Herring Lords it up in city

Richard Herring.
Richard Herring.

Wherever you may be, make sure you book a seat for the Lord of the Dance Settee when he visits Lancaster this week.

Richard Herring’s 11th stand-up show – Lord of the Dance Settee – arrives at The Dukes on October 31.

Having sorted out politics, religion, love, death and span-javelins, Richard is in a frivolous mood with his new show about daftness, being uncool and bouncing joyously on a sofa.

Richard Herring came to comedy prominence in the 1990s as part of a double act with Stewart Lee in the BBC2 cult classics ‘Fist of Fun’ and ‘This Morning with Richard Not Judy’. More recently, he has created a raft of Sony and Chortle Award winning podcasts like Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, As It Occurs To Me, and Me1 Vs Me2 Snooker.

Tickets for Lord of the Dance Settee, which is recommended for anyone aged 16 plus, are £15 (a £1 per transaction fee applies when booking online).

Also at The Dukes, punk poet John Cooper Clarke makes his return to Lancaster tonight at 8pm.

The self-styled bard of Salford, John is a comic wordsmith and one of Britain’s most important poets and performers, who shot to fame after performing alongside The Clash and The Sex Pistols.

His show starts in The Rake tonight at 8pm and tickets cost £23/£20/£15. To book, ring 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org