Sphere snaps up Richard Herring's 'head-scratching' questions

Sphere snaps up Richard Herring's 'head-scratching' questions

Sphere will publish writer and comedian Richard Herring’s book of “head-scratching” questions in October. 

Editorial director Rhiannon Smith bought world rights to Richard Herring’s Would You Rather? from Avalon. Sphere will publish in print, e-book and audio in October 2021. 

Sphere said: “As announced at his podcast recording on Monday night (5th July), Richard Herring’s Would You Rather? will tackle the important questions in life such as: Would you rather have a conversation with a dolphin or an elephant? or ‘Would you rather fall in love or fall into a swimming pool full of your favourite biscuits?’ or even ‘Would you rather live in a giant shoe or a giant peach?’” 

“Perfect for all the family, and packed with hundreds of head-scratching questions, this new book from Richard Herring will be the ideal book for entertaining everyone through the long winter evenings.”  

Smith said: “In the same way that readers flocked to Rich’s Emergency Questions (Sphere), fans young and old are going to love Would You Rather?. The answers on Rich’s podcast are always a highlight, so I’m really pleased that readers will get a chance to debate their own responses. It’s brilliant to be working with Rich again on a new book and I’m even more pleased that some of the questions have been provided by his daughter.” 

Herring said: “I am delighted to be bringing out a new book of silly though occasionally profound questions to keep the world chatting. I hope they will spark the imagination and take you to some unexpected places and that, as funny as the questions are, your answers will be even funnier.” 

Herring is a writer and performer and a podcaster. “Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast” also sees him interview top comedians in front of a live audience with previous guests including Sir Michael Palin, Dawn French and Grayson Perry. He has written and appeared in a number of critically acclaimed plays, is a frequent guest on television panel shows, regularly tours as a stand-up comedian and was the winner of season 10 of Channel 4's “Taskmaster”.