Author Topic: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition  (Read 181283 times)

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1530 on: April 03, 2019, 04:21:16 PM »
My problem with Richard over the last 5+ years is that he puts out an awful lot of content in an increasingly slapdash fashion. And I get that there's other pressures on his time now that he has a family etc, but things like RHMOL and the AIOTM 'TV' show achingly suffered because they weren't given the time or energy they deserved. Re-using material, writing scripts at the last minute... these are things that are fine, even charming, when you're putting out a podcast or somesuch, but when you're crowdfunding/charging for a series, making it out to be a big special thing, you really shouldn't take the piss like that.

I really enjoyed his TWTTIN (That Was Then, This Is Now) radio shows; which effectively fed into AIOTM. As you say about the slapdash fashion, this had a very basic structure with which he was able to build up jokes. AIOTM also worked best for me with the ongoing motifs throughout a series.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1531 on: April 03, 2019, 09:08:34 PM »
My problem with Richard over the last 5+ years is....

get a fucking hair-cut, sit up straight, look at the guests when they're talking & put that stupid notebook down. also, for the love of christ, get some fucking proper mics.

that tv gig is a dream, until/unless these things are boxed off.

just out of interest, do folks here 'consume' these efforts as audio only or do you watch them on YT like I do?

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1532 on: April 03, 2019, 10:04:10 PM »
Have watched about 10 minutes on YouTube.
Mainly listen in bed/work.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1533 on: April 03, 2019, 10:08:40 PM »

just out of interest, do folks here 'consume' these efforts as audio only or do you watch them on YT like I do?

Audio only when I'm trying to sleep.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1534 on: April 03, 2019, 11:14:14 PM »
Audio only when I'm trying to sleep.

yeah, the awful sound & the handling noises would keep me awake.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1535 on: April 03, 2019, 11:39:24 PM »
Last time we did this chat about the mics my theory was it's all just so he can do the bit at the beginning where he pretends to be a proper stand up.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1536 on: April 04, 2019, 06:57:03 AM »
And because holding a mic in your hand is how you role play doing an interview when you’re a kid.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1537 on: April 04, 2019, 12:28:19 PM »
And because holding a mic in your hand is how you role play doing an interview when you’re a kid.

Those are usually hairbrushes if I recall correctly.  Most ten year olds aren’t buying microphones unless they are those weird reverberating toy things.

I reckon Richard Herring would have been practicing pop hits into a hairbrush whilst jumping up and down on his bed.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1538 on: April 04, 2019, 01:33:11 PM »
Brydon is indeed a lovely guy but I think he would be funnier if he were less nice. He could have taken Herring's schtick apart if he'd wanted to.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1539 on: April 04, 2019, 03:03:53 PM »
I know the doubt is a benefit not easily afforded to Herring, but could it not be the case that he opts for those kind of mics because his guests are largely comedians who would probably feel most comfortable with one on stage?

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1540 on: April 04, 2019, 04:23:17 PM »
I know the doubt is a benefit not easily afforded to Herring, but could it not be the case that he opts for those kind of mics because his guests are largely comedians who would probably feel most comfortable with one on stage?

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« Reply #1541 on: April 04, 2019, 05:36:59 PM »
I know the doubt is a benefit not easily afforded to Herring, but could it not be the case that he opts for those kind of mics because his guests are largely comedians who would probably feel most comfortable with one on stage?

I doubt that, nearly all of those comedians will have done a talk show at some point where they're wearing a lavalier, I imagine holding a mic just makes having a chat more awkward.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1542 on: April 07, 2019, 01:49:50 PM »
Ugh - just started thinking of the mics again and it makes me really anxious - imagine having to hold that for an hour and fend off Emergency Questions.


Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1543 on: April 07, 2019, 02:02:05 PM »
It's baffling. I'm sure somewhere as big as Leicester Square probably has some wireless lavaliers for the theatre stuff they do. If not, he's managing to rent 3 cameras and crew, so mics shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1544 on: April 07, 2019, 03:21:07 PM »
It's baffling. I'm sure somewhere as big as Leicester Square probably has some wireless lavaliers for the theatre stuff they do. If not, he's managing to rent 3 cameras and crew, so mics shouldn't be a problem.

