Author Topic: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020  (Read 43324 times)

Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #270 on: January 28, 2021, 07:35:13 AM »
At the end of the day, 2020 was probably the most successful year of Richard Herring's career in the 21st century.

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« Reply #271 on: March 24, 2021, 03:05:53 PM »
Jeremy Paxman on this week's episode, that was unexpected.

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« Reply #272 on: March 25, 2021, 07:40:44 AM »
I found the Paxman one entertaining - I think Paxman is a mad old Tory curmudgeon, who plays up being a mad old Tory curmudgeon.  Sometimes the awkward ones are really enjoyable. 

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Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #273 on: March 25, 2021, 08:49:13 AM »
There's a new thread. Post in that one.

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Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #274 on: March 25, 2021, 01:35:23 PM »
I found the Paxman one entertaining - I think Paxman is a mad old Tory curmudgeon, who plays up being a mad old Tory curmudgeon.  Sometimes the awkward ones are really enjoyable.

Yeah, I enjoyed it too. Paxman is a complete arsehole but it made for a more interesting episode than usual.

I've fallen a bit behind with RHLSTP, are the ones recorded in the theatre with Nish Kumar and Lou Sanders any good?

Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #275 on: March 26, 2021, 08:54:23 AM »
Yeah, I enjoyed it too. Paxman is a complete arsehole but it made for a more interesting episode than usual.

I've fallen a bit behind with RHLSTP, are the ones recorded in the theatre with Nish Kumar and Lou Sanders any good?

I stupidly put some thoughts down in a separate thread, but we can run with it here I reckon.

I'm watching the new Lou Sanders ep of RHLSTP recorded live at the Clapham Grand a couple of weeks ago.

Rich and Lou are all alone on the stage, socially distanced from each other, their voices echoing in the empty auditorium. The audience are on a screen, grid-style, watching from their homes.

Rich and Lou are doing a good job, but fuck me it's making me sad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnmYZfKoSps

Ooh! there's one with Nish as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu5tzT7W5iA

Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #276 on: March 26, 2021, 11:30:04 AM »
I'm watching the new Lou Sanders ep of RHLSTP recorded live at the Clapham Grand a couple of weeks ago.

Rich and Lou are all alone on the stage, socially distanced from each other, their voices echoing in the empty auditorium. The audience are on a screen, grid-style, watching from their homes.

Rich and Lou are doing a good job, but fuck me it's making me sad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnmYZfKoSps

Ooh! there's one with Nish as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu5tzT7W5iA

Ah, thanks for that. I can forgive Rich for wanting to get back in a theatre after 10 months of Zoom interviews but man that sound depressing.

Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #277 on: March 26, 2021, 05:14:36 PM »
Ah, thanks for that. I can forgive Rich for wanting to get back in a theatre after 10 months of Zoom interviews but man that sound depressing.

Yeah, absolutely. No shade on Rich or Lou (or Nish) at all. Give it a try. Was just my subjective take on the day.

There's a funny bit where Lou drops her water bottle and it rolls towards Rich. She lunges after it, inadvertently making a mockery of the distancing efforts. Love that crazy gal.

Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #278 on: April 07, 2021, 10:17:20 AM »
Surprise guest John Oliver this week, nice!

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Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #279 on: April 07, 2021, 06:58:16 PM »
The Brian Regan one was a bit meandering and Richard seemed nervous around him for some reason. Their styles didn't really compliment each other but was a nice enough chat. To be fair, Richard hasn't been well so kudos for getting back into it again so quickly.

I liked the Paxman one although he would be insufferable to spend any amount of time with. He's like a posh British Rickles seizing on any weakness or self-deprecating comment yet without a sense of genuine affection underneath it. Made for a good interview though and would have liked to have seen it with a crowd.

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Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #280 on: April 10, 2021, 06:16:50 PM »
Not strictly on topic but just read this on Herrings warming up page for yesterday Friday 9th....

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I had intended to get into some proper work, but the afternoon slipped by. And then the news came in that Prince Philip had died and so obviously it didn’t feel right to work or have normal programmes on the TV for a month (hold on, is this going to affect tomorrow’s Pointless episode cos I’ve waited a long time for that?). 

He will be livid.

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« Reply #281 on: April 15, 2021, 12:33:38 AM »
Dominik Diamond one out now.

I didn't know Rich has recently got over bollock cancer.

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« Reply #282 on: April 15, 2021, 11:07:06 AM »
Diamond may have packed in the beak but he's still quite manic and obnoxious. A bit too eager to draw everything back to his book and also a bit too eager to needle rich for upsetting Stephen Merchant.

Sacking his own mum in front of people like he's Alan Sugar, christ.

