Richard Herring teams up with an 128 year-old, 'handsy', ventriloquist doll made by his great-grandad to review the day’s newspapers in an attempt to put to rest the ghosts of old and failed double acts he’s been in. It’s a format that I am sure you’ve seen before, but hopefully we can give it a fresh spin. Unprepared and unrehearsed, Ally and Herring have no idea what the other one is about to say and as long as the offensive stuff is said by the dummy then no one can touch us. But which one’s the dummy?
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Episode 79 - Tom Cruise's Chopper
Ally owes the Victorian Ghost Child an apology. Ally and Rich discuss passports, the new Queen, Jenny Agutter's fine acting, a big fish, a big bum and an old cat. Prince Andrew performs a musical about himself and Sibyl makes some bold and bald predictions. Richard questions what he is doing and whether he'd get so few viewers if he was imagining all of this. It's the only place you can see anything like this. Bid on the eBay items and help us pay for our new computer here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/herring1967
Episode 78 - J****** C***
The Victorian Ghost Child has had a taste of success and it's going to be hard to shake her off, but she's still comfortably the most accomplished thing in the show, Rich and Ally discuss the resurrection of Neighbours, pornographic meteors, taboos you should bust to save your marriage, who the monarch of Christmas is, the main talking point from the Joe Lycett RHLSTP, the final words of the dying and the sad news about the sexy ghost from Ghostbusters (or the good news depending on how you look at it). Plus a new same phrase for Ally. The Christmas break can't come too soon.
Episode 77 - Diana's Hand
Episode 77 - Diana's Hand. It's turning into the Victorian Ghost show, which means there is a danger of things actually being funny. But Rich and Ally discuss the nerve endings in a clitoris, whether you are beholden to agree with the person who gave you your first job, what to do if your writers hate you, the dangers of taking your own toilet seat with you everywhere you go and Musky Twitter. Plus the Music Hall song, My Old Man Was A Tottenham Fan and a very special and expensive guest appearance.
Episode 76 - Crap on Cereal
Richard is back and his very own Matthew Corbett is trying to steal focus, but he soon has things back on track with a very tired attempt at looking at the days news which includes whether Jimmy Carr is better or worse than Hitler, a new way to become the greatest footballer on earth, a surprising downfall for a beloved 80s celebrity and another unsexy robot. Will we be back next week? Sybil says no.
Episode 75 - Detty Doo is Doin the Do
Rich is keen for Ally to stop doing the bawdy songs of the Victorian era that will surely get them cancelled and tries to move things into the political - rather than the genital - region. He has limited success. The team discuss the rules of chess, Velma's sexuality, whether Truss and Kwasi are of this world, who voted for this and whether if you impregnate someone in character then you don't have to pay child support.
Episode 74 - Morlock Cyclops with the Eye of Sauron
Rich is flying high - he's back on the telly and he's got a book coming out, so he's doing this thing alone. No props. Which is very handy. He talks about water on Mars and Motorhead murderers. Plus unusual wallpaper choices, some bawdy Victorian Music Hall songs, the Queen's profession, the health of Bob Mortimer and a special cartoon.
Stunning work, hilarious and Mr Herring’s best work. He’s probably the only comedian, nay human capable of creating a podcast, with a 130 year old legend of the stage, Mr Ally Sloper.. This gets funnier with each episode. I genuinely believe this mono balled mad man deserves an MBE for services to entertainment and keeping us sane during the pandemic.
AAHTOF! Simply brilliant
…and I’m not even winking at it.
Mr Herrings best ever work, a sideways look at the news with a huge supporting cast of top characters.
Sit On It!
A man going mad in his attic with some puppets. This is what we want!