that is required for success, being in a Blur video by accident, dealing with tragedy and a considered look back at Little Britain and how it should or shouldn’t be judged in hindsight. And the importance of talking about issues rather than shouting over the social media divide. Also Rich reveals his gay experimentation and considers changing teams.  SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/06/191h 28m

RHLSTP 213 - Les Dennis

RHLSTP #213 Les Dennis - If it’s up there... Happily-married Rich meets a man who works in a castle and the woman he has found love with, before introducing the legend that is Les Dennis. They talk about a mysterious spate of Norfolk-based graffiti, both types of dying on stage, the strange dynamics of a double act, living your private life out in public, getting tax advice from Ken Dodd and how go survive in showbusiness for half a century and counting. There are stories of the great comedians of the past and a heartwarming story of overcoming tragedy and heartbreak to come out stronger and a career that includes The Comedians, game shows, soaps and the RSC. It’s a truly remarkable and inspiring podcast from one of the loveliest men in the world who isn’t afraid to laugh at himself and make the jokes harsher than even Ricky Gervais can manage. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/05/191h 6m

RHLSTP 212 - Matt Forde

RHLSTP #212 Matt Forde - Brian Clough’s Dangerous Remedy For Eczema. Richard explains why he is constantly upsetting businesses who ask him to fill in surveys, before meeting this week’s guest, impressionist and satirist, who is still unable to write jokes about the future, Matt Forde. Find out about the extraordinary day where Matt was mentioned in parliament, diagnosed with a surprising disease and chased down the street by a spitting Finn, the rollercoaster of verbal abuse of being a child mascot for Nottingham Forest in 1993, whether Nottingham has anything that isn’t imaginary to be proud of, interviewing Blair and Farage, March based predictions for what will be happening in May, how topical it is possible to be and how broken the political system might be and how 650 idiots might save it. Plus a doctor’s blasé remedy for a fatal allergy and the hubris of claiming you know everything about Mark Lawrenson. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/05/191h 16m

RHLSTP 211 - Joel Dommett

RHLSTP #211 - Joel Dommett - Lembit Opik Catfish. Richard meets a nuclear physicist impersonator and has a friend who will never be any more than that. This week’s guest is disgraceful self-toucher Joel Dommett. They chat about the gamble of going into the jungle, the pitfalls of the modern dating scene, running a super marathon with the runs, being defeated at Pointless by someone who doesn’t understand the rules, the perils of proposing with a Spotify play-list and how it’s possible for two comedians never to gig together in 11 years.Buy Joel’s book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Its-Not-Them-Confessions-BESTSELLER/dp/1472251296/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/05/191h 13m

RHLSTP 210 - Suzi Ruffell

RHLSTP #210 - Suzi Ruffell - The Great HMS Victory Robbery. Richard has been spending a lot of time with his kids and consequently his stand up is going to be all Kids Do The Funniest Things from here on in. But it’s been a good ride. His guest is the non-award nominated yet brilliant stand up, Suzi Ruffell. The pair talk about where all the working class comedians have gone, Herring’s life of crime and how the police will never catch him, the Portsmouth witch, more horrible teachers, nocturnal worrying and the weirdness of anyone objecting to love. Plus the million to one chance of a man persuading lesbians to have a threesome.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/05/191h 1m

RHLSTP 209 - London Hughes

RHLSTP #209 London Hughes - Catching a Dick. Richard has a new prop that he hopes will make him a superstar and has a guest who probably has a better chance of making the big time, it’s the force of nature that is London Hughes. Find out why she was sacked from Babestation, the truth behind the scenes at CBeebies, why she got punched when she was a bridesmaid, if she’s about to make it in LA, the racism implicit in the entertainment industry and the inexplicable decision to turn down a travelogue with London and Whoopi Goldberg. It’s an inspiring and passionate podcast, full of laughs and dicks too! Check out London’s No Filter sketches here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXmfZJJXXj8SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/191h 8m

RHLSTP 208 - James Acaster

RHLSTP #208 James Acaster - Sir William Strawberry. Richard reveals the terrible secret that he was harbouring throughout the David Morrissey podcast before introducing the man who arrogantly claims to have invented the hypothetical question, James Acaster. They discuss teenage bands, how you find out if you are on Taskmaster, favourite meals, the hidden darkness at the heart of Lembit Opik, the missed opportunities in the film Passengers, skiving off to eat custard creams, the unnecessary cruelty of teachers and the influence of Torville and Dean and the influence of the Netflix special. Buy James’ brilliant book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/James-Acasters-Classic-Scrapes-Bestseller/dp/1472247191/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Support the kickstarter at http://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarterCheck out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/04/191h 12m

RHLSTP 207 - Kerry Howard

RHLSTP #207 Kerry Howard - Gurt Lush. Richard is back at the Bath Komedia and chats about the planet that was discovered here and the various names it had, but it doesn’t go on too long, cos he has a great guest and has to drive home, it’s Bath resident and daughter of an assassin, Kerry Howard. The conversation revolves around meeting Ken Campbell without knowing who he was, the varying successes of the BBC’s season of revived sitcoms, an unusual pregnancy, how comedy might be cooked in the womb, how Russell Howard convinced Kerry that she was a good goal-keeper, inappropriate teachers and what happened to sketch shows. And an interjection from the audience makes Richard wonder if it was a mistake to bring the show to the provinces, It wasn’t. There will be loads more shows on the road - come along if you can.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Support the kickstarter at http://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarterCheck out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/04/1953m 39s

RHLSTP 206 - Peter Lord

RHLSTP #206 Peter Lord and Morph - Morpheus in the Underworld. RHLSTP tours to the Bath Komedia and Rich manages to find some tourists who are disgruntled about the Roman Baths that gave the city its name. Let’s face it, they’re just not as good as modern baths. But Rich is delighted to welcome one of the greatest men in the West Country if not the world, it’s Peter Lord. And he’s not only brought Morph with him, but has a crack at making another as he talks. He’s magic, It’s a fascinating chat about how Aardman went from two kids messing around at their kitchen table to running a huge studio making films, TV shows and adverts. Find out about the chicken secrets behind the Sledgehammer video, what it’s like living next door to polar bears, how Plasticine is a magnet for fire, moonwalking at the Oscars and what Aardman was nearly called. It’s an inspiring story about what is possible if you have the imagination and the luck and a little bit of nepotism. And Rich repays a thirty year old debt (without interest). Buy Peter’s brilliant new book and learn more about his and David Sproxton’s life - https://amzn.to/2UE7jSsSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/04/1957m 57s

RHLSTP 205 - David Morrissey

RHLSTP #205 David Morrissey - Kevin Bacon’s Cock Sock. Rich manages to do some successful crowd work for once in his long life, before introducing the man the Adam Sandler film was surely based upon, David Morrissey. They chat about being mobbed by zombie fans, why David’s kids thought he was going to be Doctor Who, the meticulous research that goes into being a great actor, whether you can judge a man by his hands, being chewed up and spat out by the Hollywood machine, being freaked out out acting with Michael Caine and why working class actors aren’t getting the breaks that they used to. There’s some powerful stuff in here, but lots of laughs too and the Governor doesn’t kill any major characters.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/04/191h 1m

RHLSTP 204 - Rob Brydon

RHLSTP #204 Rob Brydon - Basil Brush Phobia. Rich has suddenly received a lot of fan mail from suspiciously fluent English students in Mexico who have all given him answers to one specific Emergency Question, but why? Never mind, because it’s time to welcome charming and witty, whisky-giving Rob Brydon - they discuss overacting in crowd scenes, the cheeky persistence that led to Rob’s success, an unfortunate incident with a ladder, which member of the Would I Lie To You team is the most superfluous, impersonating Ken Bruce, stealing from Catherine Zeta Jones, why old people really love cruises and whether Rich really goes to the gym. Plus working on a shopping channel, how Steve Coogan confused America and thinks he is better than a puppet.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/03/191h 15m

RHLSTP 203 - Emily Atack

RHLSTP #203 -Emily Atack- Not Harry Redknapp. Richard reveals his plan to have Thin Rich host the last podcast of this series. But will he succeed or obviously fail? Plus some stuff for the Hertfordshire massive. His guest is I’m A Celebrity Runner-Up, Emily Atack. They discuss the pros and cons of going into the jungle, growing up in a showbiz family, just missing out on meeting Michael Jackson, forgotten Eurovision entries, Emily’s mysterious absence from the Inbetweeners’ reunion, skiving off school, turning 30 and how stand up is really easy, and whether it was good or bad that Richard Bacon survived. For details of Emily’s tour head here - https://www.emilyatacklive.com/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/191h 0m

RHLSTP 202 - Jon Ronson

RHLSTP #202 - Jon Ronson - Alex Jones (Not That One)’s Simon Cowell. Richard reveals all the changes that are happening with the podcast, plus what RHLSTP now stands for (and he’s not happy) before introducing the first guest of the new London based series JON RONSON. They discuss giving up internal organs for Jesus, Jon’s part in the election of Donald Trump, how understanding data is the key to ruling the modern world, what it’s like to visit a porn shoot, why people want to have sex with their step-siblings, the insanity of pile-on social media and hypocrisy of humanity and whether the world can survive the internet revolution. Includes NO Emergency Questions. See more about Jon’s tour and brilliant podcasts at http://jonronson.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/03/191h 6m

RHLSTP Special - The Goodies

RHLSTP Special The Goodies - War With Babies. Rich is at the Bristol Slapstick Festival and almost bursting with excitement to meet and chat with his childhood and adulthood heroes, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Tim Brooke-Taylor, aka The Goodies. They chat about the origins of the team and the cartoons and slapstick stars that influenced them, how the special effects still stand up today, why they left the BBC and whether they resent the fact they’ve never been repeated, the kitten, the gibbon, the music and the stunt man that they shared with a legend. It’s beautiful to see the boys back together and to see how quickly they slip back into the old triple act and for them to get the ovation that they deserve.Buy the complete Goodies BBC collection here - https://networkonair.com/all-products/2875-goodies-the-the-complete-bbc-collectionSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/03/1958m 27s

RHLSTP Special - Damon Beesley and Joe Thomas

RHLSTP Special - Damon Beesley and Joe Thomas - Baggy Trousers. Rich is still at the Bristol Slapstick Festival, chatting with some of his comedy heroes, including the co-creator and one of the stars of the Inbetweeners, Damon Beesly and Joe Thomas. They chat about the difficulty of casting the show, why it was set in the present day rather than the 80s as originally intended, Rich’s failure to get a part in the show and the phenomenal success of the films. They also discuss whether there will ever be any more Inbetweeners in the future. What do you think? Should they? Of course they shouldn’t! Plus a special message from the other co-creator of the series Iain Morris.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/02/191h 9m

RHLSTP Special - Tim Vine

RHLSTP SPECIAL: Tim Vine - Back to Back. In the first of three special interviews from the Bristol Slapstick Festival, Richard talks to ex-World Record Punster and Pen Behind the Ear supremo, Tim Vine, who picks some of his favourite comedy clips. The pair chat about how to write one-liners, how they have helped and failed to help each other's sets, the best joke ever from the Edinburgh Fringe and look through some of the influences that have made Tim the child-man that he is today. Will a slightly ill Tim make it to the end of the interview? Let's hope so, cos there's a great clip with his dad to enjoy if he does.Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content: http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates: http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at: http://gofasterstripe.com
22/02/191h 14m

RHLSTP Special - Tim Vine

RHLSTP SPECIAL: Tim Vine - Back to Back. In the first of three special interviews from the Bristol Slapstick Festival, Richard talks to ex-World Record Punster and Pen Behind the Ear supremo, Tim Vine, who picks some of his favourite comedy clips. The pair chat about how to write one-liners, how they have helped and failed to help each other's sets, the best joke ever from the Edinburgh Fringe and look through some of the influences that have made Tim the child-man that he is today. Will a slightly ill Tim make it to the end of the interview? Let's hope so, cos there's a great clip with his dad to enjoy if he does.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/02/191h 14m

RHLSTP 201 - Sathnam Sanghera

RHLSTP #201: Sathnam Sanghera - Sex in a Bush. RHLSTP is going on the road this year - check http://richardherring.com/gigs for dates (loads more to come) starting with a journey to Bilston Town Hall in Wolverhampton. Richard is incredibly and justifiably rude about the fifth worst city on the planet, but does he secretly love the place? His guest is local boy made good; author, journalist and defender of Wolverhampton (apart from the racist bits) Sathnam Sanghera. The pair discuss what it was like to work on Live TV (with an amazing revelation about Topless Darts); what it was like being an ordinary person going to Oxbridge; sharing a flat with John Oliver; the universality of the story of Bros and whether one of them has had work done; the figurative and literal madness of family life; and losing religion (and sometimes hair). Sathnam reveals that he has in fact met Richard before and it's a another embarrassing story of past foolishness. The next episode sees a new chapter in the RHLSTP story. Thanks so much to Orange Mark and everyone at British Comedy Guide for their fantastic support for this project.RHLSTP is at the Leicester Square Theatre every Monday til the 1st April. Why not come along? Future guests include James Acaster, Les Dennis and Matt Lucas: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873492663
13/02/191h 24m

RHLSTP 201 - Sathnam Sanghera

RHLSTP #201: Sathnam Sanghera - Sex in a Bush. RHLSTP is going on the road this year - check richardherring.com/gigs for dates (loads more to come) starting with a journey to Bilston Town Hall in Wolverhampton. Richard is incredibly and justifiably rude about the fifth worst city on the planet, but does he secretly love the place? His guest is local boy made good; author, journalist and defender of Wolverhampton (apart from the racist bits) Sathnam Sanghera. The pair discuss what it was like to work on Live TV (with an amazing revelation about Topless Darts); what it was like being an ordinary person going to Oxbridge; sharing a flat with John Oliver; the universality of the story of Bros and whether one of them has had work done; the figurative and literal madness of family life; and losing religion (and sometimes hair). Sathnam reveals that he has in fact met Richard before and it's a another embarrassing story of past foolishness.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/02/191h 24m

RHLSTP 200 - Adam Buxton

RHLSTP #200: Richard Herring - Pennsylvania Polka. It's episode 200 of the podcast and the end of Series 14, two insane milestones for this ramshackle lump of podcast. And to celebrate this occasion there's a record breaking fourth appearance from the grandson of a Batman, Adam Buxton. Adam sets the agenda from the start, bearing gifts, mocking stone-clearing like a philistine, revealing what 1995 Richard Herring had somehow discovered annoyed Stewart Lee, and attempting a slightly underwhelming tribute to Groundhog Day. Plus find out how Nile Rodgers responded to jokes by kids; why a head in a jar has to bring its own cloth; whether it's possible to have a film set at Stonehenge without the stones being knocked over at some point; and whether child-men in their fifties have to finally grow up. Plus some extraordinary epistles from World War One and how fields with barbed wire can still cause injury even today. Thanks to everyone who has supported this endeavour over the last 200 episodes and six years. Hopefully we can continue to move onwards and upwards. We will be touring the podcast in 2019 (as well as another run at the Leicester Square Theatre on Mondays from 4th February to 1st April.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/02/191h 23m

RHLSTP 199 - Terry Hall

RHLSTP #199: Terry Hall - Terry Hall Hall. Richard has finally won a TV quiz show and I am afraid he will never stop talking about it again, but he's nervous as Hell because one of his heroes is on the podcast and he's sure he'll screw it up, it's ex-Fun Boy Three-er Terry Hall. They discuss the dynamics and disagreements that come with collaboration, the nostalgic sexual time waves of early 1980s fashion, the one occasion when Terry laughed, being mistaken for a ventriloquist by the taxman, why the greatest album of all time only made it to 95 in the charts and why Terry didn't end up as a hairdresser. There's some serious chat about sexual abuse and depression and how Terry had dealt with these traumas and some cruel assessments of the town of Coventry. And can the power of RHLSTP finally get the album Home to number 1 where it belongs? No, I don't think so. It doesn't seem to be commercially available. Buy Richard's books and DVDs at gofasterstripe.com (http://www.gofasterstripe.com)SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/01/1958m 44s

RHLSTP 198 - Sanjeev Bhaskar

RHLSTP #198: Sanjeev Bhaskar - Pert Nipples. Richard chats with the audience and struggles to find anyone who works in IT, but discovers a human interest story that would be moving and inspirational in the hands of anyone else, but Herring manages to get laughs instead, the monster. HIs guest this week is actor, writer and a man who might be able to take on Michael Palin for the title the nicest man in show business, Sanjeev Bhaskar. They talk about working with a tiny James Bolam; Richard's drunken debauchery and theft at a corporate gig in the early 90s; how Sanjeev's big break rested on the toss of a coin; the real life origin story of The Kumars and how a TV executive attempted to ruin it; and how Sanjeev ended up marrying his own grandmother. Loads more stuff in this one including Brian Blessed, working with Pythons, pert nipples (I must have told that one before) and becoming friends with Roger Moore. Buy my Emergency Questions book: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Buy my Oh Frig I'm 50! DVD or download: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/ohfrigSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/01/191h 14m

RHLSTP 197 - Rick Edwards

RHLSTP #197: Rick Edwards - Bailey's Comets. Rich is back on the telly, even if at this point, House Of Games is looking like it might be another House of Horrors, but if he plays his cards right he might be able to get on another quiz show, because his guest is the host of !mpossible, it's Rick Edwards. Find out how Ruby Wax helped steer his career; what it's like to get married in Kew Gardens; how Rick upset Jake Gyllenhaal; and if it's true that he has no sense of smell. Richard attempts to pull down the concept of Alternate Universes, but fails (if only we'd been in the Universe where he succeeded in making his point) and the pair discuss whether being incredibly handsome has damaged their careers. Plus Backgammon, Rick and Morty and some pretty successful attempts by Richard to remember pop culture things that no one else recalls. Buy my Emergency Questions book here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Buy my Oh Frig I'm 50! DVD or download here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/ohfrigSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/01/191h 13m

RHLSTP 196 - Fingers on Buzzers Podcast

RHLSTP #197: Fingers on Buzzers Podcast - Frank Bruno's Chauffeur. Drunk from one beer from last week's podcast, Richard is indiscreet about one of his former girlfriends, but let's move quickly on to welcome Lucy Porter and Jenny 'The Vixen' Ryan from the excellent Fingers On Buzzers Podcast. Rich finally gets to dedicate a whole podcast to his quizzing failures and to envy Lucy for the number of extra shows she's been on. We hear about behind the scenes on the Weakest Link; how Lucy and Jenny met on a record breaking episode of The Chase; who knows the most about their home town; foot fetishism; sexual awakenings during Hi-de-Hi!; how creating a quiz show can make you a millionaire; and which celebrity from Croydon Richard would most like to have sex with. Buy the new Emergency Questions book: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Get your hands on one of the limited edition DVDs of Oh Frig I'm 50 - or buy the download here: http://www.gofasterstripe.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/01/1955m 15s

RHLSTP 195 - Joe Lycett

RHLSTP #195: Joe Lycett - Esme. Rich has found the mother of all stones and is banging on about that as usual (don't worry he will syphon this off into a podcast you don't have to listen to soon). His guest is RHLSTP super fan and fly in the ointment Joe Lycett. They discuss the beauty of being allowed to be silly in a serious world; whether Tom Daley should be sponsored to go to Pride; the Daily Express making mountains out of molehills; how a TV chef did not appreciate a joke about chicken jerk; and how envy can eat you up and how age can soften its grip. We also learn about Joe's new projects, including the Great British Sewing Bee, and hear from Esme, one of the judges of that show, who is in our front row and is rather well refreshed after a day out with Joe. Buy the Emergency Questions book here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Get your hands on one of the limited edition DVDs of Oh Frig I'm 50 - or buy the download: http://www.gofasterstripe.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/01/191h 3m

RHLSTP 194 - Amanda Abbington

RHLSTP #194: Amanda Abbington - Chicken Carcass Ghost. Rich has had to deal with the soft poo of his ill dog, but he didn't eat any of it, even though it looked delicious and anyone who says he did is lying. And he meets some men who work in IT in his audience, which is a novelty, but wait till you hear about the marital status of one of them... His guest is a woman he worked with just four days before recording, though she seems to have forgotten all about it, Amanda Abbington. Can she name the cast of Man Stroke Woman? How many times has she appeared on The Bill? What is Nicholas Lyndhurst's acting secret? Has she played Give Us A Clue with Una Stubbs? And Rich recounts how he has twice failed auditions to appear in shows with her. Rich makes a pitch to appear in Death In Paradise, which might not quite work out for him and there's chat about UFOs, sex robots and more evidence that drinking alcohol might not be the best preparation for a long-form interview. Buy Richard's EQ book here: http://www/gofasterstripe.com/eq Buy his new DVD here: http://www.gofasterstripe.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/12/181h 19m

RHLSTP 193 - James O'Brien

RHLSTP #193: James O'Brien - Sean Connery's Macbeth. Rich is back on terrestrial TV as a last minute guest on a new Channel 5 gameshow, so cheg on suckers, he's out of here. He always hated podcasts and was just using you to get back on the telly. But while he's waiting for the phone to start ringing there's time for another chat, this time with the journalist and broadcaster James O'Brien. Recorded on a particularly depressing week, but maybe not as depressing as the world you're living in as you listen to it, there's some serious dissection of Brexit, Trump and how fake news and indignation have stymied debate. Find out about James' time as a showbiz reporter, his investigations into the truth behind Interval and more from his book 'How To Be Right In A World Gone Wrong'. Is there any hope? Are we learning what it was like to live through the rise of Hitler? Has James ever tried to suck his own cock (don't know, forgot to ask)? And is the way through all this just to drink eight craft beers and let the anti-depressants cheer you up? And there's a revelation about his Red Dwarf/Star Trek knowledge that will destroy his credibility forever... Buy James' excellent book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0753553090/comedyguide-21/ Buy Richard's excellent book here: http://www/gofasterstripe.com/eq Buy his new DVD here: http://www.gofasterstripe.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/12/181h 16m

RHLSTP 192 - Nish Kumar

RHLSTP #192: Nish Kumar - Not Michael Sheen. Richard's participation in a PTA quiz in his village led to an unlikely correspondence with one of his new neighbours, but he's really looking forward to meeting the star of Twilight and The Damned United - oh no, he had to pull out, so we got Nish Kumar instead. But lucky us (apart from the obvious bad luck) because we get to hear about Nish shitting himself on camera watching a man get down and dirty with a horse; being the worst Taskmaster contestant ever; the best use of a House Of Games trophy; and what it's like to lose it on Question Time. How's Brexit going to turn out and why can't Brexiteers stop themselves leaving? Plus the unpredicted but satisfying success of The Mash Report. If you're hoping Michael Sheen might pop up as a surprise guest at the last minute then I am afraid you will be disappointed (hopefully we can get him to come down in 2019) but there is a brief ray of light as he sends us a message. Please buy the new Emergency Questions book for yourself and all your family - https://www.gofasterstripe.com/eqSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/12/181h 8m

RHLSTP 191 - Rose Matafeo

RHLSTP #191: Rose Matafeo - Ladybird. Richard has had a ladybird in his house and is reminded of the horrors of the 1976 ladybird invasion, but how it eventually paid off to his advantage, but there's no time to consider too deeply if he's had sex with an insect that has magically taken human form, because he's talking to 2018 Comedy Award winner and the quarter Croatian, Rose Matafeo, the third guest on this podcast series to have lived in a house just behind Richard's old house in Shepherd's Bush. Richard gets pathetically drunk on just one bottle of Beer 52 beer and is scarcely able to remember how to speak, let alone recall what was discussed, but it includes a lot of racist attempts to do the English accent by Rose; plus what it's like to be up the tallest building in the Southern hemisphere; 'women's things'; an attempt to understand millennials; waiting for Burt Bacharach; watching your pet die; and the New Zealand version of The Horny Time Traveller. Please buy the new Emergency Questions book for yourself and all your family - https://www.gofasterstripe.com/eqSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/11/181h 13m

