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The Podfather (The Guardian), reluctant 'King of Edinburgh' and two time and only Chortle Internet Award winner, brings his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast south for a more leisurely weekly show in which he chats with some of the biggest names in comedy, with guest spots from some of the hot new comics you…

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    RHLSTP 363 - Laura Lexx

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 69:01

    #363 What Women Want! - Richard has got Covid 19 - always late to the party - but nothing can stop him podcasting and so this remote recording carries on regardless (with social distancing of 100 miles, which the NHS has determined is fairly safe). His guest is comedian and author Laura Lexx. They discuss the genesis of her hilarious new book, Klopp Actually (Buy here- https://www.lauralexx.co.uk/klopp-actually), how lockdown prompted creative ways of working, whether Somerset should change its name, Perkin Warbeck, appearing in Panto and the worst thing to have in your mouth. Will this be the last RHLSTP ever? And who will host the show if it is. It's all sorted out in the podcast and so this should be considered a last will and testament.Live RHLSTPs coming up in London, Bristol, Leicester and the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSupport the live streams (and it's the only place to get a series pass) with our kickstarter http://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarter and check out live dates and upcoming guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 36 - Richard Wiseman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 42:07

    #37 The Paranormal - In another old interview from the Meaning Of Life series, Richard chats to Richard Wiseman about ghosts, talking ferrets and things that go bump in the night.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    RHLSTP 362 - Peter Baynham

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 88:19

    #362 You Start Monday! - Wow, what's this, a remote RHLSTP whilst we're still allowed (at the time of recording) to go outside. We're filling a little gap in our schedule with some remote pods, this one from the 6th January at 11am LA time with too gorgeous comedy behemoth Peter Baynham. The old flatmates discuss bad chat up lines, the freedom of podcasting, the brilliant Brain Cigar https://audioboom.com/channels/5053035, why it's probably a good thing that Richard didn't work on Ron's Gone Wrong, where Peter was when Rudi G was undoing his pants, the Sliding Doors moments that made Peter's career and saved Rich's children's lives and what might have been if Peter hadn't stolen some photocopier paper in the early 90s and where Fist of Fun might go next. Support the live streams (and it's the only place to get a series pass) with our kickstarter http://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarter and check out live dates and upcoming guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 36 - Marcus Chown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 38:06

    #36 Creation - In an interview from Richard Herring's Meaning of Life, Rich talks to Marcus Chown about the creation of the universe and whether science knows any more than anyone else. Are there infinite alternate universes and does absolutely everything happen (for no reason)? SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    RHLSTP 361 - Chris Lynam

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 66:44

    #361 Hair Length Apartheid - It's a New Year (for you, though Richard is just pretending) and Rich looks back on his weird and unsettling 2021, but definitely sees the positives in it all. Will this year be better than the last one or will the years just continue top get worse and worse until we all die? His guest is the king of the clowns and circuit legend, Chris Lynam, who you might know from his firework up the bum routine, but who has a whole lot more to him than that. They chat about what Chris remembers of the early alternative comedy scene, working with Ken Campbell on The Warp, Malcolm Hardee overestimating how easy it is to light fireworks in your buttocks, the Greatest Show on Legs, ErictheFred (check out some clips from this beautiful show here https://chrislynam.net/eric-the-fred/), what destroyed the spirit of alternative comedy (and Richard's part in that), who destroyed the rainforest of Zimbabwe and how Chris nearly became impaled on a bed of nails. Plus the times that his perilous appearing act actually spilled over into real danger, the heart and soul of the clown and how Chris has managed to maintain the same level of madness without actually turning any more mad. This is a cracker of a show and if you haven't heard of Chris you should definitely still listen. And do catch him live if you get the chance.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 35 - Lee Mack

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 74:39

    #35 The Centurion - Richard makes more predictions of atrocities that will have occurred in the news on the week of release for this podcast and is impressed by the skills of another astrologer he has encountered. His guest is a man who knows how to clean a horse's anus, it's Lee Mack. Find out the truth behind his claims about cutting mustard, how to pick apricots, whose lawnmowers are in the Southport lawnmower museum and hear more musing over what is more morally acceptable, necrophilia or bestiality. Also can you run a marathon if one leg is shorter than the other, why aren't there more women on Would I Lie To You? and what it's like to work with the baby from the Railway Children.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    RHLSTP 360 - Margaret Cabourn-Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 67:56

