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 400+ episodes...

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Episodes

RHLSTP 512 - Nick Wilty

#512 Veteran - Rich is back in Canterbury and has some great stuff about medieval archbishops that should play well on Live at the Apollo. His guest is veteran comedian and army veteran, Nick Wilty. He is a man with the most extraordinary life who has talked himself and others out of deadly situation. Amazing stories include convincing someone not to jump off a bridge before returning to the same spot in a different position the next year, having a gun in his face whilst hitchhiking, how he became an unlikely soldier, the incredible bad luck that led him to become a comedian, being arrested for flying a drone and how a chance encounter with the helicopter that he’d nearly died in led him to finally confront his past and do a stand up show about his experience in the FalklandsSee a live recording of RHLSTP - https://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/2451m 18s

RHLSTP Book Club 105 - Rob and Neil Gibbons

Book Club #105 - Alan Partridge Big Beacon - The time has come for the creator of Alan Partridge to meet the current writers of Alan Partridge, the Gibbons Brothers, who sadly don’t share a bunk bed, but have done amazing work over the last decade or so with the character. They discuss how they ended up with this lucrative gig, how not being obsessive Partridge fans helped them to reinvent the character somewhat, how writing as Alan involves turning off your imagination and going with the first idea, whether writing as siblings is easier than writing with a friend, choosing the right reference points for the audience and whether the creators of Partridge (especially Richard) have all turned into Alan PartridgeBuy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/alan-partridge-big-beacon-alan-partridge/7546625?ean=9781398719224Or the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Alan-Partridge-Big-Beacon/dp/B0C4YNWRSF/See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/2445m 2s

RHLSTP 511 - Tony Gardner

#511 What You On? - Richard is back in Colchester with possibly the greatest example of a local news story that there has ever been. His guest is doctor turned actor Tony Gardner. They chat about being bitten by an over enthusiastic zombie, the decision to go to Edinburgh that would change his life, how it became impossible to keep both his GP job and acting work going, his reluctance to do children’s TV, but how My Parents Are Aliens changed his life and led to a very impressive CV, as well as slight weirdness when out enjoying Glastonbury or filming sex scenes. And no, sorry, he isn’t the bloke who designed the Chucky doll.See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/241h 6m

RHLSTP Book Club 104 - Marcus Chown

Book Club #104 - A Crack In Everything - Richard talks to physicist and journalist Marcus Chown about this fascinating book about Black Holes and the people who discovered them, A Crack in Everything. Are Black Holes black and holes? Can we time travel if we go inside one? Why is the one at the centre of the Milky Way smaller than most and what repercussions does that have for us? The pair talk about how Einstein didn’t think black holes would exist, the tragic and difficult lives of many of the people who proved him wrong, how the female scientists roles in all this have been often overlooked, how Marcus was the first person to talk to some of the key players in detail and how he is able to write for a board audience without compromising the science. Also are we holograms?Buy Marcus' book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/a-crack-in-everything-how-black-holes-came-in-from-the-cold-and-revealed-themselves-masters-of-the-universe-marcus-chown/7589317?ean=9781804544327Or the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crack-Everything-Black-Cosmic-Centre/dp/B0D5DNWNSR/See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/2449m 38s

RHLSTP 510 - Rob Brydon

#510 McCartney Set List - Richard is still being played on by Scant Regard, but as this long tour progresses his stand up sections get mercifully shorter! His guest is the multi-talented Rob Brydon. They chat about how a birthday message to Margot Robbie led to a part in a potentially Oscar winning film (You’ll know if it won by now, but we poor fools in the past did not), how Brydon pretended to be ill to get out of a guest slot on Would I Lie To You? and how the show has become bulletproof, how America managed to get two series our of the book Green Eggs and Ham, the impressive and old school range of work that Rob undertakes, touring with an 8 piece band and whether it’s ever good when a comedian does serious songs and the disaster and triumph of Rob’s first meeting with Sir Paul McCartney. Plus why family comes first and whether legacy is as important as your kids having you around!See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/241h 4m

RHLSTP Book Club 103 - Sofie Hagen

Book Club #103 - Will I Ever Have Sex Again? - Richard chats with comedian and author Sofie Hagen about her thought-provoking and often heart-breaking, but also hopeful book Will I Ever Have Sex Again? They talk about the minefield that sexual politics still is, why we should talk about (and during) sex, why no means no and yes sometimes means no too, whether elderly cis people like Richard need to be afraid of pronouns and people being trans or non-binary and how thinking more about why we have sex or want to or aren’t doing is helpful for us all regardless of how we self-define.Buy Sofie’s book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/will-i-ever-have-sex-again-sofie-hagen/7610621?ean=9781785120398See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/2451m 41s

RHLSTP 509 - Armando Iannucci

#509 Pot Noodle is Bad For You - Richard is doing some stand up that was super topical on 5th February when this was recorded, but for you will be a nice window to see what the people of the past thought was mildly amusing, plus there’s an exciting new addition to the show. His guest is comedy genius Armando Iannucci. They talk about how a Christmas advert was Armando’s proudest achievement, how it’s possible that 30 years have passed since the Day Today (apparently it’s something to do with the linear nature of time), when his novel is going to be published, the effect that ADHD had on his work, how America messed up The Thick of It, why Avenue 5 got cancelled, how he tortured Daredevil and whether Armando is ready to turn into a proper old man in his sixties. Plus Rich finally opens up about his cancer and worries where he stands in touring illness Top Trumps.See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/241h 4m

RHLSTP Emergency Questions 9

EQ: Cheese It's time - at long last - for the Cheese episode. See Rich on tour http://richardherring.com/ballback/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Come and see us live GIGSWatch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/2446m 54s

RHLSTP Book Club 102 - James Wright

Book Club #102 - Richard talks to archaeologist and trained stonemason James Wright about his terrific book busting some of the myths about ancient buildings. They chat about why people wrongly believe that spiral staircases are often clockwise, how castles were bling rather than defensive, why you can’t trust anything written on a pub, why stonemasons carved grotesque and pornographic sculptures on churches (and pre-empted one of Richard’s best known emergency questions), what the marks left on buildings might have meant and why the truth in most of these cases is far more interesting than the lies.Visit James' website - https://triskeleheritage.triskelepublishing.com/mythbustingtour/Buy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/historic-building-mythbusting-uncovering-folklore-history-and-archaeology-james-wright/7633234?ean=9781803994475See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/2450m 23s

RHLSTP 508 - Maisie Adam

#508 Matterface - Richard is back in Brighton and is aghast at the local news of rude waiters and big cats. His guest is football mad stand up Maisie Adam. They discuss how a choice in a writers’ room they were both in led one of their careers to sky rocket (but which one), the disappointment of the wrong Royal at the Variety Performance and how maracas were the sign of a job well done, playing in Soccer Aid the day after your wedding, a Tipping Point humiliation and taking a job where you might get crushed by a boulder.See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/241h 4m

RHLSTP Book Club 101 - Janey Godley

Book Club #101 - JANEY: The Woman That Won't Shut Up - Richard talks to brilliant comedian, author, actor and agitator Janey Godley about her fab autobiography Janey. They discuss living with a cancer that you know will kill you, why she wanted to be honest about the horrors and laughter that cancer brings and why survival is nothing to do with the person with cancer. Plus dealing with trolls, a brush with the stalker from Baby Reindeer, knitting a scarf for a film star, being friends with Billy Connolly, the sexism she experienced in the early days of stand up, her even more brilliant book Handstands in the Dark and how we all have to be aware of our mortality.Buy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/not-dead-yet-janey-godley/7621467?ean=9781399728034And the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Janey-Woman-That-Wont-Shut/dp/B0CY2Z4NQWSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/2436m 28s

RHLSTP 507 - Rufus Jones

#507 Jackie Chan and the 700 Mops - Richard has come to the Brighton Komedia with plans to Mount Everest and a surprising testicular fact. His guest is writer and actor Rufus Jones. They discuss the mystery of the year of Rufus’ birth, getting pissed with Terry Jones, playing an American president with a squeaky voice, the magnificent achievement of the sitcom Home and being observed whilst acting nude, the ever changing technology of supermarket shopping, why Rich will never download Royal Match and the best place to write (if you are not a professional Uno player).See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/241h 2m

RHLSTP Book Club 100 - Joel Morris

Book Club #100 - Be Funny or Die - In our 100th Book Club podcast Richard talks to comedy writer Joel Morris about his frog dissecting book, Be Funny Or Die, which promises to reveal the secret of comedy and does a pretty decent job of doing so. They discuss what makes a good and a terrible catchphrase, how no comedian can make everyone laugh and why they shouldn’t want to, the tribal nature of comedy, whether comedy is by definition offensive to someone, the power of shared laughter in an inappropriate situation, how to let everyone in on in jokes and much more,.Buy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/be-funny-or-die-how-comedy-works-and-why-it-matters-joel-morris/7606143?ean=9781800183100And the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.com/Be-Funny-Die-Comedy-Matters/dp/B0CQ3PT4BYSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/241h 6m

RHLSTP 506 - Urooj Ashfaq

#506 Review Rainbow - Richard has some dispiriting revelations about what people google when they are looking for him, but is quickly revived by the ready wit of Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2023, Urooj Ashfak. They chat about the difficulties (or not) of taking comedy across international boundaries, the burgeoning Indian stand up scene, being a question on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, meeting fleabag, turning teenage diaries into comedy and the only stand up award that Richard has ever won (thanks Daily Telegraph). Plus lots of ghosts, what happens to us when we die and how you can’t repeat the same joke in different performances in comedy (hold my coat).Follow Urooj on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/uroojashfaq/?hl=enSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/2449m 19s

Retro RHLSTP 86 - Harry Shearer

RETRO RHLSTP #86 - 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 Simpson's character Hugh Jass? It's an amazing interview with a driven and hilarious genius man. And Harry Shearer is in it too.Come and see the new show on tour - https://richardherring.com/ballback/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/06/241h 6m

RHLSTP Book Club 99 - Catherine Nixey

Book Club #99 - Heresy - Richard talks to journalist and author and daughter of a nun and a monk, Catherine Nixey about her witty and informative book about the early days of Christianity, Heresy. They chat about what the word Heresy really means, the extraordinary gospels that didn’t make it into the New Testament which show Jesus’ murderous side and the magical powers of the Virgin Mary’s anatomy, the varying beliefs of early Christian sects, including one that said he hated kids and their parents, the many magical holy men who performed very similar miracles to Jesus and even provided dressing when they magicked up food, the Romans who couldn’t understand how you’d choose between them and how in spite of this the religion was adopted by the empire. Did Jesus have a twin? Did he persuade someone else to get on the cross for him and how close did Life of Brian get to the truth?Buy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/heretic-the-many-lives-of-jesus-christ-and-the-other-saviours-of-the-ancient-world-catherine-nixey/6452719?ean=9781529040357And the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretic-Lives-Christ-Saviours-Ancient/dp/B09LJXMH46See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/2435m 52s

RHLSTP 505 - Bob Mortimer

#505 Cheeky Underground Presence - Richard is back to work after the Christmas break (we’re coming to you from the past) and is worried about the door of depravity that he has opened up, but there is no need to fear because his guest is processed meat advocate, Bob Mortimer. It’s a free-wheeling chat as you might be prepared for that takes in farmers, meeting Paul McCartney, whether double acts are still talking to each other or not, a cursed earring, favourite openings and oh, just listen to it. It’s ace. And of course there’s some more jokes from Bob’s little black book.See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/241h 10m

Retro RHLSTP 85 - David Mitchell

RETRO RHLSTP #85 - 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.Come and see the new show on tour - https://richardherring.com/ballback/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/241h 43m

RHLSTP Book Club 98 - Kevin Jon Davies

Book Club #98 - 42 The Wildly Improbably Ideas of Douglas Adams - Richard talks to Kevin Jon Davies, the editor of this fascinating collection of items from the archives of Douglas Adams. They chat about the insight the notes, letters, scripts and thoughts give to the mind of this extraordinary thinker, the notebooks that started with optimism, moved into self-hatred and then largely remained blank (that most writers will be familiar with), the alternate reality where Adams gave up writing, what Arthur Dent was almost called, how unusually for a writer Adams became a celebrity himself and the unusual focus of the paparazzi at the film premiere. A terrific insight into the man and his work from someone who worked alongside him.Buy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/42-the-wildly-improbable-ideas-of-douglas-adams-douglas-adams/7442032?ean=9781800182684See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/2448m 55s

RHLSTP 504 - Justin Moorhouse

#504 Respect Hook - Richard is back at the Lowry Theatre Salford and is annoyed about an Amazon review for his book. His guest is comedian, actor and former Edinburgh flatmate, Justin Moorhouse. They discuss doing a corporate for an arms manufacturer, improvising with Eric Cantona, how everyone in the Manchester area has to appear on Coronation Street (as up to three characters), being a cheeky f***er to Danny Boyle, why Justin doesn’t go everywhere with his face painted, why it’s a bad idea for comedians to go on politics TV shows, podcasting with his daughter, how Justin pretended to be a ghost and how Fred Elliot overcame his reluctance to do his catchphrase. It’s a real cracker of a show. Don’t miss it.See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/241h 5m

Retro RHLSTP 84 - Charlie Brooker

RETRO RHLSTP #84 - 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 machine is, whether having sex with your best friend via computer game is cheating, the complexity of writing a choose your own adventure TV show, being born with an umbilical cord around your neck and how you can kill sperm with urine. Plus the inevitability of nuclear war and whether all people over 45 need to die to save the world. It’s good.Come and see the new show on tour - https://richardherring.com/ballback/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/241h 21m

RHLSTP Book Club 97 - Peter Pomerantsev

Book Club #97 - How To Win An Information War - Richard talks to academic and journalist Peter Pomerantsev about his book about World War II propaganda (but also about propaganda today) How To Win An Information War. They chat about the remarkable life of the beautifully names Sefton Delmer and his part in creating a radio station that would counterbalance and undermine the propaganda of Goebbels and the German war effort, how hard core pornography played a part, the weird and wonderful ways that German soldiers were advised to fake illness, the amorality and immorality required to wage an information war, what all this has to teach us about today and how the world is being slow to catch up with the realities of the internet age and dark times that are yet to come. Is it possible to get out the cluster fuck of internet conspiracy theories and what can we learn from Delmer’s work? Plus what it’s like to marry a statue (sort of).Buy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/how-to-win-an-information-war-the-propagandist-who-outwitted-hitler-peter-pomerantsev/7608309?ean=9780571366347Or the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Win-Information-War-Propagandist/dp/B0CK2FDVG4See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/2443m 24s

RHLSTP 503 - Katie Mulgrew

#503 Heckling Ken Dodd - Richard returns to the Lowry Theatre in Salford for the first time in four years. Last time he was here he talked to Jimmy Cricket and this time he is talking to Jimmy’s daughter, the comedian, actor and playwright Katie Mulgrew. They talk about the horrors of birth and whether an Oscar winning actor could do it, being mistaken for the captain of Star Trek Voyager by a German, partying with Little and Large and the Roly-Polys, being followed around by everyone you’ve ever kissed, the mystery of adenoids, the arrogance of the playwright, whether Philippa McMoss might ever return to Corrie and what it’s like when your brother marries youSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/241h 1m

Retro RHLSTP 83 - Katy Wix

RETRO RHLSTP #83 - 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.Come and see the new show on tour - https://richardherring.com/ballback/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/241h 7m

RHLSTP Book Club 96 - Helen Lederer

Book Club #96 - Not That I'm Bitter - Richard talks to comedy legend Helen Lederer about her honest, hilarious and sad memoir, Not That I’m Bitter and the joy of hitting the middle, overcoming youthful ambition and envy, why she wanted to be candid about all aspects of her life and loves (which she definitely is), the difficulty of making it as a comedian, but with the extra difficulty of being a woman in a male dominated arena, but how too much success would have made this book impossible to write. Insecure, confident, fragile and strong - all the things that make a great comic.Buy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/not-that-i-m-bitter-a-truly-madly-funny-memoir-helen-lederer/7638559?ean=9781915306654Or the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Not-That-Im-Bitter/dp/B0CZ4MJ57TSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/2447m 19s

RHLSTP 502 - Scott and Jemma Bennett

#502 Divorce House Dirty Protest - Richard returns to Nottingham with some mind blowing research to prove which is the oldest pub in the city. His guests are husband and wife podcasters and performers Scott and Jemma Bennett. They discuss Scott’s monoball status and whether it should allow him into the club of real wombles, how Jemma felt when she discovered Scott’s deficiency, how Jemma literally edged her way into Scott’s lockdown performances from his shed and how that led to their hit podcast Brew With The Bennetts. Plus Richard’s tip for keeping marriages together based on a horror house viewing, the ukulele orchestra wars and what drew the couple to the city of Nottingham! Listen to Brew With the Bennett’s here https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/brew-with-the-bennetts/id1604383442See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/2450m 23s

Retro RHLSTP 82 - Richard Osman

RETRO RHLSTP #82 - 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/241h 7m

RHLSTP Book Club 95 - David Grann

Book Club #95 - The Wager - Richard takes a Transatlantic call luckily in a time when it’s much easier to traverse the oceans, with David Grann the best-selling author and journalist, about his fantastic book The Wager - A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder. It’s an unbelievable and remarkable true story which has much to tell us about our history and the present day. David talks about what it’s like to work on a book that goes on to be an Oscar Nominated move, Killers of the Flower Moon and how he discovered the largely forgotten story of The Wager, the meticulous research required to create a book like this and how to deal with conflicting accounts of the same story. Also the surprisingly horrendous effect of scurvy, the difficulty of persuading men to become sailors at a time when death seemed almost inevitable, the class divisions and racism that made the crew of The Wager’s nightmare voyage even more nightmarish, how a cut off ear was the impetus for all of this madness and David’s slightly insane trip to visit Wager Island and why it was worthwhile. A really excellent chat about a highly recommended book.Buy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-real-hero-pa-david-grann/3440772?ean=9781471183706Or the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-The-Wager/dp/B0BPTL14T5/See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/2448m 18s

RHLSTP 501 - Lloyd Griffith

#501 Thomas Tallis Fan Club - Richard is back in Nottingham, refusing to let his love of the Tales of Robin Hood die (and with one actual joke). His guest sings like a woman, it’s the hilarious Lloyd Griffith. They discuss the Anglian Cathedrals of the UK, being the subject of a cruel football chant, how the heartbreaking loss of a plum Hollywood job led to Lloyd’s appearance on Ted Lasso, playing Benny from Crossroads and the genesis of his fab documentary about whether you can beat the bookies. Plus Nottingham based gerontophilia and we find out if Lloyd is still in his forties.See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/2458m 0s

Retro RHLSTP 81 - Tom Davis

RETRO RHLSTP #81 - 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/04/241h 3m

RHLSTP Book Club 94 - Dr Charan Ranganath

Book Club #94 - Why We Remember - Richard talks to memory expert and possible pop star Charan Ranganath about his fascinating book about memory, Why We Remember. They chat about aphantasia (of course) why memory is a painting and not a photograph, how our understanding of memory has changed in the last few decades, how much fun it must be to come up with tricksy experiments to test new theories, the wonder of being wrong in science, how memories attach to objects and sounds and places, why Richard remembers his romantic mishaps differently than his ex partners, whether we can combat Alzheimers and how changes in memory throughout our lives fulfils an evolutionary function,Buy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/why-we-remember-the-science-of-memory-and-how-it-shapes-us-dr-charan-ranganath/7608357?ean=9780571374144Or the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-We-Remember-Science-Memory/dp/B0CS6XYP58/See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/2446m 55s

RHLSTP 500 - Hayley Ellis

#500 Camel Hit and Run - Richard has been living the showbiz lifestyle that should be his daily existence, but now he’s landed up in Chorley. His guest is award winning stand up and MC Hayley Ellis. They chat about Hayley becoming a mum after an unplanned pregnancy, the hilarious story of attempting to buy a pillow with a picture of her dead grandma on it, whether we need bad people to get us through certain circumstances, her podcast “The Worriers” and why it’s good to talk about mental health in a comedic way, what it takes to be a great MC and why stand up is easier than being a teacher’s assistant and whether Sarah Millican is the monster to work with that Richard suspects her to be. See Hayley’s special here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO-9JBMuPkUSee her tour dates here https://hayleyellis.com/hayleys-comic-tourSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/2459m 50s

RHLSTP Emergency Questions 8

EQ Have You Ever Seen A Bigfoot? It’s another compilation of the best answers to the zaniest Emergency Questions, all tied up with a bow to show Channel 5 what cheap and easy TV this would be. This week a question that you’d expect only to have the answer “No” leads to some amazing answers from an array of cool celebs including both Adam and Joe, Michael Palin (from a previously unbroadcast backstage interview), Miriam Margoyles and of course Brian Blessed.See Rich on tour http://richardherring.com/ballback/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Come and see us live GIGSWatch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/04/2448m 32s

RHLSTP Book Club 93 - Sara Pascoe

Book Club #93 - Weirdo - Richard talks to comedian, presenter and now novelist, Sara Pascoe about her fabulous debut novel Weirdo. They talk about the difficulties of writing a novel, the joy of when the character starts writing it for you, the unreliable narrator and a possibly unlikeable protagonist, plus all the paranoid and weird delusions that swim around in (presumably) all of our heads and how often they have an arrogance that presumes others are prepared to pay billions to keep up the pretence, how we stick in relationships that are no good for us, why trolls need to turn the light on themselves, whether you’re being spied on by robot cats, if you have free will and much more.Buy Sara’s book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/weirdo-unlike-many-debut-novels-this-one-will-stick-with-you-for-a-long-time-guardian-sara-pascoe/7619992Or the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Weirdo/dp/B0C78GZQK9See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/2447m 27s

