Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
Richard Herring chats with some of the biggest names in comedy. It's ad-libbed and unedited and largely unplanned - the conversations can go off on all kinds of comedic tangents, or be serious. Recorded in front of a paying audience. You can listen to the audio for free here, or download a video of the evening from gofasterstripe.com for a small fee.
RHLSTP #47: Mark Gatiss - T R Assmagik. Richard is still reeling from the lurgy he had in last week's show and his guest is also not very well, it's Mark Gatiss from off of The League of Gentlemen and Fear of Fanny. Inevitably there is a lot of discussion about obscure 1970s TV and Tim from The Office being in Sherlock and you'll find out which Doctor Who monster Mark would most like to have sex with. But other questions include: How did Mark prepare for the role that made him famous, the voice of Greg Evigan on TMWRNJ? What characters DIDN'T make it into The League of Gentlemen? What is the biggest fossil that he has ever discovered? Should Rich buy a metal detector? And there's a terrifying real-life ghost story, and more on conspiracy theories. It's gentle and largely dignified, as one would expect from two middle-aged men with colds and bad backs.
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Date: 15th October Length: 82 mins Size: 114.2mb
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Date: 9th October Length: 67 mins Size: 92.8mb
RHLSTP #46: Katherine Ryan - Pissing in a Money Tin. A new series of RHLSTP and Richard has a whole raft of new emergency questions, to the consternation of his audience who jus......
Date: 27th May Length: 63 mins Size: 72.5mb
RHLSTP (EATMCF) Year 2: Mike Wozniak - Hitler meets Stalin. After a six hour drive in a car full of his own gas Richard is more or less ready for a bonus RHLSTP from the Machynl......
Date: 16th May Length: 87 mins Size: 119.3mb
RHLSTP #45: Nick Helm - Przepraszam. Richard harangues the willing fools on the first row as usual, though it's a man on the second row who will inadvertently make the most impa......
Date: 9th May Length: 73 mins Size: 100.2mb
RHLSTP #44: Jon Ronson - Gaybomb. An almost imperceptibly slimmer than the beginning of the series Richard Herring takes the stage to find a slightly sinister pair of men......
Date: 2nd May Length: 101 mins Size: 138.20mb
RHLSTP #43: Susan Calman - Helen Mirren Mask. Richard is still a bit giddy and over-excited from meeting Harry Shearer and, after being on his best behaviour for 7......
Date: 25th April Length: 68 mins Size: 94.1mb
RHLSTP #42: Harry Shearer - Creative Differences. Richard has some news of an amazing time travelling finger and is clearly super excited to be meeting one of his all-time comed......
Date: 18th April Length: 87 mins Size: 119.28mb
RHLSTP #41: Josie Long - Fruit Pastille Lolly. After being unnecessarily rude to his audience again, Richard introduces this week's guest, comedian, cartoonist and film maker, [......
Date: 12th April Length: 75 mins Size: 102.75mb
RHLSTP #40: Danny Baker - I Don't Need A Receipt, Chaz. Richard is still recovering from his important educational work on International Women's Day, but luckily he isn't going ......
Date: 4th April Length: 76 mins Size: 103.73mb
RHLSTP #39: Greg Davies - Ian Gunpowder. Richard chats with his audience and manages to secure himself a TV writing job, as well as marvel at his once IT heavy, bearded male aud......
Date: 28th March Length: 67 mins Size: 91.74mb
RHLSTP #38: Alexei Sayle - Mouse Killing Alarm Clock. Richard has a pus-filled finger, which is disgusting even in audio, but that doesn't stop the people at Dirtybritcom Confessions p......
Date: 21st March Length: 77 mins Size: 105.88mb
RHLSTP #37: Robert Llewellyn - Charlie Chaplin's Lasts. Richard meets his audience, who are predictably much better than last week's to discover a disconcerting leap in the attr......
Date: 14th March Length: 78 mins Size: 107.59mb
RHLSTP #36: Helen and Olly from Answer Me This! - Okapi Sandwich. Richard is bristling from more anarchic behaviour in the swimming pool and pitching ideas for
Dragon's Den. His...... Listen
Date: 7th March Length: 58 mins Size: 79.34mb
RHLSTP #35: Jenny Eclair - You Go! Rich meets his audience, some familiar, some new. His guest has had an interesting afternoon at the gynaecologists and the cinema, but which was more......
Date: 27th February Length: 74 mins Size: 100.85mb
RHLSTP #34: Adam Buxton - You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore. Rich is back for an unprecedented 5th series of this stupid podcast, worried that he might have the same effect on this we......
Date: 26th November 2013 Length: 70 mins Size: 97.70mb
RHLSTP #33: Stephen Merchant - Suckling Milk From A Cow's Udder. Richard gives his surprise mystery (to the audience at least) guest possibly the worst introduction known to man......
