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Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, regular Have I Got News For You panellist, star of Live at the Apollo and officially the Funniest Man in the UK in the 2012 Loaded Lafta Awards. Everyone’s favourite grumpy young man returns to The Glee Club stage.
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; Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC2), Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The 02, 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 Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss' - The Mirror
'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
'Richardson is a neurotic genius whose stuff on his hang-ups and rigid world-view will make you weep' - Radio Times
'Destined for showbiz big-time' - Evening Standard