RHLSTP 499 - Jon Ronson

#499 A Night in a Haunted House with Robbie Williams - Richard, it turns out, loves his AirTag more than his dog, but he’s back in London and eating tofu. His guest is journalist and lord of the podcasts jon Ronson. They talk about the worst decision made by an executive since turning down the Beatles, the brilliant series Things Fell Apart https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/m0011cpr detailing the unlikely genesis of anti-abortion become a big deal for US Christians and a moving story of other evangelicals learning to understand AIDS and homosexuality, a night amongst crack dealers with some self-declared superheroes, whether Jon will be moving back into writing books, his tour to celebrate the anniversary of the Psychopath Test (and why you can’t teach a psychopath empathy) and how Jon learned to love Louis Theroux.Book to see Jon on tour here - https://www.fane.co.uk/jon-ronsonSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/2454m 10s

Retro RHLSTP 80 - Kerry Godliman

RETRO RHLSTP #80 - 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/04/241h 6m

RHLSTP Book Club 92 - Lemn Sissay

Book Club #92 - Let The Light Pour In -  It’s another live podcast, this time with the remarkable poet and playwright Lemn Sissay MBE OBE and more honours than you can shake a stick at. They discuss the comedy scene in Manchester in the early 90s, how writing a quatrain a day has led to this collection of amusing, thoughtful and brilliant poetry and acts as an inspiration to us all to write something every day, for ourselves. They also discuss Lemn’s heartbreaking, yet powerful autobiography “My Name Is Why” telling about his childhood, the betrayal of his foster family, life in care and how his life was affected in very different ways by the work of Lenny Henry and that of Jim Davidson. And ultimately how he has weathered his childhood trauma and processed it to become the incredible man he is today.Buy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/let-the-light-pour-in-lemn-sissay/7427751?ean=9781805301134Or the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Let-the-Light-Pour-In/dp/B0C6V334X4/See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/241h 8m

RHLSTP 498 - Abigoliah Schamaun

#498 Pig-Tail Sex Toy - Richard is back in Northampton where the people are named after Ancient Greeks. His guest is US stand up Abigoliah Schamaun (hard to say, hard to spell). They talk about her reluctance to embrace a showbiz friendly name, the indifference of long in the tooth stand ups, how she won a Grammy at school, why nodules ended her musical theatre career, working as a yoga teacher under a discredited guru, how she possibly caused immigration laws to be tightened and being unapologetic for who you are (and if you’re really daring, confident too).See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/2454m 21s

Retro RHLSTP 79 - David Cross

RETRO RHLSTP #79 - Away or Towards? - 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 Doolittle 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/04/241h 20m

RHLSTP Book Club 91 - Jim and Nancy Moir

Book Club #91 - Bird - Rich is in Canterbury where everyone is up in arms about the Silent Disco, but saying nothing about the Canterbury Tales. His guests are charmingly giddy husband and wife Jim and Nancy Moir. And though there is some chat about the artist formerly known as Vic Reeves’ book, they also discuss the dream job of Painting Birds with Jim and Nancy Moir, the Marmite Museum, painting in the nude, dancing for Instagram, appearing in Love Actually, being the face of Pampers, having fun in and out of the Australian jungle and the mystery of Jim’s ghostly encounter is finally solved.Buy Birds here https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/birds-the-sunday-times-bestseller-jim-moir/7040075?ean=9781800182028Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/2459m 32s

RHLSTP 497 - Jon Pointing

#497 Shoe Horn - Richard is in Northampton and astonished to hear the place once burnt down (as well as the stuff that makes the papers). HIs guest is actor and character comedian Jon Pointing. They chat about not sampling the thing you’re advertising, the tricky nature of the double act (especially with your brother-in-law), the surprising depths of his BAFTA nominated performance in Big Boys, playing out of character in the new series Smothered and his early foray into gangster films. He also brings Richard gifts (it’d be nice if all the guests did that) and has some pertinent questions about the suncream armpit.See Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/2457m 43s

Retro RHLSTP 78 - Aisling Bea

RETRO RHLSTP #78 - 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/04/241h 8m

RHLSTP Book Club 90 - Rory Carroll

Book Club #90 - Killing Thatcher - Rich talks to journalist Rory Carroll about his fascinating account of the Brighton Bombing of 1984, Killing Thatcher. They discuss the importance of maintaining balance in the account of this true event, to truly understand motivations, how telling the story through the eyes of some of the major figures in the political situation, the terrorist attack and the police investigation brings it to life, the human and sometimes humorous details that make it resonate even more and the extraordinary plot that came within feet of wiping out the UK government. Plus the remarkable journalism required to uncover the facts and the fantastic writing that makes this a page turning thriller. This is Richard’s favourite book of 2023 and is now out in paperback - so don’t miss it. Buy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/killing-thatcher-the-ira-the-manhunt-and-the-long-war-on-the-crown-rory-carroll/7364190?ean=9780008476694Or the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Killing-Thatcher-Manhunt-Long-Crown/dp/B0BN4L6XQVCome and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/ Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/2448m 35s

RHLSTP 496 - Julia Sawalha

#496 Julia Sawalha’s Well - Richard has great news about his (pre-breakfast) weight (which may no longer be true by time of broadcast). And in another attempt to get some closure for his romantic past, his guest is fantastic actress and ex-partner, Julia Sawalha. They talk about the impact of Press Gang and the gruelling audition process, working with Rik Mayall and Michael Palin (not at the same time), the process by which Absolutely Fabulous developed and brilliant casting that led to its success and how Julia won Stars in Their Eyes after zero sleep thanks to a Coronation Street actress throwing chairs around. There may be some mention of the relationship, the embarrassment of watching Fist of Fun with Richard’s dad, Rich and Julia’s shared spirit guide, the extraordinary nicknames of her former partners (including Richard’s), some controversy and disagreement about how they broke up and the drunken fights and near death experiences of the Time Gentlemen Please cast. Plus an amazing ghost story and the surprising recasting of a movie sequel. This really has everything. Don’t miss it.See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/241h 10m

Retro RHLSTP 77 - Sophie Willan

RETRO RHLSTP #77 - 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/2454m 28s

RHLSTP Book Club 89 - CK McDonnell

Book Club #89 - The Stranger Times - Richard meets former stand up and now best selling novelist Caimh Mcdonnell to talk about all of his many books, but specifically the Stranger Times series. They discuss the frustrations of writing for TV, a top tip to move towards writing a novel, how a memory of a forgotten sitcom script led to the creation of this series, making Manchester the star, using a comedian as inspiration for one of the characters, selling TV rights and retaining control over your work by setting up your own company and publishing house, as well as using more traditional avenues. A fantastic success story and lots of great advice for your own writing.Buy the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/the-stranger-times-the-stranger-times-1-c-k-mcdonnell/6412054?ean=9780552177344Or the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Stranger-Times/dp/B08LHCJ9T5/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/2451m 2s

RHLSTP 495 - Joe Pasquale

#495 Speared by a Moose - Richard is still in Norwich and has more local news and celebrates the city’s most famous son. His guest is the phenomenon that is Joe Pasquale. In the chat Joe reveals more than any guest has done before, literally and physically as he recounts many tales of clumsiness and accident, including how he nearly died the perfect comedy bath (again literally), the funniest telling of a having a badly broken leg after being run over, how a flight with the Red Arrows ended in excruciating pain and an upsetting encounter with some bum grapes. Plus how Ken Dodd helped the young Pasquale become a hit, the boredom of I’m a Celebrity, an amazing story about what happens if you piss off (or piss on) Christopher Dean, how a comic real life explosion led to Joe playing Frank Spencer, a legendary episode of Doctors and connecting with his son. It’s an amazing podcast from a terrifically funny man. Don’t miss it.See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/241h 12m

Retro RHLSTP 76 - Mark Watson

RETRO RHLSTP #76 -  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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/03/241h 12m

RHLSTP Book Club 88 - Ed Gamble

Book Club #88 - Glutton - In another live Book Club Richard discusses his lentil based culinary disaster before introducing regular guest and fierce podcast rival Ed Gamble to discuss his annual Glutton. Richard is perhaps not as respectful to this author as he is to his other Book Club guests, but really gets to the heart of why this book exists, how much is the right amount to drink, the size of Ed’s facial features, whether feta has too much feta in it, eating four pizzas in a day, Rich’s work with Ice T and having your own fleet of ice cream vans.Buy Ed’s book here (for example) https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/glutton-the-multi-course-life-of-a-very-greedy-boy-ed-gamble/7546918?ean=9781787636316Or the audiobook here - https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Ed+GambleCome and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/241h 10m

RHLSTP 494 - Emma Sidi

#494 Quiz of the Week - Richard is at the Norwich Playhouse, but his microphone is working this time (cf RHLSTP Book Club). His guest is actor, character comedian and writer Emma Sidi. They talk about how she came up with the idea of a parody Mexican soap opera set in Woking, the thrill of getting to be a Ghost, finding your comedy gang, playing Emily Maitlis in Prince Andrew: The Musical, the inadequacies of Sale of the Century and Notting Hill, the brilliant Starstruck and what it’s like to do love scenes with your partner and the amazing and welcome changes in filming intimate scenes that have come about since Richard last got his arse out on TV, coming up with multiple characters and how a simple weird idea can often to be hilariously effective.See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/2454m 54s

Retro RHLSTP 75 - Edgar Wright

RETRO RHLSTP #75 - 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/241h 13m

RHLSTP Book Club 87 - Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse

Book Club #87 - 101 Things That Never Happened - Richard chats with Dutch historian Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse aka The Fake History Hunter about her internet quest to spot historical rubbish online and correct it and how that has led to a fabulously entertaining and pedantic book. They discuss the non-existence of the chastity belt, how Vikings didn’t have horns on their helmet, how Beethoven was not black and why medieval people are wrongly perceived as dirty animals, plus whether it’s possible to be sure that any history is true, why we should question what we see on the internet and the darker side of fake history. Plus how to become a history detective yourself and how being corrected online can lead to thanks or anger. And did Hitler only have one ball - you’ll have to read Rich’s book to find out about that.Buy the book here (for example) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fake-History-Things-Never-Happened/dp/0753559676/Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/2438m 30s

RHLSTP 493 - Ross Noble

#493 Weed Charades - Richard’s kids are unimpressed by his appearance on Top of the Pops 95 and provide a scathing critique of his work. His guest is a man with 8 mind-blowing facts about himself, Ross Noble (though an audience member called Kirsty also stars). They talk mainly about frozen things, Ben or Jerry’s funeral, Rod Hull in a freezer and being buried in an ice rink, but also some fantastic stories about appearing on the Australian Apprentice, blowing up a woman, selling cursed sand and responding to Lord Sugartits in the board room. Also some amazing news about Brian Blessed and the birth of a brand new game show, that might not entirely work in audio format (or might be much much better). Buy Ross' specials here - https://stream.rossnoble.com/See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/241h 4m

Retro RHLSTP 74 - Matt Lucas

RETRO RHLSTP #74 - The Football Eagle Has Landed - Richard believes he will soon be a multi-millionaire but agrees to give 1/365th of this 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/03/241h 27m

RHLSTP Book Club 86 - Cat Jarman

Book Club #86 - The Bone Chests - Rich talks to bio-archaeologist and broadcaster Cat Jarman about her terrific book, The Bone Chests about the remains of a surprisingly number of medieval kings (and a queen) whose remains are in Winchester Cathedral. Why aren’t the people of Winchester making more of this, like the king-stealing thieves of Leicester? What happened to King Alfred and why did he choose to build a palace at Richard’s school? Why were the women of the period written out of history? What happened to the bones of those killed in major battles? Why are the things we know about kings of this period nearly all made up? Why did the early kings have such complicated names and not just call themselves something like Cnut which is easy to remember and why didn’t they think of historians who would be doing audio books and come up with monikers that would be easier to pronounce.Buy Cat’s book here (for example) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bone-Chests-Cat-Jarman/dp/0008447322/Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/2439m 4s

RHLSTP 492 - Davina McCall

#492 Davinadroid - Richard has been frightened by a weeing Samurai and an apparently dead audience member, but he’s back for more RHLSTP, back a the LST and with a guest who is too good for this rubbish, the glorious Davina McCall. They discuss how she (eventually) beat a comedian to host God’s Gift, Street Mate on skis, how Davina is ultimately to blame for the destruction of the world, why Richard was one of the first to know about an historic moment in Big Brother, why sitcom was not for McCall, overcoming addiction to chase her dream, beating Salman Rushdie to book of the year, the best professional to be in a relationship with and a never before revealed royal secret.See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/241h 2m

Retro RHLSTP 73 - Lucy Beaumont

RETRO RHLSTP #73 - 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, 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!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/02/241h

RHLSTP Book Club 85 - Rosie Jones

Book Club #85 - Emperor of Rome - Richard has been a dad for nine years and is trying to work out if he will have any life after the kids have left home (no he won’t). His guest is comedian, actor and children’s author Rosie Jones who talks about why she wanted to write a book with a disabled person at its centre, why she wishes Tiny Tim had died, the beautiful story line where Edie finds herself and begins to understand her sexuality, plus her new book about bullying Moving On Up. They also talk about trolls, Alison Hammond, the Royal Variety Performance, her new panel show Out of Order, being King Harold’s mother, the challenges of Trip Hazard and how the Hell she manages to fit so much stuff into her life.Buy Rosie’s books here https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=rosie+jonesCome and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/241h 4m

RHLSTP 491 - Lee Mack

#491 Detached Semi - RHLSTP comes to Aldershot, the scene of one of Richard’s most dangerous ever gigs. But we’re all safely off the mean streets to welcome the incredible Lee Mack to Aldershot! They talk about keeping the Inside Number 9 secret, why the woodworking answer to the Bake Off was axed, the manufactured controversy at the NTAs, 100 episodes of Not Going Out and whether Lee is going for the Last of the Summer Wine record, why Lee did not become a darts superstar, which serial killer he’d like to play and why Richard is (presumably) worshipped as a God within the Mack household.See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/241h 6m

Retro RHLSTP 72 - Tim Minchin

RETRO RHLSTP #72 - Fish Pie Mix - 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/02/241h 24m

RHLSTP Book Club 84 - Mary Beard

Book Club #84 - Emperor of Rome - Another live RHLSTP Book Club coming fittingly from the oldest recorded Roman City in England, Colchester. Rich and Mary discuss whether they might be on the site of Camelot, Boudicca’s decision to level the place to the ground and what year it might have happened, plus the controversy over which month Pompeii met its fate. But mainly they talk about her fab book Emperor of Rome and her podcast Being Roman. Did the excesses and jokes of the Roman emperors really happen? Is Donald Trump like Elagabalus? How do we know that Augustus was called on to judge the case of the slave who killed someone with a chamber pot? Are we able to find out about the lives of ordinary Romans? And where is the earliest known depiction of the crucifixion and how would the person who drew it feel about it being discussed so many hundreds of years later?Buy the book here https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/emperor-of-rome-mary-beard/6331731Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/241h

RHLSTP 490 - Sooz Kempner

#490 Do Horses Remember? - Richard is excited about recent developments in robotics, but he doesn’t have time for stand up (or any stand up). His guest is the remarkable comedian, singer and YouTube sensation Sooz Kempner (plus some interjections from her mum). They talk about personifying a times table, being snubbed by opera singers, how to satirise the almost unsatirisable Tory MPs, why Twitter has gone down the toilet, responding to trolls and reply-guys, the wonder that is the fans of Dr Who and what it’s like stepping into that Universe (and having your head crushed by a Cyberman) and why dressage trumps the Edinburgh Fringe (and will Rich ever return?)See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/241h 8m

Retro RHLSTP 71 - Limmy

RETRO RHLSTP #71 - 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 dedicate a lot of time to the best tactics required to win at Monopoly. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/241h 8m

RHLSTP Book Club 83 - Becky Holmes

Book Club #83 - Keanu Reeves Is Not in Love With You - Richard talks to internet sensation Becky Holmes about her fantastic book about internet scammers and the people they scam. They chat about how this idea came about, the hilarious Twitter chats Becky has had with scammers, how the book delves into the world of fraud in much greater and more serious detail than you might have expected, why intelligent people can be susceptible to cons, the crazy things we all do for love, the instinct to chase losses and how the people behind the scams justify their behaviour, but the utter devastation they leave behind. It’s a really fun chat in spite of the seriousness of the subject, just like the book which I very much recommend.Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keanu-Reeves-Not-Love-You/dp/1789651638Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/2446m 41s

RHLSTP 489 - Amar Latif

#489 Dream On - Richard has had a very difficult journey to the Leeds City Varieties and wouldn’t have made it without the genius of tour manager Bec, but thank God he did because this is a terrific podcast with broadcaster and former accountant Amar Latif. He talks about how he coped with losing 95% of his sight at 18, why he was still determined to become an accountant and why he refused to accept that unaccompanied blind people weren’t allowed to travel the world. Richard inevitably attempts to claim that mind blindness is as serious a disability and receives terrible prejudice in return. Also climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, risking a piss in the middle of the night on top of a volcano, sky diving and wanting to fly solo round the world, needing to look more blind for the BBC and a surprising mentor for Amar’s writing.See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/2457m 55s

Retro RHLSTP 70 - Joe Lycett

RETRO RHLSTP #70 - 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. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/241h 4m

RHLSTP Book Club 82 - Bob Cryer

Book Club #82 - Same Time Tomorrow? - Richard chats with actor Bob Cryer about the charming and beautifully balanced book he’s written about his much missed dad, Barry Cryer. They talk about the difficulties and emotions of writing about someone you were so close to, the importance of it not being a hagiography, the shocking revelations that only came out after death (luckily not the kind of shocking that others have been subject to), how Barry was an honorary Jew and an honorary gay, the effect of losing his dad at a young age and his struggles with eczema, how Barry’s RHLSTP was one of his final live performances and the kindness that Barry showed to Richard when it turned out, they both had cancer. Plus his jokes and the tributes that came from the famous and the non-famous alike.Buy Same Time Tomorrow? here - https://www.awesomebooks.com/book/9781526665317/barry-cryer-same-time-tomorrowCome and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/2455m 58s

RHLSTP 488 - Corinne Bailey Rae

#488 Fifty Shades of Rae - Richard is in the City Varieties Leeds, the scene of a traumatic RHLSTP that he and the audience are still processing. And he’s booked another rock star, will they be as much trouble? It’s the sublime Corinne Bailey Rae. They talk about the whirlwind of her early success, why on earth she’s choose to still live in Leeds, how a teacher crushed her dreams of playing classical violin, her forays into Christian Rock, why she called her first band Helen, exposing emotion to write music that even touches Richard’s dead heart, being expected to carry on producing happy music in the face of tragedy and the genius of her latest eclectic album Black Rainbows. It’s another absolute classic episode.See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/2454m 47s

Retro RHLSTP 69 - Sarah Millican

RETRO RHLSTP #69 - 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/241h 14m

RHLSTP Book Club 81 - Ian Rankin

Book Club #81 - A Heart Full of Headstones - Richard is in Edinburgh and talks to Edinburgh’s second favourite knight (after a penguin) Ian Rankin. They discuss the latest of his many books about Rebus and Edinburgh (is it a character in itself?), how well Ian knows the character after all this time, why he chose to have him age in real time, how his books embrace topicality, whether Rebus could really pull Duckface, why Ian let go of the TV adaptations, the changes made by American publishers and how persistence from the author led the series to be a huge success (and how long that took to happen). Plus the looming presence of Richard Osman, being asked to write the autobiography of Sean Connery, Ian’s attempt to write a Mills and Boon romance and whether it’s possible to understand evil. Plus much more. It’s a must listen for the aspirant author and the fan of crime (or any) novels).Buy a Heart Full of Headstones here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heart-Full-Headstones-Must-Read-Bestseller/dp/1398709387/Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/241h 5m

RHLSTP 487 - Steve Pemberton

#487 Beige Towel - Richard finally has a chance to prove whether his or a rival’s podcast is the most popular, but will he like the answers? His guest returns after 11 short years, it’s BAFTA award winning Steve Pemberton. They talk about that bus episode of Inside Number 9, the official ranking of all of the episodes, Mel Smith punks and non-existent dog poo chocolates, the other Steve Pemberton, surviving a heart attack (according to the Daily Mirror) and using a holiday snap as your acting headshot.See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/241h

RHLSTP Emergency Questions 7

EQ What Would You Take From A MuseumAnother EQ compilation, but what will the question be this month? There is literally no way to find out without listening to this. Find out what celebs as diverse as David Cross, Anneka Rice, Limmy and Sophie Ellis-Bextor would take home with them from museums or art galleries if they were allowed. Damn gave it away.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Come and see us live GIGSWatch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/01/2448m 58s

RHLSTP Book Club 80 - Tez Ilyas

Book Club #80 - The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 3/4 - Richard is in Chorley for another live book club with stand up and actor Tez Ilyas. They talk about why Tez wanted to write about his childhood, why he selected the diary format even though he needed to recreate the entries retrospectively, being chased by a farmer with a shot gun, pretending his friend had broken his neck and how the book will resonate with most people’s experience of adolescent concerns, but with added layers of religious and cultural differences, racism and a bad relationship with a step father. They also talk about Tez’s stand up special The Tez Talks and the Tez O Clock show and his upcoming tourBuy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Diary-British-Muslim-Aged/dp/B08K3MKT11/Tez’s special and tour dates here https://tezilyas.com/Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/241h 1m

