Richard Herring

Oh Frig, I'm 50!

Richard Herring | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Richard Herring

It was over 14 years ago when I first got involved with Scope. I was in my thirties and I ran the London Marathon for them. It took me four hours, 17 ...

This Comedian Combats Whining Men On International Women's Day In Brutal Fashion

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK

One comedian has nailed the best way to hit back at righteous men using International Women’s Day to complain their own struggles are not recognised...

If You're in the Carer's Chair You Must Get the Respite Right

Ben Moore | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK
Ben Moore

You can rarely rely on time to deliver you events conveniently, can you? It's carers week this week so it would have been really useful if I could have blogged about the hospital appointment I have to go to with my wife and the amount of time we have had to wait for it...

My Virgin Atlantic Flight With Live Comedy From Richard Herring

Daniel Scott Lintott | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Scott Lintott

With Herring taking to the skies, the Virgin Atlantic flight became the unofficial 300th Fringe venue and the first one at 30,000 feet... The only downside of the experience was the thought that every other flight will never be the same after what felt like the honour of having a comedian come and perform for you in your front room.

Comedian Richard Herring Calls Robin Williams's Suicide 'Divine Judgement For Patch Adams'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Comedian Richard Herring has become the latest public name to make what have been deemed by some as insensitive remarks about the death of Robin Willi...

Want a Cheap Night Out? Go to Your Local Comedy Club and You're Laughing

Jody Thompson | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Jody Thompson

When was the last time you laughed so hard your face actually ached? When you chortled consistently for so long that your sides really were threatening to split, and at the very least, your ribs were begging for respite?

This Is The Most Heroic Attempt To Correct Idiots On Twitter We've Ever Seen

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Tech

The 8th of March is many things, to many people. For some it's the anniversary of the Safavid Empire's defeat at the battle of Gulnabad, or the 2003 d...

WATCH: Edinburgh Comedians Reveal Their 'Special Moves'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Comedy

It's hard getting through a whole month at the Edinburgh Festival. And as for the performers... Yes, from Alex Horne to Richard Herring, Peacock to...

10 Big-Name Acts To See At Edinburgh

Digital Spy | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Comedy

As the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme gets heavier every year, it gets harder and harder to choose who to see. Much of the fun will come in pi...

Apple Announces 1 Billion Podcast Subscriptions In iTunes

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Tech

Although its $50 billion App Store stats might be a little sexier, Apple has announced a major milestone for that forgotten child of iTunes - podcasti...

Stephen Fry Thanks Followers For 'Concern'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Stephen Fry has thanked people for their support, following his frank revelation that he had attempted suicide last year. He sent a message last n...

LOOK: Inspirational Winners At JustGiving 2013 Awards

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK

It was a sign that the evening was going to be different to the usual awards events I'd attended when I found myself sat next to 'Blind Dave' at the 2...

WATCH: Charity Fundraisers Feted At JustGiving Awards

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

Fundraisers who have raised thousands for charities are to be honoured at the JustGiving Awards ceremony on Thursday evening and you can watch it all ...

Claire Squires Leads Nominations For Justgiving Awards

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

A seven-year-old boy who raised more than £2,000 for the emergency services that rescued him, a committed fundraiser who died whilst running the Lond...

Laughing at Disability

Richard Herring | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Richard Herring

Let's face it, we've all heard people making fun of disability. Some comedians even make a habit of making disabled people the butt of cruel, thoughtless jokes. It's not that we can't joke about the subject, but the challenge is to get people to think, to consider the point that comedians are trying to make - the reality behind the humour.

POLL: Vote For Celebrity Fundraiser Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK

What do Rebecca Adlington, Nell McAndrew and Richard Herring all have in common and what have they got to do with The Huffington Post UK? They're t...

Interview - Richard Herring

Jack Pelling | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Jack Pelling

I got the chance to speak to Richard about how he uses the internet as a medium for comedy and how it has changed the way people make us laugh.

Top Ten UK Comedy Shows...You've Never Heard Of

Philip Joa | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Philip Joa

Here's a list. Not a television show of a list but a real list written in real words. The topic? The finest alternative comedy shows ever produced for UK television...that you've never watched.

The Road to Hell - My Defence of Sexist, Racist and (Yes Certainly) Rape Jokes

John Fleming | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Banning any jokes about anything is a bad idea. Trying to get comedy club owners to ban comedians who (they believe) tell or have told or may tell 'rape jokes' is not just a bad idea, it is actively dangerous. Where does the censorship end?

Bad Review of Unauthorised 'Father Ted' Stage Show Led to Legal Threat

John Fleming | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

If you are a performer, reviewers are like Americans. It is difficult to live with them, but it is difficult to live without them.

Autumn's Biggest Charity Comedy Gigs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Say what you like about stand-up comedians (and they do), but they're a charitable bunch. We've rounded up some of the finest UK comedy nights being h...

Edinburgh Festival Comedy: Q&A With Richard Herring

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Comedy

He needs no introduction - not to comedy or Edinburgh Fringe fans, at least. Yes, the brilliant Richard Herring is the latest comedian to do our Edinb...

Edinburgh Fringe Becomes Laughing Stock as Comedians and Critics Attack

John Fleming | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Richard Herring explained to me yesterday: "I was told I couldn't use the words 'dick' and 'fuckinghamshire' in the 40 words. I wasn't too surprised about the 'fuckinghamshire' ("honourable member for fuckinghamshire" was the line) even though that isn't a swear word and presumably means you have to censor 'Scunthorpe' too.

Ricky Gervais and Adventures in Twitterland

Deborah Frances-White | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK
Deborah Frances-White

If Ricky Gervais came into a bar or a green room and said to some friends or fellow comics, "Alright mongs?", my guess is that it would cause little if any consternation, but when @rickygervais published the same phrase regularly, it started to cause trouble.

A Tale Of The Edinburgh Fringe

Paul Dennis | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Comedy
Paul Dennis

You Shoulda Been Here Last Week is a standup showcase at the Fringe for newer acts. We do have occasional drop-in turns from semi-professionals but it's essentially an amateur (open-mic) event.