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"What is l-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uhve anyway?
Does anybody love anybody anyway?"
So asked the insane, Welsh, poet-philosopher, Howard Jones in 1983. But in the intervening 28 years no one has dared to answer his questions?
Comedian Richard Herring returns to Edinburgh for his 20th Fringe and 32nd show. Having sorted out religion (Christ on a Bike
), politics (Hitler Moustache
) and penises (Talking Cock
), the star of award winning podcast As It Occurs To Me
and Radio 4's Richard Herring's Objective
seeks to define and destroy love. Before love destroys him. Again.
Is love just a chemical reaction in our brains by which our body selects potential sexual partners or is it a magical force which guides us unerringly to our soul mate, oddly usually waiting until we're off our tits at a night club to do so?
Could a romantic gesture involving Ferrero Rocher chocolates get so out of control as to destroy the economic infrastructure of the United Kingdom?
Is the word being devalued if Richard's dry cleaner claims to "love" all his customers, or is he actually only enamoured with Herring and too shy to tell him directly?
"What is love, anyway?" is a heart-warmingly honest and personal examination of the romantic (and not so romantic) adventures and misadventures of the UK's most prolific comedian, as well as a genuine attempt to define this mysterious, debilitating, evil and wondrous emotion.