Date: 20th November 2013 Length: 65 mins Size: 89.97mb
RHLSTP #32: Simon Pegg - In A Round Hole. Richard has just returned from Vienna, burdened with ice-cream disappointments and further worries about his wife's insensitive choice ......
Date: 13th November 2013 Length: 93 mins Size: 128.31mb
RHLSTP #31: Ross Noble - Trojan Badger. The company director with the sexiest voice in the world is in the front row and Richard is needlessly rude to his less sexy fans. His gu......
Date: 6th November 2013 Length: 72 mins Size: 98.56mb
RHLSTP #30: Dara O Briain - Penis Sausage. Richard is stuffed to the gills with giant chocolate buttons and recounts the time he got lost in Buckingham Palace, and still is on t......
Date: 30th October 2013 Length: 96 mins Size: 132mb
RHLSTP #29: Miles Jupp - What IS the Story in Balamory? Richard tells a story of a terrifying prediction made by an Armenian fortune teller and is needlessly insulting to a dead......
Date: 23rd October 2013 Length: 71 mins Size: 97.65mb
RHLSTP #28: Miranda Hart - Randy Dyke. After the infestation of flies that plagued the first two podcasts of the series, Richard has been gifted a tennis racquet shaped fly exte......
Date: 16th October 2013 Length: 90 mins Size: 125.57mb
RHLSTP #27: Rufus Hound - Aggy! Aggy! Aggy! - Richard is once again plagued by a swarm of flies that he fears only he can see. His guest is ex-moustachioed comedian and actor, [......
Date: 8th October 2013 Length: 61 mins Size: 84.33mb
RHLSTP #26: Shappi Khorsandi - Talcum Powder Tit. RHLSTP (rhlstp) is back and Richard has stories from Armenia and the Amalfi Coast and is threatening to reveal the plot to the ......
Date: 8th July 2013 Length: 84 mins Size: 116.70mb
RHLSTP #25: Sean Hughes - Mango Mist. The guest for the final RHLSTP of the series has had a drink with Morrissey, seen a member of Madness drying his bum hair and has failed to discus......
Date: 4th July 2013 Length: 62 mins Size: 85.59mb
RHLSTP #24 - Isy Suttie - The Moon Told Me To Kill. It's the clash of the vaguely gold coloured Sony Award winners, but who will come off as comedy king (or queen). The shamefully unco......
Date: 29th June 2013 Length: 78 mins Size: 121.45mb
RHLSTP 23: Mark Thomas - The Disillusioning Illusionist - It's time for a bit of politics, but that's no reason not to discuss huge, ageing wrinkly ballbags, because tonight's guest is......
Date: 26th June 2013 Length: 77 mins Size: 106.06mb
RHLSTP #22: Edgar Wright - Spaced By The Bell. At last it's the podcast that addresses the burning issue of modern Britain - which is the best Somerset based show cave complex? ......
Date: 23rd June 2013 Length: 102 mins Size: 140.33mb
RHLSTP #21 - Russell Brand - Richard Carpenter Punishment. In a theatre that one suspects is stuffed to the rafters with journalists hoping to steal a scoop, Rich is left wonder......
Date: 14th June 2013 Length: 72 mins Size: 99.11mb
RHLSTP #20 - John Lloyd - It's Not Personal. Richard continues with his mission to get to be a guest on
QI with top TV producer John Lloyd, though Lloyd seems inte...... Listen
Date: 13th June 2013 Length: 60 mins Size: 82.17mb
RHLSTP #19 - Mary Beard - Fattening Dormice. After last week's headline-grabbing show, Richard feels under pressure to coax revelations from his guest, classicist Mary Beard, bu......
Date: 6th June 2013 Length: 93 mins Size: 129mb
RHLSTP #18 - Stephen Fry. Hit It Bitch! - In a frankly extraordinary, must-listen, funny, poetic and heart-breaking podcast Richard interviews quintessential Englishman (take th......
Date: 4th June 2013 Length: 29 mins Size: 40.20mb
RHLSTP Extra - Waiting for Stephen! The full Stephen Fry podcast will be up as soon as possible, both as free audio or paid video ([linksubtle=http://www.gofasterstripe.com/podc......
Date: 29th May 2013 Length: 100 mins Size: 69.49mb
RHLSTP# 17: Chris Addison. He's snogged someone who used to be a dead child and worked with Gail Porter, but did he punch a cupboard? Richard, fresh from his triumphant t......
Date: 24th May 2013 Length: 29 mins Size: 26.73mb
RHLSTP Extra - the Sony Awards. Unbelievably this stupid cock / hamhand / bigfoot-obsessed podcast got nominated for a Sony Comedy Award up against proper BBC comedy shows. But would i......
Date: 7th May 2013 Length: 58 mins Size: 53.53mb
RHLSTP (BATMCF) Special! - it's like the
Leicester Square Theatre Podcast but it's at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival in Wales and is at the packed Y Tabernacle. It's the first ...... Listen
Date: 30th April 2013 Length: 33 mins Size: 30.13mb
The podcast has been nominated for a prestigious Sony Award for Comedy which is totally amazing. As a little extra to whet your appetite for the upcoming new series here is the clips w......
