Richard lines up new show at the theatre

Richard Herring
Richard Herring

One of the modern day masters of British comedy Richard Herring returns to Northampton with his new show next week.

He performs Happy Now? at Royal & Derngate on Saturday March 5.

After years of drifting aimlessly and alone, Richard Herring is now settled down with a wife and a tiny baby. Is he finally happy now? Or does responsibility for the lives of others come with its own terrors?

In his twelfth solo stand up show, Herring examines whether we are can ever hope to be or are meant to be truly content. If we were never unhappy would happiness have any meaning? Why do our brains force us to envision the worst possible outcomes even on a day when everything seems fine. Does being happy mean a comedian loses his edge and true belly laughs only come from depression? Is there any system that will guarantee us eternal bliss or should we just embrace the fact that lthe only option is to laugh in its face?

Tickets are priced at £16 and can be booked by calling 01604 624811 or visit