Richard Herring – Original Review | Review by Steve Bennett

Richard Herring – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2008

Review by Steve Bennett

Richard Herring’s a brilliant one-hour act, but sometimes struggles when he has to abandon the narrative arc for a 20-minute set to an audience that isn’t his alone.

He has one truly superb routine, about the childish mime for homosexuality, which cleverly wrings every last drop of humour from its basic inaccuracy; and a couple of decent ones, which very literally overanalyse maxims to live your life by, and a salacious T-shirt slogan.

Routines wrenched from his solo shows and into his set can fall on stonier ground, however. The material is almost certainly better than the audience give him credit for, but it certainly lost impact being out of context.

Review date: 28 Aug 2008
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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