There, that got your attention. In the 86th Collings & Herrin Podcast, recorded at the Three and Ten pub in Brighton before a packed audience of around 50 people, many of who probably wished they had sat further back. Despite the Brighton Fringe using a photo of Richard Herring on his own to illustrate the gig [see: incriminating pic], this was a two-man show, albeit only one of us actually felt inspired to mime what it must be like at an orgy. This was sparked by a story in the Sun about the MoD and a Travelodge, in which the word “ORGIES” was helpfully picked out in caps; we also cover the Jan Moir Daily Mail gay-bashing outrage (“Are you thinking what she’s thinking?” er, no), the Leona Lewis head-punching outrage (and yes, I realise I said Robert Plant when I meant Jimmy Page), and the Cardiff students war memorial-weeing-on outrage. All the outrage that’s fit to print. Fortunately, things pick up at the end when I reveal the mystery of the Colgate Plax mouthwash bottle*.
Thanks to all who came out and paid money to see our unscripted, non-Radio 4 antics. Especially the incredible burping man in the second row. (Damian Harris, the boss of Skint Records was there, too. Cool.) And to the venue staff, who provided me with Magners Pear cider. But not to the bar staff downstairs, who told me off for “bringing my own drink into the pub”! I didn’t! (Richard had already gone off, in his Hitler costume, to do a proper theatre gig of his own. I wonder if the picture advertising it had me in it?)
*You’ll have to listen to find out what this refers to.