RHLSTP 190 - Greg Davies

RHLSTP #190: Greg Davies - Bowl of Cheese. It's a showdown battle of who is best, Richard or Hugh Jassburn - in book form at least, but Richard is keen to bring back one of his all time favourite guests: the magnificent beast and Master of Tasks that is Greg Davies. They discuss schoolday soilings; dick-lifters; being related to a ghost; little Alex Horne; the exquisite pain of laughing when you're not meant to; sex with teddies; the saddest of bachelor meals; the death of two fathers; the devastating surprise of ageing; what it takes to be in your fifties; the weirdest group of celebrities to gather at Buckingham Palace; and the wondrous comedy of commitment to joyous stupidity. It's eye-wateringly funny stuff with two childish old men who should know better. Please buy the new Emergency Questions book for yourself and all your family: https://www.gofasterstripe.com/eqSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/11/181h 22m

RHLSTP 189 - Drunk Women Solving Crime

RHLSTP #189: Drunk Women Solving Crime - How Does She Know So Much About Parachuting? Richard has been publicising his latest book, but it's not popular with canines, but at least he's got daytime DJs asking some wholly inappropriate questions. His guests this week are Hannah, Taylor and a slightly familiar Catie, from the Drunk Women Solving Crime podcast. Can the inebriated females solve a mystery that has remained mysterious for sixteen years? What crimes has Richard had carried out upon his small person, can he and his wife get through this podcast without resorting to divorce? What kind of crimes do they have on the Isle Of Wight and how effective are the police? Plus sex robots, pond-pushing and the beautiful autonomy of podcasting. Please buy the new Emergency Questions book for yourself and all your family: https://www.gofasterstripe.com/eqSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/11/181h 7m

RHLSTP 188 - Jess Robinson

RHLSTP #188: Jess Robinson - Doctors and Nurses. Richard welcomes an audience member who has come all the way from America JUST to see him, and boy is he pleased about that? His guest is the multi-talented singer, comedian and impressionist, Jess Robinson. She talks about the decision to do Britain's Got Talent and the seemingly shocking truth about some of the contestants; how she chanced into impressionism thanks to an acting audition; what kind of crimes Noddy can solve in this crazy PC world that had dulled Enid Blyton's fine morality; and questionable fashion choices. Is the voice behind Virgin train toilets someone famous? What kind of genitals does a Merman have? What have the Chuckle Brothers smeared on Jess' face? What nerdy madness drives impressionists? Who was the celebrity gimp who danced with Vaginal Tap? Is marriage a good idea? And most importantly, has Jess Robinson ever met Brian Blessed? This is the only podcast where you'll be able to find out.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/11/181h 8m

RHLSTP 187 - Alice Lowe

RHLSTP #187: Alice Lowe - Horny Time Traveller. Rich has had the time of his life in Manchester and wants to leave the avocado-munching Londoners behind forever - is he no longer one of them? And it's time for him to create a work of art that will surely make him the richest man in the world, or just feel slightly sickened. But it's not like living in the country has driven him mad like a character from the dark mind of Alice Lowe. There's some chat about the insanity of giving birth and how Alice managed to conjure up a hit film whilst seven-months pregnant; the terrible and slightly sexy things that happen on camping trips; the Keswick Pencil Museum; whether TV dulls the creative experience; winning the Perrier with the cult hit Garth Marenghi; and maybe the most convincing ghost story yet. Has Alice Lowe met Brian Blessed? This is the only podcast where you'll be able to find out.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/10/181h 6m

RHLSTP - Manchester special - Glenn Wool

Manchester Special 2 - Glenn Wool - Werewolf Penis. Richard has had to stay in Manchester for another week so he can interview the most sane Canadian comedian in the world, Glenn Wool. They discuss changing taste in jokes, how much Mary Whitehouse would love Twitter, how to get a cheap London hotel, the poetry of the gutter and a weird coincidence revolving around mysterious genital apparitions. Plus late fatherhood, playing yourself in a film and more questions from the brand new Emergency Questions book that you really should buy if you had any decency.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/10/1855m 7s

RHLSTP 186 - Lou Sanders

RHLSTP #186: Lou Sanders - Cold Stones. Richard has some Hitchin-based stand-up, that doesn't play well with the self-obsessed London metropolitan elite and it's seat of your pants time for this podcast because booked guest Amanda Abbington is stuck on the M6 so we have parachuted in last-second replacement, crystal obsessed nutjob Lou Sanders. They discuss where comedy and madness meet, dodgy massages, shamanic healing, giving up booze, the sex scene that they shared and tooth-snaggles during blow-jobs. All with no time to research apart from minimal notes from producer Ben. More exciting news on the stone clearing project too.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/10/1851m 35s

RHLSTP - Manchester special - Toby Hadoke

Manchester Special 1: Toby Hadoke - Blake's Seven Spoilers. Rich has travelled to Manchester to take part in a podcast festival and the live podcast-starved people of this fine city have snapped up all the tickets without even knowing who the guests are. Luckily Richard has made some brilliant bookings and first up is a man who is so much more than a massive Doctor Who nerd (I expect, we only talked about Doctor Who), it's Toby Hadoke. Toby demonstrates his skill of being able to name the character and episode of Doctor Who that any actor appeared on, chats about interviewing Doctor Who actors before they die, and Rich reveals that he has worked with both Baker Doctor Who's and who is his favourite. But it's not just Doctor Who. They also talk about Servalan from Blake's Seven. Before returning to some more Doctor Who based chat. With a brief diversion about the great lost Spike Milligan play and how Toby was voted North-West comedy hero above Dodd, Kay, Coogan and Aherne, plus his remarkable 21 year tenure of one of the country's best comedy clubs, XS Malarkey.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/10/1858m 59s

RHLSTP 185 - Ross Noble

RHLSTP #185: Ross Noble Harder on the Balls. SPOILER ALERT: Rich gives a big spoiler about the new Harry Potter plays which will be bad if you like Harry Potter, but awesome if you hate him, and then there's a welcome return for the fizzling brain (and to be fair, the rest of him) of Ross Noble. Under discussion today: what it's like to kiss Harold Bishop, a potentially libellous discussion of who was almost cast in the Sky Halloween short instead of Richard, some important corrections about McCoy era Doctor Who, unfortunate ways to find out that someone you care about has died, the mad pleasure of working with Mel Brooks, and the find out the tallest building in Cramlington (citation needed).SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/10/181h 7m

RHLSTP 184 - Alex Horne

RHLSTP #184 Alex Horne - High-Fiving the Pope. Rich offers to fill a school library with books, before introducing the multi-talented genius behind Taskmaster and much more, Alex Horne. Find out what it's like to sit bare-arsed on a cake; the secrets of Tim Key's kindle; the respective amounts the pair spent on their last hair cuts; and whether the first rule of Taskmaster is you can't go on Taskmaster if you ask to be on Taskmaster. Plus who will win the battle of the Christmas books: Taskmaster (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1785943588/comedyguide-21/) or Emergency Questions (https://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq)... (the answer is Taskmaster); defeating a tea-pot coveting old woman on Countdown; and some stuff that's going to get the people of Chesham whooping (if they can get internet access).SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/181h 31m

RHLSTP 183 - Jonathan Ames

RHLSTP #183: Jonathan Ames - The Herring Wonder. It feels so long since we were last here, but Richard is glad to be back for Series 14, even if life in the countryside seems to be driving him to stone-based madness. His guest has come from across the Atlantic and a personal hero of Richard's, novelist and screenwriter, Jonathan Ames. Will Rich once again shame himself in front of someone he hopes to impress? Let's hope so. There are some marvellous tales of incontinence, food-poisoning and a great new sperm distribution invention (so business as usual). Plus who has come closer to death in the last 24 hours? How do you cope with 20 rejection letters? What happens when the bloke from The Hangover grabs your penis? Also advice on how to see incomplete Broadway shows for nothing, putting a 92 year-old woman to bed and a reading from the funny, semi-autobiographical novel, The Extra Man. Plus, at the finale, the author makes an extraordinary sound.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/181h 9m

September 2018 Trailer

FATTEST RICH - It's nearly time for the brand new series of RHLSTP, so here's a quick podcast telling you about who is coming up as guests (including some that have not yet been announced) and how you can help us make more shows (and get some free stuff too) and what you can win if you're a Dripster or a Badger. Here's the links you'll need... Buy tickets to the show here: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873492663 Pre-order the new Emergency Questions book: http://bit.ly/EQonGFS Join in with the Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/467836598/richard-herrings-leicester-square-video-podcast-20 Get 8 beers for just £2.95 from our brilliant sponsors Beer52: https://www.beer52.com/rhlstp Get a great deal on renewable energy and £50 credit for us both here: https://bulb.co.uk/refer/richard234
11/09/188m 0s

Machynlleth Festival special: Jessica Fostekew and Holly Burn

RHLSTP (EATMCF) #3: Jessica Fostekew and Holly Burn - Michael Sheen's Mildly Nutritious Hand. Rich has just had the biggest gig of his career and now he's in a Tabernacle somewhere in Wales, but that's showbiz. At least he has met and very slightly affected the life of a man he loves. Two guests packed into the regulation hour here, with ex-zombie Jessica Fostekew and delightfully bonkers Holly Burn ramping up the laughs at this lunchtime gig. Jessica has been in a fight at the festival and recounts tales of time holes, Nightmare Live, a great new TV format, and sharing train rides with a stalker (of other people). Holly tells tales of being the world's worst bridesmaid, finding your inner clown, what happens when Posh Spice retweets you, and her plans to visit her namesake. Plus Rich demonstrates why you should never tell comedians what to do, and discusses truth in comedy. Word!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 46s

RHLSTP 182 - Mark Steel

RHLSTP #182: Mark Steel - Cunt or Wanker. It's the end of the series and Rich wonders how tourists in Kings Cross will feel if their last action on earth is to queue to stand by a fictional wall. His guest is a man who has a lot of stories about how he got into comedy, it's Mark Steel. They chat about eating pork pies with Joseph Heller, helping failed escapologists, an idea for a brand new Radio 4 panel show, whether you can stand for political office and still be a comedian, the extraordinary story of Mark's birth parents, what it's like having a child going into comedy, and getting your own back on a snooty Darwin expert. It's a fabulous end to what has surely been the best series yet. Will the commissioners bring the show back? Yes of course they will - more in September (and a couple of specials coming out before then too).See Rich on tour: www.richardherring.com/ohfrig/tourBecome a Dripster and help us make more podcasts: http://d.rip/richard-herringBecome a monthly badger and help us make more podcasts: www.gofasterstripe.com/badgesSign up for renewable energy and receive £50 credit and probably save money on your bills with Bulb: https://bulb.co.uk/refer/richard234  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

RHLSTP 181 - My Dad Wrote A Porno

RHLSTP #181: My Dad Wrote A Porno - Vaginal Lids. Rich cannot win game shows even in his dreams, but is also convinced that he might be a robot, but these are small worries compared to his guests, Jamie, Alice and James from the My Dad Wrote A Porno podcast. Find out how the gang met; what they blasted into space; why and how they came up with the idea for their world-defeating podcast; the mystery of female genitalis; rivets on the Titanic; celebrity fans; and can the paedo postman make it into the film version of the podcast? Also why you must always check for hogs; whether colour or taste is preferable to alter in an ejaculation; pepparami penises; and, unsurprisingly, a whole lot of filth.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

RHLSTP 180 - Al Murray

RHLSTP #180: Al Murray - Jimmy Tarbuck's Bad Day. Rich has witnessed the miracle of the birth of some lamb chops near his countryside home and will be contemplating human birth with this week's guest, back after 101 podcasts, Al Murray. They chat about how Al (with Ben Moor) might have been in the running to replace Trev and Simon; time travel; the risks of app sharing with your children; what it's like to be sent to boarding school at the age of 9; how Rich and Al's ancestors may have died in each other's arms at Dunkirk; having sex with a Frankingstein; how getting sovereignty gives you less sovereignty. Plus working in panto; showing Judy Dench your Bottom; and travelling through time.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 24m

RHLSTP 179 - Desiree Burch

RHLSTP #179: Desiree Burch - Do the Hokey Cokey. Rich muses on passports and the fruition of John Moloney's aged comedians TV show, before meeting the fiercely intelligent comedian and writer Desiree Burch. They talk about posters made up of penises, being a virgin dominatrix, the fucked up state of America, the laziness of racism, unwanted and wanted piano lessons, changing your appearance to gauge the reaction of the world, and why men send dick pics. But never to Rich. Plus the joy of beautiful destruction.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

RHLSTP 178 - Sophie Willan

RHLSTP #178: Sophie Willan - How To Twerk. Richard is marvelling about a new interpretative dance based on 'All You Need Is Love' but soon he will be dancing himself with brilliant new comedian and writer, Sophie Willan. They talk about how a trip to Ibiza with your techno-loving gran can ignite a love of theatre; what Rylan is like in real life; the therapeutic nature of stand-up (and whether it's healthy to work things through on stage); the intersection between madness and comedy; growing up in and out of care; thinking Richard Ashcroft is your dad; and why comedy and theatre are so middle class. Plus is it always best to be in a monogamous relationship; and how much is comedy like sex work? If you've seen Richard dancing, then not very much.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1854m 15s

RHLSTP 177 - Maria Bamford

RHLSTP #177: Maria Bamford - STD from a Vulcan. Richard continues to be surprised by the difference of living in the country and surprises his neighbours with his specialised knowledge about genitalia, but is very excited to be welcoming American superstar comedian Maria Bamford. They talk about the difficulty of telling a joke to people who find out you're a comedian; how some people have no sense of humour; the difficulty of making love to music; how charity only has any value if it's in public; the power of unwanted thoughts; and turning the worst moments of your life into comedy. Also, how to deal with spousal arguments; the two words that hooked Maria's husband; and using your family for comedic purpose. Luckily Maria proves to be all you would hope and more. Hooray for that.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

RHLSTP 176 - Pippa Evans

RHLSTP #176: Pippa Evans - Half an Orange. I mean there is so much of last week's podcast still to unpack, plus the extra 20 minutes that Rich and this week's guest - improviser and inspirational human being Pippa Evans - got in the dressing room. We had been Blessed. Thankfully we had at least had a week to recover. It's a somewhat calmer podcast, with some questions in it and a couple of words from the host, including some dark suggestions for new Muppet movies, Neil Buchanan's dental hygiene, unusual prophylactics, how improv got cool, Sunday services for the non-religious, rocking with Baptists, getting career goals in perspective, the wonders of Music Hall and basing characters on your 17 year-old self. I mean, she's no Brian Blessed, but thank God for that.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

RHLSTP 175 - BRIAN BLESSED

RHLSTP #175: BRIAN BLESSED!!!! What Was The Question? It's finally come to pass. The podcasts can end now, because the whole point of starting them up has been achieved. Richard's guest is a man who has played all theatrical parts, but most notably the part of Brian Blessed. I couldn't even begin to describe what happened on this extraordinary night, except to say it is was a bona fide happening. Try and predict how many words Richard will say in this. It's a free form and extraordinary, yet sometimes beautiful and inspiring, journey through the career, philosophy and madness of a man who might be the greatest living Englishmen. How much of it is true? I can't tell you. But at least some of it. Includes sticking it to Picasso, toileting on a mountain, biting umbilical cords, working with the young Peter O'Toole and Patrick Stewart, never dying and probably some other stuff. I can't tell you. I had a little nap through most of it. Worth watching the video version to see my torture on what was one of the best experiences of my life. This podcast is absolutely unbeatable. Brian's book 'The Panther In My Kitchen: My Wild Life With Animals' is available now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/150984158X/comedyguide-21/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

RHLSTP 174 - Peter Baynham

RHLSTP #174: Peter Baynham - I Am Delighted. Rich meets his audience. Can he resist being a dick? Spoiler Alert- of course not, but never mind because he's about to meet the man behind almost every great comedy star of the last 20 years, it's Too Gorgeous Peter 'Too Gorgeous' Baynham. The ex-flat mates discuss what happens when a 16 year-old Frank Spencer is put in charge of a super tanker; the most inappropriate way to greet the death of someone's loved one; who was right in the war over bread; Jean Valjean bumming people while looking like Peter Baynham; what it's like to meet Adam Sandler; how Peter nearly turned down Borat and somehow didn't turn down Arthur; what Chris Morris is like in real life (he's nice); the lost answerphone messages that could destroy careers; Lee and Herring's part in the creation of I'm Alan Partridge; running away from an audience; and the mad thoughts that plague the diseased minds of (at least these two) comedians.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

RHLSTP 173 - Katherine Ryan

RHLSTP #173: Katherine Ryan - Shooting Dust. Rich is disgusted to be back in filthy London and wondering if a man performs an act of extreme slapstick and no one is around to see it, will it still be funny. Spoiler alert - yes it is. His guest is a comedian who proves that it's possible to be wise, sane and still funny, Katherine Ryan. They discuss their shared and slightly disappointingly vanilla DNA heritage; how to plan a city; wanting to marry Adam Sandler; if Jimmy Carr has time to spend his money; why comedians want to be taken seriously when being funny is much harder and better; things that you abhorred as a child but you like now; catching out cheating partners; why anyone would get married; and how to be happy in life.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

RHLSTP 172 - All Killa No Filla

RHLSTP #172: All Killa No Filla - Chinese Hymen. Red-nosed Rich is still down with the lurgy and a bit befuddled. After an awkward chat with an accountant and a student, it's time to meet the stars of the All Killa No Filla podcast, Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean. They talk about whether serial killers are the stand-up comedians of the world of crime; whether any comedians have made the crossover into serial killing; what drives our obsession with the darkness of true crime and how that can sometimes go way too far. Also discussed are meeting Noel Gallagher; running marathons with the bloke off My Parents Are Aliens; being on a plane with Bez; and doing a Muppet Christmas Carol in 6 minutes.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

RHLSTP 171 - Mackenzie Crook

RHLSTP #171: Mackenzie Crook - Hucknall Forest. Rich forgot to do a bit of his tour show for the people of Cardiff so we start with a comity contest, which unexpectedly leads to the podcast being blocked by penguins. Rich's guest this week is the laid back, all-round genius Mackenzie Crook. Will Rich screw things up as badly as last time he had someone from The Office on? Not quite, but he gives it a fair go. They chat about double-teaming Muppets, the best metal detector, why UK sitcoms are so short-lived, remaking The Office, choosing a field in Suffolk over a ship in the Caribbean, how easy it is to ride a tube train and what happened with Sex Lives Of The Potato Men. All this and Rich has a barely noticeable spot on his nose. No wonder he's out of sorts. The twit.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 3m

RHLSTP 170 - Jess Phillips

RHLSTP #170: Jess Phillips - Jeremy Corbyn's Salad Sandwich. Rich's daughter seems to be on her way to a mediocre career in comedy and he could not be more proud, but he doesn't have time to show off too much as RHLSTP is welcoming its second member of parliament, Jess Phillips. There's chat about the positive side of Brexit, the impressive thing about UKIP, why the left wing are at a disadvantage when it comes to changing things, why International Men's Day is not advancing the cause of men, the disappointing representation of lifts in popular movies, the truth about whether Jess told Diane Abbott to f*** off and whether it's best to have kids young or old. Also who is the sexiest Tory MP? Plus how safe are our elected representatives, and are MPs as bad as everyone makes out? And Rich announces his intention to stand for parliament.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

RHLSTP 169 - Trev and Simon

RHLSTP #169: Trev and Simon - You Are An Idiot. Rich is looking forward to International 'When's International Men's Day?' Day, but for now it's International We Don't Do Duvets Day, as his guests are Saturday morning TV heroes Trev and Simon. They chat about the Banana Splits, long-eared rabbits, music legends with tummy troubles and BO, fire alarms with The Young Ones, going to school with Bros, double acts on a 70/30 split, the preparation that went into creating such diverse characters, and bearing grudges. Pointless might come up. I can't remember now. Check out their latest comedy venture Strangeness in Space: free from www.strangenessinspace.com Sponsor Rich for his International Women's Day, 'When's International Men's Day?' marathon and raise funds for Refuge: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/November19thSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

RHLSTP 168 - Danielle Ward

RHLSTP #168: Danielle Ward - Sting's Bloody Toilet. Technology delivers a cruel blow to Richard as it deletes his carefully crafted opening monologue about Cheddar Man, but he has a crack at it from memory. Richard is giddy from tiredness caused by nasty bugs from his stupid children and his guest, Danielle Ward, had a complicated and scary birth only 13 weeks ago, so it's no surprise that things go a bit giddy and occasionally over the top. How many revelations about Prince Andrew and Dame Judy Dench will make it to air? Not very many is my guess. This is why you should come along and see the show live if you can: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873492663. Find out what it's like to work as an economic researcher at the South Korean embassy (when you know nothing about the economy or Korea); which member of Lee and Herring Danielle wrote to in 1996; the difficulty of transferring a successful podcast to television; and what the most popular TV show of 1970 was. Find out about two moments from the life of Benedict Cumberbatch; how Rich bonded with Adrian Chiles; and why Danielle loves Debbie McGee. You will just have to imagine the bits we had to cut out (and if you listen to some of the bits that stayed in, you're going to wonder how far we actually went).SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

RHLSTP 167 - John Robins and Elis James

RHLSTP #167: John Robins and Elis James - Not My Cup Of Tea. Fired up by his first TV recording in 23 years, Richard decides to work harder on his opening monologue, but is surprised to find how little he's actually done, but at least there's one in the eye for Kettle Crisps and luckily his guests are radio and podcast sensations John Robins and Elis James. They discuss pant retirement etiquette, being in a double act that actually like each other (for now), the curse of the Independent comedy couples photo shoot, the most money that's ever changed hands for GCSE art coursework, the power of being a fan, Celebrity Mastermind humiliations and how not to respond to criticism. Plus who will survive the Josh Widdicombe/John Robins showdown? If you want to receive 8 free craft beers (you just pay postage) and give the podcast £5 without having to hand us any money, then sign up to our sponsors Beer 52 (you can unsign up any time, but if you don't you will receive 8 craft beers a month for £24) - using this link: https://www.beer52.com/rhlstp Richard is on tour with Oh Frig I'm 50! Come and see him if you can: http://www.richardherring.com/ohfrig/tour Come and see RHLSTP live - some amazing guests coming up this series: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873492663 Help us make more podcasts and get loads of extras and the chance to win exclusive prizes either as a Dripster: http://d.rip/richard-herring or a monthly badger: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

RHLSTP 166 - Adam Kay

RHLSTP #166: Adam Kay - Degloved Penis. This week's guest is doctor turned comedian turned best-selling author Adam Kay. They discuss his hilarious, harrowing and politically important book - This Is Going To Hurt, http://bit.ly/AdamKayBook - witnessing death and birth and sexual misdemeanours at close quarters, the ethics of paying for parking, the past, present and future of the NHS, the stories that were too grotesque for the book, Prince Phillip's love for Tom Lehrer, performing comedy songs for Prince Harry and seeing vaginas from the inside. Plus what happened when Kay met Jeremy CHunt.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1856m 43s

RHLSTP 165 - Kathy Burke

RHLSTP #165: Kathy Burke - I Don't Do Blow Jobs. Richard's living in a house of horrors and has heard a ghost, so he's glad to be back in the safety of lovely, undangerous London to find out if Kathy Burke is as cool and amazing in real life as you really hope that she is. She's cooler than the coolest cool kids. They chat about the many paths taken from Educating Marmalade, where you might unknowingly have first encountered Kathy, when Perry met the Manics, who is best Harry Enfield or Gary Oldman, a reluctant visit to Cannes, why Burke moved from acting to directing and the joys of Oscar Wilde. Also featuring Horne and Corden, the Mona Lisa and not being in Doctor Who. A new notebook, new chairs and new microphones - sorry audiophiles about the last one of those - we will be back to uncrackly next week.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 3m

