Comedian Richard Herring has been described as “one of the leading hidden masters of modern British comedy”. Famously one half of “Lee and Herring” with Stewart Lee, Herring was a regular feature on TV, radio and stage during the 90s.

Since ending his partnership with Lee, Herring has written a number of books, writes a popular daily blog which is now 7 years old, has a popular podcast with 6 Music presenter (and other twitterview interviewee) Andrew Collins, and is currently enjoying success with his “Hitler’s Moustache” Edinburgh comedy show.

logoiconWhat came first the ‘tache or the idea for the ‘tache show? And why?

Richard HerringThe idea was 1st. I am not sure quite how it came about, but started wondering why tache had taken rap for Hitler and if that could change.

logoiconYour Headmaster’s Son show got great reviews last year – what do you think in it worked so well in connecting with people?

Richard HerringIt was about looking back at embarrassments of adolescence from the safe distance of middle age. And was honest. People identified with it.

logoiconYou’ve blogged for ages, are a committed twitter-er, and let Andrew Collins into yr house – isn’t that a definition of a geek?

Richard HerringDon’t think all geeks let Collings into their house, but I’m a friend of geeks & geeky things and they in turn (mainly) are friends with me.

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