'Fame proved toxic for the relationship': when comedy double acts split
David Baddiel, Andy Zaltzman, Richard Herring and other comics on fame, failure and friendshipIn 1978, the year before the film 10 made a Hollywood star of Dudley Moore, the comedian appeared alongside his long-standing double-act partner, Peter Cook, on the Saturday-night chatshow Parkinson.“... [Read More]
Richard Herring: ‘Rick And Morty is the most brilliant TV show I've ever seen'
The comedian, writer and blogger on what makes him laugh the mostWatching Billy Connolly at the Hammersmith Apollo in the late 90s was a masterclass of long-form comedy. I also shared a hotel lift with him at the Montreal festival and he was funnier in the time it took us to go up the one floor to t... [Read More]
Richard Herring: ‘Rick And Morty is the most brilliant TV show I've ever seen'
The comedian, writer and blogger on what makes him laugh the mostWatching Billy Connolly at the Hammersmith Apollo in the late 90s was a masterclass of long-form comedy. I also shared a hotel lift with him at the Montreal festival and he was funnier in the time it took us to go up the one floor to t... [Read More]
John Robins: 'I couldn't breathe during Monty Python, I was laughing that much'
The standup and Radio X presenter on what makes him laugh the most, from Richard Herring to ludicrous haircuts Related: Monty Python and the Holy Grail review – timelessly brilliant Related: Katherine Ryan, Simon Evans and John Robins dissect their comedy Continue reading...... [Read More]
John Robins: 'I couldn't breathe during Monty Python, I was laughing that much'
The standup and Radio X presenter on what makes him laugh the most, from Richard Herring to ludicrous haircuts Related: Monty Python and the Holy Grail review – timelessly brilliant Related: Katherine Ryan, Simon Evans and John Robins dissect their comedy Continue reading...... [Read More]
The Comedian's Comedian: the podcast that gets inside funny people's heads
Part podcast, part therapy session, The Comedian’s Comedian offers a peek into the inner life of standups. Meet its creator, Stuart Goldsmith“I basically find a comedian, find out how they write their jokes, find out if they’re depressed – if they’re not, tell them they... [Read More]
Digging Up the Roots of News Satire with ‘On the Hour’
There have been many articles I’ve written for this series where I assumed that I was probably introducing a significant portion of my readership to that performer. I have never felt the same kind of pressure as I do now when I write about Chris Morris. The reason is that I really want to make... [Read More]
Richard Herring to sue The Guardian for suggesting his act is racist? | Chortle
Richard Herring is considering taking legal action against the Guardian after an article suggested his act was racist. A pre-Edinburgh piece by comedy reviewer Brian Logan entitled The New Offenders Of Stand-Up Comedy mentioned a podcast and stand-up routine in which Herring expressed a ‘purported hatred of Pakistanis' and another routine in which he ‘claims to support the BNP's policy to deport all black people from the UK'. Elsewhere it said: ‘This year, veteran comic Richard Herring is ... [Read More]