RHLSTP 486 - Robert Bathurst

#486 Punchable Face - Rich is in Tunbridge Wells and amazed at the 20th Century news coming from a seemingly 19th Century newspaper. His guest is the superb and charming actor Robert Bathurst. They chat about whether Robert can claim to have had a number one record, the enduring appeal of Joking Apart and how Robert might have screwed u the chance of a third series, the art school appeal of Toast of London, touring Australia with Emma Thompson, playing Jeffrey Barnard in the very pub where everything happened, how Cold Feet nearly didn’t get a series, a late conversion to musical theatre and the (many) ways Mrs Brown’s Boys is superior to RHLSTP.See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/2455m 21s

RHLSTP 485 - Jeff Innocent

#485 Chinggis Khan - Richard is in Norwich at Halloween and there’s been some terrible pumpkin news. His guest is veteran stand-up and surprise social media smash, Jeff Innocent. They chat about how audience preconceptions are subverted by his brilliant act, his shady family history and why his mum won’t let him talk about it, his choice to go in a different direction with some surprising jobs, how social media has given him fame in his sixties, how diversity doesn’t always include the working class and some discussion of the illegal activity of taking drugs. Plus a healthy mistrust of emergency questions.See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/01/2452m 49s

RHLSTP Book Club 79 - Prof Farah Karim Cooper

Book Club #79 - The Great White Bard - Richard chats with Farah Karim Cooper about her brilliant thoughtful and challenging book about Shakespeare, The Great White Bard. They discuss how you can still love a writer and challenge their world view, the racial stereotyping in Shakespeare’s works and why sometimes it’s used to undermine the clichés and sometimes it isn’t, how the Tempest is more about colonialism than the teenage Richard realised, how Shakespeare’s portraits have become increasingly whiter and his work sometimes misinterpreted for jingoistic purposes, the humanity at the heart of his work which is part of the reason the plays can be universal, despite also sometimes being problematic an did Shakespeare write his own plays!Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-White-Bard-Shakespeare-Future/dp/0861545346/The RHLSTP tour continues http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/2439m 47s

RHLSTP 484 - Jason Cook

#484 Giraffe in a Headlock - Richard is back at the Stand in Newcastle and in the week that the Northumberland Sycamore was cruelly cuts down, dare he risk making an allusion? His guest is legendary stand-up and TV writer, Jason Cook. Rich might be getting a bit tired from touring, but it doesn’t really matter, as we have a story-teller topped only by Brian Blessed for loquaciousness. Jason talks about being a tiny chef in some biscuit ads and going through airport security covered in flour, working as a merchant seaman and the unlikely zoo based stories of one of his crewmates, representing Germany in the World Stands Up, inventing the dead dad stand up genre, getting Rich very drunk to do stand up, being a Celebrity Mastermind stand-in, Hebburn and the Murder, They Hope series and is this the week for him to dress up as a tree in his monthly comedy club?See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Rich's stand-up tour Can I Have My Ball Back - https://richardherring.com/ballback/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/241h 28m

Retro RHLSTP 68 - Off Menu

RETRO RHLSTP #68 - Bobby Davro’s Notebook - Richard has been playing I Spy with a 3 year old, and also reveals the cover of his new book, Would You Rather? His guests are the disrespectful young imps from the Off Menu podcast (after Richard was so well behaved on theirs) Ed Gamble and James Acaster. They discuss how many people believed Richard was a competition winner on their podcast - and how the pair have fared with some genuine competition winning guests, Richard’s constructive criticism of Off Menu, how Dan Akroyd turned out to be the Brian Blessed of OM, how brilliant a contestant Richard was on Taskmaster and how Champion of Champions is progressing, plus performing comedy on a cruise ship, what Ed’s new advertising slogan means and who would be the funniest person to lose a partner to. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/01/241h 9m

RHLSTP Book Club 78 - Adam Bloom

Book Club #78 - Finding Your Comic Genius - Another book club in front of an audience - this one coming from Aldershot with Adam Bloom talking about his exhaustive manual for improving your stand up comedy act, Finding Your Comedy Genius. They talk about knowing you are going to be a comedian from the age of 9, working alongside future stars in Asylum, the various techniques that Adam has devised to ensure your punchlines hit, how to get rolling laughs, avoiding virtual comedy and how stage time is vital to honing your instincts. But there’s stuff in this book that seasoned comics have not directly considered and rules are made to be broken. Plus the joy of self publishing and learning stuff even as he wrote the book and what it’s like to have read as many books as you’ve written.Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Finding-Your-Comic-Genius-depth/dp/B0CGWWWZPM/The RHLSTP tour continues http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/2450m 35s

RHLSTP 483 - Lauren Pattison

#483 Nit Infestation - Richard is at the Stand in Newcastle with an enthusiastic Sunday afternoon crowd and he’s amazed by the number of ginger hues he can expect in the city. His guest is comedian Lauren Pattison. They talk about how low things had got for her during their last chat in lockdown, how the worst day to dump a comedian is April Fool’s Day, how working in Morrison’s during the pandemic was surprisingly creatively inspiring, coping with online criticism and how her last Edinburgh show was literally make or break for her and how, approaching thirty, she is overcoming anxiety and believing in herself. See RHLSTP on tour- http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/241h 15m

Best of RHLSTP 5

This is the last of five end of 2023 "best of" shows!See RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/241h 23m

Best of RHLSTP 4

This is the fourth of five end of 2023 "best of" shows!See RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/231h 9m

Best of RHLSTP 3

This is the third of five end of 2023 "best of" shows!See RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/12/231h 12m

Best of RHLSTP 2

This is the second of five end of 2023 "best of" shows!See RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/231h 12m

Best of RHLSTP 1

This is the first of five end of 2023 "best of" shows!See RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/12/231h 6m

RHLSTP 482 - Vasyl Baidak

#482 May The Force Be With You - It’s a very special and moving Christmas episode as Richard talks to Ukranian comedian Vasyl Baidak about performing comedy in a war zone, how comedy has differed before, after and during the conflict, performing in shelters and trenches, how comedy helps process the horror and how absurd comedy seems redundant in the more absurd state of war, converting Stewart Lee tickets into a car, being championed by Stephen Fry, the influence of Andy Kaufman, building the country back one house at a time and keeping the Ukraine in people’s minds and raising funds for the military. How do you tour and celebrate Christmas in a war? It’s an incredible story from a very eloquent man speaking in a second language (where school lessons did not prepare him for talking about war). Please listen and share this one. And tonight don’t thank God it’s them instead of you. Ask God why anyone has to be in this situation.See the Guardian documentary here https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2023/feb/23/the-year-that-never-ended-how-a-ukrainian-comedian-rebuilt-a-strangers-house-documentaryWatch Vasyl’s special here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C34z0ozw_9ESee RHLSTP live - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/12/2355m 6s

RHLSTP Book Club 77 - Alasdair Beckett-King

Book Club #77 - Montgomery Bonbon - Murder at the Museum - The Book Club is still on the road, this week at the Norwich Playhouse with flame-haired (though not on fire) stand up and author Alasdair Beckett-King talking about his fab children’s book series, Montgomery Bonbon. Find out the unusual way in which he got a book deal, why he wanted to write about a 10 year old girl who transforms into a male detective with an indistinguishable foreign accent, the challenge of writing jokes for kids and for making a book that appeals to all kids. Plus Dr Who, making fantastic videos like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kH-CfCaMl8, how online success has led to stand up tours and creating an image that makes you recognisable at distance from behind!Buy Alasdair’s books here https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=alasdair+beckett+kingThe RHLSTP tour continues http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/231h

RHLSTP 481 - Shane Todd

#481 What Do They Do With the Foreskins? - Rich is back in Belfast and is wondering if they should be as proud as they are of the Titanic. His guest is stand-up Shane Todd. They talk about touring America, being circumcised as an adult, whether soup or yoghurt is harder to eat in public, unusual foods to sneak into a cinema, supporting Kevin Hart on tour and what you do if he doesn’t turn up, taking a charity boxing match a bit too seriously and trying to compete with the mysteriously dead Shane Todd.See RHLSTP live - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/231h 10m

Bonus 18

As a lovely Christmas present to you all, we've decided to give this month's subscriber only podcast out to everyone. It's the season after all.If you've forgotten to get us anything, don't worry - it's better to give than to receive.Put if you really want to do something, consider joining our Acast plus subscribers area - https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstpOr our badge scheme - https://gofasterstripe.com/badges Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/2338m 3s

RHLSTP Book Club 76 - Ashley Blaker

Book Club #76 - Normal Schmormal - Richard is joined by comedy producer turned stand up, Ashley Blaker to talk about his parenting book, Normal Schmormal. They talk about trying stand-up as a teenager, how becoming more religious led to Ashley’s new stand up career (and becoming less religious), the demands of having six children with or without special educational needs, what makes a kid a Coldplay and what makes them a Zappa, having the kids on the audiobook and the suspicious chapter supposedly authored by Ashley’s wife, what led the couple to adopt another child and the importance of embracing and accepting diversity in kids as well as in the adult world. Plus the story of the publicity shy Johnny Vine and why this serious situation is also a sitcom waiting to be made - and as always the power of comedy to help us learn about things that aren’t always, of themselves, considered amusing.Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Normal-Schmormal-occasionally-parenting-neurodivergence-ebook/dp/B0BQPVWXLN/The RHLSTP tour continues http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/2349m 1s

RHLSTP 480 - Lisa McGee

#480 Murder She F***ing Wrote - Richard is in Belfast and has some ideas on how to heal the divisions in this great city. His guest is writer and genius Lisa McGee. They chat about first dances at wedding, whether Jessica Fletcher is a typical writer, how Derry Girls is used in schools by lazy (but still correct) teachers, casting (some) comedians, whether a writer knows in advance if a show will be a hit, getting referenced on the Simpsons, the Derry Girls mural and why all nuns aren’t bad, how to catch one and whether you should always obey a ghost one.See RHLSTP live - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/231h 2m

Retro RHLSTP 67 - Richard Herring

RETRO RHLSTP #67 - Kickstarter"This is the most self indulgent thing I have ever done", says Richard Herring as he bounds on to the familiar stage of the Leicester Square Theatre. And who are we to argue - for the guest on this week's show is none other than Richard himself. With a combination of swagger and poor camera tricks we will finally get to see what makes the mysterious Herring tick.This podcast is a document to the kindness of the 2000 contributors to our recent KickStarter campaign to film every episode of the 8th series of Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. It's also a joke that has got out of hand.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/231h 6m

RHLSTP Book Club 75 - David J Cohen

Book Club #75 - Stand Up, Barry Goldman - Richard meets comedian, musician, script writer and inventor of the phrase “Comedy is the new rock n roll”, Dave Cohen. They discuss why he wanted to write a fictionalised account of the comedy scene of the late 70s, how it was inspired by true events and seeing Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson performing in a porn cinema in Edinburgh. Plus living and working through the early days of alternative comedy, writing for Horrible Histories, the Young Ones style house in which Rich, Stewart Lee, Al Murray and the true comedic genius of the group Mike Cosgrave all lived, the failing garment industry in Leeds in the 1970s, Guns and Moses, whether alternative comedy was truly feminist, why Arthur Smith is doing the audiobook, how the nineties changed comedy and Dave’s upcoming second part of a trilogy: Barry Goldman: The Wilderness Years.Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stand-Barry-Goldman-DAVID-COHEN/dp/1999313828/The RHLSTP tour continues http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/2354m 33s

RHLSTP 479 - Jarred Christmas

#479 Pot Noodle Versus Road Kill - Richard is still in Bath and still staying at his parents and has become an unpaid tech advisor (luckily successful). His guest this week is comedian, actor and panto star Jarred Christmas. They discuss how Jarred went from hero to zero on Hollyoaks Later, his foray into the world of advertising and why he nearly had to pay all the money back, what it was like working with Verne Troyer in panto, why he loves living in a West Country village and how the villagers celebrated the return of the bus and what it’s like to appear in a sitcom that you think might make you, but almost breaks you. An absolutely amazing comedian and guest - you’re going to love this one.Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/231h 3m

Retro RHLSTP 66 - Annabel Giles

RETRO RHLSTP #66 - Christmas Presents for EthiopiaRichard 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!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/231h 1m

RHLSTP Book Club 74 - Bec Hill

Book Club #74 - Horror Heights - A rare live Book Club coming to you from Tunbridge Wells, where we get to meet and chat to comedian Bec Hill about her brilliant stand up and meeting David Tennant AND talk about her fab series of books Horror Heights. What would happen if slime came to life? How difficult is it write a series of books that all take place on the same weekend, with different protagonists and interweaving story arcs? Was Round The Twist a big influence on the author and much more. Plus there’s emergency questions an unusual pouch to keep children’s teeth in. It’s a bit of a RHLSTP/ RHLSTP Book Club hybrid, but none the worse for it!Buy Bec’s books here https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=bec+hill+horror+heights&crid=2CNB043BZE74UThe RHLSTP tour continues http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/231h 2m

RHLSTP 478 - Stuart Goldsmith

#478 Surprise Postman - Richard is in Bath, but spent the night in Cheddar and is wondering about what the last few years of his life might hold for him. His guest is rival podcaster and stand-up, Stuart Goldsmith. They talk about Stuart’s brief acting career, whether Richard listens to The Comedians’ Comedian Podcast, why Stuart might need to go off for a wee at any moment (spoiler - he doesn’t), stand up tips, whether we’re all fucked because of climate change, how Stuart teaches business people resilience and a largely visual surprise for Richard to cap off a terrific chat about comedy and podcasting and how we’re all doomed.Watch Stu's ace show at the Soho Theatre - https://sohotheatre.com/events/stuart-goldsmith-spoilers/Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/2356m 28s

RHLSTP 477 - Rob Reiner

#477 Magic Bullet - Here’s a bonus remote podcast (because we’re not doing enough at the moment) with superstar actor and director and now podcast documentary (if you will pocumentary) maker, Rob Reiner. With limited time, they discuss which of his films is the greatest of all time, what you need to make a perfect improvised movie, the first toilet flush on US Prime Time TV and appearing in the Batman TV series. But mostly they talk about Rob’s fascinating new podcast series “Who Killed JFK?” and the flimsiness of the official account of the assassination, why it means so much to Rob and why it’s important to get to the truth. Plus what it was like sharing a duplex with Albert Brooks and the moving story of remaking the Princess Bride with his dad, Carl.Listen to Who Killed JFK? here, or wherever you get your podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/who-killed-jfk/id1714611578.See RHLSTP on tour. It’s such fun. http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/2343m 8s

RHLSTP Book Club 73 - Lou Sanders

Book Club #73 - What's That Lady Doing? - It’s another live Book Club, this time recorded at the Leicester Square Theatre with comedian and ice skater Lou Sanders. They talk about why the time was right for Lou to detail the funny (and occasionally shocking and sad) escapades from her life, why it’s tricky to write about family and how to get the balance right, why shame is universal and needs to be embraced and accepted in order to move on, how most people are plagued by self-doubt even if they don’t look like they are, what Andi Peters did to deserve limited retribution, whether being touched inappropriately by a masseuse is cheating and whether there is more to the Universe than what we can see and if all of us believe in stuff that might not be real in order to get us through life.Buy Lou's book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/what-s-that-lady-doing-false-starts-and-happy-endings-louise-sanders/7447485?ean=9781788708579The RHLSTP tour continues http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/2345m 26s

RHLSTP 476 - Peter Richardson

#476 The Mike That Never Was - Richard is back in the witch-burning city of Exeter and this time his guest is Comic Strip Presents legend Peter Richardson. They talk about how Peter meet Nigel Planer and invented the character of Neil, the early days of the Comic Strip in Raymonds Revue Bar, why it was a good thing that he didn’t end up playing Mike in the Young Ones (though he might well be wrong about that), how he shocked Steve Martin, getting bottles of piss thrown at him by Heavy Metal fans at Donnington, his instrumental part in Stella Street and why the Comic Strip Presents about Boris Johnson never saw the light of day. Plus the lackadaisical attitudes to Health and Safety that saw him confronted by the police outside Buckingham Palace. An incredible delve into an amazing time for comedy! AND the Keith Allen question is posed.See RHLSTP on tour. It’s such fun. http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/2357m 41s

Retro RHLSTP 65 - Peter Serafinowicz

RETRO RHLSTP #65 - Brian Blessed and the Big FootIt’s the final episode of series 10 of RHLSTP and Rich meets a bearded man who has managed 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/231h 37m

RHLSTP Book Club 72 - Geoff Norcott

Book Club #72 - The British Bloke, Decoded - Rich welcomes back comedian Geoff Norcott to talk about his new book about UK masculinity, The British Bloke, Decoded. Is it possible to generalise about a whole sex? And more importantly is it funny? Is size important (both penis and height in general)? Can you beat a chimp in hand to hand combat? Are women as deluded about their tennis skills as men? Why don’t men check their junk more regularly? Under what circumstances is it OK for men to cry? Rich is happy to hear a new (to him) euphemism for a scared penis and they discuss the surprising crossovers with Caitlin Moran’s latest book, which give Geoff a good idea for his next one.Geoff's Book is here - https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Geoff-Norcott/The-British-Bloke-Decoded--From-Banter-to-Man-Flu-Everyth/28776287The RHLSTP tour continues http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/2350m 54s

RHLSTP 475 - Spencer Jones

#475 France’s Youngest Shepherd - Richard has come to Exeter, where there is some very bad news about the bins. His guest is amazing actor and comedy genius Spencer Jones. They talk about how a last minute self-tape got him a recurring role in Ted Lasso, where Death in Paradise meets Milton, how his first double act led to him losing his virginity and then his bottle, the extraordinary sequence of events that led to his first TV show, whether finger-wagging admonishment might make the bad guys of history reconsider their actions, whether moving back to Devon was a good idea, the importance of how you look walking on to stage, the electric heat of creating comedy on stage and how he came up with the character of the Herbert and whether there has been any reaction to Upstart Crow from Ricky Gervais.See RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/11/231h 3m

Retro RHLSTP 64- Sarah Kendall

RETRO RHLSTP #64 - Sarah Kendall - 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/231h 12m

RHLSTP Book Club 71 - Joe Wilkinson

Book Club #71 - My (Illustrated) Autobiography - It’s another live Book Club from the Leicester Square Theatre with Joe Wilkinson talking about his groundbreaking book My Autobiography - illustrated by the brilliant Henry Paker. Though the chat is mainly an attempt to discover Joe’s true life story rather than the fictitious one involving scrumping and bus timetables. They chat about daily podcasting, the Pleasance Sold Out Board and great shows that nobody saw, working with Bobby Ball and a record breaking fart, amongst many other things.The book is fabulous, buy it here https://linktr.ee/joewilkinsonbookAnd the RHLSTP tour continues http://richardherring.com/rhlstp Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/231h 6m

RHLSTP 474 - Matt Green

#474 Very Bad Lieutenant - Richard is back in Winchester for another week and they are having so much trouble with their clocks (I said clocks). His guest is stand up and actor and internet sensation Matt Green. They chat about working with Idris Elba and Sacha Baron-Cohen, what it’s like sitting in a car for six hours with Harvey Keitel, playing a corpse in the Cambridge Footlights, the perils of being a boyish boy, a drive-by egging, how a tweet about Brexit led to a discussion about supermarkets and Rich had a few ideas on how to improve the Direct Line adverts. Plus the introduction of the tofu hand and Rich attempts some rapping to mixed results.See RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Matt Green on tour  https://www.mattgreencomedy.com/that-guy-2024-national-tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/2357m 25s

RHLSTP Book Club 70 - Tim Key

RHLSTP Book Club 70 - Chapters - Richard is joined by a man who Steve Coogan finds funny, but doesn’t know why, to talk about his latest anthology of poetry - Chapters. Richard expresses his distrust of poetry and fails to remember any of the stuff he’s read and Tim explains why he self-publishes, his collaboration with designer Emily Juniper and how much truth and beauty there is in his work. He reads a couple of poems, explains why the book has this title it has and reveals if he’s ever had a sporting dream or not. Plus a new episode of timkey the monkey and chat about making films, cancer and why he is not as respected a figure (by Rich at least) as Davina McCall.Buy Chapters here https://www.utterandpress.co.uk/products/tim-key-chapters-1 Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/2355m 42s

RHLSTP Emergency Questions 6

Ham Hand versus Suncream Armpit - It’s another compilation of favourite answers to classic EQs and this one has a star-studded cast of funny people musing over whether they want pig meat digits or a protective layer of screening shooting out their armpit nozzl, including Adam Buxton, Sue Perkins, Mr and Mrs Coren-Mitchell and Rebecca Front. Which would you choose? (rhetorical)SUPPORT THE SHOW!Come and see us live GIGSWatch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/2341m 40s

RHLSTP 473 - Harriet Kemsley

#473 Sexy Nostradamuses - Richard has returned to Winchester to help the local people through their swimming pool disaster. His guest is the delightful Harriet Kemsley. They talk about the perils of combining dyspraxia with allergies, how unusually becoming a comedian was her parents’ idea, doing a roast battle with your partner, why she did a podcast about crying and Richard delves deeper into his theory that life is a simulation or possibly a dream in which none of you exist. He is not going mad though. What is about Winchester that makes Richard so skittish?Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/231h

Can I Have My Ball Back? - Episode 9

#9 - Apprentice Chemo - This is the final instalment of this bollocky podcast (for now) as Richard’s stand up takes us through his precautionary chemo and have some playdough on hand to make your own scale model of Richard’s tumour. His guest is the genius stand up comedian Simon Munnery who had the idea of having testicular cancer and doing a show about it decades before Herring. Plus another ball bag mail bag with two extraordinary emails from listeners. Thanks for listening, we will hopefully be back with more at some point, so keep your emails coming in to cihmbb@gmail.com. And of course buy the book that accompanies this series from your favourite store https://geni.us/CanIHaveMyBallBackPB and come and see Richard do his stand up show on the subject in 2024. More news about that soon.Find out how to examine the testicles of yourself or a consenting friend here https://uk.movember.com/men-s-health/testicular-cancer Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/2348m 5s

