Funny Way To Be Comedy – Richard Herring: Can I Have My Ball Back? (14+)
- 5 July 2024 7:30 pm
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2021 Richard Herring went to his GP to find out why his right ball seemed to be growing bigger. It turned out that he had testicular cancer and one month later he was lying in hospital waiting to have his murderous gonad removed. Would he survive? (No spoilers!).
For a comedian who had done a whole show on male genitalia (Talking Cock) and written a book about toxic masculinity (The Problem With Men) this felt like some cruel trick of fate.
In his much-anticipated return to stand-up after six years, Richard talks bollocks and answers the question on everyone’s lips: Is a severed gonad in a jar a fitting prize to bring in for Taskmaster?
Richard Herring has enjoyed phenomenal success as a writer and performer and is an innovator in the world of podcasts.
Consistently placing in the Top 10 UK Comedy Podcast chart, Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast sees him interview comedians in front of a live audience. Previous guests include Michael Palin, Stephen Fry, Simon Pegg, Armando Ianucci, Russell Brand, Dawn French, Stephen Merchant, Miranda Hart, Steve Coogan, Tim Minchin, David Mitchell, Eddie Izzard, Katherine Ryan and Stewart Lee. The show has won three Chortle Internet Comedy Awards and is the only non-BBC show to ever win a Sony Best Comedy Award. Richard was described by The Guardian as “The Podfather”.
Richard was a contestant on Series 10 of Taskmaster (Channel 4) in 2020. Following this he came second in Taskmaster Champions of Champions which aired in 2022. He has previously appeared as a guest on shows including Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (Dave), Pointless – Celebrities (BBC One), House of Games (BBC2), Argumental (Dave), Set List (Sky Atlantic), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2).
Richard is often referred to as ‘The King of Edinburgh’ having performed 16 stand-up shows at the Fringe, as well as writing and appearing in a number of critically acclaimed plays.