One Herring you wonâ€™t want to throw back
Returning for his 14th solo show (and the tenth in a row) is Richard Herring (Pleasance Courtyard, 8pm, until August 25, HHHH). Heâ€™s well-known for pushing boundaries and tackling taboo subjects and this year is no different. Weâ€™re All Going To Die challenges misconceptions, myths and societal norms surrounding death and itâ€™s puerile, potentially offensive and utterly hilarious. Herring is the master of pedantry, continually over-scrutinising topics to the Nth degree for comic effect, like the song about an old woman who swallowed a fly or elaborately far-fetched puns about his own death. It has a tendency to veer off
at tangents, and his analysis of Hamletâ€™s â€˜To Be...â€™ speech drags, but nonetheless this is a cracking hour of intelligent, thought-provoking satire. With knob jokes.