Me1 vs Me2 Snooker with Richard Herring
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A series of exhibition snooker matches in which comedian Richard Herring recreates his lonely childhood by playing himself at snooker and commentating as he plays.
||ExplicitFrame 59||Frame 59: The Life Changing Phone Call Can Wait. In what is surely one of the most thrilling frames in the history of Me1 Vs Me2 snooker, two unbelievably matched players battle it out to see which one of them is the best at snooker. And Me1's wife said t||21 5 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 58||Frame 58: Labour Vs Conservatives. In a politically charged contest, family man Me1 takes on the wannabe Katie Hopkins Me2 on the green board to see who will win the upcoming election. Like Me3 it swings both ways and the finish is as tight as Nigel Farag||5 5 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 57||Frame 57 - Ill-Judged. Bad tempers, poor shot-choice and unpleasant opinions add up to make this one of the most scintillating and upsetting frames of snooker between one man that you are ever likely to hear in audio format. But perhaps we see in the play||22 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 56||Frame 56 - My Daddy Plays Himself At Snooker In The Basement. It's the first post-baby frame of snooker and joining the cats as a spectator to the greatest sport on earth is Phoebe Herring, Me1's new daughter, who will one day inherit the family business.||6 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 55||Frame 55 - A Change is as Good as a Rest (no pun intended). Will normality ever be restored in the arena? It's hard to know, because what was normal down here was never all that normal. Maybe if they dig a bit further into madness the whole thing will com||5 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 54||Frame 54 - For the Sake of old Lang Died. Me Vs Me snooker is still in crisis and there are more sure to be unpopular decisions from Me79, the dictatorial head of the Self-Playing Snooker Federation or Board. But audiophiles will get some perverse delight||24 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 53||Frame 53 - A New Dawn/Low - The Self-Playing Snooker Federation are in a flap about recent comments made by one of the Mes and it seems disciplinary action may be required. But no one could have guessed the level to which their disapproval would reach. An||19 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 52||Frame 52 - Could Ronnie O'Sullivan Beat Himself? An odd atmosphere in the Question Mark Arena this week as Richard seems genuinely annoyed by Me2 persisting in his controversial and unpalatable views. Will the furore that all this is bound to cause in all||8 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 51||Frame 51 - Tascam Sabotage? After the excitement of Frame 50, both players are keen to get back to the green board, if only to publicise Richard's upcoming Leicester Square Theatre tour dates. But the Tascam, recently fully charged, is inexplicably out of||1 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 50||Frame 50 - Wang Kun RIP. No one would have believed this when this mad adventure begun, but the Me vs Me snooker juggernaut has reached its 50th frame and shows no signs of slowing down (in fact it might be speeding up a bit). The Mes are both desperate t||21 11 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 49||Frame 49 - 9/11. On Remembrance Sunday the players make their own poorly judged tributes to those who have fallen in combat and those who died in the tragedy of the 9th of November. But they're playing for something much more important than that: Who is t||9 11 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 48||Frame 48 - This is What I Do When You're in the Park. The Mes make a snap decision to play a frame on the old green board while the house is empty, but little do they know who is going to drop by. In the first frame ever to feature another human being apa||11 10 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 47||Frame 47 - Almonds. In the brave new world of the (spoiler alert) Independent Scotland, self-playing snooker continues in England (though it is not yet clear whether there will ever be another Scotch frame). Me 1 has just been for a 10 and a half mile run||26 9 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 46||Frame 46 - Union Break? - Finally they're back. Me1 and Me2 have been concentrating on their running (sponsor them here - uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RichardHerring - all money goes to SCOPE), but they've found time to reignite the ultimate contest on the gr||16 9 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 45||Frame 45 - So Fair and Foul a Day. The random nature of events is demonstrated by this frame. Had it not rained in York tonight Richard would have been watching the Division 2 play off semi-final, but as that game was postponed the exhausted Mes were call||10 5 