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As It Occurs To Me

As It Occurs To Me

As It Occurs To Me (AIOTM) was a revolutionary stand-up and sketch show podcast written and performed by Richard Herring at the Leicester Square Theatre and Bloomsbury Theatre between 2009 and 2011. All the material for each show was brand new and written on the week of broadcast, based on things that occurred to Richard, either events from his life or things he'd been thinking about. Richard was joined on stage by Dan Tetsell, Emma Kennedy and Christian Reilly; and the show was produced by Ben Walker. AIOTM may be back in 2016 if you contribute to the Kickstarter campaign!

Series 1, Episode 1

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Published: 12th October 2009.   Length: 46 mins.   Size: 84.3mb

In the first episode of As It Occurs To Me, Richard discusses his week which includes a visit to Berlin to find out about David Hasselhoff's potential to solve all the world's problems, Snow White's 8th and 9th dwarves, Emma Kennedy's audition for Mamma Mia, Dan Tetsell nearly being sick on his baby, Channel 5 turning into an exploitative casino and how the ghost of Stewart Lee haunts him in his dreamscape. It's a solid start, but things can only get better. Surely.

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Series 1, Episode 2

19th October 2009.   46 minutes.

In the second episode of As It Occurs To Me, the audience is in danger of being swept away in a gigantic balloon, we get celebrity endorsements from Jan Moir,...

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Series 1, Episode 3

26th October 2009.   50 minutes.

In the 3rd episode of As It Occurs To Me, Richard is fighting illness and fascism, Dan makes astonishing revelations about his Nazi heritage, Emma's filthy mouth continues to spout...

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Series 1, Episode 4

2nd November 2009.   52 minutes.

Episode 4 of AIOTM is a Halloween special. Rich speculates that his comedy might be written by aliens, whilst Emma talks about the rats in her tree. Dan admits that...

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Series 1, Episode 5

9th November 2009.   52 minutes.

Show 5 of AIOTM is an offensiveness special. Rich gives his definitive thoughts on where the boundaries of comedy lie and decides the only way forward is to become more...

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Series 1, Episode 6

16th November 2009.   50 minutes.

In Show 6 of AIOTM, proceedings have been hijacked by the man from behind Rich in the queue in Waitrose (aiottmbritqiw!) but for how long? Rich reminisces about his childhood,...

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Series 1, Episode 7

23rd November 2009.   55 minutes.

Show 7 of AIOTM and Richard seems a bit stressed and overworked. Is he OK or is he on a spiralling descent to madness and death? Emma reveals more secrets...

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Series 1, Episode 8

30th November 2009.   55 minutes.

AIOTM 8 and Richard's mental balance is about as good as Spike Milligan's after ten times as many Goon Shows, Emma has more tales of actresses shitting, Dan has had...

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Series 1, Episode 9

7th December 2009.   56 minutes.

Podcast #9 and Richard is conflicted about whether he should be happy or sad that AIOTM has been nominated for a Loaded Lafta and what this means about his relationship...

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Series 1, Episode 10

14th December 2009.   70 minutes.

The final episode of AIOTM, but will it be the last ever? Rich is being haunted by ghosts of podcasts past and future and wondering if he has had a...

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AIOTM. Image shows from L to R: Dan Tetsell, Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy, Christian Reilly. Copyright: Mat Ricardo.

Series 2, Episode 1

17th May 2010.   59 minutes.

Sony nominated AIOTM (AIOTM) returns for its second series. In show one, 'Richard Merring' forms an uneasy coalition and progressive alliance with Dan Tetsell and Emma Kennedy in the hope...

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AIOTM. Richard Herring. Copyright: Mat Ricardo.

Series 2 Stand-Up Extra

21st May 2010.   36 minutes.

Each week at the live show of AIOTM, Richard 'Merring' Herring performed an exclusive (usually) unbroadcast set of stand-up material, with as much brand new (or obscure stuff) as it's...

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AIOTM. Image shows from L to R: Dan Tetsell, Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy, Christian Reilly. Copyright: Mat Ricardo.

Series 2, Episode 2

24th May 2010.   59 minutes.

Richard Herring audaciously attempts to rename five of the seven days of the week, in a way that will make for an easy rhyme to remember them by, but which...

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AIOTM. Image shows from L to R: Dan Tetsell, Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy, Christian Reilly. Copyright: Mat Ricardo.

Series 2, Episode 3

31st May 2010.   56 minutes.

It's the 13th instalment of AIOTM, but that doesn't stop Tiny Andrew Collings appearing on the show, even if his mum would think that was a bad omen. Rich is...

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AIOTM. Image shows from L to R: Dan Tetsell, Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy, Christian Reilly. Copyright: Mat Ricardo.

Series 2, Episode 4

7th June 2010.   55 minutes.

It's As It Occurs to Tiny Andrew Collings Show 1 and the start of a new world order. But will Rich escape from Northampton and his responsibilities with his new...

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AIOTM. Image shows from L to R: Dan Tetsell, Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy, Christian Reilly. Copyright: Mat Ricardo.

Series 2, Episode 5

14th June 2010.   60 minutes.

Real Andrew Collings has banned any of the Tiny Andrew Collings family from appearing on the show. Will there be anything funny in it? And will they pay any attention...

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AIOTM. Image shows from L to R: Dan Tetsell, Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy, Christian Reilly. Copyright: Mat Ricardo.

Series 2, Episode 6

21st June 2010.   53 minutes.

It's the 16th episode of AIOTM (AIOTM), 16 lost weekends of trying to satirise all comedy by producing a comedy show with no comedy in it. According to AM1975. As...

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AIOTM. Image shows from L to R: Dan Tetsell, Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy, Christian Reilly. Copyright: Mat Ricardo.

Series 2, Episode 7

28th June 2010.   64 minutes.

It's the penultimate episode of Season 2 and the whole country is reeling from the worst spectacle they have witnessed in years, the motorcycle clothing shop sketch. Is there any...

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AIOTM. Image shows from L to R: Dan Tetsell, Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy, Christian Reilly. Copyright: Mat Ricardo.

Series 2, Episode 8

5th July 2010.   64 minutes.

The final show of the second series and all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. But 6Music is saved and the Bloomsbury is packed to the gills...

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2010 Specials - Edinburgh

17th August 2010.   58 minutes.

What a ludicrous idea. In a Fringe where Herring is already performing 36 shows in 26 days, what would possess him to write an hour of stand-up and sketches about...

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AIOTM. Image shows from L to R: Dan Tetsell, Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy. Copyright: Mat Ricardo.

2010 Specials - Episode 1

12th October 2010.   62 minutes.

It's episode 20 and As It Occurs To Me is back for a short autumn run. Richard fears the consequences of being the 21st Century Dustin Gee, but not as...

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Web Links

Richard's website

Dan's website

Emma's website

Christian's website

Credits

Written By: Richard Herring
Performed By: Richard Herring, Dan Tetsell, Emma Kennedy
Music: Christian Reilly
Producer: Ben Walker
Production: Avalon, Sky Potato and Fuzz Productions
Live Photography: Mat Ricardo

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