RHLSTP Book Club 69 - Richard Armitage

RHLSTP Book Club 69 - Geneva - Richard talks to actor turned novelist, Richard Armitage about his gripping thriller Geneva. How it started its life as an audiobook, why he didn’t want a ghost writer, what made him want to write about big Pharma and Alzheimers, how being a disciplined actor has helped inform his characters, a twist on the unreliable narrator as well as creating a character who can not hide his own inadequacy, whether any of the graphic descriptions of skiing and car accidents is based on experience and why this podcast is too classy to mention Richard’s bottom.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/2334m 39s

RHLSTP 472 - Neil Fitzmaurice

#472 The Fonz’s Parking Space - Richard liked Liverpool so much last week that he’s come back again and his guest is Neil Fitzmaurice, a man who defied his career’s advisor to become an actor, writer and stand up with an incredibly impressive CV including Phoenix Nights, The Office and Peep Show. They talk about being one of the first people to have to interact with David Brent, terrifying David Mitchell for real, being heckled by Samuel L Jackson, how Neil almost ended up with a major role in The Crown and why he was determined to have a career without leaving his family and city behind and an emotional and passionate explanation of why this city is so unique and the trauma of Hillsborough.Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/231h

Can I Have My Ball Back? - Episode 8

#8 - Can I Actually Have My Ball Back? It’s episode 8 of CIHMBB and Richard’s journey has taken him to meet his oncologist, Dr Arnand Sharma for the first time, who seems excited to meet the star of Taskmaster. For the podcast Richard gets to interview Dr Sharma to get his side of the story and find out where the excised ball is and the truth about whether Dr Sharma really knew who Richard was.Plus the Tom-biased ball-bag mail bag which covers epididymitis and how having testicular cancer can affect your subsequent outlook on life (in varying ways)The book of Can I Have My Ball Back? Is out in paperback this week (the perfect Christmas gift for the testicle owner or user in your family). Get it from any of these fine outlets. https://geni.us/CanIHaveMyBallBackPBPlus more of your emails from the CIHMBB ball bag mail bag. Email us at cihmbb@gmail.comFind out how to examine the testicles of yourself or a consenting friend here https://uk.movember.com/men-s-health/testicular-cancer Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/2339m 38s

RHLSTP Book Club 68 - Simon Farnaby

RHLSTP Book Club 68 - Ghosts - The Button House Archives - Live from the Leicester Square Theatre, Richard has been in for his yearly human MOT. His guest has performed with and dug up monarchs, it’s the amazing Simon Farnaby. They talk about the importance of not making your Christmas TV tie-in a soulless cash grab, the fun of creating historical documents for all the ghosts, plus making the designer’s life difficult. Plus loads more about Simon’s remarkable career, how the documentary about the search for Richard III turned into something remarkable, Simon’s chat with the queen, why he fears a stupid death and where death’s voice came from, his he turned Paddington from a U into a PG, offending the people of Scotland (that’s Richard’s job), being directed by Mackenzie Crook, getting the approval of Nicholas Cage and working on the Persuasionists!Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy the Ghosts book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/GHOSTS-Button-Archives-Companion-Television/dp/B0C7L6HSLXSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/231h 2m

RHLSTP 471 - Peter Hooton

#471 Gravy Train - Richard finds himself in an unseasonably sweltering Liverpool, at the Playhouse and is joined the the city in human form, Peter Hooton from the Farm. They talk about stealing Joe Strummer’s bananas, tipping over Piers Morgan’s car, how “The End” fanzine came about, why getting a band’s name right might not be that important, Tony Wilson’s funeral and why Peter didn’t end up becoming a priest.Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/10/2358m 4s

Can I Have My Ball Back? - Episode 7

#7 Navigating Nuts - The bollock Odyssey continues, with Rich finally finding out if he had cancer or not (spoiler he does) but also discovering that having cancer comes with some unexpected benefits. His guest is astronomer and scientist Harriet Witt who tells Rich about Polynesian way finders who used their balls to navigate the Pacific Ocean. Check out her website at passengerplanet.com. And in the Ball Bag some information about bird testes, how chemo can chill your extremities and the fear that follows treatment.The book of Can I Have My Ball Back? Is out in paperback this week (the perfect Christmas gift for the testicle owner or user in your family). Get it from any of these fine outlets. https://geni.us/CanIHaveMyBallBackPBPlus more of your emails from the CIHMBB ball bag mail bag. Email us at cihmbb@gmail.comFind out how to examine the testicles of yourself or a consenting friend here https://uk.movember.com/men-s-health/testicular-cancerSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/2344m 26s

RHLSTP Book Club 67 - Danny Robins

RHLSTP Book Club 67 - Into the Uncanny -  Richard talks to comedian, podcaster and master of the Unexplained about his entertaining and unsettling new book, Into The Uncanny which looks into some very intriguing true life ghost and UFO stories. They chat about why Danny is the perfect person to tackle this genre, with a foot in both camps of sceptic and believer, why it was important to him to cover new stories that he hasn’t done on any of his excellent podcasts, whether it’s just a certain type of person who sees ghosts, whether walls can take video and if we’re just living in a shoddy glitching simulation. Can Danny shed any light on Richard seeing the ghost of his living son?https://www.amazon.co.uk/Into-Uncanny-Danny-Robins/dp/1785948091/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/2337m 41s

RHLSTP 470 - Joe Lycett

#470 Right Little Puck - Richard has some more incredible Birmingham facts to share with his Brummie audience. His guest is RHLSTP super fan and mischievous imp, Joe Lycett. They reveal how Richard was one of the few people who was in on the secret of his David Beckham money shredding, the surprising group of people who were offended by this stunt, whether accusations of Qatar-based hypocrisy hold any water (and was it RHLSTP that led to them?) why he wanted to make his new show in Birmingham and gave a leg up to local young people, why he still lives in Birmingham even though he doesn’t have to, putting on an art exhibition with his mum, why he might be taking Harry Styles to the small claims court and the importance of enjoying success whilst it’s happening and whether he fears the late middle-age breakdown that can afflict people in show business.Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/231h

Retro RHLSTP 63- Alex Horne

RETRO RHLSTP #63 - Alex Horne - 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/Taskmaster-E...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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/231h 32m

RHLSTP Book Club 66 - Jo Caulfield

RHLSTP Book Club 66 - The Funny Thing About Death - Richard interviews brilliant stand-up Jo Caulfield about her first book, a memoir about the loss of her sister, Annie, The Funny Thing About Death. They talk about why stand-ups don’t need cocaine, the honesty and humour required for taking on such a serious subject, the catharsis of writing about something so close, the heart behind the caustic stand-up character, the dangers and the ambivalence to them of hitchhiking in the 70s and 80s and whether Macmillan are a worthy choice for your charitable donations.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Funny-Thing-About-Death-ebook/dp/B0C6P83GJ7SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/2347m 9s

RHLSTP 469 - Adil Ray

#469 Where Are You, Satish Patel? - Richard is delighted to be back in bankrupt Birmingham and in front of the third biggest crowd to ever come to RHLSTP. His guest is a man who has succeeded at everything he’s attempted, the remarkable Adil Ray. They discuss what it was like growing up in an Asian family in Yardley in the 70s and 80s, how racists nearly killed Adil as a baby and starting school in Handsworth the day after the riots, how Citizen Khan came about, how does it feel sharing some of your heritage with Suella Braverman, which came first Lingo or Wordle and what it’s like working with Judy Dench.Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/10/231h 3m

RHLSTP Emergency Questions 5

Who’s the Most Famous Person You’ve Ever Been in a Lift With? (That You Didn’t Get Into The Lift With). It’s another fine compilation of multiple answers to the same question, but boy what incredibly different results! Do you want to know who Rachel Parris has been in a lift with or who Michael Spicer has travelled between floors with? Do you want to know if Aisling Bea understands the question? And what about Richard Herring, who is the most famous person he’s ever been in a lift with, that he didn’t get into the lift with? Simple question right? This is the only podcast that will partially answer some of these questions.See RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Come and see us live GIGSWatch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/2344m 8s

RHLSTP Book Club 65 - David Mitchell

RHLSTP Book Club 65 - Unruly Richard chats with writer, comedian and actor David Mitchell about his funny and diverting book about English monarchs, Unruly. Are the royal family just the country’s most successful thugs? How did they convince people to believe in their divine right to rule? Why would they want the job anyway, when it results in so much misery? Is the White Ship tragedy the biggest Sliding Doors moment in English history or would the world (and Anne) have been been better if Anne Boleyn had been prepared to put out? What happened to Simon de Montford’s testicles and was that enough of a reason to name a University after him? And how did they remember the order of a rainbow before Richard of York and who was Richard of York anyway and might it have been Richard Herring? And why is there quite so much about James Bond in a book that finishes with the reign of Elizabeth I?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/2347m 28s

RHLSTP 468 - Sarah Millican

#468 Seven- Nil - Richard is wondering about the profits made by the man (or maybe woman) who came up with the most delicious and ubiquitous flavour on earth. His guest, returning for a 7th shot at finally winning a podcast is the wonderful Sarah Millican. They discuss the romantic qualities of meat, who is best at the Chase and Taskmaster, how Sarah’s honesty about her life leads to amazing revelations from her audience, doing stand up in Vienna (and all over the world), whether Richard needs to get divorced to be a good comedian and why comedy about bodily functions is the most profound.See Sarah on tour https://sarahmillican.co.uk/late-bloomer/Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/09/231h 6m

Retro RHLSTP 62 - Maria Bamford

RETRO RHLSTP #62 - Maria Bamford - 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/231h 1m

RHLSTP Book Club 64 - Jena Friedman

RHLSTP Book Club 64 - Not Funny Not Funny Richard is joined by US stand up and writer Jena Friedman to chat about her essay collection about comedy, abortion, Me Too and more, Not Funny. Charmingly Jena’s nervous dog is in the room and then her baby son turns up and somehow Richard plays some music over the podcast, but there’s still time for some great chat about dead baby jokes, the kind of questions only female comedians get asked and the complex relationships in stand up, where there is no HR department.Buy Jena’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Not-Funny-Essays-Culture-Etcetera/dp/B0B4ZN6KR6/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/2338m 47s

RHLSTP 467 - Nigel Planer

#467 The Great Vowel Shift - Richard is nursing a terrible injury and wondering why bad things happen to good people. His guest is actor, writer and character comedian Nigel Planer. They chat about the possibly flawed attempt to bring back a popular film franchise, the surprising (to the cast) endurance of a forty year old TV show, writing for Not The Nine O Clock News, the projects that have been in the works for a decade and are all coming to fruition now, writing a time travel novel and collaborating with (and envying) ex-Young One colleague Adrian Edmondson, regrets and what age it would be best to be Nigel Planer.Come and see RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/231h 6m

RHLSTP Book Club 63 - Caitlin Moran

RHLSTP Book Club 63 - What About Men? Richard talks to journalist and best-selling author Caitlin Moran about her attempt to answer the question asked by so many men - What About Men? What made her turn her attention to male problems after so much success in dealing with how to be a woman? Why aren’t men writing about this subject (cough cough, apart from me)? Are men screwed as hard by the patriarchy and women? And was she expecting the backlash - coming even before the book was published?Buy the book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-About-Men-Caitlin-Moran/dp/1529149150SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/2345m 22s

RHLSTP 466 - Peter Baynham

#466 Invisible Cereal - Richard has returned to Balham and made the mistake of looking up what his shitty little old flat is currently worth. His guest is another ex-resident of the South London borough, Peter “too gorgeous” Baynham. They discuss getting older, being 60, Richard’s eerily accurate prediction about the kindle, what you do with dead bodies at sea, how many mates you need on a yacht, the improv course where Pete rubbed shoulders with some of UK comedy’s future greats, how he managed to literally back out of sports at school, losing an Oscar in a train station, how Carry On and Weird Science gave a poor example of sexual relations and some somewhat disappointing accommodation. Plus Monsters in the attic, being followed by a rhino and Richard’s glasses break, giving him an incredible new gimmick. It’s a very good one.Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/231h 6m

RHLSTP Book Club 62 - Harriet Gibsone

RHLSTP Book Club 62 - Is This OK? Richard talks to former music journalist Harriet Gibsone about her fascinating and funny memoir of obsession, growing up on the internet, early menopause and fantasies about Chris Martin. They discuss parasocial relationships from both sides of the equation, spying on your neighbours, politely cyber stalking a stranger on the bus, the insecurities that plague Harriet and most of us, how Deliciously Ella’s experience of birth may not be universal, how searing honesty about your failings is useful to express and how all books basically appeal to the voyeur inside us all.Buy Is This OK? Wherever you get your books, like here https://www.waterstones.com/book/is-this-ok/harriet-gibsone/9781035000999SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/2350m 44s

RHLSTP 465 - Alistair Green

#465 Pluto - Richard has had a surprise whilst doing some perfectly innocent browsing on the internet and is very excited about the RHLSTP tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstp. His guest is internet sensation and Pompeii hater, Alistair Green. They discuss his largely hidden back story, how he came to comedy relatively late and his only interplanetary theatrical experience before that, how working in the city led Al to a breakdown, what prompted his early videos and why they probably wouldn’t work on TV, the intrinsic sadness behind many of them and why he can never decorate his flat. Plus being bamboozled by Alan Partridge, the niceness of the people behind Ghosts and the enjoyable blasé attitude to retakes of Diane Morgan.Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/231h 7m

RHLSTP Book Club 61 - Lucy Worsley

RHLSTP Book Club 61 - Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman. Richard starts another Book Club series with a cracker of a guest, TV presenter and Chief Curator of Royal Historic Palaces, Lucy Worsley. They chat about her latest book, just out in paperback, about Agatha Christie. What made Lucy choose this subject? How like Agatha is she? How close did we come to never hearing of Agatha at all? What happened in those 11 days where Agatha went missing in 1926? How important is her story for the history of women, class and race in the 20th Century and how do we define a good or bad mother?Buy Lucy’s book here  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agatha-Christie-Very-Elusive-Woman/dp/B09PNRM2PMSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/2342m 12s

RHLSTP 464 - Ben Willbond and Larry Rickard

#464 Missing Mr Tod - Richard has been at his kids’ sports day, reminding himself of his greatest sporting triumph. His guests are Ghosts, not literally, Ben Willbond and Larry Rickard. They discuss how the pair met and their initial thoughts about each other, how they plan to prove that ghosts have bumholes, why the next series of Ghosts will be the last, why Robin is trapped within the bounds of Button Hall, why a helicopter came to Ben’s school, what happened when Larry turned up to write for Peter Rabbit with a hangover, the different speech rhythms when working on American comedy shows and doing a comedy version of V.Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/231h 3m

RHLSTP 463 - Mike Birbiglia

#463 Mr Moustache - In the last of the Edinburgh Fringe podcasts, the generous sponsor of the NextUp comedy award is proud to be joined by US stand up and actor, Mike Birbiglia. They talk about turning ailments into stand up, why Mike sleeps in a cocoon, how his shows have a very UK sensibility, how the stories you least want to tell are often the best, how Mike messed up his big scene with Tom Hanks, how he became Taylor Swift’s son and Rich recommends some kids’ shows at the Fringe and fails to remember the name of Mary King’s Close. Details of Mike’s new show here https://www.birbigs.com/Or check out his other specials on Netflix.Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/2355m 14s

RHLSTP 462 - Micky Overman

#462 Going Dutch - The Edinburgh Fringe podcasts are nearly at an end and Richard is back a the Bill Murray to talk to Dutch comedian Micky Overman. They talk about why she chose to start her stand up career in the UK, the curse of coming from an unbroken home, how frankness about sex is good for the repressed British audience, how the internet has changed comedy, how Brexit has changed things for a European, whether it’s right to bring children into this dying world and whether Micky knows the Dutch girl that Richard got off with when he was 14.Get tickets for the Precipice here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=%22Micky%20Overman%3A%20The%20Precipice%22Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/2353m 10s

RHLSTP 461 - Jazz Emu

#461 Judy Murray Nose Recorder - Richard is trying to teach his five year old to swear like someone from the 1980s. His guest is the man behind internet sensation Jazz Emu, Archie Henderson. They talk about where this extraordinary character came from, producing high quality internet content on a tiny budget, touring the USA in an RV, putting himself into the background of every photo of a random fan, the demons of sleep paralysis, whether Archie will follow in the footsteps of Minchin and the Conchords.Check out Jazz Emu’s YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM-Imt636hk4nHrXKwxR7XASee “You Shouldn’t Have” at the Pleasance https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/jazz-emu-you-shouldnt-haveSee Pleasure Garden at the Assembly George Sq https://assemblyfestival.com/whats-on/jazz-emus-pleasure-gardenCome and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/08/2357m 56s

RHLSTP 460 - Ed Byrne

#460 Perfectly Plated Avocado Toast - Richard records his sixth podcast in four days (how is that even possible?) and has a new question about what constitutes cheating. His guest is gazebo building stand-up, Ed Byrne. They discuss why he hasn’t been on the show as often as Sara Pascoe, how many lives he has saved, how Angela Griffin possibly got the edge over Ed and his wife on Mr and Mrs and the humour that can be found in the worst circumstances and why Ed has chosen to write a show about the death of his brother, Paul. Rich also attempts to replace Ed with AI (not so he can cheat with him though) and possibly for the second time questions his Neanderthal heritage. Buy tickets to Tragedy Plus Time in Edinburgh here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/ed-byrne-tragedy-plus-timeSee the show on tour - dates here - https://edbyrne.com/live-dates/Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/231h 1m

RHLSTP x Cuddle: Audible Comedy Club

Rich and his old FUBAR colleague Lou Sanders team up to promote some of the great comedy content available on Audible. They pick out their favourite shows from the roster, Educating Daisy with Daisy May Cooper and French and Saunders: Titting About, as well as wild-card From The Oasthouse: The Alan Partridge Podcast. Find out what Richard really thinks about Daisy after the Taskmaster Hippogate and the controversial subject that Lou would like to hear French and Saunders discuss.Thanks to our sponsor Audible and if you want to subscribe (or listen to these podcasts if you’re already a subscriber) head to https://www.audible.co.uk/. Subscription required. See Audible.co.uk for terms. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/2327m 36s

RHLSTP 459 - Paul Foot

#459 Huge Fork, Tiny Knife - Richard is at the Hanger Farms Arts Centre in Totton, as safe distance from the Fringe and is wondering what drives people to bother to leave one star reviews of fairly low key tourist spots. His guest is eccentric Englishman and brilliant stand up Paul Foot. They discuss the confusing advert Paul shot in Australia with Richard Branson, why all movies are exactly the same, the fury of John Terry’s cousin and why you shouldn’t go to a comedy show when your mum has just died, how Bjork proved to be a boner killer (the film is Dancer in the Dark, though I am not sure it goes exactly as Paul remembered) and what it’s like to be Paul Foot in real life (just as much fun as he is on stage).See Paul Foot Dissolve at the Fringe https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/paul-foot-dissolveAnd on tour - https://www.plosive.co.uk/events/paul-foot-dissolve-tour-2023Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/2357m 48s

RHLSTP 458 - Alison Spittle

#458 Good and Evil Tape Worms - Richard has had an unpleasant experience in a fancy restaurant, but it won’t stop him talking to comedian and podcaster Alison Spittle. They chat about an unexpected pregnancy, turning trauma into comedy and when it’s too soon to do that, why comedians shouldn’t take cocaine, the surprise chemistry between Alison and Kerry Katona and a polite, if creepy attempt at seduction in a hotel lift.See Alison’s show here  https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/alison-spittle-soupCome and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/08/2359m 42s

RHLSTP 457 - Markus Birdman

#457 Platinum Heart - Rich is back in New Milton to continue his Edinburgh Fringe without going to Edinburgh run and is a bit perplexed by a T shirt that Twitter has been trying to make him buy. His guest is veteran stand-up and cheater of death Markus Birdman. They chat about his journeyman status on the circuit, whether being at a school where your dad worked propelled both Rich and Markus towards comedy, Markus' decision to go on Britain’s Got Talent and whether Simon Cowell understands comedy, how Markus has turned two strokes and a heart operation into comedy, a scary ghost story and why two motorcycle accidents was enough to stop Markus getting on a bike again (not Rich though - he loves motorcycling).Book tickets for Platinum at the Fringe here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/markus-birdman-platinum-freeCheck out Markus’ tour dates here https://www.markusbirdmantour.com/book-ticketsCome and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/231h

RHLSTP 456 - Paul Sinha

#456 Bum Solero - Richard continues his genius plan to do the Fringe without going to the Fringe and talks to quizzer, comedian and songster Paul Sinha. They discuss Paul’s 12th Edinburgh stint and why he’s doing exactly what he wants to do, the places that he always goes to at the Fringe, representing the nerds on Gogglebox, why Rich shouldn’t dwell on his quiz successes and failures, why Paul is happy to talk about his Parkinson’s and even happier to be married.See Paul’s Fringe show here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/paul-sinha-pauly-bengaliCome and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/2357m 34s

RHLSTP 455 - Elf Lyons

#455 Gunged - It’s an Ed Fringe podcast from the wonderful Bill Murray pub in Angel and Richard’s guest is stand up, clown and actor Elf Lyons. They talk about the horror and comedy being two sides of the same coin, how she started doing stand up about London Underground rolling stock, how a show must go on, even if you have concussion, why an Edinburgh greengrocer was happy to have her custom, how Elf became Elf and the awful missteps you can make with sign language.Get tickets for Heist here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/elf-and-duffy-heistCome and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/08/2358m 21s

