Jon Richardson is a stand-up comedian from Lancaster.
Jon's first gig was in 2003 where he won his heat of the BBC New Comedy Talent Search.
2006 Jon completed a 60 date UK tour with Alan Carr.
2007 Jon won 'Best Breakthrough Act' at the Chortle Awards and Jon's first solo Edinburgh fringe show 'Spatula Pad' about his obsessive compulsive personality disorder was nominated for the 'Best Newcomer award' at the Edinburgh Festival.
Jon's 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show 'This Guy at Night' about his resulting perfectionism was nominated in the Best Show category.
Jon is a talented writer and best selling author, his debut book 'It's Not Me It's You' was released in June 2011, to critical acclaim, the book was based on Jon's article for the Guardian's Weekend Magazine, Valentine's Day issue.
Away from his live stand up, Jon is best known as team captain on Channel 4’s ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’ and ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown’. His recent TV credits include ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC ONE), ‘Live At The Apollo’ (BBC ONE), ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ (BBC ONE),‘Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The 02’ and ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’(BBC TWO).
As well as Stand Up For The Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Jon also appeared in his very own Channel 4 Documentary Jon Richardson: a Little Bit ODC last year, which subsequently won a Mind Media award, plus starred alongside fellow Cats captain Sean Lock, also in 2012, in the series Hillbilly Holiday (Channel 4).
Jon has made numerous appearances on radio shows, including And The Winner Is (BBC Radio 2), Act Your Age (BBC Radio 4), The Museum Of Curiosity (BBC Radio 4) and is also a regular contributor on BBC Radio Five Live's Fighting Talk.
He has also hosted his own Sunday morning radio show on BBC 6 Music.
Jon released his debut DVD ‘Funny Magnet’ in 2012. Recorded at the Shaftesbury Apollo, the DVD was released by Universal Pictures (UK) on 19th November and is available now at amazon.com.
2013 British Comedy Award Best Male Comic nominee Jon 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’. The 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 from Amazon.
'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
'Jon Richardson's way of combining grinning good humour with instances of his constant irritation at those less perfectionist than himself was itself perfectly judged.'
Destined for showbiz big-time'**** Evening Standard
'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
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