JON RICHARDSON NEWS
THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY RETURNS TO THE O2 ON FRIDAY 16TH MAY 2014
Tickets go on sale from 9:00am Friday 28th February. Back for a fifth year, the Channel 4 Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital returns to The O2 Arena with an all star cast from the world of comedy. Join Adam Hills, Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Jason Manford, Jo Brand, John Bishop, Jon Richardson, Jonathan Ross, Josh Widdicombe, Kevin Bridges, Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Paul Chowdhry, Sean Lock, Seann Walsh and many more as we raise money for a new operating theatre at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
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