RHLSTP 164 - Dave Gorman

RHLSTP #164: Dave Gorman - Nigel Havers-based Injustice. Richard celebrates 10 years of podcasting by blowing your comfortable views of the film Toy Story apart like Spike with a firework. His guest has come prepared in an attempt to Louis Theroux Herring, but he isn't Louis Theroux, he is Dave Gorman. They discuss why Dave stepped down as team captain on the panel show What The Dickens?; how to get the Happy Feet knock off Tappy Toes at a knockdown price; how Dave and the short-sightedness of Channel 4 were instrumental in the success of John Oliver; the story behind the righteous take-down of Neil Sean; the next generation of double acts; why you still get incensed when you're a quiz show winner; and how to make your kids' toys talk German. Thanks so much for supporting us during this twelfth series. Series 13 will be along with almost indecent haste. See Gorman on tour: http://www.davegorman.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

RHLSTP 163 - Paul Chowdhry

RHLSTP #163: Paul Chowdhry - Brian Glover's Walkman. Richard is mourning the non-existent victims of the Oxford Circus incident and the personal connection he had to them, but life goes on for all of us not killed in that delusional event and so it's time to welcome a man with the second best moustache in comedy, it's Paul Chowdhry. They chat about making movies with Tim from The Office, John Malkovich and Jim Davidson, sadness versus depression, how Paul filled Wembley arena despite a relatively low-key TV appearances, how racism in the seventies compares to 21st Century racism, Celebrity Squares, Noel's House Party, New Year's Eve with the Landises, the tasering of hecklers in Lowestoft and why the critics don't always see what the public see. See Paul on tour - http://www.paulchowdhry.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

RHLSTP 162 - Katy Wix

RHLSTP #162: Katy Wix - Burned Bunting. Richard hits comedy gold and finds the person with the perfect job to riff about for as long as an hour if he wishes, but he doesn't wish to, as he has the multi-talented comedian, writer and actor Katy Wix to chat with. They discuss clammy handshakes, horror car crashes, dragon-based misunderstandings, working with Dick and Dom, Princess Fergiana, Hattie Jacques, meeting Dire Straits, an 11-year-old girl's pebble, the professionalism of the young, and cruelty to tadpoles. And the audience decides on who should be invited on to the next series.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

RHLSTP 161 - Johann Hari

RHLSTP #161: Johann Hari - Cannibal Chicken. The question of ham hands versus suncream armpits has gone international and been introduced to a new generation in the most charming of ways. But hat confusion, decade old Big Brother news and chicken restaurants aside, it's a pretty serious podcast in which journalist Johann Hari discusses his fascinating new book, 'Lost Connections'. Are our views on depression and antidepressants correct or do we need to look at these subjects in a new way? Johann discusses how an encounter with an apple made him consider the importance of listening to our symptoms, plus the power that people have to overcome the systems that can make them sad or even give up hope entirely. Is Rich's dad crazy for wanting to engage with strangers or is Rich insane for being disconnected from his neighbours? Do possessions bring us happiness? Do lesbian monkey orgies have anything to teach us? And what can bring Muslims, punks and gay men together? No emergency questions. Unless you consider the future of the human race an emergency. Buy Johann's brilliant book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1408878690/comedyguide-21/ Buy Richard's less life-changing books here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eqSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

RHLSTP 160 - Reginald D Hunter

RHLSTP #160: Reginald D Hunter - An Order of Travelling Monks. Richard is overly proud of himself for having created a new book of Emergency Questions, but luckily there is someone on hand who will give them short shrift, it's the comedian with the soul of a poet, Reginald D Hunter. He discusses the one thing that is better than a shrek when it comes to improving existing franchises; how Reg did and didn't break his leg; how comedic genius can be passed on via the bladder; the ultimate victory of sibling rivalry; the slow realisation of the truth about OJ Simpson; how vanity is the greatest destroyer of men; being the fourth funniest person in your family; and many more surprising revelations regarding relativity. Richard worries about ageing and death, but Reginald does not. It's a revelatory chat with a comedian who possibly unwittingly inspired this whole podcast series. You will dream of loving someone as much as Rich loves Reg.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1855m 20s

RHLSTP 159 - Richard Osman

RHLSTP #159: Richard Osman - Drifter Charger. Rich's daughter has made quite a radical life choice, but hopefully is a reincarnation of someone who will make the family a lot of money (if only we can prove it). This week it's a welcome return for one of the worst guests we've ever had on RHLSTP (and I am saying that because that's what he says about me on Pointless), it's the charmingly offensive giant, Richard Osman. Will Osman realise where he's gone wrong with his TV shows and finally commission Richard to write and sing the theme tune? Will Pointless ever take the money and head to Channel 4? What will Osman say about Rich's mum this time? Why can't chocolate manufacturer's put aside their differences? How big is a glass? Is it OK to propose to someone over Twitter? How many times can you lose on Pointless and still hold your head high? What do the Chinese think of Osman? Is it better to be single in your twenties or your forties? As you'd expect it's a wide-ranging chat and a delight from start to finish. Buy Osman's brilliant Christmas Book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B071ZPSPHH/comedyguide-21/ Buy Herring's arguably more brilliant Christmas book here http://www.gofasterstripe.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

RHLSTP 158 - Simon Brodkin

RHLSTP #158: Simon Brodkin - Vagina Cash Machine. Richard has been belittled by a scaffolder, and is plotting his revenge. Perhaps he should send this week's guest after him, it's serial prankster and character comedian Simon Brodkin. We get all the behind-the-scenes info on his recent quest to give Theresa May her P45, plus stories about Blatter, Trump and what the police do if they arrest you but like you. Plus is it OK to ask Christmas Emergency Questions to someone of Jewish heritage? What if they're known for their artistic risks? Plus the incredible story of why Brodkin had to repeat his medical exams!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

RHLSTP 157 - Greg Jenner

RHLSTP #157: Greg Jenner - Portuguese Boy's Urine. Richard seems to think he's the new Frost:Nixon for some reason, but his audience banter suggests he has some way to go. But never mind, he's talking to historian and Horrible Histories expert Greg Jenner. There's something for everyone, as long as you're a fan of Viagra or Leonardo di Vinci. And if not then you can find out about the history of toilets and cantaloupes and penicillin and Papal orgies and William the Conqueror and church-based arson. Richard expounds his boring theory about Rasputin and Greg has some interesting theories about celebrity. And what if you time-travelled to see Jesus and found out you were Jesus. Wow. Is your mind blown? And what if the only thing to survive from our time was Ed Miliband's Millstone? Buy Greg's awesome book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0297869787/comedyguide-21/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

RHLSTP 156 - Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

RHLSTP #156: Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd - Prime Minister of the Central African Republic. Richard's dog is at war with his eyes, but who cares. He has the Prime Minister from an alternate timeline on his podcast, plus a bloke who bought fags from Mrs Merton, it's the unlikely twosome of Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd. They discuss the pair's great new podcast Reasons To Be Cheerful, plus the Millstone, the sandwich and David Miliband's shoes. Is losing an election in anyway comparable to a triple loss on Pointless Celebrities? Can you be too clever for Win, Lose Or Draw? And is the political system of the UK screwed. There's some tough questions about Brexit (though to be fair Ed is asking most of them), and the difficulty of being a politician and being yourself. You might end up wishing you lived in the Miliverse. Or at least have some ideas for redecorating your kitchen? And will Richard ask the Emergency Questions you all want to hear answered? And will Ed answer?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

RHLSTP 155 - Jan Ravens

RHLSTP #155: Jan Ravens - Just Amazing. Richard is excited after spotting a celebrity at Crewe station, but upset that the celebrity wasn't excited about spotting him. But his guest has snogged that celeb, it's Jan Ravens. There's chat about how to personify a can of drink, blazing a trail for women in comedy, sand yachting, Sunday school teaching, what makes for a creepy entertainer, working with Barry Sheen, how to choose a Mastermind topic, how tape led Richard to a rare TV victory, how Konnie Huq nearly killed both Jan and Richard and what it's like to have a comedian come out of you. Plus plenty of bull semen, but at what cost? Buy your Emergency Questions books at www.gofasterstripe.com Perfect Christmas (or other occasion) gifts.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

RHLSTP 154 - John Moloney

RHLSTP #154: John Moloney - Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? Richard freewheels about the poor quality of the suit he has had to wear as his nice ones no longer fit him, still giddy from a heady cocktail of tiredness and grief, but he's in for a relaxed and thoughtful hour, with a man who is not afraid to say what he thinks, John Moloney. They chat about Red Wedge, accordions, out-Catholicing Frank Skinner, performing in German and John's bold plans to create 'Dead At The Apollo' a showcase for comedians over 50. Some lovely stuff about overcoming chips on shoulders and some cheerleading for the unlikely twosome of Jeremy Corbyn and Jim Davidson. Also who is best science or Jesus? Buy the Emergency Questions book here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Download the FREE Emergency Questions app for... Apple devices: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/emergency-questions-rhlstp/id1276761982 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gofasterstripe.rhlstp.emergencyquestions Alexa: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075YGLLYZ/comedyguide-21/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

RHLSTP 153 - Rachel Parris

RHLSTP #153: Rachel Parris - Oh Jesus I have Promised. Rich is confused and amazed by horses and apparently alone in being troubled by the lyrics to the new Stereophonics song, but he has a more skilled musician, improviser and ex-Christian rocker on hand to dig him out of his exhausted new-parent hole, it's Rachel Parris. They chat about obscure advertising jingles, how to improvise entire Jane Austen stories, the excitement of sitting on a 'celebrity's' toilet, usurping elderly organists, emailing the Samaritans, who's who (or anyone) in Game Of Thrones, poo wrangling and funky hymns. Check out Parris and Austentatious tour dates: here http://rachelparris.weebly.com/live.html Her YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGfPSEIP41Lcv4bd9gzILzQ Buy the Emergency Questions book here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Download the FREE Emergency Questions app for Apple devices here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/emergency-questions-rhlstp/id1276761982 And for Android here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gofasterstripe.rhlstp.emergencyquestions And for Alexa here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075YGLLYZ/comedyguide-21/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

RHLSTP 152 - Armando Iannucci

RHLSTP #152: Armando Iannucci - Deeply Dippy. Richard is surprisingly appalled by what a sex robot inventor is planning for his sex robot and reeling from the brutal combo of no sleep and attending a funeral, but life goes on and it's laughter all the way (until the end when it gets a bit bleak) with left-wing Stalin apologist Armando Iannucci. Armando reveals a surprising friendship with a 1990s pop group and the dark underside of Michael Palin before trying to ascertain who is worst: Weinstein, Stalin or James Corden. Rich gets busted about his behaviour at the "Death of Stalin" premiere and there's lots of chat about this excellent film and how being a director has changed Iannucci into a megalomaniac. Plus find out what happened when Armando started to learn the piano in his 40s and his near death experiences on holiday and how he has once again managed to copy all of Richard's ideas and pass them off as his own. Here's the places you can see The Death Of Stalin: Http://www.deathofstalin.co.uk/?campaign=FB%20Regional Buy the Emergency Questions book here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Download the FREE Emergency Questions app for Apple devices here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/emergency-questions-rhlstp/id1276761982 And for Android here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gofasterstripe.rhlstp.emergencyquestions And for Alexa here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075YGLLYZ/comedyguide-21/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

RHLSTP 151 - Ellie Taylor

RHLSTP #151: Ellie Taylor - Catching Clouds. RHLSTP is back and the sky has changed colour and the first of the gang has died, so Richard is a bit unsettled and sad. But on we plough until our own inevitable deaths. The guest today previously worked for Isis, it's Ellie Taylor, who claims to have grown up in Brentwood, but she doesn't know much about it or trampolining. Like you'd expect. They talk about the faces you pull when you're modelling for Matalan, being apparated in a box, the great Josh paedo postman betrayal, why cats are better than babies, having a heart made of diamonds, and much too much about genitals, but then some stuff about the cute things kids say to make up for the rudeness. Richard is so tired that his brain either says everything he is thinking or can't formulate basic words (so no real change there), but luckily Ellie is eloquent as he bumbles around the questions of body image and perceived attractiveness. Plus he gets to ask questions from the brand new EQ app! See all of Ellie's tour dates here: http://socomedy.co.uk/artist/ellie-taylor/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

RHLSTP 150 - Sara Pascoe

RHLSTP #150: Sara Pascoe - Hello, Still a Feminist? Rich details how he considered stealing a man's identity to become a chartered accountant. Perhaps it would have been for the best. But instead he's back for the 150th official episode of the show that the Cool Kids call RHLSTP with one of his all-time favourite guests, Sara Pascoe. She has written a phenomenal book called Animal which you really should buy https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0571325246/comedyguide-21/ for all teenage girls, all teenage boys and everyone else too. There's some pretty serious chat about the chemistry of love, biology, abortion, the future of the world, whether things are getting better or worse and terrible human nature. But it's contemplative and positive and proves that Richard isn't actually the worst man on the planet, plus there's fun stuff about Just A Minute in a brain scanning machine and Sunday Brunch (with surprise guest) and a brilliant new game show where there's guaranteed to be one woman on every week. Plus all the Emergency Questions lead us to serious answers. It's an amazing end to what has surely been the best series of RHLSTP so far. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 31m

RHLSTP 149 - Ed Byrne

RHLSTP #149: Ed Byrne - Lost Leather Jacket. Rich is getting used to living in the countryside and the action movie that is attempting to get the train home. His guest has painful memories of the show he is best known for, it's Sudoku king, Ed Byrne. Richard is happy because there's lots of chances to discuss celebrity quiz shows, but luckily he's not going to dwell on his own successes or failures (whichever they might have been). They also discuss prestigious acting awards; the decline in the standards of Metro columnists; not feeding gondolas; how you might end up 3% Neanderthal; lost New Zealand dreams; rubbing pork; Alanis Morissette; why lawyers are great best men; the effect of gravity on a scrotum; and how to get on the right side of an audience from Iceland. Go and see Ed on tour: http://edbyrne.com/live-dates/ Spoiler Alert, it's called Spoiler Alert. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

RHLSTP 148 - Robert Webb

RHLSTP #148: Robert Webb - The Ideal Age To Die. Richard is still prickling with mortification after an encounter with Michael Portillo, as if turning 50 and moving house wasn't enough, but he has still found time to read his guest's fantastic new book "How Not To Grow Up", I mean "How Not To Be a Boy", Robert Webb. They chat about their mutual inability to draw 8s; and hours (and relationships) lost to Civilisation II; the way tragedy (or not) can shape a comedian; where you would seek release if you were the only person left in the world; the tricky balancing act of making sure the right people are at your funeral; how we will view ourselves in 10 years time; and what our wives might think of us now. Plus imaginary friends, falling down stairs and going to school with Bros. It's literally got everything. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

RHLSTP 147 - Arthur Smith

RHLSTP #147: Arthur Smith - Rage and Balloon: Rich tries to find someone older than him in the audience, as he tries to squeeze some joy out of the last few hours of his forties. His guest is older and sager than he and has been doing the Edinburgh Fringe for a full decade longer, it's the self-proclaimed Mayor of Balham, Arthur Smith. They discuss smashing bottles over people's heads, worst and most uriny heckles, the honours system, near death experiences, brushes with the law, Are You Being Served?, Fringe spectaculars, Alexander the Great's socks, poetry, Hamlet featuring Dick Kipper, and what was being said in the backwards episode of Red Dwarf. Plus the benefits of mild fame and what you do when you've just been released from Colditz. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1854m 33s

RHLSTP 146 - Limmy

RHLSTP #146: Limmy - Monopoly Penguin. Rich is on the cusp of a couple of massive life changes, but he won't let ageing and moving get in the way of asking comedians strange questions in an attempt to make them reveal intimate truths. Today he talks to a man with inventive ideas for revenge and murder, Limmy. They discuss being concreted into the pavement, manspreading, swearing xylophones, fake whatsapps, undescended testicles, sea lion genitals, how to save money when touring, the joy of travelling the world and seeing nothing but Columbo and dedicating a lot of time to the best tactics required to win at Monopoly. This podcast is not sponsored by Bulb, but Rich thinks they are good and we can both get a £50 credit on our accounts if you sign up to them using this code - https://bulb.co.uk/refer/richard234 SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

RHLSTP 145 - Julian Clary

RHLSTP #145: Julian Clary - Fist of Fun. Richard is still bugging last week's audience about Lego Batman - it's amazing they keep coming back. His guest is Gillian Pieface, or as she is sometimes known, Julian Clary. They chat about how the Universe lets you know it's time for a break, psychic teeth, burning pianos, perverted monks, the inability to escape innuendo, living next door to hyenas, having a head full of skin, the Tracey family and Aquamarina, Piers Morgan, cocaines, Brian Blessed, Jimmy Greaves, Mike Smith, acting, panto, the continent of the incontinent and disappointing ways to celebrate big birthdays. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 14s

RHLSTP 144 - Katy Brand

RHLSTP #144: Katy Brand - Catering for the Dead. Richard hasn't eaten enough in a last-ditch attempt to lose weight before he turns 50, but no time for stomach rumbles because his guest is professional Margaret Thatcher impersonator and teenage evangelical Christian, Katy Brand. Questions, emergency and non-emergency are asked, like how does Brian Blessed feel about hobgoblins? Where do demons go when they have been dispossessed? Are Medusa and Emily Bronte the only women in history? When is International Men's Day? What kind of a sad case would use crowdfunding? Have any of Richard's 1990s fans gone on to be less successful than him? And you'll witness the power of the new embers of a bonfire Emergency Question. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

RHLSTP 143 - Dan Skinner

RHLSTP #143: Dan Skinner - Tape in a Bag. Richard has his least successful attempt to meet his audience of all time, but no matter, he has a great guest on hand in the form of Angelos Epithemiou creator, Dan Skinner. They chat about how the character came to life, the audacious way in which he inadvertently auditioned for Shooting Stars, how he failed to get a part in Richard's sitcom, the story of why Jim Broadbent appeared in Around The World In Eighty Days, working with Ken Campbell and Ben Wheatley and not really working with Alan Partridge. Plus a novel use of a lot of Twixes and what it's like to appear on Sunday Brunch drunk and the Edinburgh Fringe sober. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

RHEFP 4 - John Robins and Ahir Shah

RHEFP 2017 #4: John Robins and Ahir Shah - Suck Each Other Off A Bit. Richard reveals the hypocrisy of his parenting techniques and reminisces about the death of Lady Di. His first guest is Edinburgh Comedy Prize nominee Ahir Shah - they chat about Brexit, how looking into the sun proves your strength and wisdom and the older generations disregard for metaphorical ladders. His second guest is Edinburgh Comedy Prize nominee, Jon Robbins (sorry) John Robins. They talk about break ups, being in relationships with comedians, the way that Edinburgh haunts the long-term Fringe performer, a darker version of The Cobbler and how John loves to go to bed with his mum. Colin gets to quiz both guests and hopefully will be back with his own Edinburgh Fringe podcast next year. By the time you hear this you will probably know who is the winner and who are the losers, but here's the clip that John was talking about: Dustin Hoffmann Oscar speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhDmNRQgKLM (whizz through the noms if you like). Do check out both these guys shows at the Fringe or on tour. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

RHEFP 3 - Iain Stirling and Jason Manford

RHEFP 2017 #3: Iain Stirling and Jason Manford - The Main Thing Is Ricky Gervais Didn't Win. Rich is mortified about having accidentally crashed someone else's show and is thinking of becoming someone who pays to sit in a hairdressers. But the good news is that Colin is back to remind his guests of times that things have gone wrong for them. Rich's first guest personally knows many of the people that Rich not-so-secretly lusts over at CBeebies - it's Iain Stirling. They chat about working alongside puppets (in their own different ways), how Love Island has turned Iain into a huge Edinburgh smash, the tragedy behind the Amazing Bubble Man and whether somehow Richard might be Iain's dad. Then Richard is joined by the Radio Times Comedy champion and also champion poor time keeper, Jason Manford to chat about the old bamboo, setting up comedy clubs, bizarre coincidences and I think a misunderstanding about what a human centipede involves. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 3m

RHEFP 2 - James Acaster

RHEFP 2017 #2: James Acaster - Three Nights in Peterborough. Richard is so close to becoming the Radio Times Comedy Champion that he can almost taste it, which will just make his ultimate failure all the more painful and thus amusing, but luckily he almost shat his pants on a children's roundabout. HIs guest went one step further than that, it's the wonderful comedy genius James Acaster. They discuss how hot chocolate is not a flavour, sky diving in slip-ons, the dangers of eating chicken nuggets for a bet, the behind-the-scenes disaster that happened on the Conan show, how a rubbish ghost train was made more scary, shooting Private Pike in the face, crashing cars and the ace sitcom We The Jury. You really must buy James' book for more of these painfully funny stories - https://www.amazon.co.uk/James-Acasters-Classic-Scrapes-Acaster/dp/1472247183 SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 50s

RHEFP 1 - Doug Anthony All Stars

RHEFP 2017 #1: The Doug Anthony All Stars - The Boy Who Cried Batman. The King has returned and he's at the spooky New Theatre Grand Hall where the Masons get up to all sorts of mysterious time-travelling. And Richard is very excited to be welcoming comedy legends the Doug Anthony All Stars, Paul, Tim and Paul. There's lots of chat about the Edinburgh Fringe of the eighties, the point where comedy and tragedy meet, what happens when you become the carer for your comedy partner, what happens if you never wash your clothes, the Doug who became a diplomat, how Jerry Sadowitz terrorised the public, and curing rectal cancer. Sorry the first minute or so got lost, but I have attempted to recreate it (and it was nothing of any worth). Plus there's a beautiful song at the end which is going to leave you wondering why the audience is laughing, but suffice to say what was happening was very funny indeed. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

RHLSTP 142 - Brendon Burns & Craig Quartermaine

RHLSTP #142: Brendon Burns and Craig Quartermaine - Race Off. Richard contemplates the now trickier commute to work that he has thanks to being forced to move to the country because he is 50, before introducing veteran comedian Brendon Burns and a man with only one credit, Craig Quartermaine. It's a more contemplative RHLSTP than usual, as the two Australians discuss the racial issues that many of their countrymen refuse to confront and how comedy can deal with questions of race (especially if a loud and mouthy bloke is teamed up with a quieter and indigenous one). Find out how this unlikely pair got together, how they reluctantly formed a double act, what makes a double act work and the awkwardness that both comedians revel in and have to cope with in their daily life and from people who have seen their show. It's a fascinating insight into guilt, embarrassment and the horrors of imperialism and how difficult it is to confront these harsh truths. Luckily it's funny too. Though sometimes uncomfortably so. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

Great Yorkshire Fringe special: Rahul Kohli and Martin Barrass

Bonus RHLSTP at the Great Yorkshire Fringe: Rahul Kohli and Martin Barrass - Dead Mannequin People. Here's a little bonus podcast for you, recorded at the end of July at the Great Yorkshire Fringe. Rich first welcomes a man half his age, with three times as many Fringe shows as him, it's Rahul Kohli, but not the one from iZombie. They chat about Newcastle, how Princess Beatrice is even worse than her dad, the man who modelled for the statue of Karl Marx in Highgate Cemetery and where comedy meets lap dancing. And it's two guests for the price of one with the second half hour featuring panto king, Martin Barrass who will tell you about pretending to die in Heartbeat and then nearly actually dying in a terrible motorcycle crash. Plus working with Gary Oldman the cat, what it was like to be the only male nurse in Angels, and Hull Truck Theatre. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com
07/09/1859m 58s

RHLSTP 141 - David Baddiel

RHLSTP #141: David Baddiel -What is the Biggest Ant?. Richard is pondering what it must be like to buy a flat in BBC TV Centre, and appreciating his daughter's grasp of money. It's a reunion this week with a man he once shared a bed and a tiramisu with in a Presidential Suite, David Baddiel. They talk about double act reunions, the ethics of writing about your family secrets for comedy, the perils of getting older and needing comfort breaks, cat bum coffee, why all comedians are writing children's books, and orgies involving the stars of 1970s television. Plus a brilliant story about Norris Mcwhirter. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

