The first show for me at this year’s festival was Richard Herring’s ‘Happy Now?’. I’m a keen follower of his RHLSTP podcast and enjoy his Metro column every week and so I get to see the beginnings of some of the routines that make up his tour shows. In this new show he deals with becoming a dad for the first time which might signal the end of the credibility and edginess of a lesser comedian, but Richard Herring deals with it in his own unique and brilliant way. He also looks at some of the things that are supposed to bring happiness, like being hugely successful, but things like that often bring their own pitfalls.
This is just the beginning of Richard Herring’s Happy Now? tour and I found it a really funny show containing contemplative and conversational moments as well as hilarious fast-talking rants. I highly recommend checking his website www.richardherring.com to see if his tour is coming near you as it’s a really great show.
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