Men can't handle Richard Herring's balls | Audience members pass out as comic talks bollocks

Men can't handle Richard Herring's balls

Audience members pass out as comic talks bollocks

comedyRichard Herring says he may have to add a trigger warning to his show about losing a testicle to cancer, because it's causing so many men to pass out.

The comic says at least five men have fainted during work-in-progress gigs for his upcoming Can I Have My Ball Back? tour – including two on Monday at the Bill Murray club in London.

‘This is a very weird phenomenon with this show,’ he wrote on his Warming Up blog. 

‘There is some light discussion of how the operation went and the after effects and four times now at the Bill Murray (and once at the Ealing gig I did) a member of the audience (always male, always testicled) has had this weirdly similar reaction.

‘It's like they have been hypnotised and passed out, whilst still somehow almost awake. With eyes open they start lolling and go limp and it looks like something pretty serious is happening. 

‘I don't know if it's because the Bill Murray is a little claustrophobic so it might not happen elsewhere, but I suspect it's more to do with a sympathetic reaction to the loss of a friend. The fact it happened twice tonight was a little freaky.’

‘I might have to put a trigger warning on this. Both gentlemen were fine (as everyone has been so far), but it's a great responsibility for me to have this power.’

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Published: 18 Apr 2024

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