100 episodes

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?
You can watch this live every Thursday night at 8pm on Twitch - http://twitch.tv/rkherring - or continue to enjoy ventriloquism, as God intended, in audio only. If you’re with Amazon Prime give us free money to make more podcasts with by linking your Twitch and Prime accounts and subscribing every week - Here’s how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL9jahbh0oA

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

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?
You can watch this live every Thursday night at 8pm on Twitch - http://twitch.tv/rkherring - or continue to enjoy ventriloquism, as God intended, in audio only. If you’re with Amazon Prime give us free money to make more podcasts with by linking your Twitch and Prime accounts and subscribing every week - Here’s how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL9jahbh0oA

    Episode 99 - Agadoo

    Episode 99 - Agadoo

    Twitch of Fun springs back to life for its 99th episode and it's a heartfelt tribute to the fallen of D Day, amongst other things. There's no pressure to be funny luckily and this is just a conversation between two old mates that encompasses Rupert Murdoch's ventriloquist dummy face, the escalation in the chocolate button war, the two words the Queen said to Fergiana, the destruction of the homes of two comedians and the deaths of a lookalike and a pop star. When will episode 100 hit? Who knows? Richard's tour might mean it's a little way away - Get your tickets here: http://richardherring.com/ballback/tour

    • 43 min
    Episode 98 - There is a Green Hill Far Away

    Episode 98 - There is a Green Hill Far Away

    An unexpected Wednesday Twitch of Fun from an overly tired Richard Herring, but those are usually the worst and thus the best ones. Ally and Herring discuss walking in Noel Edmonds' shoes, whether the Queen has a furry muff, why blood is like a butterfly, whether there's room for a Baby Reindeer character on the show, Terry's work with various David Copperfields, casting for the new Supergran and whether Jesus partly enjoyed himself of the cross.

    See Rich on tour - links here: http://richardherring.com/ballback/tour
    Bid on the eBay items here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_ssn=herring1967

    • 44 min
    Episode 97 - Yo Momma

    Episode 97 - Yo Momma

    Richard has had a gig cancelled due to flooding but Bedford's loss is your probably loss as well as you spend nearly an hour of your life in the company of him and a piece of Victorian papier mache. Ally and Herring discuss inserting batteries where the sun don't shine, the end of sex (not a problem for my viewers), a very old tortoise and Noel Edmonds' age. And the Victorian Ghost Child and Fluffy Rabbit turn up to wipe the floor with everyone. Plus exciting news of the guest for last RHLSTP of the tour that you could have got before nearly everyone else if you'd watched it live. Three to 100!

    • 53 min
    Episode 96 - The Big C

    Episode 96 - The Big C

    You thought we'd gone away, but we're getting to 100 if it kills us and then 1000 and won't stop until everyone on the planet earth is watching. Plus God. In this extended tribute to our King, like all other news outlets we speculate on the tiny amount we know about the issue for hours on end. What will be the best cancer for the King to have? Is it wrong to wish that cancer on him? And can we go through another funeral and coronation so soon? Plus some proper HIGNFY style jokes about the Tories, disbelief about old Keir Starmers, weather based innuendo, a lot about the frequency and strength of Richard's erections and birthday Donkey comes close to his dearest wish. Plus a haunting song from Ally of unusual beauty. Back at some point in the future.

    • 57 min
    Episode 95 - Sit On It, Carter

    Episode 95 - Sit On It, Carter

    Twitch of Fun is back for 2024 and Rich doesn't seem very happy about it. Has this really been going for four flicking years? God. The team chat about Rwanda, double fisting, dental improvement, various Royal lies and liars, a Chinese wang and Ronnie O'Sullivan stealing Ally's already stolen catchphrase. Plus a creepy visit from a largely silent Victorian Ghost Child in a mask and find out why Richard has no respect for anyone who likes him or his show.

    • 57 min
    Episode 94 - Whither Turquoise?

    Episode 94 - Whither Turquoise?

    There's a new host for the show and they're going to scare your pants off (as if you had any pants on to start with), but in a show beset by technical difficulties, interruptions and parental exhaustion things never quite get into (gottle of) gear. Though the ventriloquism is coming on. But who is the dummy? Rich and Ally talk about Princess Anne's health, what not to say to the bereaved, the second Big Bang, porridge brains, drunk kids, the male pill, moths in stuffing, vapes and Neanderthals. It all peters out a bit, but with some very good p sounds. See RHLSTP on tour: http://richardherring.com/rhlstp or Richard's new stand-up show: http://richardherring.com/ballback/tour

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

SeeScapRun ,

Ally and Herring’s Pandemic Podcast

I can’t believe humanity had to wait 128 years for this! I'm so glad to be alive during these times. It’s so refreshing to have the perspective of a performer who has been entertaining since Victorian times. Thank you to Ally, and to his sidekick.

Gaviano360 ,

Much better when you can’t see the doll

Rich is actually far better at ventriloquism than anyone has any right to expect. The doll is creepy af on Twitch so this is the best way to consume this content, even if it’s not always clear “who” is supposed to be speaking.

ItsJohnBone ,

It’s the dog’s gollocks

Ventriloquism is one of the most underrepresented art forms. Thankfully Richard Herring, ably assisted by the redoubtable Ally, are here to rectify that. In-depth news reviews, puerile inanities, what’s no to like?

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