RHLSTP 454 - Adam Rowe

#454 Thigh-Eyed - Richard’s non-Edinburgh Edinburgh Fringe continues as he reveals the latest put downs from his much-funnier-than-him children. His guest is podcast king and fine stand up Adam Rowe. They discuss how doing an advert led to threats of violence, putting your stand up specials on Youtube for free, turning romantic heartbreak into comedy, how the Have A Word podcast has taken the UK by storm, whether sharks are better than dolphins, how you can still say whatever you like in comedy and whether therapy is good for comedians.Links for Edinburgh/tour tickets, podcasts and Adam’s specials here https://www.adamrowe.co.uk/Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/231h 8m

RHLSTP 453 - Bridget Christie

#453 Unchained Melody - Richard has got very angry with a cold caller - was he in there right? His guest is brilliant stand up and creator of new TV comedy “The Change”, Bridget Christie. In an explosive opening they discuss why Richard isn’t presenting the Masked Singer (amongst much else) and why he is evil for eating chocolate buttons, but then things calm down a bit as they discuss Bridget’s major TV debut, whether men do an equal share of household duties and the app that might help, why there are so few comedy shows about middle aged women, how getting older can be liberating and how amazing it is to have a channel and production team that let you get on with your vision. Plus working with Jerome Flynn and what it was like for Richard to introduce him on Top of the Pops. Also the primeval dance with Greg Davies and the extraordinary power of Taskmaster and getting to appear on Ghosts.See Bridget in Edinburgh  https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bridget-christie-who-am-iAnd on tour https://www.bridgetchristie.co.uk/gigs/And watch The Change here https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-changeCome and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/231h 10m

RHLSTP 452 - John Robins

#452 Human Voiced Cat - Richard has had a novel idea for appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe - interview people anywhere but the Edinburgh Fringe and then pay himself £10,000 accommodation fee. For the first Edinburgh Fringe podcast he is in Wells, Somerset. He discusses the big news in the town that thinks it’s a city and annoying motorway signs, before introducing a man making his 9th appearance on RHLSTP/RHEFP, John Robins. They chat about taking Cats Does Countdown very seriously, John’s two Edinburgh Fringe shows, the big change in his life and facing up to his drink problem, existential dread, whether AI will destroy the world, what prevents him sucking his own cock, the desire to be alone in the world, skin lasering and his many romantic errors. It’s a cracking, serious, frivolous, deep chat to start this virtual Edinburgh appearance. Three RHLSTPs a week during the Fringe!See John in Howl - tickets here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/john-robins-howlSee John in WIP tickets here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/john-robins-work-in-progressSee John on tour https://www.johnrobins.com/howl-2023-tour/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/07/231h 1m

Can I Have My Ball Back? Episode 6

#6 Crotch Rot with Scott and Jemma Bennett - Richard experiences the worst part of his monoball experience (though it may be the worst part for his wife, rather than him) and addresses his concerns about what effect the op will have on his (previously highly impressive) sexual function. HIs guests are Scott and Jemma Bennett from the brilliant Brew With The Bennetts podcast (available wherever you get your pods) who discuss Scott’s hair-raising experience of testicular torsion, what it’s like to lose a ball young and the psychological impact.Plus more of your emails from the CIHMBB ball bag mail bag. Email us at cihmbb@gmail.comFind out how to examine the testicles of yourself or a consenting friend here https://uk.movember.com/men-s-health/testicular-cancerFor even more bollock facts and funny stories from Richard’s own diagnosis, Buy the Can I Have My Ball Back? book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/2338m 31s

RHLSTP 451 - Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman

#451 Ragmags - Richard has had some disturbing text messages from one of his kids, but he’s not going to help them. His guests are super nerd magic geniuses, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman. They discuss why Jeremy chose not to appear on stage with the League of Gentlemen, why Andy is non-plussed to be in Star Wars, how the pair met at a summer camp, the Vagina Monologues production at the Arts Theatre led to TWO new theatre shows that have been performed all over the world, why Andy and Jeremy wanted to retain control of the film version of A Ghost Story, the secretive world of the Magic Circle and how they managed to collaborate on writing the fantastically entertaining novel, “The Warlock Effect”. Plus what would it take for them to fellate Keith Allen. Buy the Warlock Effect here (for example) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Warlock-Effect-Jeremy-Dyson/dp/1529364779/Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/2358m 18s

Retro RHLSTP 61 - Grayson Perry

RETRO RHLSTP #61 - 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!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/231h 7m

Can I Have My Ball Back? Episode 5

#5 Billy Goat Nuts with Pope Brock - It’s bad news for Richard’s right testicle as it’s extraction day! But will Richard want to be awake for the procedure and will the surgeons get the right one (the right one)? Obviously not. And what happened to him whilst he was under (apart from the obvious)? Richard talks to Pope Brock about the incredible and horrifying testicle money making scheme of John R Brinkley and there are more missives from Richard’s bulging sack (at least he has one bulging sack) and life-changing news about cancer and mortgages.Plus lots more emails from the ball bag mail bag. Send your questions and ball/cancer-based stories to us via cihmbb@gmail.comFind out how to examine the testicles of yourself or a consenting friend here https://uk.movember.com/men-s-health/testicular-cancerFor even more bollock facts and funny stories from Richard’s own diagnosis, Buy the Can I Have My Ball Back? book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/2343m 26s

RHLSTP 450 - Catherine Tate

#450 Am “I” Bovvered? - Richard is now wax free, but contemplating a career change, His guest is actor, writer, stand up and phenomenon Catherine Tate. They discuss whether Catherine and Tom Cruise are friends now, crying in Twickenham station, how Mcfly were the launchpad for Lauren, whether Noel Edmonds is a monster, doing sketches with war criminals and Brexiteers, not being told your series has been cancelled, why the Queen of Oz is NOT based on any ginger prince. Plus find out if Catherine would rather date a man who was a six foot penis or a man with a tiny man instead of a penis.Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/2359m 31s

Retro RHLSTP 60 - Michael Palin

RETRO RHLSTP #60 - 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!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/231h 16m

Can I Have My Ball Back? Episode 4

#4 Falsifying your Teste-ment with Dr Anna Ploszajski - Richard’s Odd-Ball Odyssey continues as he heads to another doctor who will give him the results of his full body scan. Will he be declared fully fit and be sent home? Seems unlikely. He has a question he’d love to ask (clue in the title of the podcast) and is presented with some decisions, most notably, would he like to wear a falsie? You will find out what he decides, as well as the decisions and opinions of other guests from the series: Charley Boorman, Dr Sara Kayat and future guests Scott and Jemma Bennett. There's also an illuminating chat with Materials Scientist and possible Frankenstein Dr Anna Ploszajski (find out more at annaploszajski.com).Plus lots more emails from the ball bag mail bag. Send your questions and ball/cancer-based stories to us via cihmbb@gmail.comFind out how to examine the testicles of yourself or a consenting friend here https://uk.movember.com/men-s-health/testicular-cancerFor even more bollock facts and funny stories from Richard’s own diagnosis, Buy the Can I Have My Ball Back? book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/2349m 10s

RHLSTP 449 - Mike Bubbins

#449 Podcast Teeth - Richard risks some Jingle/Mingle material, topical at time of recording, but hopefully nostalgic by the time the podcast comes out. Plus good news for those of you who come to live recordings - he’s clearing out his garage, so you might get presents! His guest is Welsh sex-mountain Mike Bubbins. They discuss whether croissants should be wrapped, the power of the moustache, the infamy of Barry Island, the wonder of Parkinson and the unusual combination of confidence and not being an arsehole that Bubbins exudes. Plus news on his new TV series, why he stopped refereeing U13 rugby and an amusing case of mistaken identity.Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/231h

RHLSTP Emergency Questions 4

Six Foot Penis Man or Tiny Man? Rich is back with another compilation of some of the best answers to the most popular emergency questions - watch out Channel 5! This week he’s asking if comedians and celebrities would prefer to date a man who was a six foot tall penis or a man who, instead of having a penis has a tiny man down there. It produces some surprising answers from guests including Katherine Ryan, James Acaster, Sarah Millican, Ben Goldacre and Mary Lynn Rajskub. And the amazing thing is it’s like none of them had ever been asked this question before.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Come and see us live GIGSWatch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/2348m 51s

RHLSTP Book Club 60 - Steven Wright

RHLSTP Book Club 60 - Harold Richard goes all transatlantic to chat to legendary US stand up, Steven Wright about his extraordinary novel, Harold. The chat includes allusions to the Venerable Bede, how the novel started on Twitter and was written on a phone, deciding to write a book that takes place in a day entirely inside a seven-year-old’s head, whether anachronisms matter in a book like this, how no one but Wright can do just to his own material, whether we’re ever going to be hit with the sound from the Big Bang, a little surprise awaiting you in the audiobook, meeting Kurt Vonnegut and a glimpse into how Wright’s extraordinary brain works. A rich and rambling chat with an incredible man with a book you’ll need to read several times and never in one sitting.Buy Harold here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Harold-Steven-Wright/dp/1668022699 or wherever you get your books/audiobooks.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/2340m 35s

RHLSTP 448 - Colin Hoult

#448 Scrambled Egg Pan - Richard is at Hanger Farm Arts Centre in Totton - where? But at least he’s not in New Milton. His guest is ex-Fringe flat mate, actor and occasional woman, Colin Hoult. They talk about being the top guy for Kwik Fit training films, how a depressed Herring broke the dreams of a young double act, how to play Piers Morgan, acting alongside your heroes, addressing your own issues via a character and how Anna Mann came to life and then fused with Colin, the joy of working with Gervais and the perils of being recognised and the surprising insecurities of this ubiquitous and successful actorCome and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/2358m 55s

Retro RHLSTP 59 - Joel Dommett

RETRO RHLSTP #59 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/231h 15m

RHLSTP Book Club 59 - Sadia Azmat

RHLSTP Book Club 59 - Sex Bomb. Rich chats to comedian Sadia Azmat about her memoir about being a horny Muslim (though much more than that). How important is it that publishing and comedy are representative of the population? Why did Sadia identify with the ugly sisters in Cinderella? Does feminism risk excluding diverse voices and experience? Why wearing the hajib was an act of rebellion. The importance of discussing sex openly. And how writing honestly about your personal experience can resonate with others from very different backgrounds. Plus Rich mispronounces hajib despite practising for ages beforehand, because he is an idiot.Buy Sex Bomb here https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/sex-bomb-a-hilarious-raw-and-poignant-memoir-sadia-azmat/7402174SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/06/2353m 43s

RHLSTP 447 - Ola Labib

#447 A Walking Hate Crime - Richard returns to Forest Arts Centre in New Milton, the scene of personal and professional disaster in an attempt to finally win over the citizens of this Hampshire town. His guest is pharmacist turned comedian, Ola Labib. They discuss self-medication, whether Portsmouth is better than Southampton, the work Ola has done to raise funds for and awareness of the situation in Sudan, living next door to her mum, how she stalked her husband (before he was her husband), why it’s important to be her authentic self in her stand up and when dealing with TV commissioners and how her new tour show got its name.Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/231h 2m

Retro RHLSTP 58 - Julian Clary

RETRO RHLSTP #58 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/2357m 44s

RHLSTP Book Club 58 - Josie Long

RHLSTP Book Club 58 - Because I Don't Know What You Mean And What You Don't. Richard chats to comedian Josie Long about her book of short stories with the long title. They discuss the pros and cons (that might also be pros) about this format, how it’s fun not to have to be funny, whether it’s better for art to exist in the moment or be available for many years after creation, ADHD versus Aphantasia (and how we might both have both) and how middle age allows some perspective on the past and a taste of the future.Buy the book here https://www.wob.com/en-gb/books/josie-long/because-i-don-t-know-what-you-mean-and-what-you-don-t/9781838856083SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/2349m 41s

RHLSTP 446 - Jenny Eclair

#446 Hi di Hi - Richard is doing more topical jokes that will be slightly out of date at time of broadcast but a valuable resource for the people of the future. His guest is comedian, author and potato hat wearer Jenny Eclair. They chat about the Bay City Rollers, the portrait of Les Gray, how cystitis ruined the bingo, the sexual allure of Greg Davies, childish comedians coping with the devastation of middle age, whether Richard will survive to have any life after his children have left home, their various ear complaints and how Jenny met her husband under a car. Not quite the topics of discussion when they shared a flat at the Fringe in the 1990s.Listen to Older and Wider - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/older-and-wider-podcast/id1446310659Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/231h 8m

Retro RHLSTP 57 - Rosie Jones

RETRO RHLSTP #57 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/231h 16m

RHLSTP Book Club 57 - David Wolstencroft

RHLSTP Book Club 57 - The Magic Hour. Richard chats to screenwriter, author and Fist of Fun alumnus, David Wolstencroft about his first book for children The Magic Hour. They chat about how hidden Edinburgh inspired this book, what you would do with an extra hour a day, combining Scottish myth with Newtonian physics, creating a sense of dread but also funny footnotes, how female scientists have been written out of history, the fractured nature of time and how we realise too late how every second counts. Warning - Richard talks about aphantasia again!Buy the Magic Hour here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Hour-Prepare-yourself-magic/dp/0702324264SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/2341m 29s

RHLSTP 445 - Thanyia Moore

#445 The Drug Rats of Porthcawl - Richard is delighted to be back for series 27 of RHLSTP and to be within the short-lived window where he can do topical stand up material. It’s going to be the last time in a while, though there’s talk of a RHLSTP tour! Hie guest is dancer turned comedian turned actor and writer Thanyia Moore. They chat about the lost Tango ads, why she wrote a stand up show about being a bully, the mystery of how the unusual spelling of her name came about, what she did to upset some of the people of Wales (though some of them agreed with her), how appearing on Question Team led to her wing-walking and water-skiing, whether the skills on her Spotlight entry are genuine and could she could beat Richard over 100 metres? (Yes).Check out Thanyia’s latest gigs here https://www.thanyiamoore.co.uk/Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/2356m 17s

RHLSTP Book Club 56 - Dr Dean Burnett

RHLSTP Book Club 56 - Emotional Ignorance. Richard talks to Dr Dean Burnett about why his book about emotions turned out differently than he had initially planned, why emotions may have evolved, the ancient connection between smell and memory, the three different types of tears, what we would be without emotion, why writing about a traumatic experience can be therapeutic, the difference (if any) between male and female brains, how we are affected by the emotions of others and whether the film Inside Out has got it basically right about how emotions are created.Buy Dean’s excellent book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Emotional-Ignorance-Found-Science-Emotion/dp/B0BS197Z3P/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/2344m 38s

RHLSTP 444 - Sophie Duker

#444 Sploshing - Richard has some stand up material topical to the week of 20th March 2023 and is cross about the Edinburgh Fringe again. His guest is Taskmaster and Mastermind Champion, Sophie Duker. They talk about the weird and wonderful chemistry between Alex Horne and Sophie, whether kids Taskmaster will crush the souls of the participants, Richard’s jealousy at pansexuality and a revelation about what else the young people are getting up to these days, French pickles, terrible tour accommodation, being on a cruise with 700 older lesbians, what the point of anything might be and why neither Sophie or Richard have been on QI.Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/2358m 36s

Retro RHLSTP 56 - John Robins and Elis James

RETRO RHLSTP #56 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 Widdecombe/John Robins showdown?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/231h 13m

RHLSTP Book Club 55 - Sadiq Khan

RHLSTP Book Club 55 - Breath. Richard takes a break from the usual riff-raff to talk to the actual Mayor of London and one of the world’s funniest politicians (low bar) Sadiq Kahn. They discuss the talking points from his new book Breathe about the efforts he has made to improve the air quality of our capital city: his personal reasons for getting interested and the moving and tragic story that anchored his commitment. Can we overcome apathy and cynicism to fight climate change? This positive book hopes so. They also discuss London beavers, why old tunnels have a bend in them, the terrible congestion charge website, a faux pas with Leonardo di Caprio and Sadiq’s reaction to a serious health scare.Get the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/breathe-tackling-the-climate-emergency-sadiq-khan/7024073SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/2345m 34s

RHLSTP 443 - Janet Ellis

#443 Blew Peter - Richard has not drunk alcohol for 27 months, but should he go back to his drunken (and more amusing ways). As is now traditional his final guest of the series is a member of the Ellis family, it’s the brilliant Janet Ellis. They discuss day time drinking with John Thaw and Dennis Waterman, the irritatingly slow speed of K9 from Doctor Who and the embarrassing googlewhack that happened when Richard searched for his favourite episode of Jigsaw. Plus the sinister presence of Noseybonk, the health and safety nightmare of 1980s Blue Peter, being a nepo mum and what prompted her to become a novelist and the potential awkwardness of reading the steamier bits for the audiobook.Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/2359m 19s

RHLSTP Book Club 54 - Ben Macintyre

RHLSTP Book Club 54 - Colditz. Richard talks to acclaimed historian Ben Macintyre about his fabulous book about the true story of Colditz - beyond the Boy’s Own stuff we grew up and incorporating boredom, propaganda spreading wasps and homosexuality. It’s Richard’s favourite book of 2022 (now out in paperback) telling the story of some of the more famous inhabitants of the castle like Pat Reid and Douglas Bader (who was both a hero and a monster), as well as some of the lesser known and unknown figures like Alex Ross and Birendranath Mazumdar. The pair also chat about the incredible last days of Colditz and the hell of the slave labour camp in the town. Plus a brief chat about some of Ben’s other fantastic books and how they read like novels, whilst still being entirely factual.Get the book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/colditz-prisoners-of-the-castle-ben-macintyre/7261673SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/2341m 56s

RHLSTP 442 - Rhys James

#442 Hungover Mastermind - Richard is basking in the possibly short-lived approval of one of his kids and is trying to make money off the ideas of the other one. His guest is Mock the Week favourite, Rhys James. They discuss the tallest building in Swindon, the worst place in Hertfordshire, writing right wing and left wing material on the same subject, what Richard said about Rhys when he saw him in a new act competition, the enduring problem of the last packet of crisps falling into a volcano, whether it’s better to have one ball or one kidney, wearing a tuxedo on Pointless, why people might think Rhys is deaf and more sad tales of romantic embarrassment.Come and see RHLSTP live - all dates and confirmed guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/231h 5m

RHLSTP Book Club 53 - Jon Ronson

RHLSTP Book Club 53 - The Debutante. It’s a transatlantic podcast this week as Richard chats to fantastic author and journalist Jon Ronson, in a typically unlikely location in New York. They are chatting about his new Audible audiobook/podcast Debutante, a deep dive into the extraordinary life of Carol Howe, the former debutante who became a Neo-Nazi and then an informant and then… well who can be sure? It’s a fascinating and often harrowing investigation into whether the Oklahoma bombing might have been prevented, who might have been involved and the often compelling conspiracy theories that have sprung up. Rich and Jon discuss how he copes with the dangers he puts himself in, the fight between rival strippers that provided a possible clue to whether Timothy Mcveigh was a lone wolf, the importance of keeping a sense of balance and not going down the rabbit hole, how Jon is the Simon Cowell of investigative journalism and whether, as middle aged men, Richard and Jon are in danger of getting obsessed with some mad theory and ruining their lives. It’s a lot of fun.Listen to Debutante on Audible https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Debutante-Audiobook/B0BV18S28C. It’s up to you whether you do that with your free book for joining or not!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/2349m 9s

RHLSTP 441 - Suggs

#441 Back of the Head With a Plastic Cup - Richard has been having weird dreams, but don’t try and interpret anything from them. His guest is singer, actor, presenter and legend Graham “Suggs” McPherson. They chat about how Madness might just be the defining band of the 80s, how their songs can make you travel in time, the brilliant social document of their book/documentary “Before We Was We”, the first appearance on Top of the Pops, pranking the clash, the Two Tone tour, plus the Madness sitcom that never was, appearing on the Young Ones, Suggs’ first attempt at stand up, the new album and tour in the works and his explosive acting career. Plus being caught up in a deadly riot and the best answer to the chrysalis question yet.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/2351m 3s

RHLSTP Emergency Questions 3

Have You Ever Seen A Ghost? - It’s another compilation of some of our favourite answers to emergency questions and this time it’s possibly the most enduring and definitely spookiest question of all. Including genuine and pretend horrors from the League of Gentlemen, Richard’s theory on which guests will have seen ghosts and loads of ghosts that he, the supposed sceptic claims to have encountered. A cavalcade of stars answer the question and hilarity and chills and thrills transpire.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Come and see us live GIGSWatch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/2339m 43s

RHLSTP Book Club 52 - David Baddiel

RHLSTP Book Club 52 - The God Desire. Richard talks to David Baddiel about his thought-provoking and shamefully sometimes funny book, The God Desire and why the author believes that the fact he so much wants there to be a god means that there can’t be one. Also why he moved away from writing novels, an illuminating car ride with Frank Skinner, why David has chosen the medium of the essay book, if Jesus knew he was the son of God, what prompted Richard to lose his religion and whether death is going to be like going under anaesthetic.Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-The-God-Desire/dp/B0BV7HXSMLSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/2349m 45s

RHLSTP 440 - Jordan Gray

#440 Embracing Your Delicious Fate - Richard comes bearing great news for those who seek seduction via pizza. His guest is the hottest new act in comedy right now, the incredible Jordan Gray. They talk about the smell of elephant dung, why she wasn’t allowed to set herself on fire on TV, a visit from Magneto, a double-teaming Bros, the erudition of Paloma Faith, Twitter storms, political footballs and why she is first and foremost a comedian and the lengths that people will go to to get into a toilet. Plus another amazing story of ridiculousness emerging from love and a billion Richard Herring sex robots.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/2359m 5s

