Lancaster-raised Jon Richardson is estimated to be worth £3.4 million. He was born on September 26, 1982. After a stint as a chef, Richardson switched to comedy.
He performed at the Edinburgh Festival’s The Comedy Zone in 2006, toured the UK and Ireland for 60 days with Alan Carr and also appeared on The Comedy Store.
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In 2007, Richardson was nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Awards’ Best Newcomer performing his first solo act, Spatula Pad, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Winning the Best Breakthrough Act at the 2008 Chortle Awards, he went on to perform his second solo, Dogmatic, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which also became his first solo tour around Britain.
Richardson’s radio shows include being team captain for Act Your Age (2008, BBC Radio 4), hosting BBC 6 Music’s Sunday morning show (2008-2010) and appearing on Fighting Talk (2010 and 2014, BBC Radio 5 Live).
In 2009, his act This Guy at Night got nominated for the main prize at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. He also appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks (2009, BBC music quiz) and Have I Got News for You (2009 and 2010).
Richardson was curator for the third series of The Museum of Curiosity and later hosted Different Like Me.
Since June 2011, Richardson has been team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4). That same month, he got his first book It’s Not Me — It’s You! published. He began appearing regularly on Stand Up for the Week and took over as host after Kevin Bridges’ departure, presenting until 2012. He has been appearing regularly on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown since 2012.
A little Bit OCD, a documentary he hosted in 2012, won the 2013 Mind Award. In November 2012, Richardson’s first stand-up DVD Funny Magnet was released. The following month, he toured Louisiana along with Sean Lock to experience the lifestyle and local culture on the Channel 4 show The Real Man’s Road Trip — Sean and Jon Go West.
After headlining the V Festival in August 2013 and the late 2013 event Work in Progress, he went on tour with his new act Nidiot, in 2014.
Richardson lives with his fiancée, comedian Lucy Beaumont, in London and also owns a house in the Lake District.