Richard Herring: Hitler Moustache Reviews
Description:Reclaiming Chaplinís moustache for comedy, Headmasterís Son star muses on iconography, the positive side of racism and ... more
Newest Review: ... the first opportunity that I have had to see him live. As signified by the poster, Herring bounds onto the stage sporting a real self-grown 'toothbrush' moustache. He claims initially that the whole point of him sporting this somewhat controversial facial hair is to provoke reactions and to reclaim it for comedy - it was after all the preferred topiary of choice of the legendary Charlie ... more
Customer Richard Herring: Hitler Moustache Reviews (2)
by - written on 03/04/10 (Very useful, 87 readings)
'Hitler Moustache' is the latest touring show from Richard Herring, established stand-up comic and formerly part of the acclaimed comedy partnership with Stewart Lee - Lee and Herring. (I have also recently reviewed Stewart Lee's most recent show - If You Prefer a Milder Comedian....) I have been a fan particularly of Herring's for the last two years, ever since he launched his free weekly podcast with his new 'partner' Andrew Collins - ' The Collings and Herrin podcast' (the floating g is deliberate). As a result of this I have also bought some of his DVDs from independent comedy website www.gofasterstripe.com (highly recommended), but this has been the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/08/09, updated on 11/08/09 (Very useful, 129 readings)
Richard Herring never believed them when they said you get more right-wing as you get older, but as the forty-two-year-old Fringe veteran takes to the familiar stage in the sweaty Underbelly for his eighteenth Edinburgh festival, wearing a severe suit and sporting a genuine Hitler moustache, the audience is forced to question whether he's finally lost it. Having survived an embarrassing mid-life crisis in 'Oh F*ck, I'm 40!' and exposed his tragically untroubled youth in last year's sell-out show 'The Headmaster's Son,' Herring's new show takes a hard look at Britain's racist attitudes in the summer that saw the British National Party gain two seats in the ... Read the complete review
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