RHLSTP Book Club 51 - David Quantick

RHLSTP Book Club 51 - Ricky’s Hand. Richard talks to music critic, sitcom and movie writer and novelist David Quantick about his fun sci-fi novel about a man who wakes up with someone else’s hand, Ricky’s Hand. They chat about David’s career and his tentative steps towards becoming a novelist and how people expect you to stay in your lane. Plus the inspiration for this extraordinary story and whether you need to worry too much about logistics when writing about a high concept. Also having an unlikeable protagonist and whether the anonymity of a writer is a good or bad thing. Plus some good chat about Snodgrass versus Yesterday!Get the book here - https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/David-Quantick/Rickys-Hand/26548464SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/2339m 51s

RHLSTP 439 - Mark Gatiss

#439 Cucumber Coward - Richard is hoping to replace himself with an AI host and has left the emergency questions and some of the stand up to the robots. His guest, returning after a hiatus of just 400 episodes is the wonderful Mark Gatiss. They discuss the unfair tale of Jacob Marley, the influence of Robin Askwith, playing to camera 3 as Larry Grayson, Mark’s many theatre projects, working with Anthony Hopkins after portraying him in TMWRNJ and directing Reece Shearsmith. But will we find out his favourite episode of Sherlock and will Rich be here next week?Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/2355m 49s

Can I Have My Ball Back? Episode 3

#3 Dancing Megasperm - This huge investigation into a load of bollocks - incorporating Richard Herring’s journey to streamline his own - continues. This time. Richard pretends he’s in Total Recall as he gets a full body scan and visits the garden of national hero and jockey, Bob Champion, who gives a hair-raising account of what testicular cancer treatment was like in the 20th Century. Plus we hear from some of our listeners who share their own stories of cancer, both serious and amusing. If you have a story that you think might be interesting for the podcast then email cihmbb@gmail.com and let us know if you'd want your name included in the broadcast or not!Back soon with more episodes after a short mid-season break now!Find out how to examine the testicles of yourself or a consenting friend here https://uk.movember.com/men-s-health/testicular-cancerFor even more bollock facts and funny stories from Richard’s own diagnosis, Buy the Can I Have My Ball Back? book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/2336m 37s

RHLSTP 438 - Catherine Bohart

#438 Naked Beach - Richard reveals whether Great Yarmouth has given him a multi-million pound honour or not. His guest was having a bad time last time they were on, let’s see if they’re doing any better now, it’s the brilliant Catherine Bohart. The pair talk about their respective visits to Iceland and whether Rich’s depleted genitals might end up in a museum, appearing at the ghost Edinburgh Fringe of 2021, whether OCD had any influence over he choice of college, whether the point of life is to experience joy, cats in washing machines and the AI questions finally come good as they prompt an incredible story about a taxidermied squirrel.Look out for Catherine’s WIP gigs here https://www.catherinebohart.com/liveCome and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/231h 3m

Retro RHLSTP 55 - James Acaster

RETRO RHLSTP #55 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!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/231h 12m

Can I Have My Ball Back? Episode 2

#2 The Bagging Area with Dr Sara Kayat - Richard continues the story of his testicular cancer diagnosis and this week reveals how you maintain your dignity whilst having your balls scanned. He also talks to Dr Sara Kayat about why men are so reluctant to talk to their GP and the myriad of things that go wrong in a scrotum.If you have a ball story you’d like to share then email producer Ben at cihmbb@gmail.com - no pictures please.Find out how to examine the testicles of yourself or a consenting friend here https://uk.movember.com/men-s-health/testicular-cancerFor even more bollock facts and funny stories from Richard’s own diagnosis, Buy the Can I Have My Ball Back? book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/2332m 13s

RHLSTP 437 - Kiell Smith-Bynoe

#437 Adelaide Clowns - Richard has had a wonderful Saturday night without his wife doing what most men can only dream of. His guest is ubiquitous comedy actor and extremely good guy, Kiell Smith-Bynoe. They talk about the best acting job in the world, appearing on Death in Paradise, with some insights into what goes on off camera, getting intimate with an ex-Doctor Who assistant on the ace new series Dreamland, searching for real ghosts on the set of Ghosts, rating the catering on different TV shows, making too many omelettes and a rare career mis-step in Australian theatre. Plus the most considered answer to the human centipede question yet, a few hints about the new series of Taskmaster and find out who is the most objectionable cast member on Ghosts.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/231h 11m

Can I Have My Ball Back? Episode 1

#1 Shelling Peas with Charley Boorman - A brand new podcast series that’s happy to admit that it’s a load of bollocks. Uniballer Richard Herring tells the story of how he came to lose one of his Chuckle Brothers, talks to other monoballs and teste experts (testperts) about these remarkable and vulnerable organs. In episode one Richard recounts what happened when he first became concerned about his weird big bollock and talks to Richard Herring lookalike and fellow motorcycle enthusiast and womble, Charley Boorman to find out how his dog helped him diagnose his own testicular cancer.And if you happen to have a testicular story or fact you want to share - really - you can email us on cihmbb@gmail.com (no pictures though - it is Producer Ben who will be manning this mailbox and he is of a sensitive disposition).To find out how best to check your balls or the balls of someone you love (or like enough) head here https://uk.movember.com/men-s-health/testicular-cancerFor even more bollock facts and funny stories from Richard’s own diagnosis, Buy the Can I Have My Ball Back? book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/2339m 1s

RHLSTP 436 - Al Murray

#436 Too Much Farage Piss - Rich is mourning the Veneziana pizzas that he bought and the terrible effects they have wrought and the loss of a man whose friend assumed he was joking. His guest is historian, comedian and puppeteer, Al Murray. They talk about the evolution of the new Spitting Image live show and, hosting a chat show with proper famous guests, the toll of touring in your 50s and Al’s first proper serious history book Command, including the impact that VD had on the British fighting forces. Plus why being a conformist in real life allows non-conformity on stageBuy Al’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Command-Allies-Learned-Second-World/dp/B09V6HP2YR/Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/231h 11m

RHLSTP Emergency Questions 2

EQ2 The Human Centipede - here’s a selection of the best answers to one of the most horrible emergency questions. If you were in the middle who would you choose to have in front and behind. Answers from some of our best loved comedians. Can’t believe I asked it to Dawn French. Shame on me.Come and see us liveSUPPORT THE SHOW!Come and see us live TOURWatch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/2345m 4s

RHLSTP Book Club 50 - Kate Devlin

RHLSTP Book Club 50 - Your Show. Richard chats to academic and expert on sex robots, Kate Devlin about her thoughtful and fascinating book on the subject, Turned On. Can Richard finally prove to his wife that having sex with a robot does not count as cheating? How far away are we from creating something that looks like Gemma Chan in Humans? Are robots more likely to be companions than full-time lovers? Will they rise up and kill us or fuck us to death? Should we be thinking of more interesting possibilities than humanoid sex robots and can Kate make Richard’s time travel virtual reality dreams come true?Get the book here - https://www.waterstones.com/book/turned-on/kate-devlin/9781472950901SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/2338m 39s

RHLSTP 435 - Eshaan Akbar

#435 Glisten With Mother - Richard has had to deal with a persistent heckler (aka his son) and surprised himself with the cliche that he responded with. His guest is banker turned comedian Eshaan Akbar. They discuss not knowing how to wear trousers or shake hands, his inappropriately named dance group, challenging your childhood religion through comedy and why that was potentially more perilous for Eshaan, than Richard, whether it was right that Eshaan ended up doing the brown voices on Spitting Image, not wanting to be the spokesperson for any community or being forced to challenge inequality, when you believe yourself to be everyone’s equal. The show included an erudite and interesting alternate point of view from an Asian member of the audience, which sadly was not picked up by the microphones, but which we hopefully discussed fairly nonetheless. Plus the story of a twisted testicle with a happy ending PS Eshaan and Richard successfully shook hands as they left the stage.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/231h 13m

RHLSTP Book Club 49 - Ashley Hickson-Lovence

RHLSTP Book Club 49 - Your Show. Rich talks to exciting young novelist Ashley Hickson-Lovence about his extraordinary book Your Show, a novelised biography of the UK’s first and only black Premiership referee Uriah Rennie. They discuss writing a novel on an iPhone, what inspired this book and the joy of researching the subject, as well as meeting and corresponding with him, the representation of black people in football and publishing and the big stylistic choice that Ashley made, even though he’d have told his creative writing students not to use it!Buy the book here https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/your-show-ashley-hickson-lovence/6673469SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/2343m 15s

RHLSTP 434 - Nish Kumar

#434 Big Nick - Richard is back at the Leicester Comedy Festival for the second week in a row, concerned about the historical figures that they venerate here. His guest is Michael Sheen stand-in, Nish Kumar. They discuss the physical and mental health scares they’ve had since last they met and the secret that Richard was harbouring back then, plus whether therapy helps of hinders comedy, cowardly potholers, horny followers of the alien Jesus, getting to sit in Richard Osman’s chair, how little control we have over our lives and an hilariously angry and potentially lethal encounter with Boris Johnson.Thanks to the Leicester Comedy Festival for having us.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/231h 2m

RHLSTP Book Club 48 - Pope Lonergan

RHLSTP Book Club 48 - I'll Die After Bingo. Rich talks to comedian, ex-drug addict and quaker Pope Lonergan about his brilliant book about working in the care system. They discuss the place of humour in terrible circumstances, how TV portrayals of care homes do not match up to reality, the grim privatised system that isn’t good for any of us and why we should care more about the people who care.Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ill-Die-After-Bingo-Assistant/dp/B09V35NNZP/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/2350m 48s

RHLSTP 433 - John Kearns

#433 Piggy in the Middle - Richard is at the Leicester Comedy Festival and has still not forgiven the city for the king theft or the cheese rivalry, but he gives out his phone number for anyone who wants to call him in 1973. His guest is making his fourth appearance on the podcast, though still not had a whiff of the Leicester Square Theatre, it’s the multi award winning John Kearns. There’s a Top Coppers update and some amazing new news of how he got the part, plus they discuss the changes wrought by Covid, creating new quiz formats, the magic of Taskmaster, an exciting new twist on emergency questions and wild speculation about the earnings of other comedians.Thanks to the Leicester Comedy Festival for having us.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/231h 3m

RHLSTP Book Club 47 - Abigail Burdess

RHLSTP Book Club 47 - Mother's Day. A slightly poorly Rich talks to actor/script-writer turned novelist Abigail Burdess. They discuss how a Facebook post inspired the story, how the novel originated as a movie pitch, the freedom involved in moving from pitching for TV to working on a book, why this book is not a good mother’s day present, the liberation of writing a story full of twisted darkness and using real life experience in your stories.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/2344m 33s

RHLSTP 432 - Joe Cornish

#432 Womblin’ Free - Richard has had a crisp and a field disappointment, but it won’t stop him interviewing the heck out of director, writer and omelette chef, Joe Cornish. They talk about offending Claudia Winkleman’s listeners, how Channel 4 messed up a sketch show with an incredible cast, (briefly) having the number one Netflix show (check out Lockwood and Co), whether being a director is all it’s cracked up to be, how losing a Fiat Punto led to Attack The Block, working with a Young One and whether ageing is something to fear. Plus the surprise of finding out that someone who has died was still alive and a bizarre synchronicity on the song with the best intro. And Rich lands himself another acting job, as long as he fulfils one condition.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/231h 11m

RHLSTP Book Club 46 - Matthew Holness

RHLSTP Book Club 46 - Garth Marenghi’s Terrortome. Richard talks to legendary comedian and film maker Matthew Holness about resurrecting his award winning creation, Garth Marenghi, the challenges of writing a deliberately bad book and the importance of making it good, the similarity between horror writers and serial killers, Garth Marenghi’s surprisingly good acting and how teenagers are the best comedy audienceBuy the brilliant book/audio book here  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Garth-Marenghis-TerrorTome/dp/B0BB2K6VFX/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/2340m 27s

RHLSTP 431 - Zoe Lyons

#431 Sleeping Bag Vulva - Richard’s Valentine’s promises have turned to chocolatey crumbs, but never mind, his guest is a woman who built a bathroom from the laughter generated by animals- it’s Zoe Lyons. Zoe takes us through the downs and ups of her last few years including a full on midlife crisis, the loss of her hair, how lockdown led her to delivering vegetables when she was meant to be on TV, writing material to impress her therapist and how badly she coped when she split from her wife and the possibly foolhardy decision to run 100km (in one go). But it’s a very positive story, which you can see told in full in her brilliant new stand up tour Bald Ambition https://www.impatientproductionsuk.com/zoe-lyons-bald-ambition-tour. Plus one of the best ghost stories yet and how getting older and giving less of a toss is a positive thing (though also explains Brexit)Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/231h

RHLSTP Emergency Questions 1

EQ1 Talcum Powder Tit v Time Travelling Finger - In an attempt to get a TV show on Channel 5, welcome to the new RHLSTP compilation spin off, where we gather together the funniest answers to RHLSTP Emergency Questions in one easy to digest podcast. What will this week’s question be? There’s no way to find out, apart from listening to the episode (apart from looking at the title of this blurb). Guests include Adam Buxton, Miranda Hart, Greg Davies, Rebecca Front, Simon Pegg and Harry Shearer! But which will they choose? Time travelling finger, obviously.Come and see us liveSUPPORT THE SHOW!Come and see us live TOURWatch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/03/2340m 50s

RHLSTP Book Club 45 - Evie King

RHLSTP Book Club 45 - Ashes to Admin. Richard talks to Evie King (if that is her real name) about her new book about her council job of organising funerals for people who don’t have the means to pay for them. It’s a surprisingly affecting story about a woman doing a job you’ve never thought about, much more fastidiously and empathetically than is required and a celebration of life and a treatise on death, as well as being full of intrigue, mystery and humour. They discuss why murderers haven’t thought it through, how even those who have done bad things deserve a dignified send off, why you need a strong stomach for this job and how your life can be affected and changed by someone who you never met, who is no longer alive. It’s a strong recommend for this excellent book which hopefully will one day be a TV series. But who will play Evie? And who will play the dead suspected paedo? (Yeah, the second question is easier to answer than the first).https://www.lovereading.co.uk/book/9781915306302/isbn/Ashes-To-Admin-Tales-from-the-Caseload-of-a-Council-Funeral-Officer-by-Evie-King.htmlSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/2342m 59s

RHLSTP 430 - Tim Key

#430 The Imp from Impington - Rich has a problem with his daughter’s favourite song, and shows that he is up to date with all the music playing at the discos nowadays. His guest is the irrepressible timkey, back for a third time in 18 months!. They talk about Tim’s time as a white van man, a woman who survived eight days in a snow drift (for a bit), the places that Tim is and isn’t going for his (basically sold out) tour https://www.plosive.co.uk/events/tim-key-mulberry-tour-2023, where he gets his crazy ideas, the incredible baguette deal in Pret, which comedian would make the best Prime Minister, being the answer to a question of University Challenge and what it’s like to do a gig to a mainly Malaysian audience.There’s a new and exciting instalment of the adventures of timkey the monkey and the pair compare cancers and then Rich asks the occasionally dynamite question, “What’s it like being Tim Key?” Who can be sure. All I know is it’s always a rollercoaster of fun and danger to be in his company!Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/231h 5m

RHLSTP Book Club 44 - The Iceman

RHLSTP Book Club 44 - Melt It! - Rich meets the legendary performance artist and comedian - the IceMan- to talk about the book “Melt It” which documents his career and the blocks oficehe melted in the name of art and comedy. Is the task pointless or has it something deeper to say about the human condition and metamorphosis and the various states of water? How does it compare to moving stones off a field? What did Chris Tarrant make of it all? Are theicepuns he included necessary or desirable? And how did it go down with the audiences at the notorious Tunnel Club? Anthony attempts to melt a block oficeduring this interview and theicemanages to bring down the whole broadcast. You won’t hear anything quite like this again.Buy Melt It at gofasterstripe https://www.gofasterstripe.com/icemanPurchase his art here https://www.saatchiart.com/irvineanthonySee Anthony’s art in person https://guggletonfarmarts.com/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/02/2334m 56s

RHLSTP 429 - Josh Widdicombe

#429 Chlorine Allergy - Rich has some cold hard truths for any murderers out there and is also glad to see that his eventless zombie story idea has been so quickly embraced, with a twist. Today is a momentous meeting of Champions of Champions because his guest is Josh Widdicombe. They talk about the worst thing you can take to the hospital when your wife is giving birth, being related to Henry VIII and a man who wiped a king’s bum, what Josh’s disability is, the true motivations of role players, bumping into Beaumont, Josh’s inability to swim, whether we might see the return of the sitcom Josh, tiny women who live in burrows and whether some comedians work so hard that they never get a chance to spend their millions. Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/231h 19m

RHLSTP Book Club 43 - Cariad Lloyd

RHLSTP Book Club 43 - You Are Not Alone - Richard talks to improviser, actor and host of Griefcast Cariad Lloyd about her fantastic new book You Are Not Alone. They chat about why people are reluctant to talk about death, how it’s not possible to “get over” a death and why we shouldn’t be afraid to talk to people who’ve lost someone or to think about your own death and passing on instructions about how to load the dishwasher.Get the book here https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/you-are-not-alone-from-the-creator-and-host-of-griefcast-cariad-lloyd/5968127SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/2350m 1s

RHLSTP 428 - Fern Brady

#428 Half a Melted KitKat - Richard reveals that he is (according to the press) boycotting the Edinburgh Fringe, but that doesn’t mean the end of podcasts from the Festival necessarily. His guest is Taskmaster songstress and sausage painter, Fern Brady. They mainly talk about her remarkable new book Strong Female Character, detailing her life, career and discovery that she is autistic, how the media is weighted against the working class, how TV fails to depict the truth about strip clubs, how comedy was a world where she suddenly fitted in, why Taskmaster was a TV show where she also fitted in, why would anyone get married, unsettling Alex Horn and are your relatives coming back in bird form?Buy Fern’s book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Strong-Female-Character/dp/B0BJ2SXTQF/Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/2357m 59s

RHLSTP Book Club 42 - Tom Crewe

RHLSTP Book Club 42 - The New Life - Rich meets hot new author (and his brother-in-law’s partner, so he’s met him before) Tom Crewe to talk about the New Life, an amazing debut novel about homosexuality and homophobia (but also feminism and class) in the late 19th Century. They talk about semen, the responsibility of basing a novel on real people, the tragedy of people not being allowed to love the people they love, writing about thrilling and disappointing sex, why it’s better to be an invert rather than a pervert, the incredible story of the bidding war for the novel and Rich meeting Tom’s Aunty Jan at the book launch.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/02/2353m 38s

RHLSTP 427 - Stephen Merchant

#427 Retribution - Richard is hoping to get a bridge named after him in Great Yarmouth and hopefully his fans will do better than they did in getting him nominated for a British Comedy Award. It’s an incredible guest to start the new series, making his first appearance in almost 10 years, Stephen Merchant. Stephen has some questions for Richard about his first stint on the podcast and Richard doesn’t really have any answers. But after a bit of squirming the pair get talking about meeting your heroes, your parents meeting your heroes, how an omelette was the clincher in getting Christopher Walken on to The Outlaws, the KLF style destruction of a Banksy, the Herring’s Eye, the surprising news that drugs can be quite good fun, how Stephen made an impression at a Sarah Silverman party and his move into serious acting. Are they friends again by the end? I guess we’ll find out in ten years time.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/231h 4m

RHLSTP Book Club 41 - John Higgs

RHLSTP Book Club 41 - Love and Let Die - Richard talks to author John Higgs about his fascinating book linking the stories of the Beatles and James Bond, who coincidentally appears in the world on the same day in October 1962. There are a lot of talking points including the way the 60s began to define class and masculinity, how the Beatles symbolise love and Bond symbolises death, the sadness/trauma in the childhoods of most of the people involved, the bizarre way George Lazenby was tested to see if he was right for the part, the constant reinvention of Bond, how the idea of Fake Paul took root whilst the Beatles were about to die and Richard’s idea for John’s next book (which he doesn’t seem that interested in, so you can write it instead). Warning contains spoilers for the last James Bond film.Buy the book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Let-Die-Beatles-British/dp/B09XBVQVHZ/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/02/2350m 36s

RHLSTP 426 - Sophie Ellis-Bextor

#426 Sarah Alabaster - It’s the last show of the series, but never fear, the RHLSTP juggernaut will continue until you have to wrestle the microphone from Herring’s cold, dead hands. His guest is singer, podcaster, 24 hour dancer and lock down internet sensation Sophie Ellis-Bextor. They discuss Richard’s feelings for Sophie's mum, being carried to bed by Joey from Bread, why Sophie was embarrassed when Jarvis Cocker used her toilet, the weird and sometimes horrifying culture of the 1990s, how Sophie has combined being a pop superstar with family life, falling down Esther Rantzen’s staircase and making up with Robbie Williams and how Sophie has made a life long career in a fickle business. Plus how she ended up in Neighbours and Game of Thrones. And how to stop your husband playing golf. Sophie is a truly inspirational person and her book is open and honest. Buy it here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08WPGRPJ1/Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/231h

RHLSTP Book Club 40 - Dan Schreiber

RHLSTP Book Club 40 - The Theory of Everything Else - Richard chats with Dan Schreiber about this fascinating book about batshit theories held often by the cleverest of people. They discuss how ghosts aren’t anchored to the place that they died, the freaky message at the end of the Beatles’ Free as a Bird, whether ideas are projected into our brains from the future, why Richard went to Fiji in July 1999 and his disappointing super power, Boris Becker’s giveaway tongue and the freaky incidents that suggest that the whole of reality is just a simulation.Buy the brilliant book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Theory-Everything-Else-Dan-Schreiber/dp/0008518971SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/2353m 41s