    #360 Monkey Paw - Richard has been having car trouble and is worried that his son might have been damaged on his watch. His guest is the actor and podcaster Margaret Cabourn-Smith. They discuss the time they appeared in a long short film together, the glamour of working for Disney, the terrible foot secret of Dan Tetsell, whether you should risk putting your children into show business, the dynamics of the double acts and the lottery of TV commissions, the power of the crush (check out Margaret's new podcast) , working with Dawn French and Rich once again forgets to google King Stephen before a show.Get Richard's “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Join our Kickstarter - https://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarterSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 34 - Sarah Millican

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 76:37

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

    RHLSTP 359 - Miriam Margolyes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 78:32

    #359 A Face For All Occasions - Richard is in giddy mood as he meets a member of the audience. His guest is living legend and national treasure Miriam Margolyes. They discuss Arnold Schwarzenegger's farting revenge, King Edward VII's weighing chair, the sexism of the boys in the Cambridge Footlights, how Miriam's father's life was spared by a diamond, an unusual approach to dealing with a sex pest, some strong opinions about the current government, making a soft porn tape, appearing in a Beckett play despite not liking it, starring in an American sitcom and why a lesbian ended up giving so many blow jobs. It's a stone cold classic RHLSTP from one of our greatest actors. You will love it.Get Richard's “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646 Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 33 - Diane Morgan

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 58:54

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

    RHLSTP 358 - Emma Dabiri

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 63:07

    #358 Irish Unicorn - Richard has an idea that will revolutionise football and is having to explain to his daughter why history killed all the famous women. His guest is academic and broadcaster Emma Dabiri. They talk about growing up as almost the only black person in Ireland, why white people don't like being told what to do next, Richard's “All Lives Matter” conundrum, what's happened to the ugly TV academics, how whiteness and blackness are a relatively modern invention, why we need to destroy capitalism and Emma answers some of Phoebe Herring's Would You Rather questions.Get Richard's “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 32 - Jon Ronson

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 73:04

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

    RHLSTP 357 - Deborah Meaden

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 61:33

    #357 Shamgel - Richard wonders if the man who wrote the Grange Hill theme might have been hoodwinking us all along. His guest is the formidable Dragon, Deborah Meaden. Rich is hoping he can get an investment of at least £50 million and pitches some ideas, whilst they also discuss being thrown into Murder in Successville, being parodied by Harry and Paul, ethical business, whether the Dragons are friends, where Meaden can save Cheddar caves and how Richard has become an (arguably more successful) business owner than Deborah. Plus what it's like to be a child prodigy who turns their back on their skill, what Rich missed out on at Butlins Minehead and why a Dragon should never back time travel.Richard's “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 31 - Mary Beard

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 59:27

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

    RHLSTP 356 - Ben Shephard

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 74:30

    #356 Gravity - Rich has had what he thought might be the most middle class accident, but he is wrong. His guest is a listener who has won a competition to be on the show, the Dorian Grey of morning TV, Ben Shephard. They discuss how science proves Ben a better singer than a West End star, whether there's a man with a broom behind the Tipping Point machine, revenge as a dish served very cold, why Rich was fired from morning television, how Ben's charity work found him at Buckingham Palace and what Richard had to do for the same invitation, feeling up Julie Walters, plus a classic emergency question and Ben turning the tables and asking some stuff about testicles that he might not do on morning telly,Richard's “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Peter Serafinowicz

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 84:07

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

    RHLSTP 355 - Phil Wang

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 72:18

    #355 Mind Your Language - Richard is excited by the upcoming film Wonka and has some other ideas for origin story films. His guest is the Sidesplitting Phil Wang. They discuss how straddling two cultures can give you a humorous perspective on both, but leave you feeling rejected by both, 1970s television and how harshly we should judge it, racist nursery rhymes, Richard's Asian hair, John Lewis's 150 year old gametes, what box Phil needs to tick on the ethnicity questionnaire, how to get away with pooing yourself at school and why comedians are often introverts.Phil's book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sidesplitter-How-Two-Worlds-Once/dp/B08ZFN35WSPhil's Netflix special - https://www.netflix.com/title/81161806Richard's “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 29 - Sean Hughes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 85:02

    #29 Mango Mist - This week's guest has had a drink with Morrissey, seen a member of Madness drying his bum hair and has failed to discuss time travel with Gary Sparrow's best mate. It's Sean Hughes.Was Never Mind The Buzzcocks the most badly named panel show ever? Is it ever the wrong thing to do to refuse to take down an old man's swimming trunks? Will the cast of Robbie the Reindeer: Close Encounters of the Herd Kind ever be reunited? How did Irish Republicans get secret messages to the inmates of Lincoln Gaol? Can Richard be persuaded to discuss all the secret work he does for charity? Can a vegetarian eat a ham hand? And what is the valve on the suncream dispensing armpit actually like? There's more fire, more singing and exotic fruits in misted spray form.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    RHLSTP 354- Dave Gorman

