Yesterday on Twitter, Richard Herring did an incredibly kind thing (like what Jesus would do) that gave myself and Mrs Munkeycop a chance to go and see his stand-up show ‘Christ on a Bike : The Second Coming’ at The Tivoli Theatre in Wimbourne. If you’re reading this Rich. Thanks, you are teh aces. I can call you Rich right? I guess so seeing as we’re now the bestiest best friends EVAR! Even more so than Ant & Dec.
Despite it being close to where I have lived for the last few years, yesterday was was my first ever visit to the Tivoli Theatre. It’s a very cosy venue indeed. From it’s almost shop-like looking front to the perfectly sized main auditorium, it’s a lovely intimate venue making it perfect for enjoying a stand up comedy show.
And what a great show it was, at times enjoyably relentless with the subject matter as Richard tears into the 10 commandments via the power of a slide show. Without wishing to spoil anything there were also moments of genuine agreement with some of the ideals of Christianity which served to embarrass those twarts who have fired off knee jerk reactions without actually seeing the show. There’s all kinds of great stuff to enjoy here whether it’s the afformentioned slide shows, the head messing meta-references, Richard’s feats of memory recollection or the excellent imaginary conversations. I don’t think I’ll ever hear such a funny story about the trunk of a car again. If ‘Christ on a Bike’ is playing in your area it’s a recommended night out.
So for such a great night the very least I could do for Mr Herring is to pimp his wares here. Buy some of his stuff why don’t you or if you prefer, donate to Rich’s charity of choice, Scope.
Richard Herring’s DVD’s and stuff by other funny people can be bought from here.
Donations for Scope can be made via Richard’s Just Giving page here.