Richard Herring is a British comedian and writer. He is probably most famous for his part in the double-act, Lee and Herring. He is described by the British Theatre Guide, as "one of the leading hidden masters of modern British comedy"
He has written and performed in a body of live one-man comedy shows including the acclaimed Talking Cock and the resulting book of the same name. He has also enjoyed recent collaboration with Andrew Collins, initially on the radio comedy series Banter, on Collins' BBC 6 Music show and the well received Collings and Herrin Podcast.
During the 2000s, Herring has toured with a new stand-up show almost every year. The latest of these, the 2009 show Hitler Moustache, was the subject of much controversy, but also received universal critical approval and sold out for the entire Edinburgh Festival. Stewart Lee said of the piece, "I think the 20 minute bit about why racists are less racist than you is an all time great slice of stand-up that stands comparison with the best bits of the best comedians ever. The rest of the show is rubbish though, obviously."