JON RICHARDSON NEWS
Dates have been announced for Jon Richardson's 2017 tour, on sale here from Friday 14th October.
The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?
Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be 'with which to work'?
Best known as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Jon has been massively in demand for television and radio appearances including; Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The 02 and most recently Taskmaster. He can also be heard hosting The Warm Up show on talkSPORT with Matt Forde every Saturday.
'Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss' **** - The Mirror
'One of our most individual and interesting stand-ups' **** - The Times
'Sublimely brilliant, stunning...' - Time Out
‘Comedian Jon Richardson aims to meet The One – someone who uses commas correctly, makes the bed and doesn’t mind him arranging CDs and DVDs in alphabetical order.
Written in his unique style, Jon’s quest is a hilarious eye-opener into the mind of a neat freak.’ – The Sun
‘Ever annoyed others by obsessively rearranging your DVD collection?
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Jon Richardson is a stand-up comedian from Lancaster. His first solo Edinburgh show about his obsessive compulsive personality disorder was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival. His 2009 show about his resulting perfectionism was nominated in the Best Show category. He is a regular Have I Got News For You panellist, star of Live At The Apollo, team member of Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week and team captain of Channel 4’s long-running series 8 Out Of 10 Cats. It’s Not Me It’s You, Jon’s highly anticipated first self penned book was released in June 2011.
Away from stand-up Jon is massively in demand for television and radio appearances. His recent TV credits include; Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Live At The Apollo (BBC1), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC2), Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The 02, Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2), Grumpy Young Men (Comedy Central), Richard Bacon’s Beer And Pizza Club (ITV4), The Bubble (BBC2) and Walk On The Wild Side (BBC2).
Jon has also made appearances on numerous radio shows, including And The Winner Is (BBC Radio 2, hosted by Matt Lucas), Act Your Age (BBC Radio 4), The Museum Of Curiosity (BBC Radio 4) and is also a regular contributor on Five Live’s Fighting Talk. He has also hosted his own Sunday morning radio show on BBC6 Music.
Jon is also a talented writer and contributor to national newspapers, most notably penning a cover article for the Guardian’s Weekend Magazine for its Valentine’s Day issue.
A regular on the stand-up circuit, Jon’s first gig was in 2003 where he won his heat of the BBC New Comedy Talent Search. After completing a 60 date UK with Alan Carr in 2006, Jon won Best Breakthrough Act at the 2007 Chortle Awards and went on to receive a Best Newcomer nomination for his show Spatula Pad at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This was followed in 2008 with a successful Edinburgh run of his second solo show Dogmatic and a subsequent Edinburgh Comedy Award best show nomination in 2009 for his third Edinburgh show, This Guy at Night.
‘For ten years he has been among the funniest men in Britain’ – The Mirror
‘Sublimely brilliant, stunning… he is a comic right on the verge of greatness. If you haven’t seen him yet get your finger out and sort it’ – Time Out
‘So good he actually bends time’ ***** – Chortle
‘Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss’ **** – The Mirror