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"What is l-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uhve anyway?
Does anybody love anybody anyway?"

So asked the insane, Welsh, poet-philosopher, Howard Jones in 1983. But in the intervening 28 years no one has dared to answer his questions?
Until now.

Comedian Richard Herring returns to Edinburgh for his 20th Fringe and 32nd show. Having sorted out religion (Christ on a Bike), politics (Hitler Moustache) and penises (Talking Cock), the star of award winning podcast As It Occurs To Me and Radio 4's Richard Herring's Objective seeks to define and destroy love. Before love destroys him. Again.

Is love just a chemical reaction in our brains by which our body selects potential sexual partners or is it a magical force which guides us unerringly to our soul mate, oddly usually waiting until we're off our tits at a night club to do so?

Could a romantic gesture involving Ferrero Rocher chocolates get so out of control as to destroy the economic infrastructure of the United Kingdom?

Is the word being devalued if Richard's dry cleaner claims to "love" all his customers, or is he actually only enamoured with Herring and too shy to tell him directly?

"What is love, anyway?" is a heart-warmingly honest and personal examination of the romantic (and not so romantic) adventures and misadventures of the UK's most prolific comedian, as well as a genuine attempt to define this mysterious, debilitating, evil and wondrous emotion. reveiw of WILA

Mark Williams reviews

Evening Standard review of WILA

4 star review from Bruce Dessau

Send Away The Tigers

Review of Bloomsbury show 30/3/12

Scotsman review of WILA

Brian Donaldson gives Edinburgh Stand show 4 stars

Giggle Beats review of WILA

Andrew Dipper reviews Newcastle gig

Extensive British Comedy interview

Si Hawkins asks the questions interview

Adam Clery interviews

Leamington Courier review of WILA

Sundari Sankar reviews Warwick Arts Centre gig

The Sprout interview

CeefaxOfLife asks the questions

Phonic FM Exeter review

Jenna Richards reviews

Nottingham Post review of WILA

Steve Oliver reviews the Nottingham Playhouse show Jan 2012

Yorkshire Post Big Interview

Not entirely accurate write up of a chat with Sarah Freeman

Nottingham Live interview

Steve Oliver asks the questions interview

Siobhán Kane asks the questions interview

Caroline Foran asks the questions

Londonist review of WILA

Rachel H reviews

What Culture review of WILA

5 stars from Owain Paciuszko

The Arts Desk review of WILA

3 star review from Veronica Lee

Guardian review of WILA

Brian Logan gives 3 stars

Interview with Bristol Evening Post

Chat about What is Love, Anyway? and Gorgeous

Cherwell reviews WILA

5 star review from Alex Kealy

Edinburgh Guide review of WILA

Al Innes gives 4 stars and the sage advice to not see this if you want to see Stewart Lee.

Dark chat review of WILA

The website scores the show 10/10

Edinburgh Evening News review WILA

Sarah Nisbet gives 4 stars

List review of WILA

Brian Donaldson gives 4 stars

Bruce Dessau reviews WILA

Bruce likes the show but not the poster!

Spoonfed review of WILA

Rupert Uzell gives the show 5 stars

Informed Edinburgh review of WILA

2 star review from Andrew Jeffrey

Three Weeks

Four star review in Three Weeks

British Comedy Guide review of WILA

Graeme Strachan gives 4 star review

Scotsman review of What Is Love, Anyway

4 star review from Jay Richardson

Broadway Baby review of WILA

5 stars from Richard O' Brien

I know this much is true - Observer

Euan Ferguson interviews

Fest review of WILA

4 star review from Malcolm Jack

STV review of WILA

Michael MacLennan reviews difficult 1st Sunday gig

Chortle review of WILA

Steve Bennett gives 4 stars

Independent review of WILA

Juilian Hall gives good 3 star review

Gigglesbeat interview

Andrew Dipper talks to me about my 20th Fringe preview

Dave Pollock interviews

Spoonfed interview

Ruper Uzzell asks the questions - plus one that didn't make it on to the website

Venue magazine review of WILA

Regina Papachlimitzou reviews Bristol preview

This is Nottingham review of WILA

Steve Oliver reviews preview at Just The Tonic 10/7/11

Interview with

Nancy Groves interviews

Epping Forest Guardian interview

George Nott interviews

The New Current interviews me

TNC interviews about Edinburgh

What is Love, Anyway? brochure

The programme for my 2011 show, What is Love, Anyway?


ThreeWeeks I wrote intro and interviews for

The PDF of ThreeWeeks including interviews with Barry Cryer and Jerry Sadowitz


Interview with Buzz magazine

Michael Brown interviews for Cardiff magazine.


Back of leaflet for Edinburgh

Back of leaflet for Edinburgh

The back of the Edinburgh Leaflet for What Is Love Anyway?