Richard Herring: As It Occurs To Me
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As It Occurs To Me is a stand-up and sketch show podcast written and performed by Richard Herring at the Leicester Square Theatre. Richard is joined on stage by Dan Tetsell, Emma Kennedy and Christian Reilly.
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - AIOTM The Return?||In 2011 Richard Herring and the AIOTM team went their separate ways, the mental toll taken by creating the series leaving Herring vowing that it would never return. But over the years nearly five fans of the programme have begged him to reconsider. And he||3/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 3, Show 6||As It Occurs To Me - Final Episode. It's the end my friends. It really is. Really, really. But don't cry, just say goodbye, it could be worse. Rich has stories of CJ from Eggheads and Al Qaeda and is unjustly critical of a charity trying to de-worm orphan||6/21/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||ExplicitVideoAs It Occurs To Me - Series 3, Show 5 - Video Extra||This is the video of Richard's Moral Maze punishment. Only view if you have a strong constitution. Do not view in public. But probably don't view it if you are totally alone either. Basically you only have yourself to blame if you watch this. Don't say I||6/13/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 3, Show 5||It's the penultimate AIOTM (aiotm) ever and Rich smells like a baker. He has had last week's moral maze punishment hanging over his head (see video extra - but beware once you've seen it you can't un-see it). Emma is back to her scatological best, Dan has||6/13/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 3, Show 4||It's Season 3, Episode 4 of AIOTM (aiotm) and Rich and his forearm are regretting allowing the audience to make decisions about what is moral and what is not. He has been working hard on his punishment and is just hoping there is a 14-17 year-old boy who||6/6/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 3, Show 3a - Stand-Up Extra||Secret stand-up. As a special once-in-a-series treat, here's this week's exclusive 40 minute set from Richard, which usually you can only get to hear if you come to the show or buy a special CD (the others from this series will be available from GoFasterS||6/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 3, Show 3||It's the 25th episode of AIOTM (aiotm) and the silver jubilee is marked with a new 'umpkin'. If you think it's cumpkins or dumpkins then you have to get with it grandad! And Rich has more than half an eye on the listeners of the future. He has also become||5/30/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 3, Show 2||Series 3, Show 2 and somehow we've survived the Rapture, which has ruined Rich's plan to not write a script. We have a visit from a President and a future mayor and somebody's disembodied anus and from someone who would have made more of an impact had the||5/23/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 3, Show 1||It's series 3 episode 1 and one of the regular cast has gone missing, but there are super injunctions and conspiracy theories flying around as to where he or she might be. Plus since the last show Richard has won an award and lost at Mastermind and had to||5/17/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Season 3 Intro||Here's a short recorded message from TV's Richard Herring (he is on Have I Got News For You this week and that counts) to publicise the imminent arrival of the new series of the Chortle Award Winning, non-Sony nominated podcast As It Occurs to Me which re||5/12/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Message from Richard||In this short podcast, Richard talks about his appearance on Celebrity Mastermind. He also asks you to vote for AIOTM in the Chortle Awards and book tickets to come and see his stand-up show, Christ On A Bike. It's at the Leicester Square Theatre in Londo||1/11/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - AIOTM Autumn Special 3||We've made it to episode 22, but will we get any further. And are the dark secrets of the twisting and turning Lost-style over-arching plot about to be revealed? Or will we just make far too much of the first birthday of the cumpkin? And did Rich take the||11/1/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - AIOTM Autumn Special: Stand-Up Extra||SURPRISE! No AIOTM (AIOTM) this week, but in its place we've giving you Richard's exclusive and largely improvised secret stand-up set from the recording of Autumn Special 2. Every week at the live recordings there is a 40 minute stand-up set that you won||10/25/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - AIOTM Autumn Special 2||It's AIOTM XXI and although one God is dead, many others are still going strong and the cast are looking forward to their history being revealed in the forthcoming movie, 'The Social Leper'. Rich is a safer driver thanks to a trip to Ipswich, Christian is||10/18/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - AIOTM Autumn Special 1||It's episode 20 and As It Occurs To Me is back for a short autumn run. Richard fears the consequences of being the 21st Century Dustin Gee, but not as much as Stewart Lee should. God is also keeping an eye on the chubby comedian's material and if His repr||10/12/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - AIOTM Autumn Specials Preview||A quick word from Richard Herring to remind you that AIOTM is returning on Monday 11th October, which will be the first of three autumn specials.||10/5/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Edinburgh 2010||As it Occurs To Me Edinburgh Special - what a ludicrous idea. In a Fringe where Herring is already performing 36 shows in 26 days, what would possess him to write an hour of stand up and sketches about what he has been up to? Utter lunacy. Christian didn'||8/18/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 2, Show 8||The final show of the second series and all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. But 6 Music is saved and the Bloomsbury is packed to the gills so it's a party atmosphere. Van Morrison has been supporting Christian, Emma is well up the duff, and Dan ha||7/6/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||ExplicitVideoAs It Occurs To Me - Series 2, Video Documentary||AIOTM Surprise Extra! Video interviews with the AIOTM cast and audience, plus clips from the show. Woo hoo! Thanks to Rich Smyth and his crew.