Date: 4th December 2012 Length: 108 mins Size: 74.81mb
RHLSTP #16: Russell Howard - A Foreskin full of Haribo. It's the podcast so funny that it can make you go into labour. Even if you're not pregnant. Maybe one day it will eject a......
Date: 27th November 2012 Length: 25 mins Size: 17.42mb
RHLSTP Extra: Secret stand-up from the Adam Buxton podcast. Each week at the Leicester Square Podcasts, Richard performs an exclusive stand-up set that is not (usually) uploaded to the......
Date: 20th November 2012 Length: 113 mins Size: 78.18mb
RHLSTP #15: Adam and Eve - Adam Buxton. It's the longest
RHLSTP yet with Rich upstaged by his new butler, Siri and worrying about all the libel he has committed to the In...... Listen
Date: 6th November 2012 Length: 93 mins Size: 64.53mb
RHLSTP #14: Dave Gorman - Gagglewhack. The a Shrek joke may have run its course but that won't stop Richard running it into the ground. After all he is in Slytherin even if his hands w......
Date: 23rd October 2012 Length: 105 mins Size: 71.91mb
RHLSTP #13: David Mitchell - The Shreks of Westminster Bridge. Slightly worse for wear after having lunch with Alice Cooper at the Q Awards, Richard is delighted to welco......
Date: 16th October 2012 Length: 80 mins Size: 56.66mb
RHLSTP #12: Peter Serafinowic(h)z - Jeddy. Rich and his wife have made the ultimate commitment: they've been through their DVD collections and are getting rid of any duplicates. Some l......
Date: 9th October 2012 Length: 90 mins Size: 62.85mb
RHLSTP #11: Death is Nice - Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. With the world in shock about the accusations about an ex-BBC employee with long hair and an odd home li......
Date: 2nd October 2012 Length: 58 mins Size: 40.32mb
RHLSTP #10: Rob Delaney - Do you remember things? RHLSTP is back with a man so well-balanced and pleasant that it's hard to believe that he's a comedian. Twitter sensation and t......
Date: 23rd September 2012 Length: 4 mins Size: 4.43mb
Series 2 Promo: Richard takes a break from playing snooker to tell you about the guests already confirmed for the second season of his Leicester Square Theatre Podcasts. If you want to......
Date: 26th June 2012 Length: 99 mins Size: 45.46mb
It's the last in the series, but what a way to end with the creators of Ted & Ralph,
Father Ted, Malcolm Tucker and Alan Partridge on stage together (but who created which?). Th...... Listen
Date: 20th June 2012 Length: 85 mins Size: 39.60mb
Lee and Herring are back together, but they're old and chilled and less likely to talk about moons and sticks and all the other catchphrases that they used to do that they are now too ......
Date: 15th June 2012 Length: 67 mins Size: 31.40mb
Two tired men from the 1990s talking about sexy Jews, travelling with your cleaner, how David pronounces his own name wrong and the consequences of using people's real names in comedy ......
Date: 12th June 2012 Length: 69 mins Size: 31.77mb
The sexual morals of Edwardian penguins are at the fore this week, as Richard interviews the star of
Man Stroke Woman, but not Fatso in Casualty. We will hear the Star...... Listen
Date: 29th May 2012 Length: 100 mins Size: 45.64mb
This weekend Rich has been working with 88 year-old Nicholas Parsons and Charlie has been working with 81 year old William Shatner, but now they've ditched the octogenari......
Date: 22nd May 2012 Length: 90 mins Size: 41.95mb
It's podcast number 4 and Rich still can't pronounce his own acronym, but he's got his old 90s rival, Charlie Higson from
The Fast Show, which some people might argue was...... Listen
Date: 17th May 2012 Length: 58 mins Size: 26.82mb
RHLSTP #3 Francesca Martinez. Rich is angry about the Fringe programme censoring the entry for Talking C*ck (what can that word be?), but luckily Francesca Martinez is on hand t......
Date: 15th May 2012 Length: 53 mins Size: 24.72mb
RHLSTP #2 Jonathan Ross (with guest appearance by Francesca Martinez). How did Rich manage this? He's got a proper TV star and interviewer on his show and the pressure is......
Date: 8th May 2012 Length: 82 mins Size: 37.71mb
The podcast with the most unwieldy acronym yet RHLSTP (rhlstp) starts with a bang with flame-haired multi-talented genius
Tim Minchin chatting about self-penetration, bad revi...... Listen
Date: 19th April 2012 Length: 4 mins Size: 4.37mb
Richard Herring - The Podfather (The Guardian), reluctant 'King of Edinburgh' and two time and only Chortle Internet Award winner - brings his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast south for a more......