Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

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Matt is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian and one of the most exciting names in Comedy, on Television and in Radio.

Having started stand-up in 2009 at 18 years old, Matt became one of the youngest comedians on the circuit and soon made it through to the finals of two national stand-up competitions – the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny and the Chortle Student Comedy Award – as well as coming runner up in the Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and winning the Newbury and Bath Comedy Festival new act competitions ‘ – all while still in his teens.

He quickly established himself in all of the major comedy club chains in the UK and has gigged overseas on countless occasions.

He was the host of Virgin Radio's Drive Time Show for three years before leaving to focus on his true passion of comedy. He is currently the co-host of the new hit comedy podcast When No One's Watching, with Matt Willis of Busted. They have had a fantastic selection of guests including; Keith Lemon, Tom Fletcher, Darren Harriott, Emma Willis, Helen Bauer, and many more to come!

His TV credits are too numerous to number but he has hosted shows such as The Hangover Games (E4) and The Red Bull Soapbox Race (Dave) in 2019. Celebrity Haunted Mansion and Celebrity Haunted Hotel (W) alongside Christine Lampard and helming the spin off shows for both alone. Two different ITV2 Documentaries - Pampered Pooches: Hollywood and Meet The Family Guys, both filmed in LA and helmed Just Tattoo Of Us: The Aftermath for MTV as well as Celebability. His first ever presenting gig was hosting The Xtra Factor (ITV2) in 2013 alongside Caroline Flack at the age of 22.

As well as all the presenting he has appeared on countless other TV shows, including Roast Battle & Drunk History for Comedy Central, Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice, The Chase: Celebrity Christmas Special, The Chris Ramsey Show, Top Gear: Extra Gear, Love Island: Aftersun and pretty much any spin off show you can name.

In 2013 Matt headed out on his first ever award-winning tour ‘Hometown Hero’ in 2013. It was to 54 dates into sping 2014. After a break from touring he took a brand new show to Edinburgh in 2017 - entitled ‘Slash’ - which gained several 5 star reviews and went onto tour for 60 dates. 2019 sees him take a new show to Edinburgh entitled Imposter.

‘High wattage charisma from a talented young comic who's star is on the rise’ - The Guardian

‘Hilarious and Charming’ – The Mirror

‘Sharp, Funny and Warm’ – Heat Magazine

Corporate Testimonials

Matt was absolutely fantastic and did such a great job at managing to keep it up upbeat and entertaining even though we had no live audience. Was a pleasure to work with and would definitely use him again to host a live Ceremony. - Jamie O'Neill Royal Television Society

It means a great deal to the apprentices to have somebody young that they can relate to, such as Matt, involved as it really demonstrates the importance of their training and adds credibility to the entire event. The feedback we received on the night was extremely positive and the event would not have been possible without your support. Thank you especially for delivering our awards ceremony and keeping the mood light with your set. - SLPTG Apprentice Awards Dinner

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