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Richard Herring’s Video Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast is provided in video format for no cost (to you). It’s ad-libbed and unedited and largely unplanned - the conversations can go off on all kinds of comedic tangents, or be serious. Recorded in front of a paying audience. If you would like to support the production then please donate to our badge fund here - www.gofasterstripe.com/badges

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s06e16 with Ben Goldacre

Richard has bought (and definitely not shoplifted) a present for this week's guest, the author who thinks you'll find it's more complicated than that, Ben Goldacre.It's a change of pace from the usual podcasts, with some serious chats about medicine, quacks, how a dead cat became a doctor and the ways that data and statistics can be abused. But there's still time for Goldacre to raise questions about his sexuality, talk about his pop star mum and discuss his "friend's" attempts at auto-felatio.Can nutritionalists work out your allergies by moving your limbs? Are Beroccas just homeopathy for sceptics? Is Lancaster a real place? Is it possible to get a simple yes or no answer as to whether you should wear a cycle helmet? I think you'll find it's more complicated than that.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/tour

1hr 23mins

28 Jan 2015

Rank #1

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s04e07 with Simon Pegg

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!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/gigs

1hr 6mins

2 Mar 2016

Rank #2

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s10e11 Dawn French

Rich is giddy with fanboy excitement at having one of his childhood (and adulthood) comedy heroes in the off-white seat, it’s the loveliest person in the United Kingdom Dawn French.They discuss what it is like to be in a double act where you actually like your partner, on stage vertigo, the Queen Mother’s teeth, whether it’s worse to lose a pet or be an orphan and a choice between getting students through their exams and international comedy fame.Richard risks derailing everything by asking the Vicar of Dibley some very inappropriate questions, but she is more than equal to them. Witches and ghosts and west country and intergenerational rivalry feature but can Richard make Dawn cry or reveal her evil side? Only one way to find out.If you need a Slough based chartered accountant then head to Harsh Singh’s website - http://www.hfsinghandco.uk/.Check out Richard’s tour dates at http://www.richardherring.com/the_bes...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

1hr 21mins

21 Dec 2016

Rank #3

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s08e09 with Eddie Izzard

Richard is unnecessarily unpleasant to someone in the audience (what’s new?) before quickly bringing on a man with a drive that burgeons on insanity, but it’s the good kind of insanity, Eddie Izzard. It’s an unsurprisingly sprawling but incredible conversation that takes us through why God doesn’t reveal himself, through the clumsy religious allegories of CS Lewis, through what kind of madness would make a man run 43 Marathons in 51 days, how to pronounce Calippo, how Eddie would have fared in the army, his political ambitions and philosophy, performing in languages that you were recently unable to speak, the short-sighted nature of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise, the years of struggling to make it (with some great stories about his street theatre days) and why the world needs to come together and give everyone hope. It’s electrifying and inspirational and Richard hardly says anything (because he’s not an idiot who is going to waste this opportunity). It’s just a proper treat so stop reading this and ingest it NOW! 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/gigsAnd if you want to buy Richard's new DVD Lord of the Dance Settee, then by all means, go here - gofasterstripe.com/lotds

1hr 12mins

9 Dec 2015

Rank #4

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s14e08 Greg Davies

It’s a showdown battle of who is best, Richard or Hugh Jassburn - in book form at least, but Richard is keen to bring back one of his all time favourite guests: the magnificent beast and Master of Tasks that is Greg Davies. They discuss schoolday soilings, dick-lifters, being related to a ghost, little Alex Horne, the exquisite pain of laughing when you’re not meant to, sex with teddies, the saddest of bachelor meals, the death of two fathers, the devastating surprise of ageing, what it takes to be in your fifties, the weirdest group of celebrities to gather at Buckingham Palace and the wondrous comedy of commitment to joyous stupidity. It’s eye-wateringly funny stuff with two childish old men who should know better.Please support our podcast and our new sponsor by claiming your free beers (you just pay £2.95 p+p) https://www.beer52.com/rhlstpPlease buy the new Emergency Questions book for yourself and all your family - https://gofasterstripe.com/eqAlso, please buy Richard's new DVD here - https://gofasterstripe.com/ohfrig

