Richard Herring Newsletter
January 2019
Stone Cold Sober
Happy New Year everyone
What are your resolutions?
Mine is to stop drinking and get fit so that I can dedicate myself properly to Stone Clearing.
And I am planning to take it a bit easier this year and mainly concentrate on my podcasting - including taking RHLSTP on tour to 20 or so towns round the UK. There will be more news about this in future emails.
The second series of Relativity is being broadcast on Radio 4 on Friday mornings at 11.30am from 4th January. There are four episodes in total and you can of course listen to them on the Radio Player once they've been out.
We had a lot of fun making this and I hope you will enjoy its mixture of comedy, more serious topics and mildly inappropriate material for the time slot.
Spread the word as I don't think it's being promoted by anyone!
No new dates to announce yet, but loads will be up on my gig guide soon
The ones we've announced have been selling amazingly quickly. The Birmingham has already sold out its 1100 tickets, making it the biggest gig I've ever played and so has Brighton (though another may be added). So don't rely on last minute tickets for this tour, like you usually can!
15th February Bath Komedia
23rd March Birmingham SOLD OUT
3rd April Brighton SOLD OUT but we may be adding an earlier show.
No guests have been announced for any of these gigs yet. I think the Bath show will be two podcasts with an interval, but the other 3 are one guest only. Most of the tour shows will give you 2 podcasts for admission price though.
And of course we are doing some in London too
at the Leicester Square Theatre.
Spring dates (from 4th Feb to 1st April) are already on sale here.
No news on guests as yet, but will be booking people up in earnest from next week.
And there's still a few episodes of series 14 of RHLSTP to broadcast. One with Joe Lycett (and a surprise appearance from Esme from the Great British Sewing Bee) went up this week and there's still five more to come including Adam Buxton, Terry Hall and Sanjeev Bhaskar.
You go up every Wednesday on video on
(also on iTunes)
Or listen at the British Comedy Guide
or iTunes
Thanks to all those of you who bought the new EQ book for Christmas. Loved reading the tweets about it.
It's now only £6.49 at Amazon and Waterstones.
Though you can get all three EQ books for an amazing £20 at Go Faster Stripe
Not many physical DVDs left as we are only going to make 1000 so be quick if you want one. Buy the DVD here.
Or a download of the 50 show with lots of the extras for £7- Head here
Bristol Slapstick Festival
And I am honoured and excited to be curating the Bristol Slapstick Festival in January. I'll be chatting to the Goodies, the team behind the Inbetweeners and Tim Vine and doing some other stuff too. I will see if I can get these chats filmed/recorded, but otherwise the only way to be sure of seeing them is to buy your tickets here
It runs the 18th-20th January 2019.
And if you want to make a small but regular commitment to our enterprise, and get festooned with amazing extras including all the RHLSTP backstage interviews, downloads of all my stand up shows, exclusive video question and answer sessions, entry into a monthly prize draw PLUS find out the RHLSTP guests before everyone else then why not become a Dripster
You'd be paying less than a pound a week in return for 365 blogs and about 40 RHLSTPS.
Drip will shortly be rebranded, but it should all change over fairly effortlessly
If you want pretty much all of that, but not the stand up shows (not sure if you'll get the Q and A sessions either) then set your own price and become a monthly badger.
And if you're wondering if I achieved anything of worth in 2018 - the History section of my website has been updated, so you can find out here.
Thanks for reading