RHLSTP 140 - Andrew Collins

RHLSTP #140: Andrew Collins - Frog Tape. Richard is over excited to find people 2/5ths of his age in the front row and tries to forget he is on the verge of his sixth decade. He's gone against the advice of last week's podcast and had a drink, and so has his guest, it's Classic FM's Andrew Collin(g)s. It's the first time the pair have spoken in over 60 months and it would be foolish to deny that there might be come tensions bubbling beneath (and all over) the surface, but there's still time for some banter that will take you back to the glory days of 2008-2011. Armed with emergency questions and an emergency folder of cherished tabloid memories the pair attempt to discuss the country's worst serial killers, the Mitfords, the evil of Cecil Parkinson, the debt they owe each other, the unresolved sexual tension (at least at the start of the evening), the disappointment of Northampton, decent and indecent proposals, whether it's OK to add cartoons to The Human Centipede and what the best kind of tape is. You will laugh, you will wince, you will remember the 1980s, but not possibly as fondly as Collings does. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 30m

RHLSTP 139 - Zoe Lyons

RHLSTP #139: Zoe Lyons - The Camaraderie of the Jam Factory. Richard attempts to work out how a waitress in a pizza restaurant with a limited menu might be surprised by every order, before introducing former competent waitress and fudge packer, Zoe Lyons. The chat encompasses Alan Titchmarsh based humiliation, Cherie Blair, the bluntness of the Dutch, almost being the first person to die on reality TV, and performing to Australian miners. Plus travelogues to Alaska and Indiana, Voyager and anally inserted chocolate bars. I mean what more could you possibly wish for. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

RHLSTP 138 - Adam Buxton

RHLSTP #138: Adam Buxton - How Short Are You That You Can Not Reach? Richard has been gifted an almost free Twirl by the Universe. But has he been moral, immoral or amoral? To help us find out, the first ever three times returning guest on the podcast and multi-award winning podcaster, Adam Buxton. The pair discuss middle-aged confrontations and why the staff at WH Smiths in Cambridge station are maybe overzealous, how Adam appeared like a guardian angel when Richard was in trouble and telepathically summoned him, terror of mortality, what to name a dog, the frustrations of being considered small in stature, what it's like to play a head in a box, how to keep your family alive when everyone expects podcasts to be free, plus a musical finale, which has maybe come a couple of decades too late. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

RHLSTP 137 - Jessica Knappett

RHLSTP #137: Jessica Knappett - Air Mattress. Richard is worried that he smells of cat wee, but he can't let that slow him down, he is chatting to the star of his as un-yet commissioned sitcom (but it will be commissioned in some universe somewhere), Jessica Knappett. Under discussion are the horrors of birth and death, the unfortunate associations that belong to the town of Bingley; what one is supposed to be getting out of a massage; the sweet, sweet taste of very long-term showbiz based revenge; sandwich or tampons; how Jessica fell in love with a man who can play a guitar without even having a guitar; the perils of promotional work; and when it is acceptable to steal from work. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

RHLSTP 136 - Joe Thomas

RHLSTP #136: Joe Thomas - Pasta-based diet. Richard is excited about becoming a father for the second time, but not to witnessing the birth. His guest is, like him, a son of teachers and has a 2:1 degree in history and grew up in a town that begins with the letters Che, it's Joe Thomas. Thomas shows Herring what his life might have been if only he'd been in a hit show, whereas Herring serves as a dire warning for where Thomas could end up if things go wrong for him. They chat about how Joe nearly didn't accept The Inbetweeners job, a radical possible change of direction for the third Inbetweeners movie, whether Jess the Cat has an official role in Postman Pat, the buildings and dead businesses of Chelmsford, why you should watch narrative drama in the correct order, the optimum number of Inbetweeners to appear in a non-Inbetweener project, and get through a fair few questions from the new Emergency Questions book http://bit.ly/EmergencyQuestions (why not buy your own copy and help us fund the filming for this series of RHLSTP?). SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

RHLSTP 135 - Paul Merton

RHLSTP #135: Paul Merton - Waiting For Crawford. It's back for an eleventh series - who keeps commissioning this? - and Richard's new emergency questions are coming true as he's fresh from irking a postman. His guest is someone who he used to only be able to speak to in drunken awe at early 1990s BBC Radio Light Entertainment parties, Paul Merton. They discuss their similarly comedy-nerdy teenage years, the early days of the alternative comedy circuit where Alexei Sayle's stream of swearing might be followed by flying fish or slowly melting ice. Can Paul remember the very first routine that helped him on the road to stardom (and partially define his persona)? - you bet a fortnight's holiday in Benidorm he can, and it's magical! Find out how close he came to death 30 years ago after breaking his leg and how anti-malarial drugs almost broke his brain. I heartily recommend his funny and moving autobiography https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00D8HPBSI/comedyguide-21/ SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

Wells Comedy Festival special: Bec Hill

Wells Comedy Festival Extra: Bec Hill - Passing The Baton. Rich has risked the wrath of everyone in his home town of Cheddar by travelling beyond the horizon to Wells, where the crazy people dwell, and doing a special podcast for the inhabitants. But don't worry Cheddar - he mocks the Wells insane asylum dwellers and won't let them get away with being called a city. He is armed with a copy, fresh off the presses of the new Emergency Questions book, which will be winging its way to kickstarter backers imminently and be available to buy at gigs and (very soon) from www.gofasterstripe.com. His guest is Australian exponent of the Japanese storytelling technique of Kamishibai, [citation needed] Bec Hill. They discuss what it is like to be married on stage (not to each other); unpleasant experiences with toilet rolls; and the strange way we allow a stranger with an X-Ray machine to focus; Adelaide's tallest building; being halfway somewhere; and find out if Bec has ever irked a postman. Plus some big news for Rich, inevitably sullied by inappropriate chat about genitalia.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

RHMOL Extra - Aleks Krotoski

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Aleks Krotoski, the Shape of Things To Come. In the final episode of these retro podcasts, Rich talks to tech expert and geek Aleks about how we can expect things to pan out in the future. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com
07/09/1840m 17s

RHMOL Extra - Lance Workman

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra #5: Lance Workman - Good and Evil. In another blast from the past, here's the full length interview with evolutionary psychologist Lance Workman about good and evil. Again, what's coming is going to be as much a surprise to me as it is to you. Except I am not going to listen to it. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com
07/09/1828m 35s

RHMOL Extra - Nick Lane

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Nick Lane. Here's another retro interview from the Meaning Of Life series. This one is about death and features Nick Lane and, if I am honest with you, I remember nothing at all about it. Not Nick's fault. I was very busy and very tired. I bet it's interesting though. We'll see. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com
07/09/1832m 7s

RHMOL Extra - Virginia Ironside

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Virginia Ironside. Richard discusses love with the Agony Aunt who turns out to be his nearby neighbour. They shared a cab home afterwards. Discretion means I can not discuss what happened after that. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com
07/09/1837m 24s

RHMOL Extra - Richard Wiseman

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Richard Wiseman. In another old interview from the Meaning Of Life series, Richard chats to Richard Wiseman about ghosts, talking ferrets and things that go bump in the night. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com
07/09/1842m 38s

RHMOL Extra - Marcus Chown

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra: Marcus Chown. Rich talks to Marcus about the creation of the universe and whether science knows any more than anyone else. Are there infinite alternate universes and does absolutely everything happen (for no reason)?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com
07/09/1836m 53s

RHLSTP 134 - Peter Serafinowicz

RHLSTP #134: Peter Serafinowicz - Brian Blessed and the Big Foot. It's the final episode of Series 10 of RHLSTP and Rich meets a bearded man who has married to find a partner (find out how he did it nerds). His guest is the laid-back and yet also intense (and rather beautiful) Peter Serafinowicz. They talk about how it's almost impossible to parody the new President of the United States, but the effective way that Peter managed it and his fears and plans should there be repercussions from the thin-skinned bellend. Also lots of chats about the two Brian Bs (Blessed and Butterfield) and how a stellar cast does not always lead to a commission. Plus behind the scenes at Guardians Of The Galaxy and Parks And Recreation and the Pudsey The Dog movie. Incredibly Adam Sandler's The Cobbler and the strange ego of Mr Tumble come up without Richard even mentioning them. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 38m

RHLSTP 133 - Lucy Porter

RHLSTP #133: Lucy Porter - Altercation With A Shepherd. Richard is worried that he's been experimented on by aliens and about whether a litigious Egghead will be coming for him. His guest this week is pocket dynamo, Lucy Porter. They chat about their varying success on quiz shows, how Danny Dyer saved 2016, what it's like being married to a Queen-loving giant and what it's like performing in front of a room full of babies. Also, how Kitchen Karaoke and Rich with his top off led to romance and how a sheep-shearer incensed turned a comedian into a heckler. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

RHLSTP 132 - Simon Munnery

RHLSTP #132: Simon Munnery - Don't Die. Richard quizzes his audience to find how little they have done with their lives, before introducing the comedian's comedian and avant garde comedy genius, Simon Munnery. In a frank interview Simon reveal the unwritten truth of Steve Coogan's 1992 Edinburgh Fringe hospital visit, how Mark Lamarr did the bravest thing ever witnessed on stage, how Simon met his wife as a voice in the darkness during a gig that was spiralling out of control, setting up a restaurant that doesn't serve food, and what it was like to play Malcolm Hardee's legendary Tunnel Club. There's a bit where he looks like he might try to punch Richard to the floor, but instead they settle the battle of the aged Alpha males in the most manly way possible. Munnery is the comedy god, but who is the strongest? It's a thrilling podcast in many ways, and some of it maybe better watched than listened to, but luckily you can do both. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

RHLSTP 131 - Sarah Millican

RHLSTP #131: Sarah Millican - Old Man's Pants Under The Bed. Rich has just had to stand impassive in a stranger's guff for fear of looking like the one who smelt it and thus dealt it and it's been a bad day all round, but everything should be OK as it's round 5 of the verbal boxing match (that threatens to become a naked wrestling match) with Sarah Millican. They chat about Daniel Craig's bum, who invented the lifeboat, whether we only remember the times we were bullied and not the time we were the bullies, who is the bigger workaholic, whether they should both chuck in their marriages and give it a go together and the brilliant Standard Issue magazine and podcast - http://standardissuemagazine.com/. Plus stuff about snoring and dirty hotel rooms and the usual fizzling sexual tension which has everyone asking will they or won't they? And Sarah answering, 'No they won't' and Rich saying, 'Oh go on.'SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 15m

RHLSTP 130 - Jess Thom

RHLSTP #130: Jess Thom - Biscuit. Rich meets some people who have never tried sushi before introducing Tourettes Superhero (though that's a secret) Jess Thom. It's a battle to see who will say the most inappropriate thing, but for once Richard is given a run for his money as the pair discuss the facts about Tourettes, the positive effects in terms of creativity, the gatekeeper of the brain and what it's like to be able to inadvertently create brilliant emergency questions. Plus discussion of the new Leicester Square Theatre Stair Robot (which is a real thing, though in this conversation it is sometimes tricky to tell fact from fiction), why not-yet-disabled people are so idiotic and self-defeating when it comes to access and equal rights in general and who it is who needs to a magic drug to cure them. It's a fascinating and hilarious chat with some of the best emergency question answers you are ever going to hear. For Jess' tour dates, amazing questions and brilliant non-sequiturs and according to her much much more head to http://www.touretteshero.com/. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 25s

RHLSTP 129 - Susan Calman

RHLSTP #129: Susan Calman - Milk Tart. Weeks have passed for you in the Donald Trump President Elect alternate universe, but this was recorded less than a week after the result and Richard and the world are trying to process what he means. He makes a bold prediction that we can only hope has come to pass, before introducing the never efficiently researched Susan Calman. There's chat about the loneliness of touring, the terror of the new world order and what it might mean for minorities and whether we need more diversity on television. It gets pretty serious in places, but there's lots of fun chat about filthy Miriam Margolyes, having a drink with Cliff Richard, eskimo rolls, Princess Anne's bun and whether it's really necessary to apologise to everyone for absolutely every joke. Support live comedy - more important now than ever. Check out Susan's tour dates at http://www.susancalman.com/tour-dates/ SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 25m

RHLSTP 128 - Tom Davis

RHLSTP #128: Tom Davis - Nervous Lord's Prayer. You have us at an advantage this week, as you know who the next US President will be and we don't. What terrible future are you in? Either way. But let's forget about that and welcome the smiling man-mountain that is Tom Davis. Suddenly he is appearing in everything, most notably the brilliantly fun Murder In Successville, but we'll find out about how he made it and what he was doing before. Are Scaffolders really the craziest of all the tradesmen? Are footballers good at anything other than football? What if Paddington was 6ft 7 and from Croydon? How healthy is Romesh Ranaganathan's poo? And how badly can you mess up a chance to play a Biblical figure in a movie? There's also another addition to the forthcoming volume, 'Stories about meeting Brian Blessed'. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

RHLSTP 127 - Dawn French

RHLSTP #127: Dawn French - Mmmmm Yes, Do It That Way. Rich is giddy with fanboy excitement at having one of his childhood (and adulthood) comedy heroes in the off-white seat, it's the loveliest person in the United Kingdom, Dawn French. They discuss what it is like to be in a double act where you actually like your partner, on stage vertigo, the Queen Mother's teeth, whether it's worse to lose a pet or be an orphan and a choice between getting students through their exams and international comedy fame. Richard risks derailing everything by asking the Vicar of Dibley some very inappropriate questions, but she is more than equal to them. Witches and ghosts and West Country and intergenerational rivalry feature, but can Richard make Dawn cry or reveal her evil side? Only one way to find out. If you need a Slough based chartered accountant then head to Harsh Singh's website - http://www.hfsinghandco.uk/. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 21m

RHLSTP 126 - Deborah Frances-White

RHLSTP #126: Deborah Frances-White - Alien Orifice. Rich is reeling from a Pointless betrayal of the twin-Judases, but he rises above it to introduce podcaster, writer, businesswomen, feminist and champion of diversity Deborah Frances-White. There are some fascinating stories of adoption, what Jehovah's witnesses can and can't expect from the earthly paradise, whether relationships continue in the after-life, and one of the best explanations of how privilege works that you will ever hear. Plus there's clarification on the robot sex dilemma and how it might be acceptable, the orifices of Jesus, and the place of humour in dealing with that which is serious. Check out Deborah's brilliant radio show Deborah Frances-White Rolls The Dice. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

RHLSTP 125 - Ed Gamble

RHLSTP #125: Ed Gamble - Harry Potter Trivial Pursuits. Rich finds a woman in the audience who doesn't seem to know where she is, who he is or understand the concept of remembering. She continues to be bamboozled throughout the show. And perhaps with reason, as this chat with pretend aristocrat and real diabetic Ed Gamble takes some odd turns. In one of the giddiest podcasts for quite some time Richard tries out a lot of new emergency questions which prompt discussions about the sleeping habits of gametes, the dangers of falling into a river, an impression of Buzz Nigeria and whether asking someone if they're tried sashima is an acceptable question. A nuclear physicist is on hand to discuss the chemistry of jumping into a pool of something and Ed has to decide if he'd save Rich from crucifixion. There's also some chat about Mock The Week, Drunk History and how this whole podcast is very much a practice for interviewing a more famous guest. And a quiz about retailers leads to the invention of an exciting new board game. And we see the unwelcome return of Victorian idiot, Ally. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 30m

RHLSTP 124 - Chris Addison

RHLSTP #124: Chris Addison - Cut Up By Prince Phillip. Rich discovers that someone from US TV is in the audience and considers sending the guest home so he can audition for a stand-up special, but Chris Addison is backstage and it would be rude to do that after he's bothered to come in. The pair chat about Wikipedia-based factual inaccuracies, the true story of how Chris was nearly Doctor Who, the technical realities of sewing people together anus to mouth, some thoughtful exposition about a world with realistic robots, whether opera is obviously shit or if it's actually good, why American TV produces the results that the UK seemingly can't, as well as having a smack down between the average Herring and Addison fans. And can Rich Columbo Chris at the end? Product placement courtesy of http://www.hiphops.cards/ - seriously, check out the guy doing the song about how to play the game. It's magic! SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 24m

RHLSTP 123 - Kerry Godliman

RHLSTP #123: Kerry Godliman - Over to our Human Centipede Expert. Richard has had his topical comedy well pretty much depleted by recording AIOTM the night before this, but considers creating a new beard-based podcast, but luckily relents to introduce comedian, actor and wannabe humanitarian Kerry Godliman. They discuss working with Christopher Guest, how Richard could have gone to drama school if only he'd been any good at acting, being rescued by a topless lady, how to pronounce taramasalata, whether political comedy is the be-all-and-end-all, and what motivates comedians to do charity. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

RHLSTP 122 - Tony Robinson

RHLSTP #122: Tony Robinson - Pissing in the Queen's Flowerbed. There are some fine beards on display in the front row as always, but it's all about the puny moustache that we can see on stage tonight. It's on the face of the first knight to ever appear on RHLSTP, Sir Anthony Robinson. Find out what happened to Fat Tulip's garden, what inspired Maid Marian, why Brian Blessed attempted to make a citizen's arrest on Tony, what happened when Time Team came to Cheddar Gorge and if a knight of the realm has ever tried to suck his own pork sword. Some great stuff about Blackadder and Rowan Atkinson too. Make a donation to Tony's Movember fundraiser here - Brilliant cause. https://uk.movember.com/mospace/13478805 Buy Tony's very entertaining autobiography, 'No Cunning Plan' here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0283072571/comedyguide-21/. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

RHLSTP 121 - Will Smith

RHLSTP #121: Will Smith - Baked Bean Silo. Richard welcomes a newbie audience member from Canada in his usual unpleasant style, before bringing on a man who had the name first, so why should he change it, it's Will Smith (UK). The pair reminisce about forgotten masterpieces Banter and Time Gentlemen Please, before discussing what they would do if they had Adam Sandler's money. Will shows he's still got it when it comes to Six Degrees Of Bergerac, they pitch a lot of genius ideas for Dragon's Den and work out how to have definitely consensual sex with a ghost. There's time to chat about Marillion, how to be a living statue, growing up in Jersey and the move from stand-up to writing Emmy-award winning comedy and novels. Check out Will's fantastic book Mainlander - https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0007594267/comedyguide-21/ - And there's more new emergency questions as Richard struggles to get to the ridiculous kickstarter target he has set himself. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

RHLSTP 120 - Caitlin Moran

RHLSTP #120: Caitlin Moran - Cheese Lollipops. Richard has been filming the Kickstarter extra where he interviews his ventriloquist dummy Ally, and the 125 year-old terrifying monstrosity at the centre of a possible sex crime is introduced to the crowd. Richard's guest is the home-schooled, Benedict Cumberbatch botherer, Caitlin Moran. Caitlin discusses her ambitious plans to kickstart the cancelled yet award-winning Raised By Wolves (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/raisedbywolves/save-the-wolves), (the show has been bumped up in the schedule so apologies for any minor disruptions of running jokes), how she nearly broke into Kate Moss' house, why you shouldn't give an 18 year-old a TV show, possibly the most unconvincing ghost story so far, and how she used numerology to help her choose her name. Ally has a question about feminism that is very offensive, but you have to remember that he is from another time. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 44s

RHLSTP 119 - Dane Baptiste

RHLSTP #119: Dane Baptiste - The Naked Arsonist. Moral benchmarks and locker room banter are on Richard's mind, as he gives a kickstarter backer the finest champagne available to man (if the man is shopping in Sainsburys and has £15). His guest is cock-goblin comedian and sitcom star, Dane Baptiste. The pair talk about their experiences of working in advertising sales, which celebrities went to their schools, what was Rick Buckler's most successful band, the recent Andrew Lawrence documentary, working with Don Warrington, glass ceilings, prejudice, capital punishment and a surprising amount of serious subjects. But you can also find out what it's like to be a twin, Dane's sleeping position and why he can't hook up with any women from one of the Grenadian islands. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

RHLSTP 118 - Hans Teeuwen

RHLSTP 118: Hans Teeuwen - Heart Slag. Rich meets his audience and finds a man who works in genealogy who can trace his family back an absolutely unbelievable distance, before introducing his guest, Dutch cabaretier Hans Teeuwen. In a somewhat disjointed chat, largely due to the virus circulating round Richard's blood stream, they talk about death, ageing, dementia and giving up comedy. Oh yeah, full of laughs. But you can also find out the Dutch for beak and palate, whether it's fair to talk of the decline of Paul McCartney and just how difficult it is to describe Teewen's comedy. Thanks to the great band yllwshrk for their support of this podcast.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

RHLSTP 117 - Armando Iannucci

RHLSTP 117: Armando Iannucci - Jeffrey Archer's Carp. Rich has been laid down low with an admittedly indirectly sexually transmitted disease, but nothing can stop him from starting this 10th and now kickstarted series. His guest once dreamed of being a Roman Catholic Priest, but luckily chose a less religious route, it's Armando Iannucci. The pair discuss the rivalry and tensions in the world of classical music, what a post-Brexit Thick Of It might look like, the death of Stalin, how Veep was created, what you can find in the houses of former Tory ministers, and how close Iannucci came to being trampled by a hippo. See if you can spot the subtle product placement for www.spinelessclassics.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

Podcast Festival special: Dan Schreiber

RHLSTP Podcast Festival Extra: Brian Blessed on Mars - Dan Schreiber. Welcome to another bonus podcast, this one recorded at the Podcast Festival at Kings Place, just hours after Jeremy Corbyn's second victory, which is not as interesting as the real-life reaction to the probably imaginary crimes of CJ from Eggheads (and how I failed to link him and the later bit about male nipples shows how tired I was). The guest is the Mandarin speaking, relatively handsome nerd and double Chortle internet award winner Dan Schreiber. The pair chat about monkey facts, casting a dwarf as a child in a Ken Russell film, if it's possible to spoon a ghost, crimes committed in dreams, and the amazing life of Buzz Aldrin. Imagine what other stuff might have come up if Rich didn't have to bath his daughter (not included in podcast).SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 22m

Great Yorkshire Fringe special: Mark Addy

RHLSTPEATGYF #2: Sean Bean's Pound Shop Subterfuge - Mark Addy. Richard proves he is down with the cool kids by chatting to his teenage fans about skateboards and exams before introducing a man who is at home driving a Bronto-crane as he is befriending a talking snowman as he is having a friend who travels through time and gets off with Samantha Mumba whilst he waits around in Victorian London twiddling his thumbs, it's bona fide Hollywood superstar Mark Addy. Will he live up to Richard's hopes and be as nice and down-to-earth as he appears to be on screen or will it all go a bit Game of Thrones? There are some great insights into how he was persuaded to do some of his films, what happens when you go to a pub with your name, what it must be like to be in Chris Rock's posse, and how Sean Bean gets cheap shampoo. Tales of a good York boy in Hollywood and the craziness of LA and the dangers of auto-fellatio and how he ended up playing Hercules. York is the best!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1850m 21s

Great Yorkshire Fringe special: Lord Mayor Dave Taylor

RHLSTPEATGYF #1: Leicester Tourist Bones Ransom - Lord Mayor Dave Taylor. Richard is up at the Great Yorkshire Fringe and chatting to some local celebrities. In the first of two specials he talks to the eccentric, inverse mohicaned Lord Mayor Dave Taylor. This ex-musician and IT consultant and now powerless chain-wearing political figure is a familiar figure in York and the pair discuss if he's allowed to wear the costume at home, who's to blame for the recent York floods, who is the sweariest Lord Mayor in history, whether we should nuclear bomb Rochdale and some surprising insight into Liberal politicians of the 1970s, and an awful revenge plan for Leicester nicking the bones of an old king.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com
07/09/1847m 54s