RHLSTP 425 - Paul Chowdhry

#425 Bearded Lady - Rich’s very slow take-over of TV continues and he has found a cheap and effective new drug, his guest is the man who stood in for Al Murray and who is now standing in for Nick Mohammed, (but he’s not taking it personally) Paul Chowdhry. They discuss facial hair, what constitutes a family friendly TV comic and whether edgy comedians are actually less controversial than the people on air, whether it’s possible to cancel someone who is not on TV, the problems facing comics if Matt Hancock becomes a light entertainer and the differences between a comic on and off stage and whether Chowdhry comes with a crust of fragility. See Paul on tour https://paulchowdhry.com/ It is not a family friendly show!Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/231h 15m

Retro RHLSTP 54 - Adam Buxton

RETRO RHLSTP #54 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.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/231h 23m

RHLSTP Book Club 39 - Rebecca Wragg Sykes

RHLSTP Book Club 39 - Kindred. Richard talks to archaeologist and writer Rebecca Wragg Sykes about her all encompassing, lyrical and fascinating book, Kindred. They chat about how and when Neanderthal were discovered, the triumph of archaeology that allows us to know about their life, loves and deaths, whether a line was crossed when Homo sapiens and Neanderthals had sex, why Neanderthals died out and what Rebecca would ask if one of them showed up today.Buy this brilliant book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kindred/dp/B08GL16KLVSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/01/2355m 36s

RHLSTP 424 - Sikisa

#424 Dick Pikachus - Richard attempts a poor stand up routine about fruit, but then comes up with a joke that will make you laugh,. One out of two isn’t bad. His guest is immigration lawyer and fantastic comedian Sikisa. They chat about dubious chocolate based nick-names, how the UK public might not fully understand lawyers or immigration, why recent Tory Home Secretaries have been so anti-immigration despite their own heritage, meeting your heroes and having a sexy dad. Plus why do ghosts love pubs, the perils of modern day dating and when technology mistakes you for your mum.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/2359m 55s

RHLSTP Book Club 38 - Greg Jenner

RHLSTP Book Club 38 - You Are History - Historian Greg Jenner returns to tell us about his latest book for kids, the colourful and beautifully produced You Are History. He discusses how telling the story of mankind through 50 everyday items is surprisingly efficient, why comedy is a good way to teach kids about history and why it was important that the book also included darker subjects. Plus the comedy death of a medieval toilet cleaner, the almost deadly antics of John Joseph Merlin, how we nearly ended up with Ahoy magazine, plus a couple of bonus facts for adults only!Buy Greg’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Are-History-Toilet-Amazing/dp/1406395676/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/2344m 29s

RHLSTP 423 - Rich Hall

#423 Do Sniglets! - Rich is delighted about the new comedic discovery that his daughter has discovered and her enthusiasm for expressing it. His guest is comedy legend and unique brained Rich Hall. They talk about why Rich’s appearance (or non-appearance) in a movie is an indicator of its failure, how he started his comedy career on the streets baptising dogs, trying to take that level of performance into clubs, working alongside Seinfeld and Larry David and making up 90 minutes of comedy every morning for David Letterman. How a successful TV appearance become an albatross round his neck, the freedom of coming to the Edinburgh Fringe and recreating national monuments out of cornflake packages, going to a funeral in character and having another success that came with negative effects, what it’s like to be immortalised on the Simpsons and whether being a rebellious, self-sabotaging comedian is possible any more. Or desirable. This is an absolutely cracking chat with a master of the form and you should not miss it!Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee us live RHLSTP TICKETS Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/231h 14m

Retro RHLSTP 53 - Greg Davies

RETRO RHLSTP #53 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.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/231h 22m

RHLSTP Book Club 37 - Rob Manuel

RHLSTP Book Club 37 - The Very Best of Fesshole - Richard chats with internerd Rob Manuel about the Twitter feed that became an hilarious book, Fesshole. They chat about the liberating effects anonymity, how confessions aren’t always dirty or embarrassing, whether anyone has confessed to murder, which confessions don’t make it to the internet and why stuff like Fesshole and Roger’s Profanisaurus show the creativity of the populace and something significant about the human condition.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/01/2342m 55s

RHLSTP 422 - Sarah Keyworth

#422 P*ssing On Richard - Richard has had his annual cancer check up and it’s mainly good news, but something weird is going on in his scrotum (though he hates to talk about it). His guest is comedian Sarah Keyworth. They talk about the terrible behaviour of the Sheriff of Nottingham, how to explain modern day notions of gender to the old and confused, the previously unexplored positive sides of being in a human centipede, how comedy can help us cope with tragedy and our darkest thoughts, how marriages manage to survive for 40 years, whether Sliding Doors is a great film or definitely isn’t and whether masculinity is defined by stopping a child being hit by a baseball bat. Though there are some serious moments, this is a really skittish and funny chat!Trigger warning - this podcast mentions suicidal thoughts.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee us live RHLSTP TICKETS Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/231h 5m

RHLSTP Book Club Xmas Bonus

RHLSTP Book Club Xmas BonusRichard Herring interviewed by Natalie Haynes - Can I Have My Ball Back? A fabulous bonus chat about Richard’s books, male fragility, international men’s day and how amazing RichardSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE’s wife is, recorded at the Hay Winter Festival. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/12/2257m 17s

RHLSTP 421 - Mathew Baynton and Jim Howick

#421 Gascoigne V Herring -  Richard’s daughter has firm evidence for the existence of ghosts, which is apt because Richard’s guests are ghosts too!!! It’s Mat and Jim from off of Ghosts and much more. There are some harsh words about the reboot of Bob the Builder and a story of actorly distress from the set of Hellboy, but then we’re into a nice long chat about the genesis of Horrible Histories and Ghosts and what the team at the core of these projects saw in each other. Rich is prepared to go to great lengths for a part in Ghosts and there are some definitive answers to the ghost emergency questions, plus find out why the lovely film Bill has been overlooked, why it’s nice to get an acting job near your house and what it’s like to have played important roles in Peep Show. Plus a disection of the philosophy behind Ghosts and why it’s a horrible show that should be taken off air immediately.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/12/221h 11m

RHLSTP 420 - Humphrey Ker

#420 Watch Out! Watch Out! - Richard has come up with a way to save the UK hundreds of millions of pounds - is it his turn to be Chancellor of the Exchequer? His guest is actor and football executive Humphrey Ker. They discuss his part in the fantastic TV show and community project “Welcome to Wrexham”, what it’s like to have an entire football team laugh at you, being observed when doing a self-tape for a huge TV project, why being a giant isn’t great for getting roles in the UK, what prompted the decision to make a go of it in America, being possibly the poshest person to ever appear on the podcast, why not everyone who goes to Eton is a monster, why the upper classes are obsessed with putting animals’ heads on the wall and what it’s like being a Humphrey.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/221h 7m

Retro RHLSTP 52 - Terry Hall

RETRO RHLSTP #52 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.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/221h

RHLSTP Book Club 36 - Mya-Rose Craig

RHLSTP Book Club 36 - BirdgirlBuy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Birdgirl-Environmentalist-Search-Better-Future/dp/1787333205/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/2245m 37s

RHLSTP 419 - Philippa Perry

#419 Eights as Infinities - Rich has an apology to make to the prescient geniuses who voted for Brexit. His guest is therapist and advice columnist Philippa Perry. They talk about the jobs she drifted in an out of in her 20s, how she got to be a mature student thanks to having Mill Aunties, whether therapy makes or breaks a comedian, how to stay sane and how the Perry family have become a 21st Century Vision On. Richard attempts to get some free therapy and desperately looks for reasons to blame his parents for the way he’s turned out and tries to find out if stone clearing is a healthy activity for him. Plus he is mocked for his small feet and hands, which I don’t think is something therapists should be doing and they chat about the horrors of growing old.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/221h 12m

RHLSTP Book Club 35 - Brenna Hassett

RHLSTP Book Club 35 - Growing Up Human - Richard talks to archaeologist and tooth specialist about her fascinating and funny book about the evolution of childhood and why the human one goes on so very long. Plus penis spikes, testicles as peacock tails, pizza rats, how the trauma of birth can be seen in our teeth, sexism in academia (and elsewhere) how forceps were kept secret, how the placenta isn’t human and did the people in the past love their kids? The book is terrific.Buy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Growing-Up-Human-Evolution-Childhood/dp/B0B5F99CBB/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/2247m 30s

RHLSTP 418 - Victoria Coren Mitchell

#418 Starfish Perineum - Rich is back to his usual chair this week and tries to influence an impossible to win bet before being joined by Victoria Coren Mitchell. They chat about the disconnect between Victoria’s teenage angst and then partying with Frankie Howerd, the worst celebrity poker players, why the coughing Major should have gone for anal beads, how Victoria charmingly manages to lose money doing her Radio 4 show, how it’s possible that she didn’t learn to ride a bike as a child, the possible arrogance of the producers of Mary Poppins, the statue that made Victoria cry. Plus are the cracks starting to show in the Coren-Mitchell marriage? (or can the tabloids manage to spin this conversation to make it appear that they are?). Rich is over tired and starts to lose it by the end, so worth hanging around for that!Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/221h 18m

RHLSTP Book Club 34 - Richard Osman

RHLSTP Book Club 34 - The Bullet That Missed - Richard is at the Cheltenham Literary Festival and has the honour of interviewing modern day Agatha Christie, best-selling author, Richard Osman. Find out who came up with the brilliant title for this third instalment of The Thursday Murder Club, which character Osman is most like, whether the game show in the book would work, why people shout “Helen Mirren” at the Pointless funny man, what his writing process is and why there’s a mention of Waitrose in this instalment.Buy Richard's book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bullet-that-Missed-Thursday-Mystery/dp/0241512433SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/2258m 5s

RHLSTP 417 - Anneka Rice

#417 Captain Dick - Rich and some other Londoners are only alive today thanks to his skilful driving which means he is here to interview the absolutely remarkable Anneka Rice. They discuss her new stand up career and the way she tackles serious subjects like death and Alzheimers in her radio show Anneka Has Issues, why she was recently arrested at an airport, the return of Challenge Anneka and whether there’s the same community spirit that there was 30 years ago, the physical imperfection that nearly derailed her entire on screen career (despite it not existing), CB TV Channel 14 (that maybe only Richard remembers), how Anneka nearly killed a man and then considered killing her dad and what she would have to do to change her obituary photo.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/221h 12m

RHLSTP Book Club 33 - Adrian Chiles

RHLSTP Book Club 33 - The Good Drinker - Richard talks to TV and radio presenter Adrian Chiles about his book about moderating alcohol intake The Good Drinker. They compare their similarly boozy backgrounds, whether everyone really drinks more than the recommended units, if it’s possible to socialise without alcohol and how we can examine the motivations for caning it. Plus Sex Pistol Paul Cook’s plans for his old age and why a pint and a half of Guinness might be the perfect amount to drink.Buy Adrian’s book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Drinker-Learned-Love-Drinking/dp/B0B9HPZCFKSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/11/2245m 53s

RHLSTP 416 - James Acaster

#416 John the Mouse - Rich has some helpful suggestions to help the footballers support LGBTQ+ rights and is amazed by the press reaction to last week’s podcast. His guest is superlative stand up comedian and podcaster James Acaster. They discuss Nasty Nick’s funeral, the Richard E Grant mystery, why James never retired from stand up and why he’s now inviting hecklers, the weird experience of being a last minute replacement mouse in Cinderella, confusing and angering people with his fantastically funny new book “James Acaster’s Guide to Quitting Social Media”, his new audio sitcom and how his brilliant routine about edgy comics has done no good at all. Plus will James agree with Richard’s conjecture that all music is terrible?Buy James’ book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/James-Acasters-Guide-Quitting-Social/dp/B09RR1YC6S/Support his kickstarter here - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightybunny/james-acaster-springleaf-podcastBuy Richard’s book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/221h 8m

RHLSTP Book Club 32 - Joe Tracini

RHLSTP Book Club 32 - Ten Things I Hate About Me - Richard chats with Joe Tracini about his book Ten Things I Hate About Me, a moving, funny and horrifying journey through his Borderline Personality Disorder, how online trolls have nothing on Mick, Joe’s internal voice who provides a negative director’s commentary on everything he does, Joe’s experience growing up not really understanding or liking other kids, how he sought solace in performance and magic, what led him to dance around in a child’s leotard, how far he was prepared to take a fake stomach ache to get off school and why he wrote a book about all this. The book is fabulous. Get it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ten-Things-Hate-About-Me/dp/B09KMCPMQKSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/11/2245m 17s

RHLSTP 415 - Joe Lycett

#415 Mosquito in the Kitchen - Richard recalls a couple of childhood memories that can’t possibly hare happened. His guest is the king of mischief and righteous anger (who is also very funny) Joe Lycett. They talk about how Joe brought down a Prime Minister, how he was almost arrested for a joke, how his spoof Sue Gray report fooled some members of parliament, how people decided what snacks Santa would be getting, the personal heartbreak behind Joe’s anger about the government’s reaction to Covid, why he literally talked sh*t and the extreme steps Joe is taking to try and persuade David Beckham to withdraw from his role in Qatar. This is an exceptional show which is why we are putting it out as soon as possible.Buy Joe’s extraordinarily funny and beautiful special “More More More” here https://watch.joelycett.com/Buy Richard’s new book here. http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/221h 14m

RHLSTP Book Club 31 - Stephen Mangan

RHLSTP Book Club 31 - The Fart That Changed The World - Richard is joined by actor turned author Stephen Mangan to discuss his second children’s book, about how actions can have terrible and incredible consequences. They discuss how to improve Sliding Doors, using your own kids as inspiration for stories, the incredible genesis of Stephen’s first book “Escape the Room”, how Stephen thinks he’s as good as Shakespeare and working with your sibling. Plus whether people still shout “Dan” at him a lot.Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fart-That-Changed-World/dp/B0B1N8CQQYSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/2245m 16s

RHLSTP 414 - Ria Lina

#414 Thid - Richard returns to his old stomping ground of Balham to take part in the Cheerful Earful Festival at the Bedford pub, a place that holds a lot of memories, some of which occur to him as he’s speaking. His guest is the fabulous Ria Lina. They talk about the power of being an outsider in comedy, gigging whilst pregnant, working for the serious fraud office, why the coronavirus helped propel Ria into the spotlight, some behind the scenes secrets from Have I Got News For You? and the extra demands put on female performers.Buy Richard’s new book here. http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/221h 24m

RHLSTP Book Club 30 - QI Elves

RHLSTP Book Club 30 - 222 QI Answers to Your Quite Ingenious Questions - James, Alex and Anna, three of the 16 QI Elves join Rich to talk about writing this book, which provides answers to questions sent in to the Zoe Ball breakfast show. They talk about infinite universes, the correct way to wash raspberries, what the Welsh call ladybirds and how you decide if something is interesting or not and whether the Romans found anything interesting.Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Answers-Your-Quite-Ingenious-Questions/dp/B0BCL31MFCSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/11/2242m 56s

RHLSTP 413 - Chris McCausland

#413 Brian Conley’s C*ck - Richard is discombobulated after returning (briefly) to Shepherd’s Bush after five years away. His guest is the fantastic stand up Chris McCausland. They talk about what pushed him towards stand up and why he was reluctant initially to do too much about his blindness, nearly becoming a spy, that amazing BAFTA bit with Lee Mack, performing for Prince William, being on the Jubilee bus and and why Chris hates the name of his own tour. Plus how working hard on a panel show appearance can help your career. Who knew?See Chris on tour https://chrismccausland.com/tour/Buy Richard’s new book here. http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/221h 4m

RHLSTP Book Club 29 - Ian Stone

RHLSTP Book Club 29 - To Be Someone - To Be Someone is a freewheeling account of the five years Ian spent in the grip of obsession. He took weekend jobs so he could go to gigs; he tried to sneak into the Hammersmith Odeon and ended up stuck on the roof; he was on the point of being thrown out of a Brighton hotel when Paul Weller himself intervened and invited him and his mates back into the bar.Buy To Be Someone here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Someone-Stone-Ian/dp/1800180845SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/2251m 8s

RHLSTP 412 - Sara Pascoe

#412 Lemony Anus - Richard knows a little bit about what Prince George is going through at school and is very excited that his new book is out! His guest is stand up, writer, presenter and actor Sara Pascoe. They talk about the ups and downs of doing improvised sitcoms and films, how long lockdown toilet rolls kept people going, balancing work with parenting, how it’s more important that something gets made than it becomes a hit, the magic of being a snowman, whether general anaesthetic proves that the soul does not exist, accepting the ageing process and the terrible things that a parent will do to protect their child.See Sarah on tour https://sarapascoe.co.uk/Buy Richard’s book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/221h 15m

RHLSTP Book Club 28 - Richard Herring

RHLSTP Book Club 28 - Can I Have My Ball Back? Adam Buxton kindly takes the interviewers chair to talk to Richard about his book which documents his “battle” against testicular cancer, as well as looking at our views of masculinity and why so much of what we think about bollocks is bollocks. They also have time to discuss Ro-land from Grange Hill, whether writing requires emotion and whether there will be a follow up to Adam’s wonderful Ramble Book.Buy Can I Have My Ball Back? here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/10/221h 2m

RHLSTP 411 - The Socially Distant Sports Bar Podcast

#411 Diplodocus - Rich is itching for a change in Prime Minister, but will he get his wish by the time of broadcast? His guests are Elis, Mike and Steff from the dizzyingly successful new podcast that the cool kids are calling TSDSB. They talk about how their podcast is about more than just sport, how sports fans have changed in the last four decades, the new series of Fantasy Football and the new sitcom Mammoth, why Elis’ musical career didn’t work out, how Mike met his wife when he was a teacher at school and what it was like for Steff when his first live gig was to over 1000 peoplePlus are warm ups necessary in sport, the most inappropriate dance by 12 year old girls of all time and some neutral opinions about the new Prince and Princess of Wales.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/221h 4m

RHLSTP Book Club 27 - Richard Ayoade

RHLSTP Book Club 27 - The Book That No One Wanted To ReadBuy Richard's book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-That-One-Wanted-Read/dp/1529500303SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/2244m 55s

RHLSTP 410 - Bob Mortimer

#410 Saggy-Faced Satsuma - Richard has narrowly avoided a dinosaur based disaster, but never mind because a RHLSTP favourite is returning - the incomparable Bob Mortimer. They talk about holding dominion over the animals, whether questions are necessary in an interview, what prompted Bob to write his first novel and whether satsumas are the best small orange fruit, the adoration for Bob and Paul that the team behind Gone Fishing clearly have, why a double act of two nice men works, what it’s like being below average height, aspiring to watch TV, the treatment centre for phone addiction and how to take down coniferous trees. Also how many Bob Mortimers might there be out there and why his book imagines an alternate world for him?Bob has also brought along his joke book for emergencies.Buy Bob’s excellent book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-The-Satsuma-Complex/dp/B0B5YBZP5JSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/221h 18m

RHLSTP Book Club 26 - Marina Hyde

RHLSTP Book Club 26 - What Just Happened?! - Richard is joined by Guardian columnist and screenwriter Marina Hyde to discuss her remarkable compendium of columns spanning from 2016 to early 2022. How long does it take her to put together these witty take-downs? Is it cathartic for her and her readers as we try to cope with the uncontrollable tide of idiotic history? Has she ever considered stand up comedy? And the pair discuss why the world is in such a mess and if we will ever get out of this death spiral.Buy Marina’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Just-Happened-Dispatches-Turbulent/dp/B0B1JTJBDG/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/10/2239m 14s

RHLSTP 409 - Sally Phillips

#409 Di and Dodi Threesome - Recorded in the week of a tragic loss, at least there is good news for one of the podcast’s favourite personalities. Richard’s guest is the brilliant actor and writer and also his ex-girlfriend, Sally Phillips. They talk about the girl who smelled of spam and Sally’s impressive performance in the film “How To Please A Woman”, but they can’t avoid the elephant in the room and discuss there somewhat different memories of the break up of their relationship (and at least one of hers confuses a sketch with reality, but what is truth?) and how this impacted on their Edinburgh shows (and lives). Can they reach a place of forgiveness for their behaviour? Also Sally’s side of the Princess Diana love triangle, how being in a comedy gang in the 1990s gave us all too much confidence, how she got the job in Alan Partridge, what led to her working with Mr Tumble and speculation on why Hugh Grant doesn’t talk to her. Also the impact of disablist language (and an appearance from her son, Ol), grabbing the reins of power, being careful what you wish for, Dexter Fletcher and a tension that makes this one of the greatest and funniest RHLSTPs ever.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/221h 8m

RHLSTP Book Club 25 - Leigh Hosy-Pickett

RHLSTP Book Club 25 - Up in Smoke - Richard is joined by firefighter Leigh Hosy-Pickett to discuss his excellent, moving and funny book Up in Smoke, detailing his quarter of a century as a firefighter, the way that humour plays an important role in bringing a team together and coping with the horrors of the job, the way the fire service has changed over the last few decades, the sensitivity that is required in the job, the mental and physical anguish and how people don’t think about fires or firefighters unless they are required. Plus important safety tips and Richard’s experience of fire.I forgot to thank Chris Evans (not that one). So thanks Chris Evans (not that one)Buy Up in Smoke here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Up-Smoke-Stories-Life-Fire/dp/B09496Y5FP/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Up+in+smoke&qid=1664375678SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/09/2245m 4s

RHLSTP 408 - Pierre Novellie

#408 Rat Surge - Rich is worried that his son is going to become a comedian or worse still a Messiah, but Rich is planning to buy a sex island so all is OK. His guest is superior (in both senses) comedian and possible giant Pierre Novellie. They talk about Charles Manson’s bold decision during his trial, being massaged by Dave Benson Phillips, the disturbing consequences of a South African accent, whether Richard is really mentally normal as the internet claims or if he’s just lapped everyone else, the untrustworthiness of the neatly bearded, the effectiveness of precise language and why semen doesn’t taste like strawberry milk shake. Plus why you don’t take the Bee Gees into battle.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/221h 16m

