Jon Richardson

Jon Richardson

 

Jon Richardson ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, 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, Jon Richardson will be taking his new show It’s Not Me, It’s You across the UK in 2011.

With a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe behind him, It’s Not Me It’s You sees everyone’s favourite young grumpy man return to the stage. Embracing his misanthropy, the show features the best bits from his critically acclaimed Edinburgh show Don’t Happy Be Worry’ as well as brand new material.

Discussing the everyday items that have a profound effect on his outlook, Richardson takes his audience on an eclectic journey from cheating footballers to decapitated alligators. It’s Not Me It’s You sees Jon working his pessimism with some hilarious consequences, and as always with his loveable vivacious delivery. It’s also the name of Jon’s highly anticipated first self penned book which is set for release in May 2011.

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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 will also be appearing on the new sixth series of Live At The Apollo (BBC ONE) in December 2010.

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.

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 has recently returned from performing to sell out audiences at the 2010 Melbourne Comedy Festival. 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.

Jon will be starring in the second series of Channel 4’s late night topical show Stand Up For The Week alongside host Kevin Bridges and regulars Andi Osho, Rich Hall and Jack Whitehall.  The series starts on Saturday 12th March at 11.10pm for ten weeks.

See www.offthekerb.co.uk and www.jonrichardsoncomedy.com for tour details plus regular updates on new shows added.

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