RHLSTP 116 - Elis James

RHLSTP #116: Paedophile Postman - Elis James. It's the end of the series (but there will be bonus audio podcasts from the Great Yorkshire Fringe next week) and Richard is frankly astonished by the popularity of his final guest, given he has to literally check his name on a pad before introducing him, it's Elis James. Rich makes the Welshman feel at home by talking to him in his own language before discussing the famous people who've come from Carmarthen and the impact of the bridge over Blue Street. They compete to discover the worst hotel in Swansea and Elis wins by a toothbrush. Also find out how James' act has been ruined by Welsh football success, what we thought of the Ghostbusters controversy (I know that was a long time ago now) and who will have the funniest comedy hybrid child. And who is more oppressed, the Welsh or women? Or Welsh women? Plus Richard's attempt to get involved with Elis' next sitcom backfires spectacularly, but at least he has his awards speech all ready now.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 34m

RHLSTP 115 - Tom Parry

RHLSTP #115: Vertical Pizza - Tom Parry. Richard is reeling from a celebrity encounter and being outsmarted by a 3 year-old heckler, but at least he has a plan to finance the rest of the RHLSTP (rhlstp). His guest is neither an estate agent, a footballer or an Elizabethan comptroller. He was in Miranda though. It's Tom Parry. The pair discuss the lengths that you would have to go to to out-vegan a vegan, why someone from Wolverhampton shouldn't advertise toothbrushes, another amazing kite story, the woes of the Labour party and what it's like to work under the dictatorial heel of Robert Webb. Also if you've ever wondered if Tom Parry has tried sushi then you're in for a treat. And here's hoping Windsor Davies hasn't succumbed to the curse of 2016 so you can still make the important choice that we're all having to make about him. Some nice stuff about directing comedy and the insecurities, competitiveness and joys of working with other comedians and whether you ever get too old to dick around.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 25m

RHLSTP 114 - Tim Minchin

RHLSTP #114: Fish Pie Mix - Tim Minchin. Rich has exciting news that will make other puppet-sex enthusiasts very jealous, but there's no time for even a brief wank using the hand of a 100 year-old ventriloquist dummy, as it's the second coming of, if not the new Jesus, certainly the new Judas, Tim Minchin. The pair bring out the best worst in each other again, alternating between inappropriate chat about wangs and fufus and serious topics like the rise of anti-intellectualism, the imminent destruction of the planet and what motivates anyone to betray a living God. Also what would you do if you had the chance to destroy a space ship where a small majority of the aliens were evil? Should Dirty Britcom Confessions be seen as a compliment? How does David Duchovny spend his spare time on set? Has anyone interviewing Tim not attempted the obvious Groundhog Day joke? And, most importantly, has Tim Minchin ever tried sushi? This is the one place that will tell you.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 25m

RHLSTP 113 - Russell Kane

RHLSTP #113: Minky - Russell Kane. Rich is wondering if the world will survive long enough to ever hear this podcast, so decides it doesn't matter if he keeps it topical. His guest is the ageless comedian, author and playwright Russell Kane. Find out how UKIP manages to butter people up to not be nasty to them, how to turn criticism into a creative positive, how to meet your wife in the front row of an audience and who Stewart Lee is generally mistaken for. Is there a class prejudice directed towards this erudite and unstoppable force? What is his record like in TV quizzes? And did he ever work in the Transportation department of Where The Wild Things Are? Is it possible to stop a medium getting a read on you? And witness once again the amazing power of the kite question to cut to the heart of things.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 18m

RHLSTP 112 - Sofie Hagen

RHLSTP #112: Bog Buddies: Sofie Hagen. Unbeknownst to Richard and his guest, a drunken audience member collapsed during last week's podcast, and Rich wastes no time in calling the man who helped save him a sex pest. It's just what he does. But even if an audience member dies then the show must go on (especially if it was a slightly annoying audience member). This week's guest is the former Westlife obsessive, Sofie Hagen. Luckily we're in a post-Brexit world now, allowing Rich freedom to let everyone know his true thoughts about Denmark and the disappointment that is the talked-up Copenhagen. They discuss what constitutes creepiness from a stranger, what's going on with the Danish alphabet, what happens when a fan is more famous than the person they stalked and Rich gives Sofie some important lessons in badger-identification and the British Royal Family, and kites lead us to some unexpected places. Most of what we said will have to be cut out, but enjoy what's left and just have a guess about what we said about Prince Andrew.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 33m

RHLSTP 111 - Graham Linehan

RHLSTP #111: Kiefer Sutherland's Pregnancy: Graham Linehan. Richard attempts improvisational comedy, but discovers that for this to work your observations must match other people's experience. He is joined by a man who just won't shut up about his obsession with German board games, Graham Linehan. They discuss Graham's first sitcom, why it is flawed and what he learned from it, the impact of the Brexit vote (which was really quite recent when we recorded this), the only funny joke in Zoolander 2, the farce of another American attempt to make The IT Crowd and whether it was a good thing that Richard once wrote nine sitcom episodes in ten weeks. How rewarding is it to work on the least respected on all art forms anyway? See a great comic mind in action as Graham is asked what he'd like to jump into a pool of, and find out what was the better film to work on Paddington or Agent Cody Banks 2.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

RHLSTP 110 - Matthew Crosby

RHLSTP #110: Windsor Davies or Your Wife? Matthew Crosby. Mean podcast Richard Herring delights in continuing to torment the people who pay his wages, but I think they largely enjoy it (possibly). Believe me the real Richard Herring is more embarrassed by his performance than you can ever imagine. His guest was another star of St Olave's Grammar School's production of Waiting For Godot and remembers the shock denouement that turned the theatrical establishment on its head, it's Matthew Crosby. Find out how Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson actually got its name, how Matthew made a bloody re-entry to a gig he'd died at, the dangers of high-fiving children you don't know, why his wife is a celebrity in India and witness what a monster Richard becomes on the rare occasions he meets someone shorter than him. Richard is reduced to tears of laughter during a very inappropriate bit of chat (but is it really that funny, or is he just tired?) and after that catharsis there is some serious late night chat about success and working with other people, before the pair wonder about buying a stunt kite. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 26m

RHLSTP 109 - Nish Kumar

RHLSTP #109: Hello, I'm Godot - Nish Kumar. Richard is worried that it is he who jinxed 2016, though hopefully by the time this comes out he himself will have succumbed to this cursed year. The guest is Richard's backdoor neighbour (no, literally), Nish Kumar. They discuss working with Blue in Ibiza, the kinds of things that go on on Alan Carr's New Year Specstaculars, Bush based egging and shitting, what Nish and his girlfriend were in deep discussion about when Rich passed them at the Westfield the previous day, worrying post-Brexit developments and the difficulty of maintaining anger when you're successful. Also we find out about the St Olave's Grammar School Comedy Mafia and appearing in a groundbreaking production of Waiting For Godot (coincidentally alongside next week's guest). SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

RHLSTP 108 - Susie Dent

RHLSTP #108 Cheg On! Susie Dent. Rich is surprised by the sartorial elegance of some of his audience. Being out of Europe is clearly paying dividends. His guest this week is a woman who has been on TV more consistently than possibly anyone else over the last 25 years, Susie Dent. It's more intellectual than usual, but there's plenty of stuff about cocks in it, so don't worry. Find out about the rudest words in the dictionary, the cruder rival to Doctor Johnson, plus Rich attempts to get some words added to the dictionary, partly so he can cheat at Scrabble. Lots of chat about quizzing and TV gameshows as always, plus the advantages of going to bed with a lexicographer, and Richard reveals a bit too much about his latest obsession with Rebecca from CBeebies. Plus news of how England did in the last 16 of the Euros! You will be the first to hear. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

RHLSTP 107 - Vic Reeves

RHLSTP #107: Hitchhiking with Rose and Fred - Vic Reeves. Last week's jokes about the consequences of Brexit seem to have fallen on stony ground with the revelation that the pro-Remain audience has been executed by Farage's goons, but the show must go on, even if some of the audience were foolish enough to give up their tickets to watch the football (ha!), so they missed the force of nature that is Vic Reeves. There's a danger the whole podcast might just be a chat about Britain's best and worst tourist attractions, but luckily things move on to Luis Bunuel, where comedy meets art, what a baboon sounds like when it ejaculates, whether Sue Lawley liked Vic and a potential return of the Big Night Out! Also Terry Scott lookalikes, ghostly orbs, eating humous and the Moir family history. Plus what it's like to be a magnet for serial killers. And you can find out what the score of the England/Iceland game was at half time too. It was 1-2. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 15m

RHLSTP 106 - David Cross

RHLSTP #106: Away or Towards? - David Cross. A weary Richard films the audience as evidence of dissent for the future fascist government of the UK, before introducing a man who comes with his own magical minor ticker tape parade, David Cross. Starstruck and clearly in disbelieving awe, Rich flounders around and mainly embarrasses himself, but luckily Mr Cross is able to come up with some amazing riffed comedy about frozen vegetables, Abraham and taking cocaine near President Obama, whilst getting a bit more serious about Donald Trump, the responsibilities of fatherhood, why Richard should probably not take hard drugs, the benefits of the middle-aged sketch show and David's part in the creation of Kickstarter. Richard hoped that he would so impress David that they would become good friends and could appear in Doctor Dolittle 3 together as method-acted monkeys, but I think it's safe to say that that will not happen. Cross put away an impressive amount of bitter during this podcast and still remains focused and coherent, but clearly needed the toilet near the end, which turns into a battle of the obstinately pedantic 1990s underrated sketch show stars. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 22m

RHLSTP 105 - Marcus Brigstocke

RHLSTP #105: Sushi Aquarium - Marcus Brigstocke. In the face of horrible world events and future uncertainty for the UK, Richard recounts how his wife distracted him from the horror in an unexpected way, before introducing former pole-dancer and oil rig worker, Marcus Brigstocke. They discuss an impressions battle with Kevin Spacey, the full script of Love Actually, the second worst thing that Clement Freud ever did and Marcus provides a scintillating new emergency question. Find out the many reasons Marcus got expelled from schools, why he is glad he is not part of the governing class and which puppet Richard would like to violate now. More discussion about the West London phone book of 1989 and the science of a swimming pool full of custard. Plus the chance to find out what the Wales score was at half-time in the final group match of the Euros. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 24m

RHLSTP 104 - Doc Brown

RHLSTP #104: Things To Do In Willesden When You're Alive - Doc Brown aka Ben Bailey Smith. Rich interviews a member of his audience and it's going so well he almost decides to bump his guest, but in the end relents and brings on the battle rapper turned stand-up turned actor and author, Ben Bailey Smith. It's a frank, fascinating and unusually sensitive chat taking in growing up in North London as a geeky mixed race kid, why it's not fair to use talent to get ahead of the other talentless stand-ups, working with Ricky Gervais, how producer Ben helped keep Doc's career on track (and why hasn't he done the same for Richard) and trying to work out why Doc Brown's family are such a hotbed of artistic skill. Find out what you have to do to get on to CBeebies and what Doc would jump into a pool of and if he's capable of spotting the colour purple. Once again the emergency questions copied off the internet prove more effective than Richard's rubbish ones. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 31m

RHLSTP 103 - Lauren Laverne

RHLSTP #103: How Many Hours Do Women Need? - Lauren Laverne. Rich has been on an after hours visit to Westminster Abbey and is now obsessed with being interred in the Cathedral, but how will he make it in? And will Tony Blair be with him? His guest is from Sunderland and thus the mortal enemy of the Middlesbrough-spawned Herring family, it's charming and multi-talented Lauren Laverne! They chat about what it's like to become a pop star whilst you're still at college, roadies, how to skip PE lessons and how to spend long drives in the country's biggest limo. Also Lauren reveals her special place in the history of Shaun of the Dead, 10 O'Clock Live and why it didn't take off and whether she'd have sex with Robert the Robot from Justin's House (and whether he'd have sex with her). SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

RHLSTP 102 - Tony Law

RHLSTP #102: tonylawexhausts.co.uk - Tony Law. Richard finds a bona fide cool kid in the audience and inexpertly attempts to mock him (you'd think he'd be better at comedy after all these years, but no), before introducing a force of nature and veritable river of consciousness, Tony Law, in his new mutton-chopped, ice-cream eating, alcohol-shunning, heavenly body impersonating incarnation. It's like his brain is a radio and someone is constantly swivelling the dial so that one moment you're on history, then fantasy, then insanity and then pinpoint sane philosophy. It's a discombobulating journey to go on, especially if, like Richard, you're getting a bit tired, but Herring gamely attempts (and largely fails) to get some questions in. In the end he more or less gives in, but Law is an unstoppable force of nature and cannot be silenced. Though the fear is that, at any point, something might happen to upset the fragile mental balance that somehow remains teetering on equilibrium... and that thing might very well be Desert Island Dicks. Finally, when the conversation turns to the supernatural things start to make sense. But Richard is knocked out and defeated and was right to say he wasn't looking forward to writing this blurb. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

RHLSTP 101 - Iain Lee

RHLSTP #101: Weeing Next to a Monkee: Iain Lee. Richard is back (in his weightier incarnation) and has forgotten how to do this, but is excited about the possibilities of growing body parts in pigs, but worried about the implications of penis transplants, so it's business as usual, but with some new (but the same) emergency questions. His guest is the Wild Man of radio (and must always be referred to as such), Iain Lee. The pair discuss the pointless 17 year grudge that has hung over them, their mutual envy and the disastrous filmed meeting in 2001 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dakeVejvR3I), but they are united by their relative lack of success compared to their nineties contemporaries and after all this time attempt to heal the rift betwixt them. In an attempt to fill in Iain's early life on Wikipedia they discuss the perils of going to a school named after William Herschel, what it was like living in the town where Buddy's Song was filmed, and how to embarrass yourself in front of Roger Daltry. Richard tries to steer the Monkees-based conversation towards Metal Mickey (no doubt to discuss if it would be cheating to have sex with him), but Lee skilfully swerves and ends up talking about Monkey instead. There is also a frank discussion about whether the BBC were right or clearly wrong to sack Lee and the effects this had on his career and psyche. Good to be back. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

RHLSTP 100 - Richard Bacon

RHLSTP #100: Richard Bacon - A Series of Apologies. It's the 100th Leicester Square Theatre Podcast and the last in this series, so we've flown a special guest in all the way from America at the licence fee payer's expense, it's Blue Peter's bad boy, Richard Bacon. And in typical fashion he turns up at the theatre having been out all night celebrating his imminent 40th birthday. Where does he get his energy from?... oh right. Find out about how he once cried salty tears on to Mansfield McDonald's salty gherkins, how he became Top Of The Pop's most notorious ever presenter by accidentally calling some people fat, why he has been banned from the state opening of parliament, how he took a forgetful plate-spinner to Las Vegas, what he knows about the Tales of Robin Hood, what part of his anatomy (other than his mouth and nose) he can breathe out of, and why this gives him another kinship with Herring on top of his Dicky first name and food-based surname. Plus what he REALLY thinks of Una Stubbs (he thinks she's nice). And he gives himself something else to apologise for in a lifetime of apology. He's a very entertaining and lovely idiot, but as you'll see, it's all down to genetics. Hard to believe his one attempt at stand up-ended so badly. If you think these 100 podcasts have been worth 1p each, why not donate a pound here: rhlstp.co.uk. Feel free to give more if you like or to donate monthly. We'll use all your money to make even more stuff like this.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 22m

RHLSTP 99 - Cariad Lloyd

RHLSTP #99: Cariad Lloyd - I Fucked Jane Austen's Corpse. Richard is exhausted again because of his stupid, idiot daughter, but at least she's given him the excuse to finally get to have a go at soft play. He's got 99 problems, but his 99th guest isn't one, it's the multi-talented actor and improviser, Cariad Lloyd. There's another dissection of the short film Hallo Panda which Richard once again promises to watch, even though he clearly won't, plus find out what it's like to be a fan working on Peep Show, the abrasive character of genius improviser Ken Campbell, how George Osborne comes to Fringe shows in the hope of getting pencils, how Cariad very nearly destroyed the marriage of David Bowie, and what connects Taylor Swift and the tax on tampons. Plus there's some more serious chat about whether the BBC can survive (don't worry, they're not watching) and some less serious chat about how much it would cost to employ a successful comedy actor as a Christmas elf (as well as the danger of working with Santas who've been in James Bond films). Check out Austentatious if you get the chance: austentatiousimpro.com - It is totally brilliant.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

RHLSTP 98 - Ray Peacock

RHLSTP #98: Ray Peacock - You Won't Tell Us If You're Married or Not! Richard proposes his new sinister and upsetting edit of the 1970s film Adventures Of A Taxi Driver before introducing another guest who has been sacked as warm-up man from Deal Or No Deal, it's Ray Peacock. Find out why the new Muppets are offensive and wrong, if a house in Pontefract is really haunted and why being childish is a good thing. A baffling interjection from a couple of people in the audience leads to a discussion about rudeness in comedy clubs, the nature of offence, how different people can interpret the same events in wildly different ways and how being a comedian can lead you to some dark and deadly places, that are only very occasionally amusing as well. It's an extraordinary podcast in many ways, hilarious, slightly terrifying and then unexpectedly moving and revealing.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

RHLSTP 97 - Aisling Bea

RHLSTP #97: Aisling Bea - Minstrels. Richard is worried about the psychological impact of Winnie the Pooh's skull being on display in a museum, but overcomes his fears long enough to introduce ex-philosophy student Aisling Bea. Find out what it's like making love to Enya, whether a degree still counts if you cheated all the way through your studies, how trying to impress someone by riding a horse can leave you in the shit, and some baffling Irish references that must have been doubly confusing for the man who had come from India to see the show.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

RHLSTP 96 - Scroobius Pip

RHLSTP #96: Scroobius Pip - Nuking The Moon. Richard chats with the audience in his usual unpleasant manner, before introducing stuttering rapper and apron salesman, Scroobius Pip. They discuss the mysterious town of Stanford-le-Hope, how close Pip came to going into middle-management at HMV, how to trick people into thinking you're a successful musician in just one year, and how drive and determination can help you do the job you love. Find out how Pip accidentally gave out his phone number on Twitter and what animal he would readily have sex with. Check out him doing some funny acting here: https://vimeo.com/75576061 This podcast is sponsored by Fallen London. Play for free at failbettergames.com/rhlstp - Thanks to them and all the people who donated to the Kickstarter campaign.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

RHLSTP 95 - Hal Cruttenden

RHLSTP #95: Hal Cruttenden - Sexomnia. Richard has noticed a new development in police technology and is annoyed that there is no shop for British sweets on Leicester Square. His guest went to school with 'Pencils' Osborne, it's Hal Cruttenden. The pair discuss whether equality encompasses the middle-classes; gigs turning into armed sieges; being too star-struck to act with Anthony Hopkins; killing their wives for the insurance; having sex with ghosts (of course); and forming a Human Centipede with Eddie Izzard. Hal reveals for the first time a rare condition that he suffers from, though possibly just to give himself an alibi; and Rich reminisces about working in Ealing. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

RHLSTP 94 - David Mitchell

RHLSTP #94: David Mitchell - Bumming C3PO. Richard talks briefly to a semi-retired postman and considers bumping his guest to chat with him more, but instead introduces perhaps the perfect RHLSTP guest, David Mitchell. It's David's second time in the hot seat (though the chairs have got nicer since he was last here) and Richard is determined not to be as childish and rude to him as he was last time. But will he be able to keep a lid on the simmering mayonnaise vat of bitterness? Find out if David swears during sex, if he would allow himself to be raped by a ghost, why he's so obsessed with war that he's apparently wearing a poppy in January and if he enjoyed working the cloakroom for TFI Friday. There are also some more serious chats about the mindset of someone who paps a couple going for a walk with their baby and why there is so much antipathy towards Ben Elton. But it's possibly the funniest episode yet, with Mitchell, once again, giving possibly the definitive answers to some of the emergency questions. What a treat. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

RHLSTP 93 - John Robins

RHLSTP #93: John Robins - Noel Edmonds' Toilet and Johnny Vaughan's Shower. Richard is reeling over the news that pregnant women are giving public blow-jobs in the Westfield (surely this can only drive Shepherd's Bush property prices upwards) but still has time to introduce his guest, the twice sacked Deal or No Deal warm up man, John Robins. They discuss what it was like sharing a flat with Jon Richardson and Russell Howard, why Richard thinks of Mark Lamarr every time he boils a kettle, daring to challenge the comedy Sauron that is Stewart Lee, the dangers of drinking at gigs, and what it's like being in a relationship with a comedian. If you want to hear John in action you can pay what you like for his last two Edinburgh shows here - https://johnrobins.bandcamp.com/. But pay him a fiver for them, don't be a dick.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

RHLSTP 92 - Jack Whitehall

RHLSTP #92: Jack Whitehall - Moving the Trees. Richard successfully guesses the job of a bearded man in the audience before introducing the luckiest man on planet earth, who knows what it is like to have sex with a robot, Jack Whitehall. Seething with unconcealed jealousy at Whitehall's career and more pertinently his partner, Richard contrives several different ways to kill his guest and his own wife and child. Don't worry it's just a joke. It's almost certainly a joke. Find out the real reason Kate Middleton married Prince William, how Whitehall screwed up a gold-plated publicity opportunity, what it's like working with Shearsmith and Pemberton and rugby's homoerotic origins. A man exhausted from childcare interviews a man exhausted from jet lag about robot sex and the result is predictably indiscreet and hilarious. Richard also forgets Jack's name right at the end, but no one will notice that.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

RHLSTP 91 - Phill Jupitus

RHLSTP #91: Phill Jupitus - (Never Mind) (The) (Buzzcocks). Richard has written his first joke of 2015 and can't wait to share it with the underwhelmed audience, but luckily he is riding high from his incredible level of public recognition on Pointless Celebrities. His guest is the immaculately dressed and multi-talented Phill Jupitus, who isn't so good with names. They chat about giving U2's new song a minute of air play, whether stand-up is harder than acting, how the most difficult person to please is always your mum and why the BBC is doomed. Get the behind the scenes info on Buzzcocks' guests Jedward and Jamelia and witness an old emergency question morph into something new and even more disturbing. Lots of funny stories and a great Mark Steel impression. It's worth subscribing to the monthly badge (rhlstp.co.uk) for the backstage chat too.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 18m

RHLSTP 90 - Eddie Izzard

RHLSTP #90: Eddie Izzard - Magic Ian's Nephew. Richard is unnecessarily unpleasant to someone in the audience (what's new?) before quickly bringing on a man with a drive that burgeons on insanity, but it's the good kind of insanity, Eddie Izzard. It's an unsurprisingly sprawling but incredible conversation that takes us through why God doesn't reveal himself, through the clumsy religious allegories of CS Lewis, through what kind of madness would make a man run 43 Marathons in 51 days, how to pronounce Calippo, how Eddie would have fared in the army, his political ambitions and philosophy, performing in languages that you were recently unable to speak, the short-sighted nature of the Ocean's Eleven franchise, the years of struggling to make it (with some great stories about his street theatre days) and why the world needs to come together and give everyone hope. It's electrifying and inspirational and Richard hardly says anything (because he's not an idiot who is going to waste this opportunity). It's just a proper treat so stop reading this and ingest it NOW!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

RHLSTP 89 - Sarah Kendall

RHLSTP #89: Sarah Kendall - You Can Not Be Serious! Richard is amazed how a joke on Twitter now pretty much always gets taken at face value by someone, even if it's in an open letter to an 8 month-old baby. His guest is Nicole Kidman impersonator and fantastically thoughtful yet and puerile stand-up Sarah Kendall, fresh from her nomination for the big comedy award at the Fringe. They discuss the horrors of child birth, the redundancy of the hand job, growing up in New Newcastle, how audiences can sometimes laugh in the wrong way, the plot holes in Back To The Future, loads of stuff about cocks and vaginas (obviously), the inevitability of nuclear destruction, plus some surprisingly serious bits about the nature of being a stand-up. To be honest, most of the time we forgot that we weren't sitting in the lounge in our Edinburgh flat having the kind of conversations with one another that are totally unacceptable in the actual world. She's the best. Go and see her perform live. You're welcome.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