1hr 25mins

21 Nov 2018

Rank #5

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James Acaster RHLSTP #208

Support the Kickstarter - http://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarterCheck out our website and become a badger for extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://bit.ly/gofasterstripeRichard reveals the terrible secret that he was harbouring throughout the David Morrissey podcast before introducing the man who arrogantly claims to have invented the hypothetical question, James Acaster. They discuss teenage bands, how you find out if you are on Taskmaster, favourite meals, the hidden darkness at the heart of Lembit Opik, the missed opportunities in the film Passengers, skiving off to eat custard creams, the unnecessary cruelty of teachers and the influence of Torville and Dean and the influence of the Netflix special. Buy James’ brilliant book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/James-Acasters-Classic-Scrapes-Bestseller/dp/1472247191/

1hr 13mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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s13e11 Brian Blessed

It’s finally come to pass. The podcasts can end now, because the whole point of starting them up has been achieved. Richard’s guest is a man who has played all theatrical parts, but most notably the part of Brian Blessed.I couldn’t even begin to describe what happened on this extraordinary night, except to say it is was a bona fide happening. Try and predict how many words Richard will say in this. It’s a free form and extraordinary, yet sometimes beautiful and inspiring, journey through the career, philosophy and madness of a man who might be the greatest living Englishmen. How much of it is true? I can’t tell you. But at least some of it. Includes sticking it to Picasso, toileting on a mountain, biting umbilical cords, working with the young Peter O’Toole and Patrick Stewart, never dying and probably some other stuff. I can’t tell you. I had a little nap through most of it. Worth watching the video version to see my torture on what was one of the best experiences of my life. This podcast is absolutely unbeatable.Brian's new book is for sale here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Panther-My-Kitchen-Wild-Animals/dp/150984158X/See Rich on tour - http://www.richardherring.com/ohfrig/tourBecome a Dripster and help us make more podcasts http://d.rip/richard-herringBecome a monthly badger and help us make more podcasts http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badgesTo get 8 free craft beers (you pay the postage) head to http://www.beer52.com/rhlstpSign up for renewable energy and receive £50 credit and probably save money on your bills with Bulb - https://bulb.co.uk/refer/richard234

1hr 16mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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s10e01 Armando Iannucci

Rich has been laid down low with an admittedly indirectly sexually transmitted disease, but nothing can stop him from starting this 10th and now kickstarted series. His guest once dreamed of being a Roman Catholic Priest, but luckily chose a less religious route, it’s Armando Iannucci.The pair discuss the rivalry and tensions in the world of classical music, what a post-Brexit Thick of It might look like, the death of Stalin, how Veep was created, what you can find in the houses of former Tory ministers and how close Iannucci came to being trampled by a hippo.See if you can spot the subtle product placement for spinelessclassics.comThe 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.

1hr 16mins

12 Oct 2016

Rank #8

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s10e17 Lucy Porter

Richard is worried that he’s been experimented on by aliens and about whether a litigious Egghead will be coming for him. His guest this week is pocket dynamo, Lucy Porter. They chat about their varying success on quiz shows, how Danny Dyer saved 2016, what it’s like being married to a Queen-loving giant and what it’s like performing in front of a room full of babies. Also how Kitchen Karaoke and Rich with his top off led to romance and how a sheep-shearer incensed turned a comedian into a heckler. See Richard on tour this spring. Check out http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour or buy one of his DVDs or downloads from http://www.gofasterstripe.com. Support our podcast by buying a monthly badge and get access to a secret channel with backstage extras and get entered into a monthly prize draw http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges.

1hr 7mins

9 Feb 2017

Rank #9

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s09e07 Vic Reeves

Last week’s jokes about the consequences of Brexit seem to have fallen on stony ground with the revelation that the pro-Remain audience has been executed by Farage’s goons, but the show must go on, even if some of the audience were foolish enough to give up their tickets to watch the football (ha!), so they missed the force of nature that is Vic Reeves. There’s a danger the whole podcast might just be a chat about Britain’s best and worst tourist attractions, but luckily things move on to Luis Bunuel, where comedy meets art, what a baboon sounds like when it ejaculates, whether Sue Lawley liked Vic and a potential return of the Big Night Out! Also Terry Scott lookalikes, ghostly orbs, eating humous and the Moir family history. Plus what it’s like to be a magnet for serial killers. And you can find out what the score of the England/Iceland game was at half time too. It was 1-2.Buy a badge and help us make more of these www.gofasterstripe.com/badges

1hr 16mins

27 Jul 2016

Rank #10

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The Inbetweeners - Slapstick Special #2