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 75:32

    #354 Rufus Arenque - Richard can't stop thinking about a man he walked past 30 years ago but is somehow walking taller. His guest can answer the question “Are you Dave Gorman?” in the affirmative, as he is Dave Gorman. They talk about moving to Bournemouth being newsworthy, how to become a crossword millionaire, how Ted Rogered the cryptic crossword, whether logs are sentient, why Covid was a positive (as long as you ignore the negatives), how an Ian Dury song provided the key to Dave's stand up, the shortest lived street performance career, scary Coventry Jesus and the pair try to work out when the last time they will ever be mentioned or thought of might occur (hello people of 2521).Richard's “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 28 - Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 92:05

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

    RHLSTP 353 - Shaparak Khorsandi

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 68:48

    #353 It Was The 90s! - Richard has been tossing logs and that's literally it for this week, so he talks to his audience for the first time in ages. His guest is author and comedian Shaparak “Shappi” Khorsandi. They discuss why she has chosen to use her birth name, the responsibilities of being a dog owner, the life of Emma Hamilton, I'm a Celebrity, performing at the Edinburgh Fringe of 2021, the moon on a stick, why Shaparak's comedy is better now that she has been diagnosed with ADHD and what happens if you don't know you are writing a book for 12 year olds.Buy Richard's “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Buy Shappi's book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kissing-Emma/dp/B098CDL6YCSponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 27 - Mark Gatiss

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 83:30

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

    RHLSTP 352 - Katherine Ryan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 65:21

    #352 For Sport - Richard has been teaching his kid wrong information, for a payoff that will take years to come and he finally has his hands on a copy of Would You Rather? His guest is inspirational comedian/podcaster/actor/author/role model Katherine Ryan. They discuss why audacity is a good thing, why we should all find our childhood sweetheart and marry them, trying to recapture the funniness of yourself as a child, being a baby genius, getting knocked back by Stephen Hawking, honesty in comedy and whether you can tell if you have long Covid when you have a baby in the house.Buy Katherine's book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audacity-first-superstar-comedian-Katherine/dp/1788703987Buy Richard's new book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 26 - Paul Merton

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 69:54

    #26 Waiting For Crawford - It's back for an eleventh series - who keeps commissioning this - and Richard's new emergency questions are coming true as he's fresh from irking a postman. His guest is someone who used to only be able to speak to in drunken awe at early 1990s BBC Radio Light Entertainment parties, Paul Merton.They discuss their similarly comedy-nerdy teenage years, the early days of the alternative comedy circuit where Alexei Sayle's stream of swearing might be followed by flying fish or slowly melting ice. Can Paul remember the very first routine that helped him on the road to stardom (and partially define his persona) - you bet a fortnight's holiday in Benidorm he can and it's magical!Find out how close he came to death 30 years ago after breaking his leg and how anti-malarial drugs almost broke his brain. I heartily recommend his funny and moving autobiography https://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-When-Laugh-My-Autobiography/dp/0091949351SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    RHLSTP 351 - Adam and Joe

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 85:07

    #351 T n T - Richard's daughter has written a story to rival the Men of Phise and Rich has come up with a new sitcom idea. His guests are his 1990s comedy rivals Adam and Joe. Find out how Song Wars nearly caused awkwardness for Joe, whether the documentary voice over man will be in Attack the Block 2, whether a 1990s parody of how rubbish the internet is stands up today, boarding school bullying and comedy revenge, who was the best 1990s mainly forgotten double act and is it possible to still be friends after 40 years of knowing each other. Plus where you can see Lee and Herring nude and what part did Richard fail to get in the Sex Pistols TV series?Buy Richard's new book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather/dp/B09B186VZSSponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 25 - Brett Goldstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 76:18

    #25 Routines About Buttons - Richard is still hungover from his birthday - what a day that was! He is joined by Brett Goldstein, a man who once ran a strip club with his dad. They talk about looking dead eyed into a camera on Weekend Kitchen at Waitrose, working with the Hoff, what it's like on Halloween when you're the only single man on your street, whether sex with a faceless robot counts as cheating and how important it is to get the full consent of the big man and the tiny man. There's another inexplicable ghost story, a disastrous meeting with a comedy hero, a discussion about whether we can ever be truly happy and what effect happiness has on a comedian.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    RHLSTP 350 - Louise Wener

