Jon Richardson is an English comedian who is famous for his participation in the comedy panel game 8 out of 10 cats and 8 out of 10 cats do countdown. He has also known as the co-host of BBC 6 Music with Russell Howard.
Jon Richardson: Bio
Jon Richardson was born on 26 September 1982 in Lancaster, Lancashire. He attended Ryelands Primary School and later went to the Lancaster Royal Grammar School. He then moved to the University of Bristol, where he spent 18 months studying Hispanic Studies. He worked as a cook for a while before he turned to his career as a comedian. At that time he was in the company of comedian colleagues such as Russell Howard, John Robins, and Mark Oliver, as they all lived together in Bristol.
Personally, Richardson enjoys watching football as he is a fan of the English team Leeds United. He is very close to his family and friends and is described as compassionate.
In May 2003 Richardson tried out and won the BBC New Talent Comedy Search. However, he did not win the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, but by reaching the semi-finals he came close enough. Later, the English comedian, accompanied by his comedian colleague Alan Graham Carr, took part in a 60-day British and Irish tour.
Jon Richardson had his first solo show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2007, entitled Spatula Pad. The following year, Dogmatic, his second solo show was also performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Outside comedy, Richardson is also a writer and has successfully written the content of his shows. In 2009 he published a book entitled It’s Not Me, It’s You.
Richardson also co-hosted a Sunday morning program with his friend Russell Howard. He did this consistently until March 2010.
He has received nominations and awards for his outstanding performances, in particular at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he was nominated for Best Newcomer in 2008 and received the Chortle Award for Best Breakthrough Act.
The comedian, who has studied himself and others, presented a documentary film on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The documentary film, entitled A Little Bit OCD, won him an award in 2013.
His wife, Lucy Beaumont, Kids
The dating history of Jon Richardson is not extensive. His only significant relationship is with former actress and comedian colleague Lucy Beaumont, with whom he was with for two years before the couple entered into a lifelong relationship in 2015.
Lucy Beaumont was born in 1983 and grew up in the Spring Bank area of Hull, England. Lucy, who lived with her mother – Gill Adams – began with a brief acting career. However, she turned to comedy to get over her stage fright.
Consequently, she entered a comedy competition So You Think You’re Funny in 2011 and came out as one of the finalists. Beaumont then worked more on herself, and in 2014 she staged her own show entitled We Can Twerk It Out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
She then had a radio show called To Hull and Back on BBC Radio 2. Normally her comedy focuses on life in her hometown (Kingston upon Hull) and explores the dialects, food, and norms of this society. Her action is described as observational. She received an award for her show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015. The comedy couple lives with their child in the South West of London.
Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont have an only child. Their daughter Elsie was born in September 2016. At the time the baby was born, Jon was on a nationwide tour with his new show Old Man.
The comedian said the arrival of the baby had influenced him in many ways that he wanted to incorporate into his shows
Jon Richardson: Height & Weight
Jon Richardson has an athletic frame. His height is stated as 5 feet 10 inches, but his weight is not currently being disclosed.
Similar to his weight, his other body measurements are not available to the public. It is also not currently known if he trains to maintain his body, but since he is a vegetarian, we assume that his strict diet is sufficient to maintain his shape.
Jon Richardson has accumulated net assets of $5 million thanks to his comedy career, his time on the road, and in radio shows. No wonder the English comedian, who has become one of the best comedians in Britain, was able to buy a house in the Lake District for his mother.