Richard Herring

Last updated 09 January 2020

Richard Keith Herring

Born: Wednesday 12th July 1967 (age: 56)

Richard Herring is a British comedian and writer, whose early work includes the double-act, Lee and Herring. 

He is described by the British Theatre Guide as "one of the leading hidden masters of modern British comedy". He has written and performed in a body of live one-man comedy shows including the acclaimed Talking Cock and the resulting book of the same name. He has also collaborated with the broadcaster Andrew Collins, initially on the radio series Banter, then on Collins' BBC Radio 6 Music show and on The Collings and Herrin Podcast.

During the 2000s, Herring toured with a new stand-up show almost every year. His 2010 show Christ on a Bike: The Second Coming received several 4- and 5-star reviews. It was the subject of protests from Christians in Glasgow and Lowestoft.