Richard Herring: "I'm trying to work out whether happiness is possible"

Richard Herring: "I'm trying to work out whether happiness is possible"

Richard Herring and Paul Ross

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Writer and comedian Richard Herring popped into the Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast Show to talk about his new tour 'Happy Now?', and the joy of becoming a dad. 

With more than 15 years of solo experience, the 48-year-old is a leading light on the stand-up circuit, and recently became a father for the first time.

Herring and his wife had baby Phoebe last year, and he draws some of his material from the fact he started a family relatively late in life. 

He said: "I think it's interesting because we try and chase happiness, and that is something that kind of drifts over you. I'm trying to work out whether happiness is possible. It's obviously about becoming a dad, and becoming a dad a little bit later on.

"I love comedy, and I think the reason why I left everything so late in life is because I was so obsessive about my work. The negative is you think, 'how much of her life am I going to get to see'? There are lots of positives, I think you are more ready for it. If I'd had a baby when I was 22, I don't know how it would have worked out."

Comments