Jon Richardson

 

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, team captain on '8 Out Of 10 Cats', regular  Have I Got News For You  panellist, star of Live At The Apollo and new team member on the second series of  Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week

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 (BBC ONE) 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4) Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC ONE), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC TWO), Grumpy Young Men (Comedy Central), Richard Bacon's Beer And Pizza Club (ITV4), The Bubble (BBC TWO) and Walk On The Wild Side (BBC TWO). 

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 (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. 

'So good he actually bends time'  Chortle *****

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.

His 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.

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