Check out our website and become a badger for extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/richgigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://bit.ly/gofasterstripeRich is still at the Bristol Slapstick Festival, chatting with some of his comedy heroes, including the co-creator and one of the stars of the Inbetweeners, Damon Beesly and Joe Thomas. They chat about the difficulty of casting the show, why it was set in the present day rather than the 80s as originally intended, Rich’s failure to get a part in the show and the phenomenal success of the films. They also discuss whether there will ever be any more Inbetweeners in the future. What do you think? Should they? Of course they shouldn’t!Plus a special message from the other co-creator of the series Iain Morris.#inbetweeners #slapstick #rhlstp

1hr 10mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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s10e09 Ed Gamble

Rich finds a woman in the audience who doesn’t seem to know where she is, who he is or understand the concept of remembering. She continues to be bamboozled throughout the show. And perhaps with reason as this chat with pretend aristocrat and real diabetic Ed Gamble takes some odd turns.In one of the giddiest podcasts for quite some time Richard tries out a lot of new emergency questions which prompt discussions about the sleeping habits of gametes, the dangers of falling into a river, an impression of Buzz Nigeria and whether asking someone if they’re tried sashima is an acceptable question.A nuclear physicist is on hand to discuss the chemistry of jumping into a pool of something and Ed has to decide if he’d save Rich from crucifixion. There’s also some chat about Mock the Week, Drunk History and how this whole podcast is very much a practice for interviewing a more famous guest. And a quiz about retailers leads to the invention of an exciting new board game. And we see the unwelcome return of Victorian idiot, Ally.To buy tickets to see Rich on tour with “The Best” head to http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour/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.

1hr 30mins

7 Dec 2016

Rank #12

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s11e01 Paul Merton

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 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

1hr 10mins

14 Jun 2017

Rank #13

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s08e07 with John Finnemore

Richard is stupidly hungover after a rare night out at a top showbiz party and wonders what you buy the man who has had everyone. His guest is the affable and probably sexually vanilla John Finnemore.They discuss the stupidity of working hard for the radio, the three-legged dog that gives John all of his ideas, when Richard was embarrassed by thinking a zombie apocalypse had begun, working with Benedict Cumberbatch and things that make you feel sick. Is Finnemore cursed to live the life of the other John Finnemore and the small print of the holiday with the Spitting Image puppet is thoroughly explored.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

1hr 16mins

25 Nov 2015

Rank #14

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s14e18 Adam Buxton

It’s episode 200 of the podcast and the end of series 14, two insane milestones for this ramshackle lump of podcast. And to celebrate this occasion there’s a record breaking fourth appearance from the grandson of a Batman, Adam Buxton.Adam sets the agenda from the start, bearing gifts, mocking stone-clearing like a philistine, revealing what 1995 Richard Herring had somehow discovered annoyed Stewart Lee and attempting a slightly underwhelming tribute to Groundhog Day. Plus find out how Nile Rodgers responded to jokes by kids, why a head in a jar has to bring its own cloth, whether it’s possible to have a film set at Stonehenge without the stones being knocked over at some point and whether child-men in their fifties have to finally grow up. Plus some extraordinary epistles from World War One and how fields with barbed wire can still cause injury even today. Thanks to everyone who has supported this endeavour over the last 200 episodes and six years. Hopefully we can continue to move onwards and upwards. We will be touring the podcast in 2019 (as well as another run at the Leicester Square Theatre on Mondays from 4th February to 1st April. Tickets here https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873492663Buy Richard’s books and DVDs at http://www.gofasterstripe.comGet 8 delicious or at least weird tasting craft ales for free at http://www.beer52.com/rhlstpSee if Richard is coming near to you with a RHLSTP or other gig http://www.richardherring.com/gigs

1hr 28mins

6 Feb 2019

Rank #15

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s13e07 Mackenzie Crook

Rich forgot to do a bit of his tour show for the people of Cardiff so we start with a comity contest, which unexpectedly leads to the podcast being blocked by penguins. Rich’s guest this week is the laid back, all-round genius Mackenzie Crook. Will Rich screw things up as badly as last time he had someone from the Office on? Not quite, but he gives it a fair go. They chat about double-teaming Muppets, the best metal detector, why UK sitcoms are so short-lived, remaking The Office, choosing a field in Suffolk over a ship in the Carribbean, how easy it is to ride a tube train and what happened with Sex Lives of the Potato Men. All this and Rich has a barely noticeable spot on his nose. No wonder he’s out of sorts. The twit.Back Rich’s DVD kickstarter here - http://www.gofasterstripe.com/kickstarterSee Rich on tour - http://www.richardherring.com/ohfrig/tourBecome a Dripster and help us make more podcasts http://d.rip/richard-herringBecome a monthly badger and help us make more podcasts http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badgesSign up for renewable energy and receive £50 credit and probably save money on your bills with Bulb - https://bulb.co.uk/refer/richard234

