Jon Richardson is an English Comedian who is famous for being in the comedy panel game 8 Out of 10 Cats and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. He is also known for being a co-host on BBC 6 Music with Russell Howard.
Jon Richardson: Bio
Jon Richardson was born on 26th September 1982 in Lancaster, Lancashire. He attended Ryelands Primary School and later went to Lancaster Royal Grammar School. He moved on to the University of Bristol where he took to Hispanic studies for 18 months. For a while, he worked as a chef before delving into his comedy career. At this time, he was in the company of fellow comedians such as Russell Howard, John Robins and Mark Oliver as they all lived together in Bristol.
On the personal side, Richardson enjoys watching football as he is a fan of the English Team, Leeds United. He is really 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 didn’t win the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year but he came close enough by reaching the semi-finals. The English Comedian later became a part of a 60-date British and Irish tour in the company of fellow comedian, Alan Graham Carr.
Jon Richardson, in 2007, had his first solo show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe titled Spatula Pad. The following year, Dogmatic, his second solo show was also performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Away from Comedy, Richardson is also a writer, having successfully written the contents of his shows. In 2009, he published a book titled It’s Not Me, It’s You.
Richardson was also the co-host of a Sunday morning programme with his friend, Russell Howard. He did this consistently up until March 2010.
He has received nominations and awards for his outstanding performances, especially at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which includes a Best Newcomer nomination and the Chortle Award for Best Breakthrough Act in 2008.
Having studied himself and other people, the comedian presented a documentary on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The documentary titled A Little Bit OCD earned him an award in 2013.
His Wife, Lucy Beaumont, Kids
Jon Richardson’s dating history is not elaborate. His only relationship of note is that with former actress and fellow comedian, Lucy Beaumont who he dated for two years before the couple tied the knot 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, started out with a brief acting career. She, however, made a move to comedy in an attempt to cure her stage fright.
Consequently, in 2011, she entered a comedy contest So You Think You’re Funny and came out as one of the finalists. Following this, Beaumont worked more on herself and by 2014, she staged her own show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe titled We Can Twerk It Out.
After this, she went on to have a radio show To Hull and Back on BBC Radio 2. Usually, her comedy centres on life in her hometown (Kingston upon Hull), bringing lights to the dialects, food and norms of that society. Her act is described as observational. She won an award for her show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015. The comedy couple lives in South West London with their child.
Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont have an only child. Their daughter named Elsie was born in September 2016. At the time of the baby’s birth, Jon was on a nationwide tour with his new show Old Man.
The comedian has said that the baby’s arrival has affected him in many ways which he was going to incorporate into his shows
Jon Richardson: Height & Weight
Jon Richardson has an athletic frame. His height is listed at 5 feet 10 inches but his weight is currently undisclosed.
Much like his weight, his other body measurements are not available to the public. It is also currently unknown if he exercises to maintain his physique but seeing as he is a vegetarian, we suppose his strict diet is enough to keep in his shape.
Jon Richardson has an accumulated net worth of $5 million, thanks to his comedy career, his time on tours and radio shows. Little wonder the English Comedian, who has become one of UK’s finest, was able to purchase a house for his mother in Lake District.