JON RICHARDSON NEWS
THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY RETURNS TO THE O2 ON FRIDAY 15TH MAY 2015
Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The O2 in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity returns for a sixth year to London’s O2 arena, the world famous entertainment venue.
The amazing all star line up confirmed for the biggest annual comedy event of the year so far includes: Aisling Bea, Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Jonathan Ross, Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan, Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre, Paul Chowdhry, Rich Hall, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Sean Lock, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Warwick Davis with many more to be announced.
Congratulations to Adam Hills, Alan Carr, Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe and Sean Lock as their shows The Last Leg and 8 Out of 10 Cats are nominated for 2014 British Comedy Awards.
Alan, Adam and Sean have also been nominated for awards in the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality, Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Best Male TV Comic categories respectively.
Also nominated are 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown in Best Comedy Panel Show, The Last Leg in Best Comedy Entertainment Programme and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown in Best Comedy Moment 2014.
The results will be announced live on Channel 4 on Tuesday 16th December, with Jonathan Ross once again hosting the ceremony.
'Richardson makes for a highly individual performer... charming and immensely likeable' - The Mail on Sunday
'... so consistently funny' - Guardian Guide
'... a neurotic genius whose stuff on his hang ups and rigid world-view will make you weep' - The Radio Times
2013 British Comedy Award Best Male Comic nominee, star of 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Live At The Apollo Jon Richardson is checking his tyre pressures, hoovering his floor mats and putting an emergency packed lunch in the boot of his car, ready to hit the stage again with his brand new DVD Nidiot. Filmed at a sold out Hammersmith Apollo and released by Universal Pictures on Monday 1st December, Nidiot is the second DVD release from one of the UK's brightest and most popular stand-up comedy and TV stars.
Nidiot sees a more contemplative side of perennial singleton and OCD sufferer Jon. As he approaches thirty, Jon is determined to become a more easygoing person for the sake of his friends and his future health as he starts to think about life ahead. His difficulty in meeting women (especially someone he really likes), the trauma of seeing his friends settling down and having children, or risking his life in a daredevil situation but then finding himself actually having a good time. Can a leopard (or indeed a Nidiot) change his spots for the better?
The DVD Michael McIntyre - Showtime was number one on Christmas Day in the official UK Comedy Stand-Up Chart and finished the week with 65,090 sales, ahead of Mrs Brown's Boys with 49,015 sales for the week leading up to Christmas Day and finishing on Saturday 29th December. Kevin Bridges - The Story Continues... climbs to number five with 27,093 sales, with Jon Richardson - Funny Magnet at number eleven with 9,205 sales closely followed by Dara O Brian - Craic Dealer at twelve with 7,950. Paul Chowdhry - What's Happening White People? has climbed to twenty-one with 1,.549 sales. Sales figures are for the period Sunday 23rd until Saturday 29th December 2012.
‘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?
Channel 4 have confirmed Jon Richardson as the new team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, replacing Jason Manford. Recordings will take place in June and the new series will go out on Friday nights from the 17th June.
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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.
‘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