RHLSTP 88 - John Finnemore

RHLSTP #88: John Finnemore - Peeps at Syria. Richard is stupidly hungover after a rare night out at a top showbiz party and wonders what you buy the man who has had everyone. His guest is the affable and probably sexually vanilla John Finnemore. They discuss the stupidity of working hard for the radio, the three-legged dog that gives John all of his ideas, when Richard was embarrassed by thinking a zombie apocalypse had begun, working with Benedict Cumberbatch and things that make you feel sick. Is Finnemore cursed to live the life of the other John Finnemore? And the small print of the holiday with the Spitting Image puppet is thoroughly explored.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

RHLSTP 87 - Luisa Omielan

RHLSTP #87: Luisa Omielan - The Former Queen of Angola. Richard chats to a man in the audience who is unexpectedly in IT before introducing 'overnight' success and internet sensation Luisa Omielan. Find out how pulling her trousers down in front of some Americans was the key to her success; more than you will want to know about frenulum breve; how to have a break out Edinburgh Fringe hit show; why Big Bird is a prick; and why Richard is too self-conscious to ever enjoy sex. Plus past lives, body image, casual racism, puppet/robot sex and remembering a snack that Rich thought he'd forgotten but hadn't forgotten. It's literally got everything.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

RHLSTP 86 - Robert Popper

RHLSTP #86: Robert Popper - Beef Scarecrows. Richard is somewhat affronted to have been compared to Marmite by the box office at the Leicester Square Theatre, but never mind as his guest (who doesn't carry money and needs his wife to send sandwiches to him in a taxi) is Robert Popper from Friday Night Dinner, Look Around You and the conduit for the brilliant Robin Cooper. Find out what it was like being the assistant to the director on The Glam Metal Detectives, how Leigh Francis attempted to infiltrate ITV, how Popper convinced the Japanese that Gordon Brown had thrown a tangerine into a laminating machine, why elephants get less cancer than humans, and whether the guest or host would use nuclear weapons if they were Prime Minister. Also a new puppet based emergency question and a special introductory call by Robin Cooper.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 21m

RHLSTP 85 - Janey Godley

RHLSTP #85: Janey Godley - I've Never Stabbed Anyone... Oh No, I Have. A tired and possibly ill Richard Herring tries to get through another podcast without vomiting on his guest, the disaster-magnet that is Janey Godley. She talks candidly about marrying the son of a Glasgow gangster; her many family tragedies; and how she survived them. Plus how Jerry Sadowitz was almost killed at one of his first gigs; what she'd like to do with Roland Gift; witnessing horrific accidents and heart-warming scenes from daily life. Plus the Bay City Rollers; Vesta curries; working with your daughter; performing in a prison; and that wonderful moment when you forget that you've stabbed someone. Some truly incredible stories from this brilliantly funny, mildly terrifying, but ultimately rather lovely woman. Check out her book 'Handstands in the Dark', her blog and her podcasts.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

RHLSTP 84 - Lee Mack

RHLSTP #84: Lee Mack - The Centurion. Richard makes more predictions of atrocities that will have occurred in the news on the week of release for this podcast and is impressed by the skills of another astrologer he has encountered. His guest is a man who knows how to clean a horse's anus, it's Lee Mack. Find out the truth behind his claims about cutting mustard, how to pick apricots, whose lawnmowers are in the Southport Lawnmower Museum and hear more musing over what is more morally acceptable, necrophilia or bestiality. Also can you run a marathon if one leg is shorter than the other, why aren't there more women on Would I Lie To You? and what it's like to work with the baby from The Railway Children.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

RHLSTP 83 - Diane Morgan

RHLSTP #83: Diane Morgan - A Bad Dream. Richard discusses some zombie based movie ideas he has had, before introducing the dry-witted and incredulous Diane Morgan who isn't quite sure what she's let herself in for. And it's a surreal, dream-like and occasionally mildly awkward chat about working with Ken Campbell; Richard's failure to see one of Diane's first performances; Bruce Willis on The One Show; Richard's ever-spiralling shoplifting problem; the slight let down of earliest memories (and what is the latest earliest memory that anyone has ever had?); and the importance of making it clear that you're not dating Joe Wilkinson. Find out who Diane would kill if she had one bullet and no repercussions, and what she thinks might be in a medieval pie.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 30s

RHLSTP 82 - Stuart Goldsmith

RHLSTP #82: Stuart Goldsmith - Rear Window. RHLSTP is back (it feels like it never went away) and another kickstarted series begins ALL FOR FREE. Richard is worried that David Cameron has just made all his emergency questions irrelevant and amazed by the way the world has changed in the brief hiatus between series. And it's a PODCLASH as his first guest is the host of the brilliant Comedian's Comedian Podcast as well as Richard's backdoor neighbour, Stuart Goldsmith. With (pretty much) all new emergency questions to try out there's a lot to talk about including how to breathe fire, what Rumpel the Kangaroo King is really like, the BBC's plans to transport all children to the future. Also there's speculation on egg-gate and shit-by-the-gate-gate, as well as the opportunity to purchase a property with a direct view of Stuart Goldsmith's penis. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

RHLSTP 81 - Joe Lycett

RHLSTP #81: Joe Lycett - A Fan Who's Won a Competition. It's the last show in Series 7 and there's an end of term atmosphere and a lot of good natured heckling from a slightly inebriated crowd. Richard's final guest is Peter Dickson impersonator and product of 1988, Joe Lycett. The podcast largely turns into the vehicle for a RHLSTP clips show as Joe quizzes Richard about his favourite and least favourite guests and what the future might hold for the valuable RHLSTP franchise. But there's also time to talk about identifying fish as they are slapped into your face, how much money Richard turned down to appear on TV with Katie Hopkins and the varying depravity of ex Blue Peter presenters. It's a fittingly low key and relaxed end to the series. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

RHLSTP 80 - Limmy

RHLSTP #80: Limmy. Richard is a bit worried about the psychological similarities he shares with murder spree killers, but maybe that's just all comedians. If you read his book you might worry the same thing about this week's guest, cult comedy genius and normal-faced man Limmy. The pair try and fail to remember an ancient Twitter spat, and Richard threatens to reignite it by trying to welcome his guest by talking to him in his own language. There's a lively discussion of Scottish politics, the sexual allure of fake tan and whether it's funny to envisage the death of your own father. Plus an exclusive reading from Limmy's highly entertaining book, Daft Wee Stories.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 38m

RHLSTP 79 - Al Murray

RHLSTP #79: Al Murray. Richard delves into the seedy personal life of Dean and Matilda on the front row, before introducing failed politician and thwarted parachutist Al Murray. They chat about whether it's possible to gauge how an audience is laughing at comedy; running around in some wasteland in your pants at night; the downfall of Farage; and the bizarre social media exchanges that Al's attempt to become an MP led to. Also some glider-based history anecdotes; fears for the Westfield shopping centre; and peach stones in the dishwasher. Will the audience choose to leave or encourage the two to waffle on into the night, and what is the magic that holds them there? Is it due to their racism?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 46m

RHLSTP 78 - Paul Sinha

RHLSTP #78: Paul Sinha - A Stopped Clock is Right About Ted Heath. Richard has witnessed a man carrying out his ultimate fantasy, but realises that sometimes maybe fantasies belong in our heads, not in reality. He is joined by the delightfully gossipy, quizzer, doctor, comedian and Sinnerman Paul Sinha. Obviously they mainly talk about quizzes and their own disastrous TV appearances; but also discuss the least funny sitcom flatshare of all time; John Oliver's tyre knowledge; the subplot running through these 78 podcasts; the difficulty of knowing if words begin and end with the same letter; notorious joke thieves; David Icke - madman or genius; and Rich's plans for an appearance on Tipping Point. What happened when Sinha told Herring that he used to fancy him? And can you work out which famous comic asked him to diagnose a sexually transmitted disease? Who will be done for libel? There's also a revealing discussion about the nature of happiness.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

RHLSTP 77 - Brett Goldstein

RHLSTP #77: Brett Goldstein - Routines About Buttons. Richard is still hungover from his birthday - what a day that was! He is joined by Brett Goldstein, a man who once ran a strip club with his dad. They talk about looking dead eyed into a camera on Weekend Kitchen at Waitrose, working with the Hoff, what it's like on Halloween when you're the only single man on your street, whether sex with a faceless robot counts as cheating and how important it is to get the full consent of the big man and the tiny man. There's another inexplicable ghost story, a disastrous meeting with a comedy hero, a discussion about whether we can ever be truly happy and what effect happiness has on a comedian.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

RHLSTP 76 - Bridget Christie

RHLSTP #76: Bridget Christie - No Man Is Faster Than a Cheese. Richard has just had his third sixteenth birthday and has returned from Amsterdam with a hangover that might just last two weeks. His guest is former milk-maid, fellow West Country cheese enthusiast and Russell Brand lookalike, Bridget Christie. They discuss webbed toes, being the responsible one in a gang of Hell's Angels, John Inverdale's slip of the tongue, the deferred creative revenge on the tedious admin of life and who of the two of them is a more realistic representation for the hopes and dreams of new comedians. Plus a proper serious chat about feminism. Also ghosts that eat crisps and a disembodied hand that Richard somehow failed to equate to the time travelling finger or the ham hand, so seriously was he taking this as a proper interview.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 23m

RHLSTP 75 - Jessica Hynes

RHLSTP #75: A Child's Drawing of the Enola Gay. Richard rewards an audience member for his Top Cat like trick of never having to buy a poppy again and then introduces his guest, a woman who has tried out more different names than eskimos have for snow, it's Jessica Hynes. What's it like working with Pudsey? Who was in Six Pairs of Pants? Why did Jessica sleep in an abandoned children's home? Is there a God or just a hand chucking things up? Is the talc dispensing tit the safer option? Who would rule on an island of King Richards? Find out about the horrendous ant massacres perpetuated by a young Richard Herring and why refusing to cut your hair or put on a bikini can be bad for your career.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 24m

RHLSTP 74 - Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan

RHLSTP #74. Richard has broken his mirror, but wondering if that gives him 7 years bad luck or frees him from the ghosts of the past. His guests are the non British writers and stars of Britain's most exciting sitcom this decade, Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan. Does their onscreen sexual chemistry spill over into real life, even when Rob's genitals are in a bag? Does a filling make you a robot? How exactly do you kill a turkey? Is there a wrong way to try and get Mark Lamarr's attention in a bong shop? Is it better having a baby in America or the UK? And what things would our guests never tell their mother?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

RHLSTP 73 - Robin Ince

RHLSTP #73: Robin Ince - Punching a Watermelon with the Face of Vernon Kay. Richard concludes the story of his disastrous romantic break with his wife and gives away an exclusive RHLSTP mug to one of the RHLSTP mugs. His guest is Britain's premiere John Peel/Oliver Hardy/Stewart Lee impressionist, Robin Ince. They discuss the autobiographies of Don Estelle and Syd Little, how Robin created The Office, a swearing Su Pollard, Iain Lee on a pink tricycle, the funniest serial killer and being the Giant Sand of comedy. Richard also quizzes about his decision to (at least temporarily) give up stand-up. It would be a shame. He's very funny. Having said that, he does seem to be in a very happy mood so why ruin that? SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 18m

RHLSTP 72 - Mark Watson

RHLSTP #72: Mark Watson - Improvisation My Dear (Mark) Watson. Richard is reeling from forgetting about his daughter and another attack on his home (how will he ever sell it?), but excited to be welcoming the eponymous star of Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson to the stage and hoping to talk about nothing but that title for a full hour. Alas he gets distracted into discussing aversion to non-binding cheese; how thunder storms are the UK's biggest killer; advertising pear cider, and the criticisms that engendered; and Watson's love of dry stone-walling. Richard continues to try and pinpoint where having sex with a machine counts as infidelity and tries to encourage Mark to enact some of his fans' sexual fantasies. Also find out why Watson was the Rachel Dolezal of Wales. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

RHLSTP 71 - Johnny Vegas

RHLSTP #71: Johnny Vegas - Maniac in a Suitcase. Giving away a prize to a lucky audience member, Rich reminisces about schoolday bags and realises how much work he has got to do to re-learn his 11 old stand-up shows for his insane attempt to do them all at the Leicester Square Theatre in August and September. His guest is a man who has done Chekov, Dickens and Celebrity Juice, Johnny Vegas. It's a truly fascinating discussion about the duality of the stand-up and where a Johnny ends and Michael Pennington begins. Michael discusses the lengths that Johnny would push him to and his total commitment to being a dog on stage, whether contentment and success mean the death of the character, how to make your own audience out of balloons, why he got the worst degree in his year at University and how he got his revenge. Plus how Monkey has clung to his back like a monkey, and the funniest sex show in history. It's really good.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 39m

RHLSTP 70 - Roisin Conaty

RHLSTP #70: Roisin Conaty - Amstrad Emailer Sex Doll. Richard has come close to death, choking on an apricot stone and in his possible final moments only felt embarrassment, but hopefully he has overcome the shame to interview the woman with the smallest oesophagus in showbusiness, Roisin Conaty. They discuss the problems encountered in having 80 first cousins, the varying careers of East 17, whether it is considered cheating to have sex with a robot, and anal itchiness. It's literally got everything.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

RHLSTP 69 - Louis Theroux

RHLSTP #69: Louis Theroux - Pathetic. Richard is very excited to meet the man who made him give up viewing porn (temporarily), Groove Is In The Heart dancer and park ranger Louis Theroux. With a bad choice of words Richard almost Merchants the podcast early on and the interviewer becomes the interviewee as Herring gets Therouxed and opens up about his pre-marital life. Will he be the subject of one of Louis' future documentaries? Can there be a more insulting thing to happen to a person, given the broken people Louis generally focuses on? Louis' interview with Jimmy Savile is analysed in depth. Should he have spotted the monster lurking beneath the surface? Plus revelations about fagging for Nick Clegg, the bullying of Max Clifford and having your bits ripped off by a chimp. It's a fascinating 90 minute chat, more serious than usual, but still very funny. Thanks to www.secondlab.co.uk and all the other kickstarters.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 27m

RHLSTP 68 - Robert Webb

RHLSTP #68: Robert Webb - I Think I've Explained Peep Show To My Satisfaction. Richard has been making t-shirts for Kickstarter donators but has made quite a basic error on one of them, and also considers a song-based justice system. His guest is the scourge of continuity departments everywhere, Lincolnshire's small-toothed Robert Webb. What was it really like working with Tim from The Office? Is Robert responsible for World War II? Worse, is he responsible for the queues at Shepherd's Bush Post Office? What went on in the Kinema in the Woods? Webb discusses how he felt about appearing nude in the film Confetti and plans an atrocity at a football stadium and reveals how he found out he wasn't going to be doing the Apple ads any more. Sponsored by the awesome www.crowmotion.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

RHLSTP 67 - Romesh Ranganathan

RHLSTP #67: Romesh Ranganathan - Yoghurt Smearing Ethics for the Vegan. Richard has a controversial theory about the recent FIFA controversy and gets paid by a man to call him a fucking idiot to his face before introducing former maths teacher and toilet crier Romesh Ranganathan to the stage of Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre. In possibly the longest RHLSTP they discuss the problems of trying to procure adequate vegan cheese, cost analysis of airline food, whether a lazy eye is really a trademark and what it would take to get Romesh to have a tattoo of Richard on his arm. Find out how you can break your penis and what to do if you then get some jalfrezi on it. Ramesh also has to answer the cash for questions that Richard forgot to ask Emma Kennedy. It goes on for a very long time and a lot of it is about babies, but remember you can stop listening any time you like, unlike the poor captives in the theatre.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 44m

RHLSTP 66 - Emma Kennedy

RHLSTP #66: Which came first, Yazoo or Yazoo? Emma Kennedy. Richard is reeling from a missed opportunity to assassinate a government minister and a mystery cloaca based attack, but is delighted to be chatting to a woman he's been messing about with (not like that) since 1987, it's Britain's premier Subo impressionist and poo anecdotist, TV's Emma Kennedy. The pair revisit finding a Tardis in the lost basement of a Masonic Lodge, wonder when the people of Wales will finally all have shoes and discuss what fluids and solids there must be in every jacuzzi in the land (especially if Richard Herring has been in them). Find out how Emma almost killed Richard before he could go on to commit his atrocities, what kind of hands a 6 foot penis man would have and whether the pair will ever be married as they have always secretly dreamed.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

RHLSTP 65 - Lou Sanders

RHLSTP #65: Lou Sanders - The Pink Bike Helmet of Doom. Richard chats to his audience, with faces old and new, including a mum and daughter that lead him to some dark thoughts and a laughing financial advisor. His guest is eccentric, comedic barmpot, Lou Sanders who reveals her sexy French inner clown, how she foresaw her own death and how she used comedy to cope with breaking up with her fiance. Richard reminisces about their short-lived show on Fubar radio, tries to discover what reiki actually is and is forced to contemplate whether aliens exist. Surely this is the guest most likely to have ever seen a Bigfoot? But even Lou isn't as strange as the inhabitants of LA. You will see this fantastic comedian in all her confident fragility and uncompromising honesty as she achieves a rare accolade: confusing some Reeves and Mortimer fans.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

RHLSTP 64 - Bob Mortimer

RHLSTP #64: Bob Mortimer - Do you believe in Calgon? Richard is back and exhausted from fatherhood and trying to remember how these work and he's smarting from Alan Sugar rejecting his proposed titles for the saggy-faced Lord's autobiography. And there are a few changes and additions thanks to the successful video Kickstarter campaign. The guest has worked with Richard before, but has no memory of it at all, it's Middlesbrough's finest Bob Mortimer. There is some quite specific conversation about the roads in Linthorpe, speculation that Richard may have unknowingly played with a future rock star in his childhood, and the revelation of why Chris Rea was quiet when he was on Shooting Stars. Plus some fantastically and worryingly detailed conversations about terrorist atrocities and how to dispose of a body. Where would we be in a world with no lime? Many thanks to Duncan Thorley for gamely being the first person to sponsor an entire episode. Check out his minecraft sitcom, Maximum Whimsy here: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCW26Bp5qwn4rRetqpScL9QSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 24m

Spike Sligo Festival special: Sofie Hagen

RHLSTPBATSSII with Sofie Hagen - An Abundance of Shells. A surprise bonus RHLSTP recorded at the Spike Sligo Festival in West Ireland to a tiny, but enthusiastic crowd. And the guest is the up-and-coming Danish comedian Sofie Hagen. The pair discuss Richard's new baby and the fear that she might be killed by a stalactite of urine, foolish one night stands, more audacious terrorist plots and fandom of Sligo's most famous export Westlife. The small audience encourage both comedians to be as inappropriate as possible. Sorry if the balance is a bit off, but since I've had a baby I really hate audiophiles more than ever. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 25m

RHLSTP 63 - Stewart Lee (TMWRNJ Special)

RHLSTP # 63: Stewart Lee - This Morning With Richard and Nick. Richard is joined by his erstwhile partner Stewart Lee to chat about This Morning With Richard Not Judy. Stew discovers that there was nearly a very different host, they chat about the Edinburgh Fringe genesis of the idea and how they managed to give away a car, the terrible fate of Histor and Pliny, how ice and gas played a part on the stand-up circuit and the Rod Hull sketches that never were. They are then joined by Paul 'Curious Orange' Putner and Trevor 'Small-Face' Lock to chat about the gravity behind the gravity sketch and how Mark E Smith responded to the Curious Orange. The stink of the past hangs over the occasion like a fetid cloak made of carrion.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

RHLSTP 62 - Paul Putner and Trevor Lock

RHLSTP #62: Paul Putner and Trevor Lock - TMWRNJ RHLSTP. In this and the next podcast Richard is catching up with some of the stars of the failed 1990s comedy show, This Morning With Richard Not Judy. Next week it's one of the more minor figures, but this time we have the Curious Orange and the Small-Faced Boy, Paul Putner and Trevor Lock. The triumvirate remember the Edinburgh Fringe 1997, with the stage version of TMWRNJ which led to the TV series and how Trevor and Paul had Richard's penis waved in their face on a daily basis (in a play). They chat about how they were both witnesses and would-be saboteurs to the burgeoning romance between Richard and his one-time Shrine-based obsession, Julia Sawalha. We also chat about the special relationship that Trevor enjoyed with Nathalie and Paul's specialised expertise in performing as russet coloured disembodied heads. And find out what he thinks about the Annoying Orange. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 24s

RHLSTP 61 - Ben Goldacre

RHLSTP #61: Ben Goldacre - I Think You'll Find It's More Complicated Than That. Richard has bought (and definitely not shoplifted) a present for this week's guest, the author who thinks you'll find it's more complicated than that, Ben Goldacre. It's a change of pace from the usual podcasts, with some serious chats about medicine, quacks, how a dead cat became a doctor and the ways that data and statistics can be abused. But there's still time for Goldacre to raise questions about his sexuality, talk about his pop star mum and discuss his 'friend's' attempts at autofellatio. Can nutritionists work out your allergies by moving your limbs? Are Beroccas just homeopathy for sceptics? Is Lancaster a real place? Is it possible to get a simple yes or no answer as to whether you should wear a cycle helmet? I think you'll find it's more complicated than that.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 23m

RHLSTP 60 - Sue Perkins

RHLSTP #60: Sue Perkins - Superkings. A new website to rival Dirty Britcom Confessions has emerged and Richard is fascinated to find out his fans' favourite food. His guest is a woman who has more bakery-based puns than you have had obscure Eastern European cakes, it's Sue Perkins. Find out what it was like working on Don't Scare The Hare, why Sue nearly turned down The Great British Bake Off and the highs and lows of travelling up the Mekong river. Find out what it's like being the judge of the Booker prize (and who Sue thinks should have won) and why you should never ask the audience to ask the questions. Plus an appearance from our dildo expert.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

RHLSTP 59 - Victoria Coren Mitchell

RHLSTP #59: Victoria Coren Mitchell - What's It Like Being the Unattractive One from Lee and Herring? Richard is gifted a front row audience member who is not only wearing red glasses but is also called Aanth (that is not a typo) and vents as much as he can whilst in a position of strength, knowing his guest should be able to wipe the floor with him: it's record-breaking poker player and the stern host of Only Connect, Victoria Coren Mitchell. She has the requisite disdain for the emergency questions and Richard's foolishly competitive nature and there are fun chats about her attempts to make a porn film, how she faced up to and exposed some weirdo funeral crashers, who puts the bins out in the Coren Mitchell household and how different the Universe might have been if Richard had realised that there was a possible flirtation beneath their first ever meeting. Richard also considers the Universe in which he now has 4 million and Victoria has some good advice about gambling.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 24m

RHLSTP 58 - Milton Jones

RHLSTP #58: Milton Jones - Kids Writing Set. Richard is excited about having been shopping for his as-yet-unborn child and having seen a daring theft from Pret a Manger and is freaked out to think that although recorded in November 2014 this podcast will go out on the cusp of 2015 - the future! His guest is high-haired, loud-shirted gagsmith Milton Jones. They discuss killer heckles and when gigs go wrong, more obscure 1970s TV shows, the Men's Health Abs Challenge and how many people remember the show Planet Mirth. There's some more serious talk about charity work in Uganda which makes it hard to segue back into cock-based questions. But that doesn't stop Richard trying.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

RHLSTP 57 - Michael Legge

RHLSTP #57: Michael Legge - Spreading All Your Nits About. For the first time in RHLSTP history, a guest has been unable to make the recording at the last minute. Al Murray had to drop out due to illness and so Rich was forced to find a new guest who could get to central London in an hour. And that guest was Michael Legge - no, not the one from the film Angela's Ashes or the blind or deaf Hereford-based massage therapist. The one from the Bollings and Nerrin Podcast. I can only apologise. But it turns out that the podcast might be even better with no preparation (ha, as if there's any anyway) and last second bookings cos Michael has funny stories about how he copes with people playing music on the bus, falling out with Robin Ince, Richard's inability to clap, and why he won't eat stuff that's come out of an animal. And there's more serious chat about the rise of the new-sexism in comedy and an almost entirely successful comedy of nostalgia about a show that nobody in the audience seems to have heard of. It gets awkward and weird, but they push through that and find some funny stuff again. He's no Al Murray and he might not even be the Michael Legge that you're thinking of, but he was the best we could do in the time available.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 31m