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 44||Frame 44 - MCJE Arena. After almost three months on hiatus the world's best audio only self-playing snooker podcast is back with a controversial sponsor, in an attempt to divert focus from the world snooker championship which is still so stuck in the past||4 5 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 43||Frame 43 - I Paid A Pound. Did you ever think that there might come a time when Me1 Vs Me2 Snooker was pay-to-view/listen? Well it still isn't, but if you enjoy any of the Mes free podcast work then you now have the opportunity to make a donation either a||8 2 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 42||Frame 42 - Massive Janus. It's the bank holiday fixture that everyone has been anticipating, a new year and a new frame. Some people fear that the sport is all about the sponsorship now, but those people should certainly not visit richardherring.cottoncar||1 2 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 41||Frame 41 - Peter O' Tooletide. It's Christmas at the venue formerly known as Nelson Mandela Hall and there's some fun and high-jinks to start things off, but then we're down to the deadly serious business of a man playing himself at snooker to determine w||20 12 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 40||Frame 40 - A Tribute To Nelson Mandela. The Mes play tribute to the greatest human being to ever have lived in the only way they know how: they play themselves at snooker. They also reveal how they were inspired by Mandela and how they in turn possibly in||11 12 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 39||Frame 39 - Back to Black. Three months have passed since the controversial Scotch frame, but Me1 and Me2 and the Self-Playing Snooker Board have completed their enquiry and we will finally find out if the result of Frame 38 is allowed to stand. And more i||21 11 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 38||Frame 38 - Scotch - Me1 and Me2 and the team have headed north for the fledgling Edinburgh Festival of Sport and are playing for the Scotch Cup (the result also counts in their ongoing never-ending battle). And for the first time ever hoards of Me1 and Me||13 8 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 37||Frame 37 - Roundhead versus Cavalier - In the rush to commercially exploit the Royal Baby Fever that is sweeping the country the Mes get together to bring out this special and collectible Royal Baby edition of the Royal Family's favourite self-playing sno||24 7 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 36||Frame 36 - More Rich Lavalier - It's exciting times for audiophiles (you disgust me) as Richard has dug out his old lavalier radio mic and so all the Mes and the commentators are properly recorded (though there seemed to be a lot of peaking). Hope you enj||10 7 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 35||Frame 35 - Breaking The Laws of Physics - It's been three weeks, but the Mes are back at the Shepherd's Bush Jeroboam, one of them furious at Rich neglecting them for his movie star pals, one of them thinking it's good that Rich gets to do other things th||22 6 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 34||Frame 34 - The Pink is on the Brown Spot - Me1's wife is at the Saatchi Gallery with another man and it's not Me2, so both players are in an odd mood. They're not really up to much with the chat, but the snooker is phenomenal (and I know this is why you a||30 5 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 33||Frame 33 - UKIP UWIN - The Mes are back, all a bit tired out and confused after a long trip home from Belfast. No one seems to remember Frame 32 happening at all and maybe it was a dream or just something scribbled down by one of the Mes to make it look l||7 5 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 32||Frame 32 - Thatcher vs the IRA. There's an odd atmosphere at the Shepherd's Bush (insert name of shape or dinosaur here) with half the team delighted at the demise of Mrs Thatcher and half of them in mourning. But what better way to settle which side of t||17 4 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 31||Frame 31 - The Snooker Does The Talking - The whole team have got another virus and they're confused and a bit angry. Me2 wants his snooker to do the talking, but what does he mean by that? There's some sitcom jeopardy with some foreign visitors imminentl||3 4 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 30||Frame 30 - Starting From Scratch. It's been a while, but we've dusted off the snooker board for a record breaking 30th podcast of a man playing himself at snooker and commentating on it (I think actually one frame might have been the record), but disaster||19 3 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 29||Frame 29 - What happened next? You thought it was over? You fools. This will never be over. Not til every last one of you has given up. And even then it will continue, unobserved, unlistened to, even