Jon Richardson is an English comedian and TV personality, particularly known for his appearances on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and as co-host with Russell Howard on BBC 6 Music. In a more serious vein, he was also the winner of the 2013 Mind Award for his 2012 documentary A Little Bit OCD.
Jon’s comedy career took off in 2003 when he entered and won his heat of the BBC New Talent Comedy Search. He went on to reach the semi-finals of the Laughing Horse New Act of The Year competition the following year and then became one of six acts to reach the final of the J2O Last Laugh Comedy Search. Having impressed a sell-out crowd in Bristol, he marked the end of his first full year in comedy with a performance at the Criterion Theatre in London's West End, where high profile Judges Jasper Carrott and Dave Spikey were both extremely impressed with his performance.
In 2006, Jon completed a 60-date British and Irish tour with Alan Carr, before making an appearance on Paramount's The Comedy Store. The following year, Jon’s first solo show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Spatula Pad, earned him a Best Newcomer nomination at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. He also won the 2008 Chortle Award for Best Breakthrough Act, performing his second solo show, Dogmatic, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He later took this show around the country on his first solo tour.
Since then, Jon has taken his shows all over the country and abroad. He has performed at comedy festivals in Leeds, Guildford and Bristol, and has headlined university gigs for Off The Kerb and Avalon, compèred in the French Alps, headlined in Barcelona and performed a one-man show in Greece. In addition, he performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2010.
Jon’s numerous TV and radio credits include After Hours, Live At The Comedy Store, Steve Lamacq's Roundtable, 4 Stands Up, The Jon Richardson Show, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You, Comedy World Cup, Room 101, Would I Lie To You? and Jon Richardson Grows Up.
Jon has produced two best-selling stand-up DVDs, Funny Magnet, recorded at the Apollo Theatre in Hammersmith, and Nidiot.
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