Richard Herring: RHLSTP

Comedy (stand-up, talk)

Add to favourites
  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Grand Hall
  • 13:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Richard Herring / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: All seating is unreserved and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year


'The Podfather' (Guardian) and 'King of Edinburgh' (List), probably best known for playing a policeman on Ant and Dec Unleashed, brings his multi award-winning podcast to Edinburgh for his 25th Fringe. His guests will include the biggest names at the festival, plus the best new acts! Fringe gossip, hot tips on what to see, emergency questions, ham hands, time-travelling fingers, self-fellatio, regret, faux pas and laughter. I saw some cool kids hanging at Frankie & Benny’s in the Omni Centre and they said that guests are listed and podcast downloads are available at

Please note that while all media gallery content is provided by verified members of the event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society does not review or approve this content before it is posted. Reports of inappropriate content or copyright infringement can be directed to [email protected].

General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There is a temporary ramp over the 8 steep stone steps from street level to the venue foyer. The ramp has a small turning circle of 1m and therefore unfortunately is not suitable for an electric wheelchair user. Once inside the venue foyer, stall seating is accessible without any further assistance. Staff are happy to assist where possible and are unable to assist electric wheelchair users.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Paul 95 days ago

Well it was interesting to see a Podcast recorded and a famous one at that – but it’s pot-luck depending on the guests and how Richard Herring is feeling. Ours were a comedian who we enjoy in his acting role in a very good TV programme and two (related) female stand-up/social media comedians. Herring is urbane and friendly but not overly sycophantic – and pops in a number of his random “emergency questions” that the guests field satisfactorily. An amusing set of interviews but not hilarious, containing a few, err … insights. Not really good enough for an upper tier ticket price with numerous plugs and adverts and a plea for donations to his favourite cause – if it had been Free Fringe (with donations to Scope on the way out) – that would have been fair enough.

Liam Ellison 103 days ago

The previous reviewer JC must have had a bad day because that show was fun. RHLSTP(RHLSTP!) isn't stand-up, it's an interview show with silly questions. The rare ones where the guests get awkward are the best ones. I've booked all of them but you should book at least one, the King of Edinburgh is giving a platform to the next generation... and some very established acts.

JC - Edinburgh 104 days ago

Was really looking forward to seeing Richard on the 6th of August. Unfortunately it turned out to be the most disappointing show of the fringe so far. Richard mentioned a couple of times that this particular show was a 2for1 ticket deal - I went with family and due to the odd number of us i didn’t benefit from this deal but to be honest I wish I had as I would have only paid half the ticket price given the low entertainment factor.
It felt like Richard Hadn’t made any effort, it felt like he was unprepared. As he said himself he is a 52 year old man with two kids under 5 - just felt like he was knackered and had just turned up with nothing to say. The interview format didn’t really work on this occasion, the two comedians he interviewed were broadly forgettable, so much so I can only remember one of their names, Sophie something. Anyway they added very little to the show. There was some pretty banal questions with only the occasional laugh from the audience. It did feel there were opportunities during some of the questions for Richard to let rip but he held back - it felt like a striker having an off day who keeps missing an open goal.

In the end It felt like it was just a show acting as a cover for self promotion for lacklustre comedians.

It was then such a contrast to go and see Simon Munnery afterwards who threw himself into his act and was really great and very engaging.

Richard, I applaud the work you do for Scope but you need to up your game for the Fringe this year. I would suggest anyone coming to see Richard get tickets towards the end of the run, after all from where this show is currently it can only get better.

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Bouquets & Brickbats (4.5/5 stars) 93 days ago

As RHLSTP is a podcast featuring interviews with (mostly) comedians, there are different interviewees every day, so be sure to check the schedule carefully before booking. Daliso makes a perfect match for Richard’s easygoing interviewing technique, delving into his influences and, I’m sure, winning over a lot of new fans in the process. His best Emergency Question? What artefact from any museum would he like to keep? Daliso chooses the Liverpool Museum of Slavery and opts for… a Ku Klux Klan uniform. Unexpected, to say the very least. To find out why, you’ll have to listen when the podcast…

So, go catch RHLSTP. You’ll have a whale of a time.

Read the full review

One4Review (3/5 stars) 97 days ago

If you are an ardent fan of Richard Herring, and his podcasts then, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to see the creation process live in the splendid auditorium that is the Grand Hall, George street. Previous non Fringe … Read More ...

Read the full review

The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 98 days ago

Who did you last wave your bare bum at? What’s the most unlikely thing you’ve ever seen up a mountain? If your genitals had to be replaced by the face of one of the Muppets – the face would be able to interact and communicate in exactly the same way...

Read the full review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Please login to add a review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.