Jon Richardson is a stand-up comedian. His first solo Edinburgh show about his obsessive compulsive personality disorder was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival. He is a regular Have I Got News For You panellist, star of Live At The Apollo, team member of Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week and team captain of long-running series 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Currently, Jon is team captain on the words and numbers game, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Jon has appeared on many other TV comedy shows and has also starred on the Channel 4 documentaries, Jon Richardson: A Little Bit OCD, as well as Jon Richardson Grows up. He is no stranger to radio either, having appeared on And The Winner Is (BBC Radio 2, hosted by Matt Lucas), Act Your Age (BBC Radio 4), The Museum Of Curiosity (BBC Radio 4) and is also a regular contributor on Five Live’s Fighting Talk. He has also hosted his own Sunday morning radio show on BBC6 Music.
Jon is a talented writer and contributor to national newspapers, most notably penning a cover article for the Guardian’s Weekend Magazine for its Valentine’s Day issue.