RICHARD JAY

Richard is 60 years old but his outlook is endearingly childish - it remains to be proven whether this is due to abundant wit and charm, as he claims, or to senility as others suggest.

All material is self-penned and highly original, varying from groan inducing one-liners to stories based on his long life experience.
Richard includes adult subjects in his comedy - because that is (edit: was!) part of his life. However, if you hear the F-word from Richard it's most likely to be Food!

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Richard has appeared in shows at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has worked alongside Angela Barnes, Tiernan Douieb, Ian Cognito, Dane Baptiste, Sean Brightman, Danny Buckler and many other talented professionals. He has performed for Mirth Control, Oi Oi Comedy and at several "Arts Centre" type venues, as well as doing the usual open mic spots in pubs, clubs, cellars and attics. Recent venues have included a strip club and the waiting room of a disused bus station - the ultimate show-biz dream!

Age appropriate influences include Les Dawson, John Cleese and all of the Goons. Of today's stars, he'd most like to be Terry Alderton or Sean Lock.

Based on the South coast of Dorset, Richard will travel anywhere for a good audience and the right opportunity.

Please get in touch using richard at richard-jay dot com (making the obvious substitutions!)
or call oh sevenninesixsixsixsevenonefiveforate (OK, now he's just making life difficult ...)



Comedy CV
Richard has been booked to appear with top level professionals by Mirth Control, OiOi Comedy and Joe Bromhead.
In doing so, he has performed alongside Zoe Lyons, Angela Barnes, Tiernan Douieb, Ian Cognito, Matt Richardson, Joe Wells, Rob Coleman .... and many other fine comedians.
Venues have included Havant Comedy Club, Arts Centres in Taunton, Totnes, Poole and Bridport ... and the nationally famous Hollybush in Birmingham.
Richard has also tasted festival life at Brisfest (Bristol) and the Levity Festival (Peterborough).

Reviews/Comments
"Surprisingly dark humour ..." - Chris Hall, reviewer at The Hollybush, Cradley Heath.
"You'll be on TV before I bloody will" - Ian Cognito.
"Highly Commended" - East Suffolk Life Boys Handwriting Competition, 1961
Upcoming Gigs:
Where and when? There, then:

12th June - Stand Up for Cider New Act Comp, Taunton
13th June - Funny Folk, Wimborne
20th June, Railway Inn, Westbury
26th June - Wimborne Comedy Club, Dorset