RHLSTP Book Club 24 - Natalie Haynes

RHLSTP Book Club 24 - Stone Blind - SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/09/2248m 5s

RHLSTP 407 - Eleanor Morton

#407 Teleporno - Rich has some big questions to ask about a hymn that seemingly most people in his audience don’t remember, so maybe he won’t do an hour long comedy show about it then. His guest is internet sensation and fab stand up Eleanor Morton. They talk about Leonardo da Vinci’s hate mail, the surprise appearance of Pan in Wind in the Willows, the difficulties of getting a pirate sitcom off the ground (or on to the waves), the stinking bins of the Edinburgh Fringe, why crippling social anxiety doesn’t stop comedians getting on stage and why the pandemic was the best thing that could happen (for some people, not everyone apparently) and how there are no mentally ill comedians in Richard’s generation.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/221h 4m

Retro RHLSTP 51 - Frank Cottrell-Boyce

RETRO RHLSTP #51 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!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/221h 3m

RHLSTP Book Club 23 - Fergus Craig

RHLSTP Book Club 23 - Murder at Crime Manor - Richard talks to comedian and actor about this hilarious and surprisingly gripping novel (badly) written by his comedy alter-ego Martin Fishback. First though there is a real life mystery to try and solve. Then Fergus explains how the character of Fishback was born and how in turn Fishback’s character of Detective Roger LeCarre came to life and find out about whether Fergus was nervous about turning an internet hit into a full blown novel. We also get to hear a bit of the book read out by Fishback and hear about the excellent TV pilot for the character and how Rich destroyed the dreams of two young comedians with a harsh dose of realism.Plus they talk about how many Kit Kats are made every month and how it would be better to invent a chocolate bar than write books, the two or more schisms that have been created by scones and the skill required to read an audiobook. Rich rudely recommends a totally different book and Fergus also tells us about what he’s been reading.Buy this excellent book wherever you get your books or audiobooks - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Murder-Crime-Manor-Roger-LeCarre/dp/B0B6JRJQ2S/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/2248m 52s

RHLSTP 406 - Reece Shearsmith

#406 Rolf Harris’ Creepy Toes - Richard is back for a 25th series, but unfortunately pretty much nothing has happened in the news so there’s nothing for him to talk about. His guest last appeared on the show almost exactly a decade ago, it’s the comedy genius Reece Shearsmith. They chat about his excellent new film “See How They Run” https://www.searchlightpictures.com/see-how-they-run/ and working with the starry cast, why he’s not really open to public suggestions for Inside Number Nine locations, the League of Gentleman’s journey from the Canal Cafe to the stage at the O2, owning a piece of the Wicker Man and meeting the man from inside the Wicker Man and how Bernie Clifton responded to “Bernie Clifton’s Dressing Room”. Plus some magic tricks that probably won’t work in the audio podcast, though you can watch the video if you join Acast Plus https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp or pay for the video http://gfsboxoffice.comAn absolutely electric show in a packed Leicester Square Theatre - the audience makes this show, so do check out the upcoming bills and come along if you can http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/221h 18m

RHLSTP 405 - Doug Stanhope

#405 The Black Hands of Doom -  It’s a bonus episode to end series 24 with the world class stand up Doug Stanhope, recorded over zoom from Dublin just an hour or so after Doug arrived on a TransAtlantic flight for his UK tour where people are about to lose their minds due to the death of our beloved monarch. They chat about authenticity in comedy, the self-destructive nature of Doug’s lifestyle and how things are changing with age, performing drunk, whether cancellation is a smart career move, making your audience apply to come to gigs and Nicholas Witchell. Plus fans of urine will be glad to find out that you can hear Doug do a wee in this one.Catch Doug’s tour - https://www.dougstanhope.com/tour-datesAnd buy his book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Encore-for-the-Donkey/dp/B08FMT4K4WSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/221h 2m

RHLSTP Book Club 22 - Janina Ramirez

RHLSTP Book Club 22 - Femina - It’s a return to RHLSTP for the infectiously enthusiastic historian and academic Janina Ramirez to talk about the medieval women who have been written out of history. It’s a fascinating chat that embraces DNA technology, the chance discovery of texts whilst looking for ping pong balls, the first description of the female orgasm and the surprising number of cocks on the Bayeaux Tapestry. Plus whether there can ever be any truth in history and how most of the major facts that people know about the past are all made up. It’s a Sunday Times best seller and has a picture of a vagina on the front and if that’s not enough to make you buy it, then I think this chat will convince you.Buy Femina wherever you get your books eg https://www.amazon.co.uk/Femina-History-Middle-Through-Written/dp/B09G3KTT85SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/2251m 22s

RHLSTP 404 - Omid Djalili

#404 Colin Firth Lap Dance - It’s Richard's last day at the Fringe and controversy over a cancelled show (not this one) is just taking off. Richard is chatting to comedian and movie star, Omid Djalili. They discuss the films that he got cut out of, how he got cast in The Mummy, some surprises from the set of Sex and the City 2, the late, great Sean Lock, performing for the Queen and the role comedy plays in helping us move forwards. A great end to a fab run at the Assembly Rooms and Richard’s last ever Fringe show (perhaps). Thanks to the fabulous crew!See Omid on tour https://www.omidnoagenda.comSee RHLSTP LIVE http://richardherring.com/rhlstp SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/2258m 46s

RHLSTP Book Club 21 - Erin Kelly

RHLSTP Book Club 21 - The Skeleton Key - In this first episode of series 2, Richard chats with acclaimed author Erin Kelly about her gripping gothic thriller, the Skeleton Key, the influence of the 1970s treasure hunt book, Masquerade, the madness and confidence of conspiracy theorists, how you research the decomposition of a body, how to plot a thriller and whether every book should come with a hidden golden prize, even if it’s about testicles.get the book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Skeleton-Key-Erin-Kelly/dp/1473680883SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/09/2239m 52s

RHLSTP 403 - Sanjeev Kohli

#403 Testosterone - Richard has been to see his best friends in Edinburgh again and disappointed that any problems he has can’t be blamed on anyone but himself. His guest is actor and writer Sanjeev Kohli. They talk about how Scotland welcomed his family, why he went to University in the city he grew up, how he got distracted from the wonderful world of mathematics, stalking Prince, the worldwide success of Still Game, being Hugh Laurie’s husband (in Avenue 5) and trying to joke with John C Reilly. Plus the power of the pun and the difficulty of explaining why that are funny!Follow Sanjeev on Twitter (it’s really worth it) @govindajeggySee RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/2259m 10s

RHLSTP 402 - Tim Key

#402 Magic Flute - Richard has just watched the equivalent of Shakespeare performing Hamlet, and now has plans to make a cartoon with his latest guest timkey. They perform a play, recite poetry and there’s some asexual tension and hand holding throughout, plus what it’s like to watch a quiz show where no one knows who you are, winning the big Edinburgh Comedy Prize, writing a poem a day to get through lockdown, acting alongside Daisy May Cooper, counting the cocks on the Bayeaux Tapestry and slamming together unsuitable films. Would Parkinson have asked the questions that Richard asks? Maybe he should have.Buy Tim’s books and playing cards here https://www.timkey.co.uk/shopSee RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstp SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/08/2257m 35s

RHLSTP 401 - Ed Gamble

#401 Pompeii Sixty-Nine - Richard has a problem with a couple of Edinburgh posters (though one of them is for a restaurant) and has been mainly watching Monty Python. His guest is Taskmaster loser (though I’d be surprised if that’s even mentioned) Ed Gamble. They discuss how they would have got on with life 1000 years ago, sending Greg Davies into space, whether emergency questions are good for dating apps, how easy it is to hunt James Acaster, getting the Pointless gig, love in an abattoir and Rich does an audition for Mock the Week. Plus why all music is rubbish and Rich tries and fails to boost his feminist credentials by talking cock.See Ed on tour - https://edgamble.co.ukSee RHLSTP LIVE http://richardherring.com/rhlstp SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/08/2259m 53s

RHLSTP 400 - Janeane Garofalo

#400 The Spark That Lit the Big Bang - RHLSTP has hit an important milestone, but what number exactly and why is Scotland so hot right now? Richard’s guest is legendary stand up and actor, Janeane Garofolo. They talk about the tangential nature of Janeane’s comedy, being mistaken for a homeless person, why she doesn’t have a podcast (or any social media), working with Gary Shandling and giving it up for Saturday Night Live, getting typecast, regretting early stand up and why it’s hard to work with executives. It’s a fascinating chat about a long and varied career that included parts in the Sopranos, West Wing, Seinfeld, 24 and coming to terms with the changes in fortune and why stand up remains the most important thing.See RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/221h 3m

RHLSTP 399 - John Robins

#399 No Knees - Richard has a son who has gone over to the dark side, but is delighted to welcome back the wonderful John Robins for his 7th RHLSTP appearance. They talk about a headphone heist, how you have to want to act in order to act, the dangers of a Fringe that is ever more expensive and ticket prices that have hardly changed, whether a long term relationship is a success or a failure, the secret of double act longevity, a potential name for a new Robins’ tour and no emergency questions!See RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/221h

RHLSTP 398 - Flo and Joan

#398 Stump - Richard is still obsessing over the Cat in the Hat, though his greatest moment of theatre happened in bed. His guests are the singing spinsters, Flo and Joan aka Nicola and Rosie Dempsey. They talk about whether musical comedy can ever be cool, the perils of dating apps, who will be the first person to have sex with an alien, being made of stone, whether sex with a robot is cheating, the tensions of a double act and how to tackle serious subjects with comedy songs. Plus the Royal Variety performance and whether Richard will ever take part (he won’t)See Flo and Joan live https://www.floandjoan.com/See RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/08/2254m 22s

RHLSTP 397 - Janey Godley

#397 Stump - Richard has been to the Museum of Scotland and knows which exhibit he’d like to be gifted. He’s also bemoaning how left wing the Fringe has become. His guest is the indestructible force of nature that is Janey Godley. They discuss their somewhat different experiences of cancer and chemotherapy, how having cancer doesn’t make you brave, writing a love letter to the 1970s women of Glasgow, how to cheat your electricity meter, how Janey got cancelled before getting cancer and whether we should forgive people their trespasses if they are repentant. Plus whether Scotland should become independent and why Tories wear red trousersSee RHLSTP live in London with some fantastic guests http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Janey’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nothing-Left-Unsaid-poignant-devastating/dp/1529357128SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/2257m 24s

RHLSTP 396 - Vir Das

#396 Dubbed - Richard has seen a piece or theatre that has made him question everything, but also a fantastic stand up show by today’s guest Vir Das. They chat about how a passionate speech at the Kennedy Centre led to Vir being in danger of arrest in his native India, how the world is split between those looking to the future and those wanting to stay in the past, the difference between patriotism and nationalism, how terrible events are great news for comedians, ghostly experiences, working with Judd Apatow and how Vir got the attention of Bollywood film producers. A really stonking episode with a world class comedian and film star (sadly both Vir). Don’t miss it.See RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Vir’s show https://www.virdas.in/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/2256m 5s

RHLSTP 395 - Conrad Koch

#395 Koch and Ball - Richard is still trying to come to terms with the fact his first Fringe happened 35 years ago, as well as how much his landlord is making from the show. Never mind - his guest(s) today are Conrad Koch and his little friend Chester Missing. They talk about what makes a normal human being turn to ventriloquism, how a puppet can be the best medium to discuss huge political issues (or they can be a carrot that fails to do double entendres properly), how Chester because a huge hit in South Africa and why politicians want to be interviewed by him, plus the revelation that the end of Apartheid was not the end of racism and why racism is white people’s problem. Richard decides to show Conrad how to do ventriloquism properly and so there’s an appearance from a certain cancerous bollock. Who is the best ventriloquist? See if you can decide via an audio only medium.Come and see RHLSTP live in Edinburgh or London http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Conrad and Chester’s ace show - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/conrad-koch-white-noiseSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/08/2254m 37s

RHLSTP 394 - Kiri and Rachel

#394 What’s The F****** Point - Richard’s children are being exposed to the artistic posters of the Fringe, whilst Rich is wondering why anyone is bothering (already). His guests are Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean. They chat about how podcasts are rubbish now everyone is doing them, dodgy tummies, Gollum’s suit case, whether you can eat a rescue chicken and whether the working class have more challenges to face when it comes to stand up.Come and see a show in Edinburgh or london - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBook tickets for Rachel’s show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rachel-fairburn-can-i-be-awfulBook tickets for Kiri’s show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/kiri-pritchard-mclean-home-truthsBook tickets for All Killa No Filla here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/all-killa-no-filla-liveSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/2258m 54s

RHLSTP 393 - Harriet Dyer

#393 Vibrator Kettle Mum - The King of Edinburgh is back for his 26th Fringe and another dirty dozen shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. His first guest is bipolar comedian and nearly Big Brother contestant Harriet Dyer. They talk about her fantastic autobiography Bipolar Comedian, turning terrible events into comedy and channelling mental illness into something positive, poisoning a contestant on a TV dating show, a coat full of farts, becoming Richard Herring and how the other Harriet Dyers have impacted on Harriet Dyers life. Come and see RHLSTP in Edinburgh or London http://richardherring.com/rhlstpTickets for Trigger Warning - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/harriet-dyer-trigger-warningBuy Harriet’s book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bipolar-Comedian-Harriet-Dyer/dp/B08P3H11ZZ/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/08/2259m 50s

RHLSTP 392 - Daliso Chaponda

#392 Pegged - RHLSTP has travelled to Yorkshire to be part of the Deershed festival and is taking place at the unGodly hour of 11.10pm, but at least it’s Gareth’s birthday. Richard’s guest is Malawian comic and bronze medal winner of Britain’s Got Talent, Daliso Chaponda. They discuss the weirdness of performing at festivals, what it’s like to play a Royal Variety show with no audience, believing in everything, which is the best angel, dinosaur fellatio and the inexplicably different experiences Daliso and Richard have had with the police. Plus they address the rumours about a certain eminent personage (not that one) and a sexual technique that Richard had to google before the show, but which the mum on the front row definitely didn’t want discussed in front of her kids. Some classic EQs and audience requests.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/08/2252m 26s

RHLSTP 391 - Meryl O’ Rourke

#391 Where Did We Get Our Porn? - Richard has surprisingly found himself being bigged up by a Ukrainian MP for his humanitarian efforts, which is very exciting. His guest is circuit veteran, ex-celeb stalker and writer Meryl O’Rourke. They talk about the comedy scene of the 90s, writing for Frankie Boyle, waiting for your break, scaring Stephen Fry, why it’d be nice to have a Tinder for friends, finding humour in the family traumas of the Holocaust and confronting your abuser, how much the world of sex has moved on since the 20th Century and whether her best comedy years are still to come.Catch her special Vanilla on Next Up https://watch.nextupcomedy.com/videos/merylorovanilla0SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/221h 2m

Retro RHLSTP 50 - Joe Lycett

RETRO RHLSTP #50 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 Katy Hopkins and the varying depravity of ex Blue Peter presenters. It’s a fittingly low key and relaxed end to the series. Series eight starts next week.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/08/221h 3m

RHLSTP Book Club 20 - Malcolm Gaskill

RHLSTP Book Club 20 - The Ruin of all Witches Richard talks to academic Malcolm Gaskill about his incredible and fastidiously researched history of the Springfield Witch Trials. A period of a clash of cultures and ideas and a doorway from a world of superstition to one of science (and let’s face it a fair amount of superstition), why losing a trowel might be a witch’s curse and how conformity was so important to community in the 1650s. Book Club will return in September.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/2244m 49s

RHLSTP 390 - Kunt and the Gang

#390 Paperboy - Richard can finally reveal the greatest achievement of his (or anyone else’s) life and had decided to think about making a change to his attitude to the job. His guest is the mysterious, crude, offensive and hilarious Kunt from off of Kunt and the Gang. They chat about how this incredible act gained traction, why he retired in 2016 and what brought him back, the inspiration for his comeback and how subversive and satirical his childish work has become, whether he could or should be cancelled, whether joking about something is as bad as doing it, whether comedy is a valid response to tragedy and horror, why he’s a vegetarian and is he more sensitive and right on that he might at first appear. It’s am hilarious and fascinating conversation, but goes into areas that some may find inappropriate or offensive, but there’s a clue in the name. So skip this one if you think you might be one of those people.Tickets for Shannon Matthews the Musical here https://shannonmatthews.co.uk/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/221h 5m

Retro RHLSTP 49 - Bridget Christie

RETRO RHLSTP #49 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/221h 18m

RHLSTP Book Club 19 - Marianne Levy

RHLSTP Book Club 19 - Don’t Forget To Scream - Richard chats to journalist Marianne Levy about her new book of essays about motherhood, Don’t Forget To Scream. They discuss intrusive thoughts and the awful things they imagined happening to their own children, the way children destroy the parents’ identity, difficult birth stories, how parenting isn’t as innate as many might think and why it’s important that we talk openly and honestly about the whole horrifying process of having kids. Plus what was the mother duck thinking in the 5 little ducks nursery rhyme and why does Richard only find Emma Wiggle attractive when she is a Wiggle?Buy Marianne's book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dont-Forget-Scream-Unspoken-Motherhood/dp/1474623662/ or wherever you buy your booksSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/07/2248m 38s

RHLSTP 389 - Seann Walsh

#389 Kiss - Richard is mourning the loss of his best friend, but he has to carry on working through his grief. His guest is Strictly love rat, Seann Walsh. They discuss his incredible new stand up special and whether people overreacted to his admittedly selfish behaviour and why people are so keen to judge and don’t seem to care if they will be judged themselves. It’s a powerful conversation about the consequences of his self-defeating actions and a story that sounds like a Biblical morality tale, but which shows how it is possible to come back from the pits of despair. Seann talks about why he gave up drinking and the positives of his experience, why Michael McIntyre is the greatest of comedians and creating a short film on a train journey home from a bad gig and Rich explains his biggest social media storms have come from the times he’s tries to be nice. Let he who is without sin… I’m not saying I’m Jesus, that is for others to say.His stand up special is very much worth watching - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0yzhbFHPwoBuy tickets to his new Fringe show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/seann-walsh-is-dead-happy-nowSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/221h 29m

Retro RHLSTP 48 - Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan

RETRO RHLSTP #48 Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan - 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/221h 12m

RHLSTP Book Club 18 - Guy Leschziner

RHLSTP Book Club 18 - The Man Who Tasted Words - Richard Herring, the man who can’t pronounce Leschziner, chats to Guy Leschziner about his fascinating it unsettling book about our senses, The Man Who Tasted Words. They discuss why there are more than 5 senses, which sense is the best one to lose, why a superpower like feeling no pain is actually a terrible curse, whether aphantasia is curable, how speech is a telepathy, what it’s like to taste words and see colours with music and how Bill Oddie is haunted by an internal DJ that he loathes. Also are our senses showing us reality or hiding reality from us and are we just sex mites on the face of something that we can never really understand?Buy Guy’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-Who-Tasted-Words-Startling/dp/B09HVBXHM6/ or wherever you buy your booksSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/07/2230m 58s

RHLSTP 388 - Bilal Zafar

#388 Just Dust - Richard’s 7 year old has been ripping him a new one, but at least he’s back in the big time…. His guest is Twitch sensation and brilliant stand up Bilal Zafar. They chat about creating content online and how improv is not the preserve of the posh, what happened when Bilal pretended to be a cake shop that only served Muslims, the balance between ambition and creativity, the pressure of Edinburgh and Richard proposes a fantastic West End Musical which is sure to be a huge hit.Watch Bilal on Twitch here https://www.twitch.tv/zafarcakesBuy tickets to his Edinburgh show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bilal-zafar-careSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/221h 10m

Retro RHLSTP 47 - Johnny Vegas

RETRO RHLSTP #47 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 http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/221h 37m

RHLSTP Book Club 17 - Laura Lexx

RHLSTP Book Club 17 - Pivot - Richard talks to brilliant stand up Laura Lexx about her assured and joyous first novel, Pivot, which is partly about netball, but mainly about friendship and changing direction in life. They chat about where the idea came from, why writing doesn’t have to be planned out, why Laura doesn’t describe her character’s appearance and why most men don’t read books by women (and why they should)Buy Pivot here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Pivot/dp/B09X241NR5/ or wherever you get your booksSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/2241m 12s

RHLSTP 387 - Dick and Dom

#387 Treading in Bovine After Birth - We’re back at the Phoenix in front of an audience who are also about to witness the first ever live Twitch of Fun (and are thus just as strange as you’d expect). Rich has played an amazing prank on his wife and tells you all about it. His guests are Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood aka Dick and Dom. They discuss how the pair met and the genesis of their Da Bungalow show, how they are haunted by Bogies, the steam roller delights of working with Brian Blessed, why Dom got expelled from the Magic Circle, what happens to Dick when he falls asleep, rivalry with Ant and Dec and whether you ever get too old to be childish. Stay tuned to the very end to discover which building Dom would like to burn down.Come and see a RHLSTP live - we’re at the Edinburgh Fringe and back at the Leicester Square Theatre in the autumn.Click here for dates, guests and ticket links http://richardherring.com/rhlstpDick and Dom tour dates here https://www.seetickets.com/tour/dick-dom-in-da-bungalow-liveSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/221h 1m

Bonus #1

BONUS #1 - Okapi Tongue - It’s number one of the monthly bonus pod, hosted by Ally Sloper. Find out whether Rich ever considered being a dentist, his favourite member of Blazin’ Squad and his real feelings about Keith Allen. Ally is a great interviewer and really opens up his guest and also weirdly seems to know things that Richard doesn’t! Thanks for your support! Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/2247m 48s