after I am dead, in another astral plane the sound of s||22 2 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 28||Frame 28 - S**t in a Box - We're back. With cats. That's right. It's a whole new direction for snooker. The televised game is so far behind that it still has two actual players, but the Me vs Me snooker franchise takes another leap forwards by introducing||30 1 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 27||Frame 27: Wherever I Lay My Cue - It's New Year's Eve and even by the low standards of Me1 vs Me2 snooker this is a tired and rambling affair: the players too knackered to line up their shots and the commentators too exhausted to describe how bad they are||31 12 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 26||Frame 26: Red and Green Baubles - It's Chriiiiiissssstmasssss at the Shepherd's Bush Tridecahedron and the world has not ended - how could it when the result of Me 1 vs Me 2 snooker is as yet undecided? Santa Claus has six empty sacks (pockets) and he hop||23 12 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 25||Frame 25: Disease - A mystery illness has infected everyone involved in the snooker podcast but foolishly they all decide to proceed with the match. And it's a dull, snot-splattered, cough-filled half an hour which might well infect you if you are foolish||11 12 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 24||Frame 24 - Crime and Punishment. After last week's despicable outburst from a player who should perhaps know better the Me vs Me Snooker association president is here to hand down retribution. I hope the game can survive this period of turmoil, but that r||1 12 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 23||Frame 23: Homophobia. There's an unpleasant atmosphere hanging over the Shepherd's Bush Rhomboid today and a lacklustre podcast reveals the reactionary and unpleasant attitudes that are alas still prevalent in professional self-playing snooker. Yet in spi||23 11 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 22||Frame 22: The Breath of Fresh Air - Without giving too much away it's all change at the Shepherd's Bush Isosceles. Desperate times call for desperate measures and it's time to broaden the appeal of this sport and hopefully capture a new young audience who||9 11 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 21||Frame 21: After last week's debacle all the Mes are hoping that there will be no recording malfunctions, but if you were disappointed to miss the most exciting frame ever - Frame 20 - then 21 should make up for it. Because the stakes are love versus death||1 11 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 20||Frame 20: Tascam disaster - Me2 is playing against the force of love? Can he destroy it and win? In one of the most exciting and unbelievable frames of Me snooker ever you might have found out, but Me2's dressing gown sleeve caught on the Tascam and destr||21 10 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 19||Frame 19: Clunk Click - Both players are a bit tired out after a late night drive home from Sheffield (home of the boring, old-fashioned, corrupt person vs person world snooker championship - who cares) and yet their fatigue seems to loosen both of them u||15 10 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 18||Frame 18: Shattered dreams, shattered glass. It's all kicking off at the Shepherd's Bush Trapezoid, broken glass litters the floor after this scintillating contest of sporting giants. But how did it get broken and did either of the Mes get hurt? Did one o||7 10 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 17||Frame 17: A Tuna Fish's Green Jaws - Emotions are running high at the Shepherd's Bush Dodecahedron. Has marriage destroyed the dynamic, even the friendship of the two competitors? Has the fame of being in a weekly podcast downloaded by over 5000 people go||28 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 16||Frame 16: The Postman Only Rings Once - Richard has a lot of proper work to do, so of course he retreats to his basement to talk to himself for half an hour. And there's a chance it is just himself now. Can anyone still be listening? Both Mes are happy as||19 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 15||Frame 15: The Shepherd's Bush Rhomboid has been renovated and it now open for business and in a tribute to Prince Harry's naked pool antics and Princess Katie's bap papping everyone is in the nude - even Referee 2 is working without gloves. You will start||14 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 14||Me1 vs Me 2 Snooker Frame 14 - Due to marriage and house renovation we haven't heard anything for months from the Mes, some might have assumed that they were dead. But if so they have risen again, at least for now, and itching to get back to the snooker b||10 6 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 13||Frame 13: Unlucky for Mes-o. The basement is being dismantled around their ears and, as the walls disappear, the Mes