RHLSTP with Richard Herring

RHLSTP with Richard Herring

RHLSTP with Richard Herring - which launched under the title Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast - is an award-winning series in which Richard Herring chats with some of the biggest names in comedy. Stephen Fry, Steve Coogan, Russell Brand, Sarah Millican, David Mitchell are amongst the many comedy stars to have been interviewed across the 200+ episodes.

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RHLSTP 322 - John Oliver

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Published: 7th April 2021.   Length: 73 mins.

#322 Goblin Sweets - Richard is either banging on about his ball(s) or a missed joke in a film from over half a century ago. Bet you wish he was still doing the Aphantasia stuff right? His guest might have been Harry Potter, but he's done OK anyway, it's John Oliver. They discuss whether The Love Guru is worth the £3.49 rental fee, facing off to the SAS in a terrible gig in Aldershot, graffiting fruit on a terrible topical news show on More4, the research required to play a Smurf, working with Dan Harmon, getting emails about medieval poetry from Terry Jones and whether the UK will ever manage to do a great topical comedy show and the one necessity that is required for that to work. Has success changed Oliver? How did he end up with a sewage plant named after him? And is a bad stand-up gig equivalent to being in a war zone? Plus experiencing a 100% walk out, what it meant to be able to carry on doing Last Week Tonight (and RHLSTP) during lockdown and the return of an old favourite emergency question. It's a really good one. Get it down your lugholes.

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24th February 2021.   58 minutes.

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13th January 2021.   72 minutes.

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16th December 2020.   74 minutes.

#306 Pooland (not Poland) - Rich is stinging from the snub from Sports Personality of the Year, but at least his acting career is going from weakness to slightly less...

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9th December 2020.   78 minutes.

#305 Walt Disney Head - Richard has seen a ghost (but it's of someone who isn't dead) and is worried about one of the victims of the Pompeii earthquake. His...

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2nd December 2020.   69 minutes.

#304 Annoying the Cosmos - Richard is recording on International Men's Day Eve and he's excited about what the next day will bring. But don't worry he's got lots of...

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25th November 2020.   77 minutes.

#303 Rod Stewart's Fridge. Richard is on TV so much now that it's actually not funny any more, but his son has come up with an improvement to Star Wars,...

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