Comedian Richard Herring is set to perform at The Lights in Andover on 18 July at 8pm.

In a much-anticipated return to stand-up, Herring confronts his recent battle with testicular cancer head-on.

Given his previous work dedicated to male jokes and toxic masculinity discussions, it's a profound and comical twist of fate.

Herring found success as a writer and performer, earning recognition in the world of podcasts.

Dubbed the "The Podfather" and "King of the Internet", his RHLSTP podcast has remained popular, offering insightful conversations with star guests.

Over the course of an hour, guests including Stephen Fry, Michael Palin, and John Oliver let loose in frank discussions.

The podcast frequently achieves a million downloads a month, and boasts multiple comedy award wins.

Before his successful solo career, Herring worked as part of the comedy duo Lee & Herring, writing and performing for shows like Lionel Nimrod’s Inexplicable World and Fist of Fun.

In collaboration with Al Murray, he wrote a sitcom named Time Gentlemen Please.

His notable works also include the comedy drama Relativity, which had its final series airing on BBC Radio 4 last year.

In the world of competition, Herring emerged as the winner of series 10 of Taskmaster and last year’s Taskmaster Champion of Champions.

His television appearances span across various shows including Roast Battle and Have I Got News For You.

His written works include ten published books, addressing varied themes from conversation starters to discussions on masculinity.

The highlights comprise of 'Can I Have My Ball Back?, 'The Problem with Men: When is it International Men’s Day?' (and why it matters), and 'Talking Cock.'