In October 2004 Gareth Richards did his first ever gig aboard the Wibbly Wobbly boat, a notorious venue compered by alternative comedy veteran Malcolm Hardy. After his set Malcolm shook his hand and said....was that really your first gig?
Yes said Gareth. Malcolm said....Yeah, I thought it was.
Gareth Richards' hilarious stand-up and "gorgeously low-key comedy songs" (The Guardian) have made him a favourite on the comedy circuit.
He was a finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2007 competition, and was runner-up in the Amused Moose Laugh-Off 2007.
In 2010 he took his first solo stand up show, "Stand Up Between Songs" to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was nominated for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer award. He has taken a show to Edinburgh nearly every year since, and in 2023 will be performing his tenth solo show at the Fringe.
On Television Gareth has appeared on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3), Live at the Electric (BBC3) and the children's TV panel show The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC). He has performed Live on BBC Radio 1, and has recorded stand up sets for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2.
Gareth co-hosted Frank Skinner's Sony award-winning Absolute Radio show for two years and still regularly fills in. He supported Frank on his 2014 and 2020 tours.
A delightful hour of comedy......The Guardian
A quietly clever craftsman with a big future......Bruce Dessau; The Evening Standard
An effortlessly assured act... exceptionally inspired and truly memorable......Steve Bennett - Chortle
We laughed until we couldn't catch our breath......Grazia.
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