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Ulverston lands coup with Another Fine Fest line-up

Published on: Thursday 26th March 2015
Categorised under: Live , Culture, Lifestyle, Ulverston

Another Fine Fest will see leading light of the alternative comedy scene Richard Herring top the bill on June 20.

As one half of Lee and Herring, with Stewart Lee, he helped blaze a trail in British comedy with his mix of physical slapstick and socially-aware stand-up. Now he returns with his new show, Lord of the Dance Settee, which he will perform in Cumbria for the first time when he visits The Roxy cinema.

After covering weighty issues like death, love, and religion, the new tour sees him in a frivolous mood with this show about daftness, whether the term “cool comedian” is an oxymoron, bouncing joyously on the sofa and how his whole career is a failed attempt to top a piece of visual slapstick comedy he came up with at 16.

An award-winning comedy blogger, podcaster, performer and writer, he regularly appeared on our TV screens in the 90s in smash hit shows such as Fist Of Fun and This Morning with Richard Not Judy.

Frank Skinner cites Lee and Herring as one of his favourite comedy double acts, alongside Laurel and Hardy, while the British Theatre Guide described him as "one of the leading hidden masters of modern British comedy".

Another Fine Fest made a successful debut last year, packing out venues across Ulverston and attracting fans from across the world to this celebration to mark the birthday of the town’s most famous son, Stan Laurel.

Richard Herring’s appearance will be the only ticketed event, with a whole array of live shows and performances also taking place on the day.

A full programme of events will be announced in the coming weeks.

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