Velvet Onion previews Oh Frig I'm 50

Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

Pleasance Courtyard, 2nd-26th August, 7:30pm

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Quick question: does anybody out there not love Richard Herring? Since he burst onto the scene in the 1990s with his then double-act partner, Stewart Lee, Herring has played Edinburgh Fringe every single year, to the point where they may as well call it the Richard Herring Edinburgh Fringe before long…

It helps that, as well as being an impeccable stand-up fully deserving of his cult following, Herring is a genuinely likeable and approachable human being, always willing to reach out a hand to support lesser known artists. In recent years, he's been working semi-regularly with the delightful Rachel Stubbings on several projects, while his award-winning Leicester Square Theatre podcast has featured a number of our regulars in deep discussion with the affable host.

Oh Frig, I'm 50! then, is Herring doing what he does best: playing the loser on stage to an audience that knows he's a winner. Here for his 30th successive Fringe, and his 40th show in his 50th year, this is one show we can't recommend highly enough from a true legend of alternative comedy.

Richard will also be hosting three editions of his popular podcast series from the Fringe on 4th, 11th and 18th August. You can find tickets to attend here.