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RICHARD HERRING  – Work In Progress – Solo Show

PICTURED: Richard Herring

RICHARD HERRING – Work In Progress – Solo Show

Richard Herring makes a return to stand up after a five year hiatus and will be trying out new material, probably mainly about losing a testicle, but maybe some other stuff too. Puppets may be involved. The show, like Richard, is a work in progress.

Having enjoyed phenomenal success as a writer and performer, Herring is now recognised as a pioneer of comedy podcasting. In 2022 he released his latest book “Can I Have My Ball Back?” which centres around his experiences of being diagnosed with testicular cancer. Richard is often referred to as ‘The King of Edinburgh’ having performed 16 stand-up shows at the Fringe, as well as writing and appearing in a number of critically acclaimed plays. There are too many TV and radio credits to list.

“A comic who can pump out a prodigious amount of good comedy.” – CHORTLE

“If there’s something he’s learned from 30-plus years in comedy, it’s how to drive home a gag with a declamatory, hard-sell delivery.” – CHORTLE

“Thrillingly rude.” – THE GUARDIAN

“His trademark mix of high-brow wit and low-brow puerile style…robust punchlines, pithy one-liners” – EVENING STANDARD

“As thought-provoking and raw as ever.” – MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

TICKETS: £16 plus booking fee


Banana Cabaret is delighted to bring you our 11th critically acclaimed Balham Comedy Festival from Friday 7th – Saturday 15th July.
It’s 9 nights of choice standup comedy – celebrity and household name acts, rising stars and comedians’ comedians, first-timers and festival favourites, solo shows and special guest appearance – there are shows to satisfy every comic taste, all wrapped cosily in the round at our beautiful venue.
There are two acts on each of the solo show dates. The rip-roaring Best of Banana Cabaret shows each feature four superb comedians plus compere. A special guest joins the bill to make six comics in total on closing night.
Balham Comedy Festival 2023 spans nine nights and features an amazing twenty-eight comedians, performing in our home of 39 years, the Bedford’s iconic round Club Room where Banana Cabaret has hosted the likes of Eddie Izzard, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall, Sara Pascoe and Joe Lycett.
The festival is presented by Banana Cabaret – one of London’s longest-running premier comedy clubs – loved by comics and audiences alike and always one of the best lineups in town – and is co-produced by Banana Cabaret’s Dave Vickers and award-winning comedian John Moloney.
SUNDAY 9th JULY – EARLY SOLO SHOW: Doors: 3.30pm / Bowl Foods until 4.30pm / Show: 5pm – 6pm. Guests to be seated by 5.30pm.
*Acts subject to change