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RHLSTP with Richard Herring

Richard Herring chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment.


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  • 102. RHLSTP Book Club 102 - James Wright

    50:23
    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/

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  • 8. RHLSTP 508 - Maisie Adam

    01:04:28
    #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
  • 101. RHLSTP Book Club 101 - Janey Godley

    36:28
    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/
  • 7. RHLSTP 507 - Rufus Jones

    01:02:55
    #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
  • 100. RHLSTP Book Club 100 - Joel Morris

    01:06:53
    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/
  • 6. RHLSTP 506 - Urooj Ashfaq

    49:19
    #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