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Jon Richardson

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Jon Richardson interview

Friday 11th May 2018

Jon Richardson is back on TV with a new show. He explains the format in this interview, plus chats about married life, trying to achieve a good work-life balance, and separating out politics from his stand-up.


Press Clippings

I Talk Telly Awards 2020 nominations

After Life, Friday Night Dinner, Gavin & Stacey, Ghosts, Home, Inside No. 9, Man Like Mobeen and This Country are amongst the nominees for the I Talk Telly Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 8th November 2020

Refurbished Stockton Globe announces first comedy shows

Adam Kay, Chris Ramsey, Jon Richardson, John Bishop and Ross Noble will perform at the refurbished Stockton Globe in 2021.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd October 2020

Comedy Central orders Channel Hopping With Jon Richardson

Channel Hopping With Jon Richardson is coming to Comedy Central. The topical six-part series will see the comedian present a weekly digest of TV clips.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd September 2020

Meet The Richardsons to return for Series 2

Meet The Richardsons is returning for a second series, British Comedy Guide can reveal.

British Comedy Guide, 17th August 2020

Lockdown Comedy 2: where to get your laughs this week

Live stand-up recordings and podcasts.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 18th May 2020

Just The Tonic Comedy Club goes online

One of the most esteemed comedy clubs across the UK, Just the Tonic is attempting to bring back the comedy club experience to millions of people currently doing the right thing by staying at home with new LIVE comedy night via the newly launched Just the Tonic TV.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 2nd May 2020

Online comedy night attempts Guinness World Record

For one night only on 1st May at 8pm become part of an official Guinness World Records title attempt for the most visitors to a virtual pub.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 25th April 2020

Comedian Jon Richardson and his wife Lucy are doing their darndest to squeeze entertainment out of domestic life with their three-year-old daughter in the Yorkshire market town of Hebden Bridge.

Their mock reality-show Meet The Richardsons (Dave) started last month, pretending to be a fly-on-the-lounge-wall show where Jon and Lucy sat on their sofa and bickered about their marriage.

If they'd stuck with that concept, it might have worked better: the couple are obviously close but one can't say a word without rubbing the other up the wrong way.

Lucy spent several minutes criticising her husband for the way he says 'hello'.

And millions of wives will sympathise with her frustration that Jon can go into rhapsodies about a flash of football skill in a Sky Sports game, but fails to notice when she's spent an hour doing her face and make-up before a night out: 'You just say: "Come on then, let's go."'

But the show falls apart when it descends to scripted hijinks. Jon got stuck on the stairs moving a sofa and had to phone for help ... even though the camera crew was in the house. Are they professionally bound never to intervene, like wildlife photographers?

Jason Donovan made a cameo appearance as a guest at a celebrity Halloween party, sending himself up rotten when Lucy mistook him for Bros.

He was great in Dial M For Middlesbrough last year, too. Top chap.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 20th March 2020