Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

United Kingdom

A podcast in which Richard Herring chats with some of the biggest names in comedy, with guest spots from some of the best new stand-up comics.

Episodes

RHMOL Extra - Aleks Krotoski  

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Aleks Krotoski, the Shape of Things To Come. In the final episode of these retro podcasts, Rich talks to tech expert and geek Aleks about how we can expect things to pan out in the future. If you want to see Rich on his THE BEST tour you only have 30 or so more chances http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour. Or help us to make more podcasts by buying a badge (monthly if you dare) here http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges or some tat here http://www.gofasterstripe.com/aiotm RHLSTP returns in June. You can buy tickets to see it here: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873492663 Monthly badgers get to hear who the guests are before anyone else

RHMOL Extra - Lance Workman  

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra #5: Lance Workman - Good and Evil. In another blast from the past, here's the full length interview with evolutionary psychologist Lance Workman about good and evil. Again, what's coming is going to be as much a surprise to me as it is to you. Except I am not going to listen to it. Come and see Rich on tour: http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour and/or buy a badge to help fund our stupid enterprises: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges

RHMOL Extra - Nick Lane  

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Nick Lane. Here's another retro interview from the Meaning Of Life series. This one is about death and features Nick Lane and, if I am honest with you, I remember nothing at all about it. Not Nick's fault. I was very busy and very tired. I bet it's interesting though. We'll see. If you want to see Rich performing live visit www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour and see if he's coming near to you in the next couple of months. If you want to help us make more podcasts head to www.gofasterstripe.com/badges or www.gofasterstripe.com/aiotm and fill your boots. We're all going to die. So enjoy being alive.

RHMOL Extra - Virginia Ironside  

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Virginia Ironside. Richard discusses love with the Agony Aunt who turns out to be his nearby neighbour. They shared a cab home afterwards. Discretion means I can not discuss what happened after that. Buy a badge at www.gofasterstripe.com/badges. See Rich on tour www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour

Extra Badge Info  

Ever wondered what you get if you win the monthly badgers' monthly draw? Rich unboxes this month's prizes and tells you what other extras you can get if you subscribe for a monthly donation. Buy AIOTM tat here - http://www.gofasterstripe.com/aiotm Subscribe to the badge scheme here - http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges

RHMOL Extra - Richard Wiseman  

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Richard Wiseman. 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. Help us make more podcasts by buying a badge at www.gofasterstripe.com/badges or buying some merch at www.gofasterstripe.com/aitom and help Richard Herring make a living by going to see him on tour www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour Hooray!

RHMOL Extra - Marcus Chown  

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra: Marcus Chown. Rich talks to Marcus 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)? See Rich on tour: http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour Buy a badge and fund more podcasts: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges or buy some podcast merch: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/aiotm

RHLSTP 134 - Peter Serafinowicz  

RHLSTP #134: Peter Serafinowicz - Brian Blessed and the Big Foot. It's the final episode of Series 10 of RHLSTP and Rich meets a bearded man who has married to find a partner (find out how he did it nerds). His guest is the laid-back and yet also intense (and rather beautiful) Peter Serafinowicz. They talk about how it's almost impossible to parody the new President of the United States, but the effective way that Peter managed it and his fears and plans should there be repercussions from the thin-skinned bellend. Also lots of chats about the two Brian Bs (Blessed and Butterfield) and how a stellar cast does not always lead to a commission. Plus behind the scenes at Guardians Of The Galaxy and Parks And Recreation and the Pudsey The Dog movie. Incredibly Adam Sandler's The Cobbler and the strange ego of Mr Tumble come up without Richard even mentioning them. 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. Check out Eventotron - https://www.eventotron.com/ for all your festival management needs. We'll be back with Series 11 and 12 from June 2017, though we have a few treats in store to fill the intervening weeks. Thanks for supporting this via listening, buying a badge or donating to our kickstarter. Or just by telling your friends about the show. 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

RHLSTP 133 - Lucy Porter  

RHLSTP #133: Lucy Porter - Altercation With A Shepherd. 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

RHLSTP 132 - Simon Munnery  

RHLSTP #132: Simon Munnery - Don't Die. Richard quizzes his audience to find how little they have done with their lives, before introducing the comedian's comedian and avant garde comedy genius, Simon Munnery. In a frank interview Simon reveal the unwritten truth of Steve Coogan's 1992 Edinburgh Fringe hospital visit, how Mark Lamarr did the bravest thing ever witnessed on stage, how Simon met his wife as a voice in the darkness during a gig that was spiralling out of control, setting up a restaurant that doesn't serve food, and what it was like to play Malcolm Hardee's legendary Tunnel Club. There's a bit where he looks like he might try to punch Richard to the floor, but instead they settle the battle of the aged Alpha males in the most manly way possible. Munnery is the comedy god, but who is the strongest? It's a thrilling podcast in many ways, and some of it maybe better watched than listened to, but luckily you can do both. See Rich on tour with his best of show: http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour

RHLSTP 131 - Sarah Millican  

RHLSTP #131: Sarah Millican - Old Man's Pants Under The Bed. Rich has just had to stand impassive in a stranger's guff for fear of looking like the one who smelt it and thus dealt it and it's been a bad day all round, but everything should be OK as it's round 5 of the verbal boxing match (that threatens to become a naked wrestling match) with Sarah Millican. They chat about Daniel Craig's bum, who invented the lifeboat, whether we only remember the times we were bullied and not the time we were the bullies, who is the bigger workaholic, whether they should both chuck in their marriages and give it a go together and the brilliant Standard Issue magazine and podcast - http://standardissuemagazine.com/. Plus stuff about snoring and dirty hotel rooms and the usual fizzling sexual tension which has everyone asking will they or won't they? And Sarah answering, 'No they won't' and Rich saying, 'Oh go on.' See Rich on tour with his best of show - http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour

RHLSTP 130 - Jess Thom  

RHLSTP #130: Jess Thom - 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 http://www.touretteshero.com/. Check out Richard's tour dates at http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour

RHLSTP 129 - Susan Calman  

RHLSTP #129: Susan Calman - Milk Tart. Weeks have passed for you in the Donald Trump President Elect alternate universe, but this was recorded less than a week after the result and Richard and the world are trying to process what he means. He makes a bold prediction that we can only hope has come to pass, before introducing the never efficiently researched Susan Calman. There's chat about the loneliness of touring, the terror of the new world order and what it might mean for minorities and whether we need more diversity on television. It gets pretty serious in places, but there's lots of fun chat about filthy Miriam Margolyes, having a drink with Cliff Richard, eskimo rolls, Princess Anne's bun and whether it's really necessary to apologise to everyone for absolutely every joke. Support live comedy - more important now than ever. Check out Susan's tour dates at http://www.susancalman.com/tour-dates/ and Richard's tour dates at http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour.

RHLSTP 128 - Tom Davis  

RHLSTP #128: Tom Davis - Nervous Lord's Prayer. You have us at an advantage this week, as you know who the next US President will be and we don't. What terrible future are you in? Either way. But let's forget about that and welcome the smiling man-mountain that is Tom Davis. Suddenly he is appearing in everything, most notably the brilliantly fun Murder In Successville, but we'll find out about how he made it and what he was doing before. Are Scaffolders really the craziest of all the tradesmen? Are footballers good at anything other than football? What if Paddington was 6ft 7 and from Croydon? How healthy is Romesh Ranaganathan's poo? And how badly can you mess up a chance to play a Biblical figure in a movie? There's also another addition to the forthcoming volume, 'Stories about meeting Brian Blessed'. Come and see Richard on tour. Head to www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour and buy his new DVD Happy Now? at www.gofasterstripe.com

Happy New Year  

No podcast this week, but Rich is here to wish you a happy 2017 and to let you know how you can help us make more podcasts. And the stuff you stand to win if you do. Just go to www.gofasterstripe.com/badges and make a monthly donation and you're in.

RHLSTP 127 - Dawn French  

RHLSTP #127: Dawn French - Mmmmm Yes, Do It That Way. 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_best/tour/

RHLSTP 126 - Deborah Frances-White  

RHLSTP #126: Deborah Frances-White - Alien Orifice. Rich is reeling from a Pointless betrayal of the twin-Judases, but he rises above it to introduce podcaster, writer, businesswomen, feminist and champion of diversity Deborah Frances-White. There are some fascinating stories of adoption, what Jehovah's witnesses can and can't expect from the earthly paradise, whether relationships continue in the after-life, and one of the best explanations of how privilege works that you will ever hear. Plus there's clarification on the robot sex dilemma and how it might be acceptable, the orifices of Jesus, and the place of humour in dealing with that which is serious. Check out Deborah's brilliant radio show Deborah Frances-White Rolls The Dice. Check out Richard's tour dates at http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour/

RHLSTP 126 - Deborah Frances-White  

RHLSTP #126: Deborah Frances-White - Alien Orifice. Rich is reeling from a Pointless betrayal of the twin-Judases, but he rises above it to introduce podcaster, writer, businesswomen, feminist and champion of diversity Deborah Frances-White. There are some fascinating stories of adoption, what Jehovah's witnesses can and can't expect from the earthly paradise, whether relationships continue in the after-life, and one of the best explanations of how privilege works that you will ever hear. Plus there's clarification on the robot sex dilemma and how it might be acceptable, the orifices of Jesus, and the place of humour in dealing with that which is serious. Check out Deborah's brilliant radio show Deborah Frances-White Rolls The Dice. Check out Richard's tour dates at http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour/

RHLSTP 125 - Ed Gamble  

RHLSTP #125: Ed Gamble - Harry Potter Trivial Pursuits. 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/

RHLSTP 124 - Chris Addison  

RHLSTP #124: Chris Addison - Cut Up By Prince Phillip. Rich discovers that someone from US TV is in the audience and considers sending the guest home so he can audition for a stand-up special, but Chris Addison is backstage and it would be rude to do that after he's bothered to come in. The pair chat about Wikipedia-based factual inaccuracies, the true story of how Chris was nearly Doctor Who, the technical realities of sewing people together anus to mouth, some thoughtful exposition about a world with realistic robots, whether opera is obviously shit or if it's actually good, why American TV produces the results that the UK seemingly can't, as well as having a smack down between the average Herring and Addison fans. And can Rich Columbo Chris at the end? Product placement courtesy of http://www.hiphops.cards/ - seriously, check out the guy doing the song about how to play the game. It's magic! Come and see Richard on tour: http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour/ Or come to RHLSTP or AIOTM live: http://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com

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