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 61:49

    #350 Docking - Richard had written an actual joke and been dreaming of tiny animal attacks, plus performing music in quite an unusual way. His guest it arguably a more accomplished musician - it's the impossibly cool and talented Louise Wener. They discuss the similarities of their experiences of school and the 90s, what it's like to appear on Top of the Pops (and the impossibility of both of them getting on the show), writing your own reviews, the sexism of the music industry, stealing Blur's cheese and why being a rock star is better the second time around.Buy Richard's new book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather/dp/B09B186VZSSponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 24 - Mark Addy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 50:15

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

    RHLSTP 349 - Tim Key

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 79:27

    #349 timkey - Richard's son is a chip off the old block, though Richard is upset that Lego has introduced things that are chips instead of blocks. His guest is University fraud Tim Key.The pair compare garments before Richard suggests a radical rebrand for the actor/comedian, teases out the story of how Tim got into the Cambridge Footlights, and how Tim's poet character developed. Plus a fascinating discussion on what it is like to work alongside your childhood comedy hero (not Richard as it turns out), how Tim physically injured Richard and his inspirational gift to make up for it, who is the fastest over long distances and whether snow is frozen water.Buy timkey's new book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Used-Thought-Wife-Anthology-Conversations/dp/1916222641/ or wherever you get your books.Buy Richard's new book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather/dp/B09B186VZSSponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 23 - John Robins and Ahir Shah

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 65:00

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

    RHLSTP 348 - David Mitchell

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 71:02

    #348 Vice Versa - Richard has seen a middle aged man score a major triumph over two trainee baristas over the absence of a plate. His guest this week also expects crockery in coffee shops, it's David Mitchell. They discuss the cruel and ever speeding passage of time, how to revolutionise body swap comedies, obituary photos, how David turned out to be right about Upstart Crow and how Covid disrupted his first West End run, why David won't be appearing on Taskmaster and how Richard was spared embarrassment when having his balls scanned. It's got everything. Plus Richard tries out his new book “Would You Rather?” on the master of Emergency Questions. Buy the book/ebook/audiobook wherever you get your bookshttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather/dp/B09B186VZSSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 22 - Iain Stirling and Jason Manford

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 62:21

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

    RHLSTP 347 - The Parapod

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 79:29

    #347 A Bag of Sausage Rolls - Richard is concerned about a doppelgänger who is out there somewhere claiming to be him (and whether it might be him) and why the fraud has such a paucity of ambition and his son has some unexpected good news. His guests are Ian and Barry from the Parapod podcast and MOVIE! They chat about how to turn a podcast into a feature film, the alternate universe where the script of a Disney film is slightly different, how foolish Barry sold a money making idea for 10p and how he met his own doppleganger in a wood and why Tenable makes Richard feel sick. Plus how to ruin your chances of being on TV. And it all ends with a huge scrotal surprise.Details of where to see The Parapod Movie in cinemas here http://theparapod.com/Or download it from any of those download shops, including the one you can't pronounce or delete.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 21 - James Acaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 59:04

    #21 Three Nights in Peterborough - Richard is so close to becoming the Radio Times Comedy Champion that he can almost taste it, which will just make his ultimate failure all the more painful and thus amusing, but luckily he almost shat his pants on a children's roundabout. HIs guest went one step further than that, it's the wonderful comedy genius James Acaster. They discuss how hot chocolate is not a flavour, sky diving in slip-ons, the dangers of eating chicken nuggets for a bet, the behind-the-scenes disaster that happened on the Conan show, how a rubbish ghost train was made more scary, shooting Private Pike in the face, crashing cars and the ace sitcom We The Jury.You really must buy James' book for more of these painfully funny stories - https://www.amazon.co.uk/James-Acasters-Classic-Scrapes-Bestseller/dp/1472247183And also you must buy the Emergency Questions book www.gofasterstripe.com/eqSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    RHLSTP 346 - Bob Mortimer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 74:32

