British Olympians, Richard Herring observes at the start of his show, are pretty damn good at sports no one else can afford. Herring, by contrast, is superb at delivering a podcast on a budget. The Fringe veteran began (after establishing his recorders were working) with some topical stand-up, before introducing his main guest, on this occasion, We Are Klang’s Marek Larwood. Their exchange – covering topics as diverse as Steve Redgrave, eyeball-licking and trouser-dropping – was as slick as it was wide-ranging. Some impressive mind reading by Doug Segal followed, as did a lively game of True or False with the audience. Herring’s skill is in never overshadowing his subject, but never being outshone himself. Gold medal standard.
The Stand Comedy Club, 2-27 Aug (not 13), 2.15pm
tw rating 5/5 | [Sarah Richardson]