||7/1/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 2, Show 7||It's the penultimate episode of season 2 and the whole country is reeling from the worst spectacle they have witnessed in years, the motorcycle clothing shop sketch. Is there any way back for us now? And is the way back to just keep doing the same sketch||6/28/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 2, Show 6||It's the 16th episode of AIOTM (AIOTM), 16 lost weekends of trying to satirise all comedy by producing a comedy show with no comedy in it. According to AM1975. As usual at this stage of the series, Richard is worried he is going mad and drunkenly wonders||6/21/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 2, Show 5||Real Andrew Collings has banned any of the Tiny Andrew Collings family from appearing on the show. Will there be anything funny in it? And will they pay any attention anyway? Richard is angry with Dettol and their plans to destroy the world and ITV HD for||6/14/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 2, Show 4||It's 'As It Occurs to Tiny Andrew Collings' Show 1 and the start of a new world order. But will Rich escape from Northampton and his responsibilities with his new child? Well if he does then he will be discussing the temporary immortality of Betty White,||6/7/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 2, Show 3||It's the 13th instalment of AIOTM, but that doesn't stop Tiny Andrew Collings appearing on the show, even if his mum would think that was a bad omen. Rich is in deep water for having sworn live on air on 6Music and Emma is showing off about her iPad, whil||5/31/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 2, Show 2||Richard Herring audaciously attempts to rename five of the seven days of the week, in a way that will make for an easy rhyme to remember them by, but which might make it hard to arrange any actual meetings. His power struggle with double act partners past||5/24/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 2, Show 1a - Stand-Up Extra||Each week at the live show of AIOTM Richard 'Merring' Herring will be doing an exclusive (usually) unbroadcast set of stand-up material, with as much brand new (or obscure stuff) as it's possible to fit in given the time constraints. You will have to come||5/21/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Series 2, Show 1||Sony nominated AIOTM (AIOTM) returns for its second series. In show one Richard Merring forms an uneasy coalition and progressive alliance with Dan Tetsell and Emma Kennedy in the hope that they can curb his worst excesses. But it's a spring clean and all||5/17/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Season 2 Intro||Preview taster of Season 2 of the Sony nominated, Lafta nominated, win nothing podcast As It Occurs To Me, in which Richard Herring reveals he has no idea what the series will begin with... but takes four minutes doing so.||5/12/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Show 10||The final episode of AIOTM, but will it be the last ever? Rich is being haunted by ghosts of podcasts past and future and wondering if he has had a wonderful life. Dan is aiming for a Christmas number 1 and Emma is walking a marathon. Plus it's sold out,||12/14/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Show 9||Podcast #9 and Richard is conflicted about whether he should be happy or sad that AIOTM has been nominated for a Loaded Lafta and what this means about his relationship with Jesus. Dan gets an unexpected gift from a stranger, whilst Emma is living in a co||12/7/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Show 8||AIOTM 8 and Richard's mental balance is about as good as Spike Milligan's after ten times as many Goon Shows, Emma has more tales of actresses shitting, Dan has had his child indoctrinated into the Catholic Church and Christian has taken up acting. After||11/30/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Show 7||Show 7 of AIOTM and Richard seems a bit stressed and overworked. Is he OK or is he on a spiralling descent to madness and death? Emma reveals more secrets about mad actresses and Dan worries about the imprint of his boot ending up on his baby's face. Chri||11/23/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Show 6||In Show 6 of AIOTM, proceedings have been hijacked by the man from behind Rich in the queue in Waitrose (aiottmbritqiw!) but for how long? Rich reminisces about his childhood, Emma gives the backstage goss from the X Factor, Dan has leg boobs and Christia||11/16/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Show 5||Show 5 of AIOTM is an offensiveness special. Rich gives his definitive thoughts on where the boundaries of comedy lie and decides the only way forward is to become more offensive. Along the way we discover too much about cumpkins, Keith Chegwin's cock, Em||11/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Show 4||Episode 4 of AIOTM is a Halloween special. Rich speculates that his comedy might be written by aliens, whilst Emma talks about the rats in her tree. Dan admits that his skills as an impressionist are limited, and Christian has been having some troubles at||11/2/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Show 3||In the 3rd episode of 'As It Occurs To Me', Richard is fighting illness and fascism, Dan makes astonishing revelations about his Nazi heritage, Emma's filthy mouth continues to spout obscenities, and Christian is drinking bitter with his baby. DickIbegyou||10/26/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|37||ExplicitVideoAs It Occurs To Me - Video Documentary||A five minute video documentary about 'As It Occurs To Me'. Featuring interviews with Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy, Dan Tetsell and Andrew Collins.||10/25/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Show 2||In the second episode of As It Occurs To Me, the audience is in danger of being swept away in a gigantic balloon, we get celebrity endorsements from Jan Moir, Jenson Button and Leona Lewis, we find out how people are prejudiced against people that they wr||10/19/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAs It Occurs To Me - Show 1||In the first episode of As It Occurs To Me, Richard discusses his week which includes a visit to Berlin to find out about David Hasselhoff's potential to solve all the world's problems, Snow White's 8th and 9th dwarves, Emma Kennedy's audition for Mama Mi||10/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
Comedy in Progress
if you go into this expecting a slick, well-edited comedy show then you are going to be disappointed. But if you enjoy standup comedy clubs and open-mic nights then you'll appreciate what Herring is going for here. It's basically a shotgun comedy show. Firing out a large blast of unedited, brand new, raw material that hasn't been audience tested and seeing how it plays out. Some of it works, some of it doesn't and if you are unfamiliar with Herring or British culture your opinion will most likely fall into the latter. The parts that do work could eventually be honed into more polished routines that get taken on nationwide tours and made into TV specials. Those are the comedy shows the majority will be familiar with. If you are not interested in seeing how those types of routines begin and are not willing to accept the jokes that fall flat along the way to achieving a comedy gem, then you should probably skip this. These are jokes in gestation.
If I could turn back time,
what would I do differently?
I'd think of something funny to say before writing a review,
If I could turn back time.
Aside: I wouldn't.
Terrific Comedy on the Fly
Richard Herring is a daring and inventive comic. This podcast puts his talents on display in both sketch form and semi-stand up routines without the restriction of tv and radio censors. Much fun.