Richard Herring at the 100 Club

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Richard Herring hits the crowd with his robust, and well-practiced, club set, with a couple of stupidly ironic lines from his latest Hilter Moustache show. His cheeky material about the schoolyard gestures for gay and straight sex plays nicely to his juvenile, arrested-development persona, as well as being joyfully ridiculous.

He, too, likes to push the tolerance of his audience, and as he wonders, at length whether there really is such a thing as a Mars Bar, he’s greeted with a mixture of amusement and irritation. ‘Move on,’ one heckler suggests – but that only encourages him. In fact, the interruption reinvigorates the segment, allowing Herring to deconstruct the deconstruction. ‘Of course I know what a Mars bar is,’ Herring says – explaining the joke in depth before plunging back into it. Yes, its indulgent, but the fact he’s having such fun with it is what makes it such a tease.

Review date: 13 Sep 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Reviewed at: 100 Club

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