RHLSTP 56 - Richard Osman

RHLSTP #56: Richard Osman - Desert Island Dicks. Richard has been considering his own mortality after a visit to Highgate Cemetery, realising that one day he himself might die. But it's unlikely. So let's sniff Dicks whilst the sun shines and we have the biggest Dick so far in the series (though not the biggest guest) with host of Two Tribes and Pointless, Richard Osman. Rich pitches all manner of TV shows to the highly successful TV producer, who seems unimpressed (even with Goodnight Goodnight Sweetheart Sweetheart). You'll also find out what was with Prize Island, who won the World Cup of Chocolate (also what is the best crisps and chew) and Rich's performance on Pointless is roundly mocked. And in a segment that is bound to have a Sachsgate style repercussion on all internet programming, Richard Osman is very rude about Richard's mum, Barbara Herring, who has done nothing wrong, but point out a gross error made by the Egghead presenter (oh, sorry, he doesn't present that show).SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

RHLSTP 55 - Andy Zaltzman

RHLSTP #55: Andy Zaltzman - Pogo Stick Assassin. Rich has more ideas for terrorist atrocities and wonders if vitamin supplements might be the key to bringing down an aeroplane. His guest is crazy-haired satirist for hire, Andy Zaltzman. What would the TV rights to the destruction of the Houses of Parliament be? What's the best thing a terrorist has ever said? What's the appeal of cricket? Is a shed the ultimate goal for any writer? Is dating a six foot tall penis man really the best way to get over the death of one's wife? How different would the world be if John Oliver and Andy switched places like in the film Freaky Friday? It must be tough when your double act partner goes on to be much more successful than you. Poor Andy. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

RHLSTP 54 - Josh Widdicombe

RHLSTP #54: Josh Widdicombe - Celebrity Juice. Rich is excited to reveal his new 'grown-up' question notebook, but will having a baby make him stop finding some jokes funny? His guest has both a Mastermind and a Pointless trophy; it's Devonian Josh Widdicombe. Find about the Pret a Manger lifestyles of the rich and famous that you can only dream of emulating, what the secret behind Josh's impressively swollen genitalia is and whether he prefers comedy or something else. The comedy/awkwardness of awkwardness around the Stephen Merchant interview continues. Richard fails to make amends. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

RHLSTP 53 - Rebecca Front

RHLSTP #53: Rebecca Front. Richard is very excited about his Nostradamus-like abilities to predict the future and makes another audacious claim about future-tech. Only time will tell if he is right again. His guest is the ubiquitous and claustrophobic Rebecca Front, a woman who has appeared in all manner of award-winning TV and Radio roles, but never, it seems, if Richard has been involved in the production too. You'll discover the confusion that can be caused by a mistimed fan shouting out one of your catchphrases, what Patrick Marber is really like to work with, how Morse will never be allowed to die and what happened when Lauren Bacall ate one of her husband's chips. Rich is embarrassed to ask his usual stupid, sexual questions to someone he considers to be purer than the Virgin Mary, especially when her 15 year-old son is in the audience. But he still asks them. Because he is trapped in a nightmare of his own making that he can't escape. And was 'You Can Choose Your Friends' one of the great lost TV series or the worst thing ever to be on television (according to the Evening Standard)? Judge for yourselves here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80GnRgxvhjI SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

RHLSTP 52 - Sarah Millican

RHLSTP #52: Sarah Millican - Why Won't You Tell Us Your Exact Address? Rich has some surprising and life-changing news to share, but that doesn't mean that gloves (and pants if it's cold enough) aren't off for the annual sparring match with TV's Sarah Millican. Who will win the flirtatious/offensive battle of wits this time? You'll find out why she appeared on TV without her underwear, why she kept her first husband's name, and be asked to consider whether she was unreasonable when she refused to tell a journalist her exact address. And would her DVDs sell better if she included a free sample of her own excrement? But you will learn more about Rich than his interviewee this week, because he was a bit tired and unable to control his mouth or brain. What does he have for breakfast on tour? Who was right and who was wrong during Cornetto-gate? Is money real or a meaningless abstract? And what happens if he ceases to be before he sees his own sexcrement? SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

RHLSTP 51 - Sara Pascoe

RHLSTP #51: Sara Pascoe - Kamikaze Sperm. Even though eight days have passed since the Half-Marathon, Richard still aches like it was all just yesterday. But he will soon forget his woes when he chats to the great-grandaughter of music writer Rosa Newmarch (and you never know who her great-grandfather might have been), Sara Pascoe. In what is one of Rich's favourite ever RHLSTPs the chat encompasses whether a vegan can eat a ham hand, how a six foot tall penis man would cope with his terrible life, what it's like to be part of a younger generation of comedians who are about to storm the comedy citadel and claim their rightful crown, and why there should be more women on Would I Lie To You?. Sara and Richard chat about how they fell in love (with other people) as their significant others possibly get together in the darkness of the auditorium. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 24m

RHLSTP 50 - Steve Coogan

RHLSTP #50: Steve Coogan - Celebrity Ghost Train. Rich is still alive and kicking (and dancing) only a day after completing a Half Marathon in record breaking time (though to be fair he had a ringer to do it for him) and he's disappointed in the movie 'The Wolf of Wall Street' for all kinds of reasons. But he has a very special guest to help him celebrate his half century of RHLSTPs, it's the go-to guy if you want someone to play a small toy figure, Steve Coogan. A-ha! (Steve loves it when people do that). They chat about getting laughs at the Leveson Enquiry, why so many people that Steve has done impressions of have ended up in gaol, Stewart Lee's Partridge-inspiring encounter with a superfan and why 'Around the World in 80 Days' really needed more martial arts in it. And finally we're going to find out who created Alan Partridge. Will Steve pay Richard the 250,000 he demands in royalties? No he won't. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

RHLSTP 49 - James Acaster

RHLSTP #49: James Acaster - Two Men in a Field with Walkie Talkies and it's All Clear. Psychic Richard manages to divine the life of someone in his front row merely by looking at him, though what he finds out about this person's nipples will change your life forever. His guest this week is the Rod Hull faced comedian James Acaster. You will find out what it's like to survive three car crashes and two train derailments, how much you could expect to earn selling slurpies in Kettering in the 1990s and what it is that draws the police to conspiracy theorists. Acaster also completely Mitchells the new emergency question. But has he ever seen a Bigfoot? You'll have to wait until the end of the podcast to find out. But it's unlikely I reckon. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

RHLSTP 48 - Brendon Burns

RHLSTP #48: Brendon Burns - Not Even The Go To Guy With This Face. Richard forgot to lube his nipples and now he's in all kinds of pain, but he's mainly glad that his nipples get to experience any sensation at all. And hopefully his guest this week will steer clear of his breast area and who - to make up for his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast no-show - turned up two hours early, Brendon Burns. They chat about why Stewart Lee fans are 'the worst', whether certain words are unsayable, how splitting yourself into two different comedic personalities can only lead to mental breakdown, if the loss of libido is a blessed release, and what it's like to be mistaken for Ferris Bueller. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

RHLSTP 47 - Mark Gatiss

RHLSTP #47: Mark Gatiss - T R Assmagik. Richard is still reeling from the lurgy he had in last week's show and his guest is also not very well, it's Mark Gatiss from off of League of Gentlemen and Fear of Fanny. Inevitably there is a lot of discussion about obscure 1970s TV and Tim from The Office being in Sherlock and you'll find out which Doctor Who monster Mark would most like to have sex with. But other questions include: How did Mark prepare for the role that made him famous, the voice of Greg Evigan on TMWRNJ? What characters DIDN'T make it into the League of Gentlemen? What is the biggest fossil that he has ever discovered? Should Rich buy a metal detector? And there's a terrifying real-life ghost story, and more on conspiracy theories. It's gentle and largely dignified, as one would expect from two middle-aged men with colds and bad backs. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 22m

RHLSTP 46 - Katherine Ryan

RHLSTP #46: Katherine Ryan - Pissing in a Money Tin. A new series of RHLSTP and Richard has a whole raft of new emergency questions, to the consternation of his audience who just want to hear the old ones. Predictably he is a bit obsessed with Tory MPs sending pictures of their winkies to pretend women, but less predictably concerned that the Tory party might be made up of actual penises. His first guest comes from Sarnia - the no-nonsense, no-holds-barred Katherine Ryan. There's some interesting conspiracy theories revolving around Beyonce, what it's like to work in Hooters, the dirty protests at a Crouch End Primary School, the stupidity of American tourists using their children as bear-bait, and as she's from Canada so she's got to have seen a BigFoot, right? SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

Machynlleth Festival special: Mike Wozniak

It's Mike Wozniak!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 3m

RHLSTP 45 - Nick Helm

RHLSTP #45: Nick Helm - Przepraszam. Richard harangues the willing fools on the first row as usual, though it's a man on the second row who will inadvertently make the most impact on the podcast. The guest this week is Nick Helm, instantly recognisable in face if not voice to everyone in Poland. The pair carry out some onstage sex acts which will delight the perverts on Dirty Britcom Confessions (if you buy one of the series on video you might want to make it this one) and disgust all decent minded people. You will find out how the team of Uncle got round BBC compliance issues, what to do in St Albans when your dreams have been shattered, where the Bermuda Triangle of the Edinburgh Fringe is, what it's like to perform there, and experience a ham-hand based pun that it's astonishing hasn't been stumbled across before now. All this and there's a chance that the series will end with the mysterious death of someone in the theatre. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 26m

RHLSTP 44 - Jon Ronson

RHLSTP #44: Jon Ronson - Gaybomb. An almost imperceptibly slimmer than the beginning of the series Richard Herring takes the stage to find a slightly sinister pair of men in the front row. What do they do? Do we really want to know? No, because the guest this week is journalist, screen-writer and broadcaster Jon Ronson who is a man with some good stories. Find out what happened when he met the politically correct arm of the KKK, was outed as a Jewish man whilst with jihadists in Crawley, how he went UFO Spotting with Robbie Williams, was chased by the Bilderberg group's less expert henchmen and how being keyboardist for Frank Sidebottom led to him writing his latest film. Also what was in Stanley Kubrick's archive, visiting a dado-masochist porn set and being confused with Louis Theroux. Plus Jon comes armed with his own emergency question, which to be honest Richard totally nails. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

RHLSTP 43 - Susan Calman

RHLSTP #43: Susan Calman - Helen Mirren Mask. Richard is still a bit giddy and over-excited from meeting Harry Shearer and, after being on his best behaviour for 75 minutes, is now off the leash and at his most childish and pathetic. And who dares walk into this hurricane of smut? Only Susan Calman... who feels, possibly correctly, that she isn't being given the respect of the previous guest. Find out how one of the tallest comedians in the UK snuck one of the smallest into a party, how Richard is planning to win the Gay Celebrity of the Year 2015, who has the tiniest hands in comedy, and if you watch the video you'll get to see the ultimate guide to fingering. In spite of Richard offending the Scottish, the Chinese and Susan's dead grandma, there's no real danger of Richard 'doing a Merchant' and somehow they manage to steer the puerile conversation towards depression and Section 28. Plus which celebrity would you like to stroke your hair as you die? And more on the proposed Edinburgh Fringe show where Rich and Susan are forced to have sex with each other, against both of their wills. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 40m

RHLSTP 42 - Harry Shearer

RHLSTP #42: Harry Shearer - Creative Differences. Richard has some news of an amazing time travelling finger and is clearly super excited to be meeting one of his all-time comedy heroes, Harry Shearer from off of This is Spinal Tap and The Simpsons. Rich was too scared to talk to him when he saw him improbably travelling on London's Tube, but hopefully he won't just sit quietly, staring at him and saying nothing this time. The pair discuss Harry's career which seems to break the space-time continuum as he's worked with such legends as Abbott and Costello, Jack Benny and Mel Blanc. Why does Derek Smalls wrap his courgette in tin foil and what's his affiliation with Shrewsbury Town? How much creative control do the actors on The Simpsons have over the characters they have helped create? Is stubbornness a pro or a con when trying to make it in show business? What is the Jerry Lewis film, "The Day The Clown Cried" really like? Will we hear from Simpsons character Hugh Jass? It's an amazing interview with a driven and hilarious genius man. And Harry Shearer is in it too. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

RHLSTP 41 - Josie Long

RHLSTP #41: Josie Long - Fruit Pastille Lolly. After being unnecessarily rude to his audience again, Richard introduces this week's guest, comedian, cartoonist and film maker, Josie Long. They chat about sharing car journeys with Stewart Lee's misbehaving (embodied) anus, how to respond to Twitter abuse, suncream that beams into your hand and killing Hitler by pushing his eye into his brain. Plus there's an extraordinary story of an almost impossible survival of a spectacular car crash that leaves it uncertain as to whether Josie is actually just a ghost. Plus more odd dirty britcom confessions and the weirdness of Josie being told them by the bloke from Fist of Fun. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 26m

RHLSTP 40 - Danny Baker

RHLSTP #40: Danny Baker - I Don't Need A Receipt, Chaz. Richard is still recovering from his important educational work on International Women's Day, but luckily he isn't going to be taxed by having to speak very much, because his guest is the loquacious and unsinkable Danny Baker. In a show overflowing with content you will find out, amongst much else, about a laserdisc signed by David Bowie, how Danny's amazing dad took umbrage with Harry Enfield, where talcum powder comes from, how to go to Hawaii with no money in the bank and how surviving cancer taught Danny nothing. Is Baker responsible for Bob Marley's demise? Is having no ambition or plan the key to showbiz success? Can you do a consumer affairs programme if you have sympathy with the villains? Is there any point in me trying to list all the stuff that happened? Baker is an amazing force of nature. This one could have gone on for days. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

RHLSTP 39 - Greg Davies

RHLSTP #39: Greg Davies - Ian Gunpowder. Richard chats with his audience and manages to secure himself a TV writing job, as well as marvel at his once IT heavy, bearded male audience being replaced by people who might actually have had sex. Don't worry, the nerds are still there and they're still the best! This week's guest is very tall and has never been told that before, it's sexually-charged comedian and actor Greg Davies. They converse about how W G Grace upstaged Greg's sister's wedding, how Guy Fawkes died and whether he'd welcome a time-travelling penis, how Greg embarrassed himself in front of Rik Mayall in a supermarket and bum-based encounters with doctors. It's raucous and very funny. This is one that might be worth paying the £3.50 to see on video. Not only does Greg have some amazing facial reactions, but Richard carries out one of the dirtybritcom confession fantasies on him. It's very, very sexy. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 15m

RHLSTP 38 - Alexei Sayle

RHLSTP #38: Alexei Sayle - Mouse Killing Alarm Clock. Richard has a pus-filled finger, which is disgusting even in audio, but that doesn't stop the people at Dirtybritcom Confessions pretending to fantasise about him. His guest recently referred to him as one of his 'comedy children', but let's see how far his paternal feelings will stretch, it's the legendary Alexei Sayle. They chat about being expelled from school, why Guildford is funnier than Hatfield, getting Christmas cards from a man who has played chess with death, Keith Allen using his audience as a dartboard (and getting his cock out a lot), why Alexei's cat can never hope to play Sherlock and how his mum can't tell him from a rubber dwarf. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

RHLSTP 37 - Robert Llewellyn

RHLSTP #37: Robert Llewellyn - Charlie Chaplin's Lasts. Richard meets his audience, who are predictably much better than last week's to discover a disconcerting leap in the attractiveness and coolness of the people in the front row. Also apparently the queue for the women's toilet was longer than the one for the men's. Something is changing in the world of this podcast and we should all be very afraid. Robert Llewellyn from Red Dwarf and Carpool is the charming and engaging guest. They discuss how the right-on comedy troupe 'The Joeys' got their name, science fiction in which the future is better than the present, a slightly disturbing use of time travelling genitalia, a near fatal car crash, the weirdness of being recognised from behind and how to escape from prison with a piss-drenched shirt. The Big Foot question finally comes good after so many attempts. I told you it was worth it.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

RHLSTP 36 - Helen and Olly

RHLSTP #36: Helen and Olly from Answer Me This! - Okapi Sandwich. Richard is bristling from more anarchic behaviour in the swimming pool and pitching ideas for Dragon's Den. His guests are Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann from rival Sony Gold and Silver (but crucially not bronze) winning podcast Answer Me This. They seem to hold some kind of grudge for Richard having made them his enemies in the old Collings and Herrin podcasts, but as Richard was under the thrall of his Herrin character he can't really remember anything about that. Anyway, it's an old-fashioned podclash! The conversation scales the heady heights of time-travelling genitalia, British Forces Broadcasting and how to get sacked from the Lorraine show. Is semen a powerful cologne? What happens if you fall in love with someone in an oil painting? Has Helen married a ghost? Will Richard be bummed to death by the end of the show and how would Olly's bumming sushi carousel work in practice?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 18m

RHLSTP 35 - Jenny Eclair

RHLSTP #35: Jenny Eclair - You Go! Rich meets his audience, some familiar, some new. His guest has had an interesting afternoon at the gynaecologists and the cinema, but which was more painful? It's Jenny Eclair. They chat about French kissing Shane Ritchie, how to shoplift the complete works of Herge and ways to improve daytime quizzes. Find out about what it was like to do punk poetry at the legendary Tunnel Club, to be heckled by Woman's Hour and why you should get John Lewis to install your dishwasher. At least one of the people on this podcast has won on Pointless Celebrities. But have they both?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1857m 37s

RHLSTP 34 - Adam Buxton

RHLSTP #34: Adam Buxton - You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore. Rich is back for an unprecedented 5th series of this stupid podcast, worried that he might have the same effect on this week's guest as he did with Stephen Merchant. But it's unlikely as it's a welcome return for the man with the pink bicycle, Adam Buxton. What is the ethical age for a dog to be before you have sex with it? How much does the cartoon 'The Snowman' inform us about the career of David Bowie? Are we ready to consider the mortality of our fathers? Plus a (prearranged?) call from Buxton junior.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

RHLSTP 33 - Stephen Merchant

RHLSTP #33: Stephen Merchant - Suckling Milk From A Cow's Udder. Richard gives his surprise mystery (to the audience at least) guest possibly the worst introduction known to mankind, but gigantic Stephen Merchant is more than a match for this tiny Somerset hobbit. The pair discuss big foot-based anal sex, the disappointing lack of shenanigans in the bar at the 1997 reboot of Blockbusters, setting up Jack Bauer's Facebook page, penis-length anxiety, how Stephen accidentally ended up shooting a porn film, the Wookey Hole paper-mill, what it's like picking up Ricky Gervais' Bafta and the rigours of filming with Halle Berry. Tim from The Office might get a mention. Due to Richard getting a bit overtired and overexcitable it goes a bit weird towards the end, but Stephen has achieved a lot of success through the comedy of embarrassment, so it's nice for him to witness some at such close quarters. You are going to enjoy Richard trying to dig himself out the hole he creates and doesn't seem to want to escape. It's an awkward end to a fun series of which Richard is both proud and ashamed. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

RHLSTP 32 - Simon Pegg

RHLSTP #32: Simon Pegg - In A Round Hole. Richard has just returned from Vienna, burdened with ice-cream disappointments and further worries about his wife's insensitive choice of cheese. But he's got a blinding guest to cheer him up, a man who has appeared in the triumvirate of sci-fi classics, but that won't mean anything until he's learned to jaunt, Simon Pegg. They discuss what Tom Cruise is really like, the pressures of being a godfather to a superstar baby, playing pranks and throwing up on the set of Star Trek, what it's like working with your teenage film star crush, time-travel cock rings, Ben Dover's merchandise and Richard suggests a new sitcom which might provide an opening for the return of Spaced. It probably won't though. And Richard dares to ask Simon what he himself considers his worst film. There could be fireworks!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

RHLSTP 31 - Ross Noble

RHLSTP #31: Ross Noble - Trojan Badger. The company director with the sexiest voice in the world is in the front row and Richard is needlessly rude to his less sexy fans. His guest is one of the world's greatest improvisers, Ross Noble. Richard shows how hard interaction can be by failing to find anything funny to say about the rest of the front row. But luckily from there on in, he is not going to get a word in edgeways as Ross talks non-stop for approaching 100 minutes about TGI Friday's, what it's like to own a tank, convincing his daughter that he's a wizard, why you can't trust Twitter to provide medical advice, why he's more Geordie than Cheryl Cole and how difficult it is to peel potatoes when all your possessions have been destroyed. There are also pyres of burning animals and mad cow leather trousers and criticisms of a hopefully still living Bruce Forsyth. Can Ross get comedy gold where Richard failed by interrogating a child therapist in the front row or can it only end in disaster? Can the pair keep the podcast going forever? Is it still going on now? Will you ever be able to catch up?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 33m

RHLSTP 30 - Dara O Briain

RHLSTP #30: Dara O Briain - Penis Sausage. Richard is stuffed to the gills with giant chocolate buttons and recounts the time he got lost in Buckingham Palace, and still is on the prowl for flies to murder. There is a beef with his guest, Dara O Briain, who still remembers the scathing review that Herring gave him in an online diary back in 1998. And there's more online comment as the pair discuss the sexual fantasies that comedy fans harbour on Dirty Britcom Confessions. There's also chat about how to cope with fatalities on aeroplanes, whether it was worth almost dying on the Zambezi to stop African children being able to play, the paradoxes of digit-based time travel and the truth about goose rescuing myths. And Dara has definitely seen a Bigfoot. If you take nothing else away from this podcast then let it be that.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

RHLSTP 29 - Miles Jupp

RHLSTP #29: Miles Jupp - What IS the Story in Balamory? Richard tells a story of a terrifying prediction made by an Armenian fortune teller and is needlessly insulting to a dead broadcaster before introducing this week's guest, Miles Jupp. Although Jupp has appeared in films with George Clooney and Jon Stewart and won plaudits for his stage and TV work, Richard is keen to talk to him about the children's television show, Balamory, and NOTHING ELSE. The audience do not share the host's fascination with this lazily acted, repetitive show for pre-schoolers, but Herring's view is clouded by watching it in a fun of alcoholic despair, so it made him question the very nature of being. Don't worry, the Balamory part only lasts about 25 minutes, so there's still at least an hour of chat about divinity, the Harry Potter franchise, tea tasting and fly fishing, Miles' suspiciously late booking for the podcast and a bizarre phobia of lettuce. You'll also find out some of the good things that terrorists have said and done and witness Richard losing the ability to speak and the will to live as his half-marathon exhaustion finally overcomes him. At least he's not an Imp Pervert. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 35m

RHLSTP 28 - Miranda Hart

RHLSTP #28: Miranda Hart - Randy Dyke. After the infestation of flies that plagued the first two podcasts of the series Richard has been gifted a tennis racquet shaped fly exterminator to try and deal with the issue. There aren't many flies around, but a game member of the audience agrees to be zapped. May she rest in peace. Richard is still a bit sore from running a half-Marathon (sponsor him here - http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RichardHerring) in the record breaking time of under 2 hrs 38 minutes, but has a guest who has run 100 metres in just over 12 seconds, Miranda Hart. The pair last appeared together in the short film, A Very British Cult, in which Richard was the STAR, so let's just remember that and none of the stuff that's happened subsequently. They also chat about the different comedy they have created from falling into graves, being mistaken for the wrong gender, laughing at inappropriate times and Miranda's trial for QPR. There's a further exciting evolution for the ham hand/suncream armpit question (which leaves ham and armpits behind) and a treat for fans of the opening credits of some of the series of Not Going Out (that's just Richard then).SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

RHLSTP 27 - Rufus Hound

RHLSTP #27: Rufus Hound - Aggy! Aggy! Aggy! - Richard is once again plagued by a swarm of flies that he fears only he can see. His guest is ex-moustachioed comedian and actor, Rufus Hound. The initial twins chat about what it's like working for Claire's Accessories, Peter Wyngarde's ill-judged pop career and a protracted and fascinating insight into the reasons that Rufus really left Celebrity Juice (including an incredible stand-off with the woman off of 'How Clean is Your House?'). Also see who comes off best in a fight between Rufus and a chair (best viewed in video mode!) SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 31m

