The List reviews Talking Cock

Richard Herring - Talking Cock

Intelligent chat, with knobs on

Source: The List
Date: 21 August 2012
Written by: Kelly Apter

Â’There was a clue in the title,Â’ Richard Herring points out, as one man heads for the exit ten minutes into the show. There was indeed, because all Herring does in this funny, educational and surprisingly touching hour, is talk about cock.

Compared to other, weightier topics Herring has tackled in the past, less of his large intellect comes to bear here. But then heÂ’s got other big things to share with us. Or has he? Size inadequacy is just one of the many unspoken issues Herring shines a light on, all based on the findings of an extensive online survey.

It would be easy, in a show of this nature, for women to feel as though they’ve just walked into a garage (intimidated, out of place) yet the opposite occurs. We’re all in this cock insecurity together, it would seem. But by the end of the show, as we all shout in unison ‘I love my/your cock(s)!’, it’s a case of cock-lovers of the world unite.

Underbelly, Bristo Square, 0844 545 8252, until 26 Aug, 8.15pm, £14--£16 (£12--£14).