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Jon Richardson

Jon is a stand-up comedian known for his awkward, nerdy persona. He rose to fame after joining 8 Out Of 10 Cats and is now a captain on its spin-off, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. He has also starred in a number of other TV and radio series and regularly tours live shows.

Biography

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 and star of Live At The Apollo. Currently, Jon is team captain on the words and numbers game, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Away from stand-up, Jon is massively in demand for television and radio appearances. Jon has also starred on the Channel 4 documentaries, Jon Richardson: A Little Bit OCD, as well as Jon Richardson Grows Up. He presents his own series, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier, on channel Dave.

Jon has also made appearances on numerous radio shows, including Act Your Age, The Museum Of Curiosity and Five Live's Fighting Talk. He has previously hosted his own Sunday morning radio show on BBC Radio 6 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 sixty 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.

Testimonials

"For ten years he has been among the funniest men in Britain."The Mirror
"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
"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
Gender
Male
Nationality
England
Born
Sunday 26th September 1982 (37 years-old)

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Credits

 
Year Production Role
2020 Meet The Richardsons Brand New Jon
2019 Richard Osman's World Cup Of The Decade Brand New Self
2019 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 3
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2019 Have I Got News For You - Series 58
  1. E9 - Election Special
Guest
2019 Comedy Gala 2019: In Aid of Waverley Care Self
2019 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 17 Self
2019 Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier - Series 2 Host / Presenter
2019 The Ranganation - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2019 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Series 3
  1. Special - Unseen & Best Bits
  2. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2019 Comedians Watching Football With Friends Self
2019 Hypothetical - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2019 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 16 Self
2018 The Unbelievable Truth - Series 21
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2018 Insert Name Here - Series 4
  1. E5 - Harry
Guest
2018 Dave's Advent Calendar Self
2018 Dave's Advent Calendar
  1. E20 - Cookies For Santa By Jon Richardson
Writer
2018 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 2
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Self
2018 Would I Lie To You? - Series 12
  1. Special - The Unseen Bits
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2018 Stand Up Central - Series 4
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2018 Have I Got News For You - Series 56
  1. Special - Have I Got 2018 News For You
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2018 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 15 Self
2018 Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2018 To Hull And Back - Series 3
  1. E2 - Stockholm Syndrome
DJ Richie
2018 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 14 Self
2017 Michael McIntyre's Big Show - Series 3
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2017 Have I Got News For You - Series 54
  1. Special - Have I Got 2017 News For You
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2017 Duck Quacks Don't Echo - Series 6
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2017 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 13 Self
2017 The Last Leg - Series 11
  1. Special - Re-United Kingdom
Guest
2017 Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2017 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 12 Self
2017 Have I Got News For You - Series 53
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2017 Jon Richardson: How To Survive The End Of The World Host / Presenter
2017 Jon Richardson: Old Man Tour Self
2017 The Fake News Show - Pilot
  1. Pilot
Guest
2017 Insert Name Here - Series 2
  1. E4 - Ben
Guest
2017 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 11 Self
2016 Have I Got News For You - Series 52
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
Guest
2016 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 10 Self
2016 To Hull And Back - Series 2
  1. E3 - Is That You Mr Brown?
DJ Richie
2016 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 9 Self
2016 Taskmaster - Series 2 Self
2016 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 4
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2016 Jon Richardson: Nidiot Host / Presenter
2016 Jon Richardson: Nidiot Writer
2016 Play To The Whistle - Series 2
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2016 The Unbelievable Truth - Series 16
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2016 Drunk History - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Percy Shelley
2016 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 8 Self
2016 A League Of Their Own - Series 10
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2016 Insert Name Here - Series 1
  1. E5 - Dave
Guest
2016 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 7 Self
2015 Jon Richardson's To Do List Cancelled Host / Presenter
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats - 2015 Specials Team Captain
2015 Have I Got News For You - Series 50
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2015 To Hull And Back - Series 1
  1. E4 - It's My Party
  2. E2 - An Affair To Forget
  3. E1 - Crying In The Chapel
DJ Richie
2015 The Unbelievable Truth - Series 15
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2015 Would I Lie To You? - Series 9
  1. Special - The Unseen Bits
  2. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2015 Fighting Talk - Wimbledon Special Guest
2015 Channel 4's Comedy Gala Guest
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 6 Self
2015 Play To The Whistle - Series 1
  1. Special - Extra Time
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2015 Fighting Talk - Series 12 Guest
2015 The Football's On - Series 2
  1. E32 - Episode Thirty Two
Guest
2015 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 5 Self
2014 Friends On Benefits Jon
