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 297 - Michael Ian Black

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Published: 14th October 2020.   Length: 93 mins.

#297: Polystyrene Vs Worms. Richard has found himself disappointed by the action of Han Solo, but never mind, he's back on telly (Taskmaster starts on October 15th, 9pm on Channel 4) and so he won't have to do stupid podcasts where he talks to dead wasps anymore. But for now, here he is talking to the charming and patient and wise Michael Ian Black. They discuss why you'd give up being a Mutant Ninja Turtle; the battle to create the most boring podcast; who has the best Irish accent; Rich's problem with Michael's film Run Fatboy Run; whether the Universe will be destroyed if they ever meet; the problems with masculinity that has prompted them both to write a book about it; and Rich's plans to write a film with the greatest cast list ever.

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