LST charges to rent out it's wireless mics, because they are expensive to replace/fix.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1545 on: April 07, 2019, 04:38:35 PM »
He's currently doing another kickstarter to raise 50 grand. I hate to keep bringing this back to money but how can it possibly cost 50 grand to film one series of this?

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1546 on: April 07, 2019, 04:40:57 PM »
He's currently doing another kickstarter to raise 50 grand. I hate to keep bringing this back to money but how can it possibly cost 50 grand to film one series of this?

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1547 on: April 07, 2019, 05:28:45 PM »
LST charges to rent out it's wireless mics, because they are expensive to replace/fix.

Souce: I work at LST through the year.

Yeah I imagine compared to 3 camera operators and kit it's negligible though innit?

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1548 on: April 07, 2019, 06:26:41 PM »
He's currently doing another kickstarter to raise 50 grand. I hate to keep bringing this back to money but how can it possibly cost 50 grand to film one series of this?

Surely 50k can be put to better use than videoing something that only needs to be audio?
Put it in the Scope bucket, Rich!

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1549 on: April 07, 2019, 07:16:21 PM »
Just watched the Rob Brydon one and it suddenly struck me that he basically has Steve Coogans eyes and nose. Never really noticed it before..



In fact if you cover the bottom half of his face, it’s quite uncanny.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1550 on: April 07, 2019, 07:19:02 PM »
Just watched the Rob Brydon one and it suddenly struck me that he basically has Steve Coogans eyes and nose. Never really noticed it before..



In fact if you cover the bottom half of his face, it’s quite uncanny.

He might have Coogan's hair too. Literally.

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« Reply #1551 on: April 07, 2019, 07:27:20 PM »
These things happen when you share a toothbrush.

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« Reply #1552 on: April 08, 2019, 08:56:29 AM »
Very impressed by David Morrissey. He seems like a really thoughtful and decent bloke, and funny too. A deserved round of applause for his thoughts on masculinity, all the more so because they were clearly off the cuff and genuine thoughts, rather than a prepared bit of ‘wokeness’.

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« Reply #1553 on: April 08, 2019, 10:54:39 AM »
The 'perks' are terrible. Pledge £12 and get 12 new emergency questions! I feel like £1 is at least 50 times too much for "Would you rather wank off a dwarf or be wanked off by a giant?"

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1554 on: April 08, 2019, 01:15:11 PM »
I usually defend Rich but aye, these perks include more of his stupid podcasts instead of something interesting. Why pay to guarantee more Stone Clearing podcasts, he's going to make them for free anyway.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1555 on: April 08, 2019, 01:21:12 PM »
The 'perks' are terrible. Pledge £12 and get 12 new emergency questions! I feel like £1 is at least 50 times too much for "Would you rather wank off a dwarf or be wanked off by a giant?"

Depends whether or not the giant uses an alcohol-free hand cream.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1556 on: April 08, 2019, 01:27:43 PM »
Are any of the other post-stone clearing ones besides Brydon and Morrissey worth a watch?  I clocked out around then, as he kept on mumbling callbacks to that fucking rock thing with the guests and I'd have to knee-jerk close the window.  I mean, he did it again in that Brydon interview, but I managed to restrain myself that time.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1557 on: April 08, 2019, 11:53:52 PM »
Would you rather wank off Theresa May or May-be be wanked off by some trees ahahahahaha

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1558 on: April 11, 2019, 09:04:56 PM »
Back on the subject of handheld mics, it does seem to be a thing in the world of podcasts... Have a look at this vision of hell, they're even branded!

https://www.facebook.com/8585725981/posts/10157670587890982/

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1559 on: April 11, 2019, 09:30:41 PM »
LST charges to rent out it's wireless mics, because they are expensive to replace/fix.

Souce: I work at LST through the year.

they don't need to be radios, ffs- they're sat down.

herring can keep his fucking precious stand-up prop for his tedious intro, but they can use cabled lavaliers (which he could've bought himself about fifty times over by now) after they've sat down.

really does my swede in, this. if I ever go there, I'm going to throw an old SM58 right at his stupid haircut.