In this BBC Radio 4 series, Richard Herring attempts to reclaim objects that we've grown to fear and hate because of what they symbolise. Via stand-up comedy, vox pops and interviews, he tackles a selection of things that have been given a bad name - including the toothbrush moustache, the hoodie, Dolly the sheep and the St. George's Flag - and debates whether we should celebrate them, or consign them to the dustbin of history. Written and presented by Richard Herring. Produced by Tilusha Ghelani.
The second series of Richard Herring's Objective pokes and prods a variety of controversial objects and see if the controversy falls out. Through vox pops, interviews, and stand-up comedy, Richard examines the objects' history, meaning, and significance and challenges our assumed logic and stereotypes. Can we reclaim these objects away from their unfortunate associations? In these four episodes, he trains his beady eye on "The Golliwog", 'The Wheelchair", "Page 3", and 'The Old School Tie".
Charlie Chaplin had it first but can we take back that moustache from Hitler? Richard Herring tries to find out people's reaction to his face furniture. Will people think he's a fascist or just laugh in his face? In this critically acclaimed show he examines iconography, the way we judge, and are judged. And can he use the moustache as Chaplin did before him, to satirise fascism and expose the culpability of apathetic liberals in the success of the BNP?
Richard Herring always writes and performs interesting and sometimes controversial sets. This title is about followers of religion rather than the religion itself. Stimulating and food for thought!
Richard ponders his diet of fried chicken, sweets, and beer, and comes across a kindred spirit in a takeaway one night. This is an hilarious episode from Richard's new book, How Not to Grow Up.
Richard needs to protect the honour of a young lady - well, someone he hopes to sleep with - and gets tossed about the streets of Liverpool by a softly spoken university lecturer. An hilarious episode from Richard's new book, How Not to Grow Up.
Richard hits the big 4-0 and spends his birthday in the British Musuem, harassing waiters and lamenting his demise into old age. An hilarous episode from Richard's new book How Not to Grow Up.
Richard has a meeting with his bank manager, and considers the merits of a career that allows you to wear scruffy trousers and make jokes about bottoms. An hilarious episode from Richard's new book, How Not to Grow Up.
Richard heads off to Thailand on holiday - alone - and reflects on getting older over a bottle of beer and a plate of chicken satay. An hilarious episode from Richard's new book, How Not to Grow Up.
Comedian Richard Herring, who had a childhood obsession with the prophet Nostradamus, decided to go to Fiji in order to write a play for the 1999 Edinburgh Festival about four people who go to the ends of the earth to escape the end of the earth.
"A drab video diary without the video"