2014 Live At The Apollo - Series 10
  1. E4 - Jon Richardson, Sara Pascoe, Nathan Caton
Host / Presenter
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 18 Team Captain
2014 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 13
  1. E1 - Jack Whitehall, Jon Richardson, Matt Forde, Abbey Clancy, Piers Morgan, Kasabian
Guest
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 4 Self
2014 MacAulay And Co - Edinburgh 2014
  1. E13 - Episode Thirteen
Guest
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 3 Self
2014 Channel 4's Comedy Gala Guest
2014 The Unbelievable Truth - Series 13
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2014 Dara O Briain: School Of Hard Sums - Series 3
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2014 Duck Quacks Don't Echo - Series 1
  1. Special - Extra
  2. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 17 Team Captain
2014 Fighting Talk - Series 11 Guest
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 2 Self
2013 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 16 Team Captain
2013 Don't Sit In The Front Row - Series 2
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2013 A League Of Their Own - Series 7
  1. Special - Best Bits
  2. Special - Unseen Vol 2
  3. Special - Unseen Vol 1
  4. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2013 Jon Richardson: Funny Magnet Host / Presenter
2013 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 1 Self
2013 The News Quiz - Series 81 Guest
2013 Would I Lie To You? - Series 7
  1. Special - The Unseen Bits
  2. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2013 Channel 4's Comedy Gala Guest
2013 Room 101 - Series 2
  1. E8 - Craig Revel Horwood, Sheila Hancock, Jon Richardson
Guest
2013 Walk On The Wild Side - Series 3 Various (Voice)
2013 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 15 Team Captain
2013 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - 2013 Specials Self
2012 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 9
  1. E13 - Davina McCall, Jon Richardson, Olly Murs, Harry Hill, Rebecca Ferguson
Guest
2012 Live At The Apollo - Series 8
  1. E2 - Rhod Gilbert, Kerry Godliman, Jon Richardson
Guest
2012 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 14 Team Captain
2012 Comedy World Cup
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2012 Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2012 Channel 4's Comedy Gala Guest
2012 Stand Up For The Week - Series 4 Host / Presenter
2012 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 13 Team Captain
2012 Walk On The Wild Side - CBBC Pilot Various (Voice)
2012 That Sunday Night Show - Series 3
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2012 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - 2012 Specials Self
2011 Stand Up For The Week - Series 3 Host / Presenter
2011 Would I Lie To You? - Series 5
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2011 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 12 Team Captain
2011 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live - 2011 Host / Presenter
2011 The Back End Of Next Week
  1. Special - Edinburgh Festival Special
Host / Presenter
2011 Jon Richardson: It's Not Me, It's You Self
2011 Comedy Gala 2011: In Aid of Waverley Care Self
2011 My Favourite Joke Self
2011 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 11 Team Captain
2011 Channel 4's Comedy Gala Guest
2011 Grouchy Young Men - Series 2 Self
2011 The Graham Norton Show - Series 9
  1. Special - Compilation Show
  2. E1 - David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Jon Richardson, Josh Groban
Guest
2011 Have I Got News For You - Series 41
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2011 So Wrong It's Right - Series 2
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2011 24 Hour Panel People Guest
2011 Stand Up For The Week - Series 2 Self
2010 Live At The Apollo - Series 6
  1. E5 - Stephen K Amos, Jon Richardson, Micky Flanagan
Guest
2010 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 24
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2010 Fighting Talk - Series 8 Guest
2010 Have I Got News For You - Series 40
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2010 Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel Of Laughs
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2010 Richard Bacon's Beer & Pizza Club - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2010 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live - 2010
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2010 Jon Richardson: Don't Happy, Be Worry Self
2010 GIT Starring Jon Richardson, Lloyd Langford and Dan Atkinson Self
2010 Never Write Off The Germans Team Captain
2010 The Museum Of Curiosity - Gallery 3 Host / Presenter
2010 Have I Got News For You - Series 39
  1. Special - Have I Got Election News For You
Guest
2010 The Now Show - The Vote Now Show 2010 Self
2010 The Now Show - The Vote Now Show 2010 Writer
2010 And The Winner Is... - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2010 The Bubble
  1. E2 - Jon Richardson, Germaine Greer, Ed Byrne
Guest
2010 Grouchy Young Men - Series 1 Self
2010 Fighting Talk - Series 7 Guest
2010 Act Your Age - Series 2 Team Captain
2009 Have I Got News For You - Series 38
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2009 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 23
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2009 Jason Manford And Friends
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2009 Comic Fringes - Series 5
  1. E3 - Gone Phishing
Narrator
2009 Comic Fringes - Series 5
  1. E3 - Gone Phishing
Writer
2009 MacAulay And Co - Edinburgh 2009
  1. E6 - Monday 17th
Guest
2009 Walk On The Wild Side - Series 1 Various (Voice)
2009 Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow - Series 1
  1. E6 - Brighton
Guest
2009 The Museum Of Curiosity - Gallery 2
  1. E5 - Meeting Eleven
Guest
2009 4 Stands Up - Series 3
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2009 Walk On The Wild Side - Pilot Various (Voice)
2009 The Now Show - Series 27 Self
2009 The Leicester Comedy Festival
  1. E4 - The Leicester Comedy Festival 2009
Guest
2008 Out To Lunch - Series 6
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2008 Act Your Age - Series 1 Team Captain
2008 Alan Carr's Comedy Outings
  1. E3 - Dangerous Li-Alans
Self (Archive Material)
2008 4 At The Fringe - Series 3
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Jon Richardson on IMDb

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