A podcast in which 'The King of Edinburgh' (List) interviews comedy stars and showcases the best new comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Featuring improvised comedy chat and serious chat about comedy. A different show every day, yet reassuringly exactly the same.
2017 #4: John Robins and Ahir Shah
RHEFP 2017 #4: John Robins and Ahir Shah - Suck Each Other Off A Bit. Richard reveals the hypocrisy of his parenting techniques and reminisces about the death of Lady Di. His first guest is Edinburgh Comedy Prize nominee Ahir Shah - they chat about Brexit, how looking into the sun proves your strength and wisdom and the older generations disregard for metaphorical ladders. His second guest is Edinburgh Comedy Prize nominee, Jon Robbins (sorry) John Robins. They talk about break ups, being in relationships with comedians, the way that Edinburgh haunts the long-term Fringe performer, a darker version of The Cobbler and how John loves to go to bed with his mum. Colin gets to quiz both guests and hopefully will be back with his own Edinburgh Fringe podcast next year. By the time you hear this you will probably know who is the winner and who are the losers, but here's the clip that John was talking Dustin Hoffmann Oscar speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhDmNRQgKLM (whizz through the noms if you like). Do check out both these guys shows at the Fringe or on tour.
You can buy the Emergency Questions book here - http://www.gofasterstripe.com/EQ. Thanks for joining us at the Fringe in this way. It's been a fun year. And maybe I will come back and do more of these another time. Really delighted to have resurrected it.
2017 #3: Iain Stirling and Jason Manford
RHEFP 2017 #3: Iain Stirling and Jason Manford - The Main Thing Is Ricky Gervais Didn't Win. Rich is mortified about having accidentally crashed someone else's show and is thinking of becoming someone who pays to sit in a hairdressers. But the good news is that Colin is back to remind his guests of times that things have gone wrong for them. Rich's first guest personally knows many of the people that Rich not-so-secretly lusts over at CBeebies - it's Iain Stirling. They chat about working alongside puppets (in their own different ways), how Love Island has turned Iain into a huge Edinburgh smash, the tragedy behind the Amazing Bubble Man and whether somehow Richard might be Iain's dad. Then Richard is joined by the Radio Times Comedy champion and also champion poor time keeper, Jason Manford to chat about the old bamboo, setting up comedy clubs, bizarre coincidences and I think a misunderstanding about what a human centipede involves.
Come and see one of Richard's last few Fringe shows by booking here:
Or be in the audience for a bonus Edinburgh Fringe podcast (guests TBA) by booking here:
2017 #2: James Acaster
RHEFP 2017 #2: James Acaster - Three Nights in Peterborough. Richard is so close to becoming the Radio Times Comedy Champion that he can almost taste it, which will just make his ultimate failure all the more painful and thus amusing, but luckily he almost shat his pants on a children's roundabout. HIs guest went one step further than that, it's the wonderful comedy genius James Acaster. They discuss how hot chocolate is not a flavour, sky diving in slip-ons, the dangers of eating chicken nuggets for a bet, the behind-the-scenes disaster that happened on the Conan show, how a rubbish ghost train was made more scary, shooting Private Pike in the face, crashing cars and the ace sitcom We The Jury.
You really must buy James' book for more of these painfully funny stories - https://www.amazon.co.uk/James-Acasters-Classic-Scrapes-Acaster/dp/1472247183
And also you must buy the Emergency Questions book http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq
Also come and see show 3 of this year's RHEFP if you can (with Iain Stirling) https://www.outstandingtickets.com/show/262/richard_herrings_edinburgh_fringe_podcast (and we're looking into the possibility of doing another show in the last week too).
2017 #1: Doug Anthony All Stars
RHEFP 2017 #1: The Doug Anthony All Stars - The Boy Who Cried Batman. The King has returned and he's at the spooky New Theatre Grand Hall where the Masons get up to all sorts of mysterious time-travelling. And Richard is very excited to be welcoming comedy legends the Doug Anthony All Stars, Paul, Tim and Paul. There's lots of chat about the Edinburgh Fringe of the eighties, the point where comedy and tragedy meet, what happens when you become the carer for your comedy partner, what happens if you never wash your clothes, the Doug who became a diplomat, how Jerry Sadowitz terrorised the public, and curing rectal cancer. Sorry the first minute or so got lost, but I have attempted to recreate it (and it was nothing of any worth). Plus there's a beautiful song at the end which is going to leave you wondering why the audience is laughing, but suffice to say what was happening was very funny indeed.
Come and see the next two podcasts recorded. Buy tickets here: https://www.outstandingtickets.com/show/262/richard_herrings_edinburgh_fringe_podcast
See Richard's stand up show Oh Frig I'm 50 at the Pleasance at 7.30pm:
See The DAAS at the Pleasance at 10pm:
2013 #25: Jason Manford and Wayne Mazadza
RHEFP 2013 #25: Jason Manford and Wayne Mazadza - The Final Curtain? After 75 mostly audible hours of entertainment Richard is hanging up his badger sporran and relinquishing his monarchy of Edinburgh for the last time. And he's going out in style with a man who has had lunch with Gino and Mel, Jason Manford. They chat about gate-crashing Ramadan, how to crash a car, having sex with a Dalek (for old time's sake) and how the Stig saved Manford's life. Plus growing up in the Triangle of Death, what happens when a logger meets a logger and mentoring Jack Carroll from Britain's Got Talent. Is it easier to entertain the troops or the Taliban. Find out in this last ever RHEFP! With groceries, champagne and Scotch money on offer as prizes for the winner of the competition. With stand up from the Stand barman and future star Wayne Madadza. Thanks to everyone at the Stand for all the help and a wonderful month. Shall we do it again next year? Buy something from www.gofasterstripe.com or sponsor Rich at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RichardHerring if you've enjoyed the last 3 years and over 3 solid days of entertainment. Goodbye Edinburgh 2013. It's been a blast.
2013 #24: Baconface, Simon Donald and Jarlath Regan
RHEFP 2013 #24: Baconface, Simon Donald and Jarlath Regan - It's All Bacon. Richard reveals that tomorrow's podcast will almost certainly be the last RHEFP (rhefp) ever, so if you have enjoyed these 75 hours of free goodness and resent giving him any money, then why not sponsor Rich on a potentially fatal attempt to run a half-marathon in 5 weeks time via http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RichardHerring. Simon Donald is the first guest and the discussion turns to what constitutes heterosexuality in Newcastle, rivalry with Gateshead, Big Feasts and Biggins and whether F*ckwits is a gameshow or a panel show. Stand-up comes from the fabulous Jarlath Regan. Then mysterious cult Canadian comedian Baconface is on hand to discuss bacon, the best way to adhere it to your face, what to do when it falls off and whether there are any practical post-face applications. Also his view on Bigfoot, the Foster's Comedy Awards and Stewart Lee who appears to have stolen a lot of his act. There is a surprising chemistry between the pair, given they have just met.
A remarkably consistent show given the format with some brilliant guests and stand up. Barry Crier and the character Barry Twigh are real stand outs and Richard Herring's interview style
is charming and enthusiastic.
Title says it all
Quite enjoyable off the cuff podcast from Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Enjoy these broadcasts while they are still fresh. Always great to hear Mr. Herring and friends.