A course in Hispanic studies and a spell as a chef may seem like an unusual career path for a comedian but it’s the one that Jon Richardson followed.
He takes to the stage at Oxford’s New Theatre for one-night only on Tuesday September 26 with his Old Man tour.
Jon, the star of Channel 4’s ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, is back on the road this autumn with the second leg of his Old Man tour. Since his last show, Jon has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump.
Despite all of that, for Jon the big question is, Why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?
British Comedy Award nominee and three times runner-up in Heat Magazine’s ‘Weird Crush’ poll, Jon makes a return to live stand-up following his 2014 sell-out ‘Nidiot’ tour.
This latest show kicked off in Ireland in February and by the end of the year he will have performed more than 100 gigs across the UK.
Jon has also been massively in demand for television and radio appearances including Have I Got News For You, The One Show and Live At The Apollo as well as Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The 02.
In 2012 he wrote the book ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ and co-hosted with Russell Howard on BBC6 music.
Jon, who is married to fellow comedian Lucy Beaumont, was born and raised in Lancaster. After finishing school he embraked on a Hispanic studies course at the University of Bristol, but dropped out part way through.
After working for a while as a chef, he decided to pursue a career as a comedian.
He continued to live in Bristol with fellow comedians Russell Howard, Mark Olver and John Robbins and later in Swindon and London.
He took part in a BBC new talent comedy search, the Edinburgh Festival, supported Alan Carr on a tour and appeared at The Comedy Store, and started to make a name for himself on television and radio.
If you miss the Oxford dates Jon will also appear at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre and the Hexagon, in Reading.
For tickets go to atgtickets.com/oxford