themselves begin to look as frail as gossamer. Both The Normal Man and the Very, Very Strong Gale are determined to go into the void fight||5 3 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 12||Frame 12: For the aid of insomniacs. A soporific frame of snooker recorded late at night after a long drive when Me1's fiancee was out longer than expected. It's actually a very exciting frame of snooker, but played by and commentated upon and refereed by||27 2 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 11||Frame 11: Time for Ref-erendum on the Ref-erratum? If only Richard Herring could actually split himself into 6 different people then perhaps he'd have time to do all the things he needs to be done. Instead he is giving up his valuable time to this, the le||20 2 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 10||Frame 10: A twist in Mes' Sobriety - After last week's debacle and drunkenness and revelations, it's a much more sober affair this time. No one seems to be missing Referee 1, but maybe his experience would have come usual in this unusual frame full of fre||13 2 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 9||Frame 9: Apocalypse - Recorded around midnight on Feb 2-Feb 3 there are some startling revelations and twists and turns in the soup opera that is Me vs Me snooker. One of the major figures in the show is given their marching orders. Is anyone safe? And Me||7 2 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 8||Frame 8: Muffs and guffs. Something rotten is hanging over today's contest and it's not just the persistent accusations of match-fixing. There is a very actual and real odour pervading the whole thing, but no one is prepared to admit who dealt it. So that||30 1 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 7||Frame 7: An anonymous benefactor has sent Me1 and Me2 enough chalk to keep them podcasting for the next two decades and it seems to be having an affect on their play. Also the copies of Bye Bye Balham are gone (not sold alas) so there's a lot more room on||23 1 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 6||Frame 6: After last week's shambolic performance everyone involved in this podcast is determined to show the world what they can achieve when they're at the height of their powers. And this week's broken records are much more pleasing, as the frame begins||16 1 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 5||Frame 5: Both players have scores to settle and bad reputations to shake off in this crucial 5th frame of man versus himself snooker. Commentator 2 has some harsh truths to speak about the whole enterprise, which perhaps shake the rest of the Me crew to t||11 1 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 4||Frame 4: Me1 and Me2 have just been out for a gruelling six and three quarter mile run (they ran it in exactly the same time to the microsecond) and are now fit enough to tussle once again on the baizy board of snooker. And after the disappointing post-pr||4 1 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 3||Frame 3: With the competition delicately balanced at one frame apiece, Me1 and Me2 are battling to see who will enter the new year in the ascendancy. And though both are suffering post-Christmas illness, Dr Snooker Hall comes to their aid for a scintillat||29 12 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 2||Frame 2: Me 1 and Me 2 are fresh back from a holiday together in Thailand and it's hard to be sure exactly what went on in that non-snooker environment, but the dynamic has certainly changed. Me 1 has a lot to prove after his disappointing debut in Frame||18 12 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFrame 1||Frame 1: Me 1 and Me 2 return to the baize for almost the first time in a quarter of a century, but time has not dampened their bitter rivalry. Who will triumph is this battle of the same person who isn't very good at snooker playing against himself? Ther||2 12 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
He's finally lost it. Like, proper lost it.
Richard has been threatening this podcast for sometime and now it's here it is surprisingly funny. Highlights include tripping over things, forgetting whose turn it is and remembering the fact that you are listening to a middle aged man talk to himself in his basement.
I like to imagine a snooker enthusiast excitedly downloading this new snooker podcast they've discovered then picturing the look on their face as they listen. Priceless.
Great work as always.
Was always going to be great!
It's easy to say these things with hindsight but Snooker was always the perfect sport for radio. It took Richard Herring's vision to bring that fact into the 21st century with this brilliant sports/mental health podcast.
You're right Neil
If there's one thing Stewart Lee has avoided in his career, it is overlong repetitive, deliberately annoying comedy with no jokes in it. I will try harder to emulate him in future.
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