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Name: Richard Herring  
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Date of Birth: 12th July 1967
Place of Birth: Cheddar, Somerset, UK
Profession: Writer
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Richard Herring (born July 12, 1967) is a British comedian and writer formerly best known as part of a double act with Stewart Lee. He was born in Yorkshire but grew up in Cheddar, Somerset, and was educated at St. Catherine's College, Oxford.

With Stewart Lee, Herring wrote material for Chris Morris' On the Hour (1991) it was during this time that along with Lee he came up with the initial concept for Alan Partridge. In 1992 and 1993, he and Lee wrote and performed Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World for BBC Radio 4. For BBC Radio 1, they wrote and performed one series of Fist of Fun (1993), which was later remade for television. A final television partnership with Lee, This Morning With Richard Not Judy, was a victim of BBC management reshuffles.

In 2002 Herring played the role of Renchard in the Doctor Who Webcast Real Time, together with Stewart Lee as Carey and Colin Baker as the Doctor.

Since cordially ending his informal partnership with Stewart Lee, Herring has written and performed thought-provoking one-man shows to critical acclaim. Most noteworthy of these shows was Talking Cock – released as a book in 2003 – which The Guardian described as "man's answer to The Vagina Monologues." Like Patrick Marber, he has also written and produced several plays.

He has also written for television - most notably penning a large portion of Al Murray's sitcom vehicle, Time Gentlemen Please, on which Stewart Lee worked as script editor. Herring has also contributed to the third series of Matt Lucas and David Walliams' popular TV sketch show, Little Britain, as script editor.

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