HE’S almost an annual visitor to the Colchester Arts Centre and comedian Richard Herring is back this weekend with his latest show, We’re All Going To Die.

Richard began his comedy career while at Oxford University where he met fellow comedian Stewart Lee. Together they began writing sketches for the Oxford Revue Workshop.

As a comedy double act, Lee and Herring had their own Radio One show, quickly followed by television sketch shows, Fist of Fun and This Morning With Richard Not Judy. His current show is his tenth in as many years.

Previous offerings have included sorting out politics and prejudice in Hitler Moustache, religion with Christ on a Bike and romance in What is Love, Anyway? For one show, the 12 Tasks of Hercules Terrace, he spent an afternoon cleaning out the elephant enclosure at Colchester Zoo.

Now he’s back in town on with a show that approaches the subject of death in typical Herring fashion. Richard laughs in the face of all our inevitable ends, asking along the way is death a tragedy or just an excuse to have an extended lie-in?

Richard Herring: We’re All Going To Die,
Colchester Arts Centre,
Church Street, Colchester. Saturday, February 22, 8pm. £15, £13 concessions
01206 500900.