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Jon Richardson

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Jon Joel Richardson (born 26 September 1982) is a Lancaster-born, Swindon-based British comedian who attended Lancaster Royal Grammar School.

He co-hosted a Sunday morning radio show on BBC 6 Music with fellow comedian Russell Howard, and continued to present the show himself after Howard left, until 7th March 2010. He was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2007 if.comedy awards for his first full-length solo show ‘Spatula Pad’ which he performed at the Pleasance Courtyard, and he was also nominated for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2009.

He won the award for Best Breakthrough Act at the 2008 Chortle Awards.

Early career

Richardson started out in comedy after dropping out of Hispanic Studies at Bristol University. After a year working as a chef, he realised that he wanted to do stand-up and entered and won his heat of the BBC New Talent Comedy Search in May 2003. His first gig was at the Bath Comedy Cavern alongside Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert. In 2004, he was one of six acts to reach the final of the J20 Last Laugh Comedy Search.

Jon completed a 60 date UK and Irish tour supporting Alan Carr in 2006.

Edinburgh credits

* 2005: Compere - Big Value Early Show
* 2006: The Comedy Zone
* 2007: Spatula Pad (Nominated for if.comedy award Best Newcomer award).
* 2008: Dogmatic
*2009: This Guy At Night (Nominated for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award)

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