|Playing age range||30 – 40|
|Height||5ft 10″ (178 cm)|
|Hair Colour||Light Brown|
Russell Howard’s Good News BBC 3
Live at the Electric BBC 3
The Dog Ate my Homework CBBC
Writing, Russell Howard’s Good News BBC 3
Writing, Mock The Week BBC 2
Writing, Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment
Frank Skinner’s Absolute Radio Show
Four Stands Up Radio 4
Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour Radio 2
Radio 2 Comedy Spectacular for Children in Need
Phil and Alice Show Radio 1
Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2010
Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2010
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Nominee 2007
Hackney Empire Comedian of the Year Runner Up 2007
Amused Moose Laugh off Runner Up 2007
Shaftesbury Fringe Best Comedy Show 2016
40 Years in the Wilderness 2019
Idiot Wind: The Church of Gareth 2017
The Halo Effect 2016
Comedy in the Key of Gareth 2014
Gareth Goes Electric 2013
Introvert: Never Been To Disneyland 2012
It’s Not the End of the World 2011
Stand Up Between Songs 2010
Gareth’s EP These Song Could Be Used in Adverts, 2011
Gareth Richards really has done everything as a comedian. He’s been nominated for one of the highest award in the industry (The Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2010), he has co-hosted an award winning radio breakfast show (The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio), he’s appeared numerous times on TV (Live At The Electric, Russell Howards Good News, The Dog Ate My Homework), he’s supported some of the biggest names in comedy on tour (Frank Skinner, Jenny Eclair, Rhod Gilbert, Lee Mack, Milton Jones), he’s performed all over the world (Qatar, Bahrain, Dubai, Luxembourg, Wales), he’s performed at some of the biggest festivals in the UK (V Festival, Green Man Festival, Larmer Festival, Machynlleth Comedy Festival), regularly performs at some of the biggest clubs in the country such as Glee, The Stand, Komedia, The Frog & Bucket to name a few. He’s even support Englebert Humperdink on tour.
If you have somehow not managed to see or work with Gareth then you are missing out, his charming stage persona mixed with his silly and cleverly written songs and material means Gareth can simply fit easily into any room or on any line up and will leave the audience wanting more.
“A delightful hour of comedy.” The Guardian.
“Richards is a charming, engaging performer. ” Kate Copstick.The Scotsman.
“A quietly clever craftsman with a big future.” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard.
“We laughed until we couldn’t catch our breath.” Grazia.
“Assured writing, from silly wordplay to melancholic self-evaluation.” Steve Bennet, Chortle.
“His Material has a delicious otherworldly quality.” Chortle ****