1hr 6mins

21 Mar 2018

Rank #16

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s13e17 My Dad Wrote a Porno

Rich cannot win game shows even in his dreams, but is also convinced that he might be a robot, but these are small worries compared to his guests, Jamie, Alice and James from the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast. Find out how the gang met, what they blasted into space and why, how they came up with the idea for their world-defeating podcast, the mystery of female genitalis, rivets on the Titanic, celebrity fans and can the paedo postman make it into the film version of the podcast. Also why you must always check for hogs, whether colour or taste is preferable to alter in an ejaculation, pepparami penises and unsurprisingly a whole lot of filth. See Rich on tour - http://www.richardherring.com/ohfrig/tourBecome a Dripster and help us make more podcasts http://d.rip/richard-herringBecome a monthly badger and help us make more podcasts http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badgesSign up for renewable energy and receive £50 credit and probably save money on your bills with Bulb - https://bulb.co.uk/refer/richard234The Porno guys are playing the Albert Hall on 21st June. It’s probably sold out, but check for tickets here - https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2018/my-dad-wrote-a-porno/

1hr 15mins

30 May 2018

Rank #17

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s11e16 Sara Pascoe

Rich details how he considered stealing a man’s identity to become a chartered accountant. Perhaps it would have been for the best. But instead he’s back for the 150th official episode of the show that the Cool Kids call RHLSTP with one of his all-time favourite guests, Sara Pascoe. She has written a phenomenal book called Animal which you really should buy https://www.amazon.co.uk/Animal-Autobiography-Female-Sara-Pascoe/dp/0571325246 for all teenage girls, all teenage boys and everyone else too. There’s some pretty serious chat about the chemistry of love, biology, abortion, the future of the world, whether things are getting better or worse and terrible human nature. But it’s contemplative and positive and proves that Richard isn’t actually the worst man on the planet, plus there’s fun stuff about Just a Minute in a brain scanning machine and Sunday Brunch (with surprise guest) and a brilliant new game show where there’s guaranteed to be one woman on every week. Plus all the Emergency Questions lead us to serious answers. It’s an amazing end to what has surely been the best series of RHLSTP so far. More shows in October/November - https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873492663. Get your Emergency Questions book here - https://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq

1hr 31mins

18 Oct 2017

Rank #18

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s04e06 with Ross Noble

The company director with the sexiest voice in the world is in the front row and Richard is needlessly rude to his less sexy fans. His guest is one of the world's greatest improvisers, Ross Noble. Richard shows how hard interaction can be by failing to find anything funny to say about the rest of the front row. But luckily from there on in, he is not going to get a word in edgeways as Ross talks non-stop for approaching 100 minutes about TGI Fridays, what it's like to own a tank, convincing his daughter that he's a wizard, why you can't trust Twitter to provide medical advice, why he's more Geordie than Cheryl Cole and how difficult it is to peel potatoes when all your possessions have been destroyed. There are also pyres of burning animals and mad cow leather trousers and criticisms of a hopefully still living Bruce Forsyth. Can Ross get comedy gold where Richard failed by interrogating a child therapist in the front row or can it only end in disaster? Can the pair keep the podcast going forever? Is it still going on now? Will you ever be able to catch up?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/gigs

1hr 31mins

24 Feb 2016

Rank #19

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s07e17 with Limmy

Richard is a bit worried about the psychological similarities he shares with murder spree killers, but maybe that’s just all comedians. If you read his book you might worry the same thing about this week’s guest, cult comedy genius and normal-faced man Limmy.The pair try and fail to remember an ancient Twitter spat, and Richard threatens to reignite it by trying to welcome his guest by talking to him in his own language. There’s a lively discussion of Scottish politics, the sexual allure of fake tan and whether it’s funny to envisage the death of your own father. Plus an exclusive reading from Limmy’s highly entertaining book, Daft Wee Stories.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

1hr 37mins

30 Sep 2015

Rank #20