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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 relearn 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, how Monkey has clung to his back like a monkey and the funniest sex show in history. It’s really good. 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 gofasterstripe.com/badges. Or come and see Richard on tour richardherring.com/lotds/tour
STD from a Vulcan 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 its 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. See Rich on tour - http://www.richardherring.com/ohfrig/tour Become a Dripster and help us make more podcasts http://d.rip/richard-herring Become a monthly badger and help us make more podcasts http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges Sign up for renewable energy and receive £50 credit and probably save money on your bills with Bulb - https://bulb.co.uk/refer/richard234
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. This podcast is not sponsored by Bulb, but Rich thinks they are good and we can both get a £50 credit on our accounts if you sign up to them using this code - https://bulb.co.uk/refer/richard234 Or buy the emergency questions book here http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq.
Jimmy Tarbuck’s Bad Day Rich has witnessed the miracle of the birth of some lamb chops near his countryside home and will be contemplating human birth with this week’s guest, back after 101 podcasts, Al Murray. They chat about how Al (with Ben Moor) might have been in the running to replace Trev and Simon, time travel, the risks of app sharing with your children, what it’s like to be sent to boarding school at the age of 9, how Rich and Al’s ancestors may have died in each other’s arms at Dunkirk, having sex with a Frankingstein, how getting sovereignty gives you less sovereignty. Plus working in panto, showing Judy Dench your Bottom and travelling through time. See Rich on tour - http://www.richardherring.com/ohfrig/tour Become a Dripster and help us make more podcasts http://d.rip/richard-herring Become a monthly badger and help us make more podcasts http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges Sign up for renewable energy and receive £50 credit and probably save money on your bills with Bulb - https://bulb.co.uk/refer/richard234
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/dp/B00D8HPBSI/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1. And if you’re in book buying mood why not help us fund these podcasts by purchasing our new Emergency Questions book http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq
Do the Hokey Cokey
Rich muses on passports and the fruition of John Moloney’s aged comedians TV show, before meeting the fiercely intelligent comedian and writer Desiree Burch.
They talk about posters made up of penises, being a virgin dominatrix, the fucked up state of America, the laziness of racism, unwanted and wanted piano lessons, changing your appearance to gauge the reaction of the world and why men send dick pics. But never to Rich. Plus the joy of beautiful destruction.
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