THE FUNNIEST BOOK OF THE YEAR. GUARANTEED TO TURN AN AWKWARD SILENCE INTO AN AWKWARD CONVERSATION.
Now updated with new answers from: David Mitchell, Sara Pascoe, Charlie Brooker and Stephen Fry, among others!
‘Ridiculously funny and (unexpectedly) genuinely useful’ ADAM KAY
‘A perfect way to pretend you’re interested in people you’re not that interested in’ KATHY BURKE
‘Most of this book is pointless filth, all of it is hilarious, and my answer to question 715(a) is “Yes thank you and it was very tasty”‘ DAWN FRENCH
If you had to wear somebody’s guts for garters – if you had to – who would you disembowel in order to facilitate your socks staying up?
What do you consider your median achievement?
Would you rather have pubic hair made of unremovable barbed wire or to be attacked by a rabid badger in your sleep once a week?
We’ve all been there. Stuck at a boring family party, on an awkward date, in a below-par job interview, or any number of other situations in which conversation has become more of a trickle than a flow. Well, fear the excruciation no more, as Richard Herring’s EMERGENCY QUESTIONS is about to change your life. Containing 1,001 conversation starters from one of our most cherished comedians, along with plenty of answers from the many household names who’ve appeared on his podcast, this book is virtually guaranteed to remove any social anxiety from your life, and will raise your repartee-game to new heights.
‘Of all the clever people I know, Richard is the stupidest. And of all the stupid people I know, Richard is the cleverest. That’s why this is such a brilliant book for everyone’ RICHARD OSMAN
‘Perhaps if Michael Parkinson had asked Mohammad Ali if he’d ever seen a Bigfoot he might be remembered as a great interviewer. Instead it is Richard Herring who has perfected the art of creating funny, interesting and offensive questions that will supercharge even the dullest encounter’ ADAM BUXTON
‘Richard Herring bullied me into claiming this book, which I haven’t yet read, is brilliant’ CHARLIE BROOKER
Richard Herring has enjoyed phenomenal success as a writer and performer and is an innovator in the world of podcasts. Persistently placing in the Top 10 UK Comedy Podcast chart,Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast sees him interview top comedians in front of a live audience, with previous guests including Stephen Fry, David Mitchell, and Russell Brand. He has written and appeared in a number of critically acclaimed plays, is a frequent guest on television panel shows, and regularly tours as a stand-up comedian.
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