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'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
2013 British Comedy Award Best Male Comic nominee 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 road again with a brand new tour Nidiot. After a sell out spring run, the forty-two date autumn tour includes two nights at the Hammersmith Apollo on 3rd and 4th October where he will record his second live stand-up DVD set for release in November 2014.
The perennial singleton and misanthrope is determined to become a more easygoing person for the sake of his friends and his future health. Come and find out whether or not a leopard can change its spots, or if they are doomed to be angry forever not to have been given a more uniform and symmetrical fur pattern.
Jon will also be starring in a brand new Channel 4 series this September, Jon Richardson Grows Up. Mortgages, marriage and parenthood - all big words from the 'Adult World' that strike fear into the heart of thirty-somethings everywhere. In the new three-part series Jon will embark on a journey that will not only enlighten him, but the whole of the UK, as to what it takes to be a 'Happy Adult'. This is not just a do-gooders guide to growing as a person - Jon and his best mate, fellow comedian and optimist Matt 'Fordie' Forde, are going on a good old fashioned road-trip around Britain. The pair will travel in a campervan meeting people from all walks of life who have unique views on what it means to be grown-up'.
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