RHLSTP 26 - Shappi Khorsandi

RHLSTP #26: Shappi Khorsandi - Talcum Powder Tit. RHLSTP (rhlstp) is back and Richard has stories from Armenia and the Amalfi Coast and is threatening to reveal the plot to the final episode of Breaking Bad (no spoilers, don't worry). His guests today are Shappi Khorsandi and a load of flies that have invaded the theatre (you don't get this on Graham Norton). Whilst trying to kill flies, the human beings in the show discuss how to check for car bombs, Tucker Jenkins, what English people smell of, dating rock stars and telling Julian Fellowes to fuck off.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

RHLSTP 25 - Sean Hughes

RHLSTP #25: Sean Hughes - Mango Mist. The guest for the final RHLSTP of the series has had a drink with Morrissey, seen a member of Madness drying his bum hair and has failed to discuss time travel with Gary Sparrow's best mate. It's Sean Hughes. Was 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' the most badly named panel show ever? Is it ever the wrong thing to do to refuse to take down an old man's swimming trunks? Will the cast of 'Robbie the Reindeer: Close Encounters of the Herd Kind' ever be reunited? How did Irish Republicans get secret messages to the inmates of Lincoln Gaol? Can Richard be persuaded to discuss all the secret work he does for charity? Can a vegetarian eat a ham hand? And what is the valve on the suncream dispensing armpit actually like? There's more fire, more singing and exotic fruits in misted spray form. Find out all about what Sean is up to at http://www.seanhughes.co.uk/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 24m

RHLSTP 24 - Isy Suttie

RHLSTP #24 - Isy Suttie - The Moon Told Me To Kill. It's the clash of the vaguely gold coloured Sony Award winners, but who will come off as comedy king (or queen). The shamefully uncompetitive and relentlessly cheerful Isy Suttie isn't even entering into it. But she is prepared to perform her own fire-based stunts (check out the video podcast to see this in all its burning glory - www.gofasterstripe.com/podcasts). Many questions that will be answered in this penultimate episode of the series: Why do Indian call centre staff know how to pronounce Isy's surname? When should a mother stop breast-feeding? Can you communicate with your own ghost via a ouija board? How are relations between Rich's grandma and grandad in Heaven? Also advice on how to fail to seduce 12 year old boys, heckles from a Olympic gold medal winner and a delightful musical finale.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

RHLSTP 23 - Mark Thomas

RHLSTP 23: Mark Thomas - The Disillusioning Illusionist - It's time for a bit of politics, but that's no reason not to discuss huge, ageing wrinkly ballbags, because tonight's guest is that rarest of things (if you're a journalist or a TV commissioner) a political comedian. It's the delightfully subversive Mark Thomas. There are tales of working for the legendary Dave Allen, getting in the Guinness Book of Records, being spied on, heckling anti-abortionists, the funny side of funerals, opera-loving builders, gigging in a cattle market, trying to get trolls for all London bridges, how the police force deal with the spirit of Winston Churchill and bringing Ireland to the Apple store. You'll also find out what prompted Mark to stop working for Channel 4 and how he lost his religion. And more proof that bronze is better than silver and gold.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 28m

RHLSTP 22 - Edgar Wright

RHLSTP #22: Edgar Wright - Spaced By The Bell. At last it's the podcast that addresses the burning issue of modern Britain - which is the best Somerset based show cave complex? Cheddar Gorge (obviously) or rubbishy old Wookey Hole. It'd be a shame to have Britain's most exciting film director on the show without wasting most of the time talking about this and the obscure and sexist Roald Dahl short story - Switch Bitch. And Richard hates to disappoint. Luckily he occasionally manages to blunder into discussing Wright's canon of work, from A Fistful of Fingers through Asylum, some ideas for a new series of Spaced, right up to the amazing new film The World's End. But there's still time to talk about what it's like to be taught by both parents, desecrating the graves of your former employers and Rich's ideas to reboot Goodnight Sweetheart and We Will Rock You before Edgar has to dash off to finish off his new film. But is there time to add a shrek?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

RHLSTP 21 - Russell Brand

RHLSTP #21 - Russell Brand - Richard Carpenter Punishment. In a theatre that one suspects is stuffed to the rafters with journalists hoping to steal a scoop, Rich is left wondering, what do you ask the man who has already admitted everything? Obviously you mainly ask him about ham hands. But that can only fill 40 or so minutes, so as well as that they discuss the author of Catweazle, how many hours of childhood they jointly wasted playing one-player Subbuteo, why on earth Russell wanted to appear in a remake of Arthur, how to be good at sex (though you'll have to study the video version to find out), what's beyond the boundaries of comedy, if throwing rat gizzards into an audience is comedic lunacy or genius, Jimmy Savile, wanking off a man in a toilet, plus an attempt to get an exclusive about Katy Perry's wee. The audience show their ignorance of how to make bronze and Richard Carpenter (not that one). The Welsh children question writers continue to demonstrate that their Stephen Fry triumph was a flash in the pan. There's jokes and philosophy from this complex, brilliant, ridiculous, fragile, eloquent, beautiful man. Also Russell Brand is in it (I am funny).SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 42m

RHLSTP 20 - John Lloyd

RHLSTP #20 - John Lloyd - It's Not Personal. Richard continues with his mission to get to be a guest on QI with top TV producer John Lloyd, though Lloyd seems intent on demonstrating why Herring is too thick to get on the programme with increasingly difficult questions about how many chemicals there are in a carrot, how to define art and if God wears sandals. Or something. It gets brain-hurtingly deep and philosophical as both men attempt to discover the meaning of life. Plus there's some great behind the scenes stories from Not The Nine O'Clock News and Blackadder Goes Forth, Doctor Snuggles and the world of advertising. Does everything happen for a reason? Why does Richard Dawkins waste his time retweeting praise? Where else could you hear a quite clever man being bamboozled by a very clever man, before asking him if he'd prefer a ham hand or a suncream armpit? Nowhere.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

RHLSTP 19 - Mary Beard

RHLSTP #19 - Mary Beard - Fattening Dormice. After last week's headline-grabbing show, Richard feels under pressure to coax revelations from his guest, classicist Mary Beard, but is a bit distracted by transport and atrocity based magazines. Instead he mainly talks about penises in Pompeii, realising that if only he could travel in time that he would be the most popular comedian in that knob-obsessed empire. But all the big historical questions are asked - why is Pan having sex with a goat? What did the people of Herculaneum use to wipe their bums? Where did Ancient Romans sleep? What were Julius Caesar's real last words? Is having sex with a statue the worst thing you can do? Mary also talks about Anus Arsehole Gill and how she fought back against the trolls, what words you can't say on Women's Hour and meeting the Queen with Bruce Forsyth. Back to normal then!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 34s

RHLSTP 18 - Stephen Fry

RHLSTP #18 - Stephen Fry. Hit It Bitch! - In a frankly extraordinary, must-listen, funny, poetic and heart-breaking podcast Richard interviews quintessential Englishman (take that EDL) Stephen Fry. Find out what the Spice Girls said to Prince Charles about Prince Albert, the favourite expletive of Lionel Jeffries, why Fabian is the best character in Twelfth Night, why Richard is going to graffiti Fry's grave, which women Steve wants to have sex with, Richard's clunky attempts to audition for QI (will be more of that next week). Richard's clunky attempts to refer to Mr Fry as Steve, whether you have to read The Hobbit to be in The Hobbit, the commercial possibilities of an Ann Widdecombe sex tape, what happened when the Bishop of Bath and Wells went to a prison for young offenders and the insecurity of John Travolta. Some brilliant additional questions by Ben Evans age 12. And properly poignant revelations about mental illness. It is mind-blowing and moving. If you end up killing David Cameron after this podcast then that is not our responsibility.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 33m

Extra: Stand-Up 2013

RHLSTP Extra - Waiting for Stephen! The full Stephen Fry podcast will be up as soon as possible, both as free audio or paid video (http://www.gofasterstripe.com/podcasts). It is the best RHLSTP yet for many reasons, do not miss it! But in the meantime here is Rich's audience warm up set from Monday night. As he goes on stage, he is slightly nervous as Stephen hasn't shown up yet, so he's looking for alternative guests in the crowd. And there are rich pickings, two butlers, a nuclear physicist and a bizarre pair of shifty men, one wearing an 'I Love London' hat. What are they doing? What are they planning? Will Stephen turn up? (Spoiler: yes)SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com
07/09/1829m 15s

RHLSTP 17 - Chris Addison

RHLSTP# 17: Chris Addison. He's snogged someone who used to be a dead child and worked with Gail Porter, but did he punch a cupboard? Richard, fresh from his triumphant third place Sony, is back with guest Chris Addison, deliberately doing visual things to try and make you pay for the video version (available from www.gofasterstripe.com/podcasts) but still giving you the audio for free. It's the usual mixture of incompetence, awkwardness and petty jealousy, but luckily there's some funny stuff too! Which film is shitter, Sliding Doors or The Truman Show? Why must we all be grateful for the slaughter of World Wars? How do you make a merkin? Is cupboard cheese more dangerous than cocaine? You'll also find out a novel way to use a pencil. You've really got to see it to believe it!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 40m

Sony Awards special

RHLSTP Extra - the Sony Awards. Unbelievably this stupid cock / hamhand / bigfoot-obsessed podcast got nominated for a Sony Comedy Award up against proper BBC comedy shows. But would it win? (spoiler alert - don't look at the picture). Rich decided to try and get some value out of the £1200 it cost him to enter and attend the ceremony and, because his whole life must be documented, he made this into a podcast too. He interviews his competitors Isy Suttie, Rufus Hound and John Finnemore, and gets steadily more drunk (and is quite drunk at the start). All the excitement, embarrassment and self-indulgence is captured on a digital recorder, including the moment when he found out if he'd won or lost. Also featuring our producer Ben Walker, wife Catie Wilkins and, producer of John Finnemore's show, Ed Morrish. And quite a lot of alcohol. This is why it's a good job that Rich stays sober for the regular podcasts.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com
07/09/1828m 53s

Machynlleth Festival special: Pappy's

RHLSTP (BATMCF) Special! - it's like the Leicester Square Theatre Podcast but it's at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival in Wales and is at the packed Y Tabernacle. It's the first podcast since the show was nominated for a prestigious Sony so the pressure is on to keep the fellatio and bumming jokes to the highest standard. And the guests are rising stars and rival non-Sony award nominated podcasters Pappy's (all they've got is a new TV series, the losers). There's plenty of charity human centipede fun to be had with Huge Ackman, bleeding heads, Animal Antics, public nudity and the ham hand question is nearly destroyed, but becomes stronger. There's a half-hearted attempt to put a shrek in it which shows that boat has sailed and too much self-pity. But it doesn't matter, it's not a proper London one!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 8s

RHLSTP 16 - Russell Howard

RHLSTP #16: Russell Howard - A Foreskin full of Haribo. It's the podcast so funny that it can make you go into labour. Even if you're not pregnant. Maybe one day it will eject a future monarch into the world. Rich is concerned about having his identity stolen the very week that he has bought an embarrassing item on the Internet. But clean-dicked Russell Howard has popped by to discuss the stuff that got cut from Banter, how he learned the facts of life, Badgerline and how he almost lost a thumb (and he didn't even have a ham hand!) There's a special surprise guest and some audience interaction and some quite specific heckle put downs. It's a cornucopia of West Country based comedians with the initials RH and find out the real reason Rich was sacked from Good News and what he nearly stole from Nick Grimshaw. Thanks for listening. The podcast will be back in May 2013.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 48m

Extra: Stand-Up 2012

RHLSTP Extra: Secret stand-up from the Adam Buxton podcast. Each week at the Leicester Square Podcasts, Richard performs an exclusive stand-up set that is not (usually) uploaded to the internet. But as a little bonus we're putting up the fun bit of chat and interaction from the 19th November gig, including the willy brush, the McJagger essay and an unusually interesting front row. Come and see the final podcast in the series at the Leicester Square Theatre with Russell Howard on 3rd December: Tickets: http://bit.ly/RHLSTP2
07/09/1824m 33s

RHLSTP 15 - Adam Buxton

RHLSTP #15: Adam and Eve - Adam Buxton. It's the longest RHLSTP yet with Rich upstaged by his new butler, Siri and worrying about all the libel he has committed to the Internet in the past. But all the unpleasantness is quickly forgotten as the hair-loving, mane-biting star of The Persuasionists, Adam Buxton arrives. He has stories of his disastrous audition for Hitchhiker's Guide, being a bully in a china shop and how to quell a Dutch oven. The two small men swap stories about their funny and embarrassing dads, the humane imprisonment of children and discuss how much information you can get into a half hour TV show. Some new and contrived emergency questions and discover how putting a Tim from The Office in something does not always guarantee success. It's really lovely stuff, but it's loooong! Imagine if you needed a wee.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 53m

RHLSTP 14 - Dave Gorman

RHLSTP #14: Dave Gorman - Gagglewhack. The a Shrek joke may have run its course but that won't stop Richard running it into the ground. After all he is in Slytherin even if his hands will always be in Gryffindor. He's joined by the red-nosed presenter and wee-smeller, Dave Gorman and they chat about terrorist attacks, blindfolded boys choosing leaders, psychics and the history of the Mormon church. And they try to get to the bottom of confusing reviews of Dave Gorman, Frankie Boyle, Mick Jagger and Ringo Starr. Essays are welcomed.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 33m

RHLSTP 13 - David Mitchell

RHLSTP #13: David Mitchell - The Shreks of Westminster Bridge. Slightly worse for wear after having lunch with Alice Cooper at the Q Awards, Richard is delighted to welcome a man he thinks might be him from another time stream, David 'Mitch' Mitchell. He's certainly met his match in pedantry and both men accidentally reveal some shocking details about their respective psyches. Never have two men discussed at such length the vagaries of choosing between a ham hand and a sun lotion arm pit. And that is GUARANTEED. The Peep Show stationery cupboard, romantic subterfuge and the Daily Mail readers' internet comments are all up for discussion and we'll find out how an early discussion about Eric Morecambe almost brought the pair to blows. Did Rich really meet some Shreks and a Justin Lee Collins in the street? And what was Tim from The Office like before he became Tim from The Office? Is Richard as bitter and mean as he seems and will he ever get a Googlewhack audience? What's it like to play Aerosmith at table tennis? Will Rich ever forgive his mum for her Brideshead Revisited Alfresco trump? Why don't the audience understand any of Richard's obscure 1980s references? What would you do if God granted you the power of having exactly the same hands as Hermione from Harry Potter? And just how many David Mitchells are there anyway? It's a marathon of a podcast, but there's no cheating and we both stay in it for the whole thing. It'd be nice if there was a happy ending. But there's a slightly unhappy ending. See if you can make it to the ending.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 44m

RHLSTP 12 - Peter Serafinowicz

RHLSTP #12: Peter Serafinowic(h)z - Jeddy. Rich and his wife have made the ultimate commitment: they've been through their DVD collections and are getting rid of any duplicates. Some lucky audience member is going to win them all! But before that it's time to talk to the star of The Calcium Kid, Peter Serafinowicz. Fans of Star Wars will be creaming out of their arm pits when they hear his tales of working with George Lucas and having to pay to go the premiere. Astonishing stuff. Rich provides an alternate reading of Darth Maul for the next director's cut. There's talk of zombies and Tony Wilson, Terrance Stamp and Will Arnett and lots of inside gossip about working on US and UK TV. And someone is going to win a copy of East is East. C'mon it doesn't get better than that.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 22m

RHLSTP 11 - Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith

RHLSTP #11: Death is Nice - Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. With the world in shock about the accusations about an ex-BBC employee with long hair and an odd home life who raised money for charity, Richard is keeping his head down, but he is joined by the slightly odd men behind such hits as The League of Gentlemen and Psychoville, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. They chat about the unlikely character of Davey from Henry IV part II, what it's like to work with Woody Allen, as well as a RHLSTP exclusive - the name of the duo's next TV project. Find out where the inspiration for Papa Lazarou and the Psychoville Tina Turner tribute act came from, and the ghostly real-life occurrences that Reece has experienced. If you've ever wondered whether this pair would prefer a ham hand or a sun cream armpit then wonder no more. Have they seen a Big Foot? You'll have to listen to find out. Although if you don't have time to listen then the answer is no. This was a lot of fun to be a part of. I think you will like it. Prove me wrong if you dare.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 30m

RHLSTP 10 - Rob Delaney

RHLSTP #10: Rob Delaney - Do you remember things? RHLSTP is back with a man so well-balanced and pleasant that it's hard to believe that he's a comedian. Twitter sensation and top stand-up Rob Delaney has just landed in the country and has a proper gig to get to, but he's still found an hour to chat about suing Kim Kardashian, crashing his car into a building, Mitt Romney and whether he's ever seen a Big Foot. If you've ever wondered what he'd do if he was a ghost then you're in for a treat. Richard is a bit obsessed with Pukka Pads to be paying proper attention but he has all kinds of emergency questions lined up so there should never be a dull moment! It's back. You know you've missed it!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1857m 45s

RHLSTP 9 - Armando Iannucci and Graham Linehan

It's the last in the series, but what a way to end with the creators of Ted & Ralph, Father Ted, Malcolm Tucker and Alan Partridge on stage together (but who created which?). There's talk of tax evasion, OBEs, fantastic new plots for Last of the Summer Wine, Goodfellows and a surprising departure for the Birmingham Six. Find out how many people on stage have been wanked by a ventriloquist dummy operated by Stewart Lee. It goes on for AGES, but I don't think it's hyperbole to say that this is better than the hyper-bowl. The only way it could have been improved is if we'd put a Shrek in it. Back in October for more. In the meantime there will be 25 or so RHEFP in August to keep you busy. Be lovely to see you in the audience of one of those!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 38m

RHLSTP 8 - Stewart Lee

Lee and Herring are back together, but they're old and chilled and less likely to talk about moons and sticks and all the other catchphrases that they used to do that they are now too addled to remember. There's some serious chats about comedy, but also some stupid stuff about being wanked off by the hand of a 100 year old ventriloquist dummy, egg obsessed crows and whether a satirist can accept an honour from the Queen. Cluub Zarathustra, a 1987 pact about what not to do in comedy, Jerry Springer and the changing status of the character Stewart Lee who is not the same as Stewart Lee also figure. But who smashed the kitchen cupboard doors in Edinburgh 2002? Will we ever know? No. It's chilled and relaxed and there are no rods of effluent, but I think you might like it. Hope so.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 25m

RHLSTP 7 - David Baddiel

Two tired men from the 1990s talking about sexy Jews, travelling with your cleaner, how David pronounces his own name wrong and the consequences of using people's real names in comedy routines. Rich talks to David about the viciousness of some of the reviews he's received, whilst Baddiel turns the tables to quiz Herring about his murky and seedy sexual past. It's scintillating stuff as long as the exhausted host can stay awake long enough and no Victorian children come into the venue and arouse the double first Cambridge graduate. Find out David's middle name and if Kenneth Kendal is still alive. Fun for all the family... This might not be true.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

RHLSTP 6 - Nick Frost

The sexual morals of Edwardian penguins are at the fore this week, as Richard interviews the star of Man Stroke Woman, but not Fatso in Casualty. We will hear the Star Wars impression that led to Frost's big break as well as spending an inordinate amount of time on his career as a waiter, where other interviewers might have been more interested in the big stars that Nick has worked with. But then no one else would ask him about self-fellatio either. There's a lesson in medieval history, protesting dwarves and criticism of a film scene involving comedy rape (from a man happy to discuss necrophiliac cloaca violation) and an attempt to drive a wedge between Frost and Pegg in the hope that Herring can appear in the next film in the Cornetto trilogy instead of Frost. It's Frost:Herring and it's electric stuff, so funny at one point that Rich himself wasn't sure he'd be able to continue. Hope you like it enough to continue listening.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

RHLSTP 5 - Charlie Brooker

This weekend Rich has been working with 88 year-old Nicholas Parsons and Charlie has been working with 81 year old William Shatner, but now they've ditched the octogenarians to create this long and fairly filthy podcast. They chat about the humiliation of losing a BAFTA to Stewart Lee, what order you should have sex with the women from the Russian entry to the Eurovision song contest, the vengeance Rich wishes upon Charlie's young family and who Dominic West should really have been thanking. Plus some terrific tips for terrorists and some obscure stuff about archaic adverts and 50 year-old spoilers... It goes on for ages. But that can only be a good thing. In fact it might never end. It might still be happening now... Doesn't matter. We are all just a collection of atoms and everything we do is meaningless. Enjoy!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 39m

RHLSTP 4 - Charlie Higson

It's podcast number 4 and Rich still can't pronounce his own acronym, but he's got his old 90s rival, Charlie Higson from The Fast Show, which some people might argue was more successful than Fist of Fun. But only some people (the others would not be aware of Fist of Fun). Jonathan Ross fell asleep whilst interviewing Higson, so Rich has his work cut out for him in this long chat with the Frome born comedian and author and ex-popstar. But only a very few bits of this long chat could be used by Felicity to induce insomniacs into the arms of Morpheus as we examine the career of the man responsible for Loadsamoney, Swiss Toni and Young James Bond. Funnily enough we prove that pretty much anything can become a catchphrase and determine as best we can who is worse, Hitler or Ricky Gervais. Both comedians are hoping to get a cheese named after them, but only one of them has won the Chortle Internet Award and is thus the best. It's 100 minutes of fun, so more like Fist than Fast. And some of the running jokes will only make sense if you were one of the brave few who made it down to see the secret (astonishingly brilliant) first half.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 31m

RHLSTP 3 - Francesca Martinez

RHLSTP #3 Francesca Martinez. Rich is angry about the Fringe programme censoring the entry for Talking C*ck (what can that word be?), but luckily Francesca Martinez is on hand to talk about the power of language, whether Ben Elton is stuck in the 80s and whether the concept of 'normal' exists anywhere but on a washing machine. She also reveals how Richard attempted to corrupt her in 2003 in Melbourne, but luckily she's still talking to him and speculates on whether Jonathan Ross has ever tried to suck his own penis. And Richard recounts the embarrassing interactions that he's had with his childhood hero Ben Elton and how awkward Sunday's gig for SCOPE (not what Elton calls it) at the Hammersmith Apollo on May 20th might be. Someone in the audience is going to win tickets to see the Stewart Lee podcast but what are the chances of them being related to someone on stage?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 25s

RHLSTP 2 - Jonathan Ross

RHLSTP #2 Jonathan Ross (with guest appearance by Francesca Martinez). How did Rich manage this? He's got a proper TV star and interviewer on his show and the pressure is making him tongue-tied, but at least he can pronounce the letter R. There's plenty to chat about from It Ain't 'Alf Hot Mum to the most popular piece of Paul Ross merchandise on Amazon to how on Earth did potty mouth Ross get an OBE? There's so much to discuss that Richard forgets to ask Ross if he's ever tried to suck his own cock? Luckily later on Twitter Jonathan wrote, 'No, I suspect I could have reached, but never been that hungry!' Another episode recorded tonight will be available later this week.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1853m 46s

RHLSTP 1 - Tim Minchin

The podcast with the most unwieldy acronym yet RHLSTP (rhlstp) starts with a bang with flame-haired multi-talented genius Tim Minchin chatting about self-penetration, bad reviews, whether Karma has payback and if you can choose your own songs on Desert Island Discs. There's chat about the best revenge to take on a critic, eating face meat, eating lip balm, the effect of shower gel on genitals and the homoerotic subtext of a man helping another man put on his tie. Find out who should really be playing Matilda on stage, how Rich would improve it and his other ideas of which Roald Dahl stories Tim could copy. Also Judas, Jesus and whether atheists and religious people can ever be friends. It's an hour and twenty minutes of incite and silliness, but if you want it to be less then just stop it when you get bored.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 22m
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