    #346 RETRACTO! - After four years Richard has noticed a hubristic plaque at his local cricket pitch and is gunning for North Herts District Council - they will regret crossing him. His guest is a return of the number 1 RHLSTP guest and number 2 human being (after Michael Palin) Bob Mortimer. There's so much fun including the benefits of coiling like a snake, the mystery of the tiny sink, retractable genitalia, the magic of having your heart touched, the wisdom that comes from a brush with death, an emergency joke book, why Bob is a fish who has been put back in the water, Bob's part in Jarvis Cocker's showdown with Michael Jackson and the Hells Angel Farmer who shagged his way to making Bob a comedian. And so much more.I could not recommend Bob's book more. It's fabulous and magical. https://www.amazon.co.uk/And-Away/dp/B08ZYTGFMVIf you buy two books this year, why not make the other one Would You Rather? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather/dp/B09B186VZS/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 20 - The Doug Anthony All Stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 61:29

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

    RHLSTP 345 - Barry Cryer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 63:27

    #345 Bruce Forsyth's Tobacconist - Richard is shedding body parts in his dreams, but making the most of the first class medical treatment that comes from having the Big C in your Big T. His guest is comedy legend and parrot joke expert Barry Cryer.Barry reminisces about the many stars he's worked with over the 60+years of his incredible career including Bob Hope, Graham Chapman, Kenny Everett and basically any big name comedian you can think of. Plus Morecambe and Wise's views on Monty Python, what it was like doing comedy in between nude tableaux, Tony Hancock's ashes, the delight of getting a birthday joke from Uncle Baz, the joy of spoonerisms and some first rate swearing from the 86 year old honorary gay man with the perfect smokescreen. Absolute class.Get in on the live stream action for this series here https://www.gfsboxoffice.com/rhlstpAnd/or become a badger here http://gofasterstripe.com/badgesSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 19 - Victoria Coren Mitchell

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 86:00

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

    RHLSTP 344 - Stevie Martin and Tessa Coates

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 57:57

    #344 Send in the Clones - It's season 22 melon-farmers and we're back at the Leicester Square Theatre where we belong and Rich has had no sleep and may not be his son's real (or at least only) father. His guests are the hosts of the fabulous Nobody Panic podcast (and soon to be a book) Tessa Coates and Stevie Martin.They talk about meeting someone in the flesh for the first time after a year of working together, dishwasher etiquette, one night stands, the ethics of having sex with your consenting self, homophobic dolphins, the multi-tasking required to be a modern day comedian, the excitement of developing a project in the US, past lives, unused driving gloves and much more.Get Stevie and Tessa's brilliant book, for example, here https://www.waterstones.com/book/9781529364408 Get in on the live stream action for this series here https://www.gfsboxoffice.com/rhlstpAnd/or become a badger here http://gofasterstripe.com/badgesSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 18 - James Acaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 66:04

    #18 Two Men in a Field with Walkie Talkies and it's All Clear - Psychic Richard manages to divine the life of someone in his front row merely by looking at him, though what he finds out about this person's nipples will change your life forever. His guest this week is the Rod Hull faced comedian James Acaster. You will find out what it's like to survive three car crashes and two train derailments, how much you could expect to earn selling slurpies in Kettering in the 1990s and what it is that draws the police to conspiracy theorists. Acaster also completely Mitchells the new emergency question. But has he ever seen a Bigfoot? You'll have to wait until the end of the podcast to find out. But it's unlikely I reckon.The videos of these shows are now available for FREE on iTunes and YouTube and vimeo. If you'd like to make a donation to keep these services and this show running then give a one-off or monthly sum of your choice at http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges. Or come and see Richard on tour http://www.richardherring.com/lotds/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    RHLSTP 343 - Matthew Holness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 66:21

    #343 Sit Down Wees - Richard is back in Norwich and has an idea for a new Olympic discipline and gets paid big bucks to finally slag off someone's uncle.. His guest is comedian and horror film maker, Matthew Holness. They discuss whether he is the lost boy of comedy, if growing up in the same town as a horror legend led to his obsession with darkness, the hidden dangers of public information films of the 70s, remembering theme tunes, but not the series, directing a method actor, whether our lives are actually Hell, Jimmy Carr's remarkable memory, the decision to step away from comedy, making the cult hit Garth Marenghi, the amazing cast of Bruiser and being the IT guy on the Office. Plus Sutton Hoo, Pete Townshend lookalikes, another outing for the reverse Peter Kay, impression and beautiful singing. And why would anyone choose to live in Norwich?Come and see the new series of RHLSTP - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour or watch it from the comfort of your home with the live stream (all proceeds to charity) https://www.gfsboxoffice.com/rhlstpOrder Richard's new book “Would You Rather?” here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather-ebook/dp/B098LJ55FPNorwich photo credit: Sim OttawaySUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 17 - Jess Thom

