Gareth Richards

Comedian Profile

Awards: Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer (Finalist)

TV/Radio Appearnces: Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), Live at the Electric (BBC), Co-Host of Frank Skinner’s Sony award-winning Absolute Radio show.

Tour Support for Frank Skinner

In October 2004 Gareth Richards did his first ever gig aboard the Wibbly Wobbly boat, a notorious venue compered by alternative comedy veteran Malcolm Hardy. After his set Malcolm shook his hand and said, “Was that really your first gig?”

“Yes,” said Gareth.

Malcolm said, “Yeah, I thought it was.”

Gareth Richards’ hilarious stand-up, silly jokes and gorgeously low-key comedy songs have made him an instant favourite on the comedy circuit. In 2010 he was nominated for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer.

Gareth has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric (BBC3) and in January performed live on Radio 1 on two separate occasions. Gareth co-hosted Frank Skinner’s Sony award-winning Absolute Radio show for two years and supported Frank on his 2014 tour.

“A delightful hour of comedy”

The Guardian

“Clever craftsman with a big future”
Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard

“An effortlessly assured act… exceptionally inspired and truly memorable.”
Steve Bennett, Chortle