Richard Herring holding a white ball on a bright orange background

Richard Herring

Comedy Can I Have My Ball Back? Fri 28 Jun 2024, 7:30pm The Haymarket



£24 (includes £4 booking fee)


Suitable for: ages 14 and over (may contain strong language)

In 2021, Richard Herring went to his GP to find out why his right ball seemed to be growing bigger. It turned out that he had testicular cancer, and one month later, he was lying in hospital waiting to have his murderous gonad removed. Would he survive? (No spoilers!)

For a comedian who had done a whole show on male genitalia (Talking Cock) and written a book about toxic masculinity (The Problem with Men), this felt like some cruel trick of fate.

In his much-anticipated return to stand-up after six years, Richard talks bollocks and answers the question on everyone's lips: Is a severed gonad in a jar a fitting prize to bring in for Taskmaster?

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