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 49:16

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

    RHLSTP 342 - Jay Rayner

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 71:44

    #342 Hand Carved Penis - Richard is finally in a Norwich for a gig rescheduled several times due to Covid and he has a story about his son's attempts to build on his laughs before possibly going too far, the sky potato doesn't fall far from the tree. His guest is food critic and musician, Jay Rayner.They talk about having a better beard than the Archbishop of Canterbury, whether being a restaurant critic is proper journalism, how restaurants respond to having a critic visit them, expensive suits vs expensive meals, what it's like seeing your mum on Spitting Image, the Norwich severed hand kidney pearls, ceramic hip joints, the demise of Rod Hull, whether we should feel sorry for people who went to public school and whether jazz is worthwhile and how the critic deals with criticism. And what will the restaurant critic make of the ham hand?Buy Jay's latest book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chewing-Fat-Tasting-Notes-Greedy/dp/B099NTGWD2Come and see the new series of RHLSTP - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour or watch it from the comfort of your home with the live stream (all proceeds to charity) https://www.gfsboxoffice.com/rhlstpOrder Richard's new book “Would You Rather?” here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather-ebook/dp/B098LJ55FPJay photo credit: Jonathan StewartNorwich photo credit: Sim OttawaySUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 16 - Richard Osman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 67:29

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

    RHLSTP 341 - James Acaster and Ed Gamble

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 74:39

    #341 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. Pre order Richard's book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather/dp/07515857181Sponsor Richard's half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 15 - Michael Sheen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 83:08

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

    RHLSTP 340 - Robin Askwith

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 67:04

    #340 Oxo Mum Meets Han Solo - Richard is wondering about the photo that will accompany his obituary, but not in a morbid way - he's a lot fitter than he started this run at the Clapham Grand. His guest the incredibly youthful Robin Askwith. They chat about working with giant gorillas, Oliver Reed in a fishtank, imaginative schoolboy pranks, getting shagger's block on the Confessions films, the positive impact of a childhood illness and how in another time Robin might have been a stand up (and how he's making up for lost time). Sponsor Richard's half sack race sat http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 14 - Simon Pegg

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 66:29

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

    RHLSTP 339 - No Such Thing As A Fish

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 74:52

    #339 I Don't Want To Go Back To Clown School - Richard's daughter has proven that she is definitely funnier than him, but he's cool with that. His guests are too. They are Andrew, Anna, Dan and James from No Such Thing As a Fish. They've come armed with some wince inducing mono testicle facts to help ease Rich into his new reality, but also discuss Aphanatasia, the time to penis spreadsheet, staging burglaries, Alan Alda, Anneka Rice's head, Margaret Atwood's mechanical arm and too many other weird and wonderful facts to mention here. They are on tour from October and are highly recommended https://www.nosuchthingasafish.com/Sponsor Richard's half scrotum half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Retro RHLSTP 13 - Louis Theroux

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 86:55

    #13 Pathetic - Richard is very excited to meet the man who made him give up viewing porn (temporarily), Groove is in the Heart dancer and park ranger Louis Theroux. With a bad choice of words Richard almost Merchants the podcast early on and the interviewer becomes the interviewee as Herring gets Therouxed and opens up about his pre-marital life.Will he be the subject of one of Louis' future documentaries? Can there be a more insulting thing to happen to a person given the broken people he generally focuses on. Louis' interview with Jimmy Savile is analysed in depth. Should he have spotted the monster lurking beneath the surface? Plus revelations about fagging for Nick Clegg, the bullying of Max Clifford and having your bits ripped off by a chimp. It's a fascinating 90 minute chat, more serious than usual, but still very funny.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    RHLSTP 338 - Isy Suttie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 67:29

    #338 Papier Mache Penguin - Richard's phone is trying to make his life a lot more interesting and Richard is concerned about his stinky sweat, but luckily his guest, Isy Suttie, is socially distanced and safe. They talk about her fabulous podcast “The Things We Do For Love” https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/isy_suttie_love/ and the crazy stuff we all do to try and get people to love us and to stop them not loving us any more, how Isy can get people to open up, even if they are giving her a smear test, throwing coins at Jason Orange, being naughty in parks and Isy's wonderful new novel Jane is Trying https://www.waterstones.com/book/9781474600019. Plus having a face made for Wallace and Gromit, vague net worths and why Isy won't be sharing a car with Jimmy Carr.Sponsor Richard's half scrotum half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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