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Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #283 on: April 15, 2021, 11:20:11 AM »
christ, definitely giving that one a watch

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Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #284 on: April 15, 2021, 06:47:25 PM »
Yeah, that one was exhausting. Christ alive, just imagine what he was like on coke in the '90s. I think he's probably an alright bloke really, but his loud, hyperactive demeanour makes him difficult to warm to.

Sacking his own mum in front of people like he's Alan Sugar, christ.

To be fair, he's obviously utterly mortified by that incident. Quite a lot of the interview involves him admitting that he was a total prick in those doggone crazy coked-up days. He may be quite annoying still, but he's not entirely lacking in self-awareness. It's not as if he told that story about his mum to make himself look like a wacky rock 'n' roll funster. It was a cautionary tale.
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« Reply #285 on: April 15, 2021, 07:34:29 PM »
Well yeah, he was now mortified but I think he was over-egging just how much he's changed. He probably can't help it though.

He also seemed to needle Rich about his balls and I'm not sure he quite saw the funny side.

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Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #286 on: April 15, 2021, 08:04:31 PM »
Yup, I got the impression that Herring found him quite annoying too.

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Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #287 on: April 15, 2021, 09:19:11 PM »
Don't recall him being anywhere near that hyper presenting Gamesmaster. Maybe the chang actually used to calm him down a bit.

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« Reply #288 on: April 15, 2021, 09:51:07 PM »
a bit too eager to needle rich for upsetting Stephen Merchant.

I just took that as his way of showing he's a fan of the podcast.

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Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #289 on: April 16, 2021, 07:05:26 AM »
I just took that as his way of showing he's a fan of the podcast.
Me too, he referenced some other guests too IIRC.
He seemed really into it and I liked his confessional stories. I wasn't really expecting to like him but after a few minutes I did.

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Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #290 on: April 16, 2021, 11:13:49 AM »
I think the problem with Diamond in that episode was that he came across as quite nervous and eager to make a good impression. Which is fair enough. Herring - understandably, what with all he's been through recently - didn't seem to be in the mood to deal with Diamond's nervous energy.

And for what it's worth, years ago I briefly chatted to Diamond after his band* had played a gig. He was very pleasant and not at all hyper. I feel quite bad now for describing him as exhausting earlier, he was just trying to be a good guest. Sorry, Dominik.

* They were quite good. Sounded a bit like Orange Juice.

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Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #291 on: April 16, 2021, 04:15:36 PM »
I liked Dominic; I thought he was good.

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« Reply #292 on: April 16, 2021, 06:27:44 PM »
I think Rich was probably a bit tired from chemo, which of course completely understandable. I didn't sense him being annoyed by Diamond at all. Really good episode, RHLSTP is currently having a great run.

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Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #293 on: April 17, 2021, 10:09:24 AM »
Chemo?! Fucking hell, I've not listened to RHLSTP since the pandemic began so I had no idea. Hope it's going as well as it can for him.

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« Reply #294 on: April 17, 2021, 02:32:05 PM »
Chemo?! Fucking hell, I've not listened to RHLSTP since the pandemic began so I had no idea. Hope it's going as well as it can for him.

Yeah, you missed Rich dropping a bollock big-time.

Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #295 on: April 18, 2021, 10:06:18 PM »
Diamond got a few laughs out of me. Obnoxious and relentless aye but he has a way with words sometimes and managed a weird career with some interesting/tragic tales to tell.

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Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #296 on: April 19, 2021, 10:16:16 AM »
Chemo?! Fucking hell, I've not listened to RHLSTP since the pandemic began so I had no idea. Hope it's going as well as it can for him.

From what I gather he was in pain with the testicle, they decided to remove it, and once they had they siscovered it was cancer, but it hadn't spread. To make sure it didn't return he was advised to have one dose of chemo though which he naturally did, and now should be okay, so while undoubtedly horrific it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #297 on: April 19, 2021, 10:50:52 AM »
I'm happy Rich seems to be okay.

Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #298 on: April 19, 2021, 12:49:39 PM »
Even when the guest isn't the best its nearly always a nice listen.

Anyone going to buy the Gamesmaster book?

Was Dom slagging off Stewart Lee for any reason or just to try and ingratiate himself with Richard as he thought they were feuding?

Maybe Lee never responded to his request to be in the book...?


Re: Richard Herring getting twitchy in lockdown: 2020
« Reply #299 on: April 19, 2021, 01:21:20 PM »
Was Dom slagging off Stewart Lee for any reason or just to try and ingratiate himself with Richard as he thought they were feuding?

That was what I presumed to, it all seemed pretty tongue-in-cheek though. I took it as Dom making a joke about Stew because he'd heard Rich making similar remarks in the past.

And I thought it was nice to hear Rich breaking down the joystick incident down as at least partly caused by the comedy dynamic of Lee & Herring, which would require the higher-status Lee to get angry and kick off as it didn't fit his character to lose.

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