Born in Lancaster in England, Jon Joel Richardson is a comedian of English origin. After completing the schooling in Lancashire, he decided to take math at the University of Bristol. He studied math for one and a half year but realized he was not made for it. He left it to work as a chef. He couldn't attain satisfaction there as well, so he pursued a career in comedy. Comedians like Jon Robins, Mark Olver, Russel Howard, were his mates for one complete year in the city of Bristol. Jon was a traveler.
He then shifted to Swindon for five years then to Surbiton, Kingston, London, etc. He also lived with Matt Forde and Danny Buckler. After the struggle, in the year 2003, he entered the comedy line. He won the BBC New Talent Comedy Show in May 2003. The very next year he participated in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year show and reached its semi-finals. He slowly improved, and his act reached the final of the J20 Last Laugh Comedy Search.
He then started doing theaters to grab the heart of the crowd. In London, he performed at the Criterion Theatre. The honorable judges present there appreciated him. Fond of touring, he completed a 60-date British plus Irish tour with Alan Carr. He started making appearances in films. He earned his first nomination for the Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the year 2007 for his first solo show Spatula Pad. The next year, in 2008, Jon was the one to win the Chortle Award for his second solo show Dogmatic.
The award was for the Best Breakthrough Act. He also started acting in TV series. He featured in 2008 on the BBC channel Radio 4 for series “Act Your Age”. It was directed by Simon Mayo. He hosted shows like a Sunday morning radio show. In the year 2009, his show This Guy at Night was again nominated for the awards at Edinburgh festival.
Be it a music show, anchoring, or anything, Jon was a masterpiece. A little later, Jon revealed that he no longer lived alone. He lived with his girlfriend, Lucy Beaumont, who was also a comedian. Episodes of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown mentioned her name. The couple finally married each other in the month of April in 2015.
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Born and brought up in Lancaster, Lancashire, Jon Richardson is an English comedian, best identified for his featuring on “8 Out of Ten Cats” and “8 Out of Ten Cats Does Countdown”. He did his schooling at “Lancaster Royal Grammar School” and quit University of Bristol, working as a chef eventually. Later, he chose to be a comedian and resided with a bunch of comedians namely, Russel Howard, Mark Olver, and John Robbins for one year in Bristol. He also stayed with other comedians namely, Matt Forde, and Danny Buckler in Surbiton, London.
He also bought a house in the Lake District, a fact that was declared in an interview with the “Woman” magazine. Jon entered the contest “BBC New Talent Comedy Search” and won it in the year 2003. He was one of the six acts to advance to the concluding stage of the J20 Last Laugh Comedy Search in the year 2004. His comedy performance at the Criterion Theatre in London impressed the judges (Jasper Carrott and Davey Spikey) and the audience. In the year 2006, Jon appeared in “The Comedy Zone” at The Edinburgh Festival, and then in the year 2007, his solo show named, “Spatula Pad” at The Edinburgh Film Festival made him acquire the nomination of Best Newcomer at The Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
Richardson is also best known for his work as a co-host with Russell Howard on BBC 6 Music. He has also been a part of “Have I Got News for You” in the year 2009 and in 2010, he guest starred on David Mitchell’s, “The Bubble”. Some of his other achievements include, anchoring in French Alps, presenting in Barcelona, and performing a solo spectacle in Greece. One of his stand-up DVDs was also launched named, “Funny Magnet”, recorded at the Apollo Theatre in Hammersmith, which also includes the podcast of the comedian, Matt Forde (also his roommate).