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‘Whip-smart comedy… His mind is extraordinary’ – GQ

‘Moany old brilliance’ – The Metro

‘A wildly funny whinge of volcanic frustrations’ **** – The Guardian

Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs? Watch Jon Richardson pretend that these aren’t his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one.

Jon Richardson is one of the UK’s finest live comedians, and he is back this autumn with an all new stand-up tour – The Knitwit. Be sure to catch him as he performs at some of the country’s top live venues, beginning at Chester Storyhouse on Tuesday 8th September, and ending at Warwick Arts Centre on Friday 11th December.

Jon has risen to the top of the comedy rankings with his brilliantly sophisticated, fastidious humour. His last tour, the critically acclaimed Old Man, saw him tour the UK for eighteen months between 2017 and 2018, and release his third best-selling comedy DVD. Jon has released two further DVDs of his earlier sell-out tours: Funny Magnet in 2012, and Nidiot in 2014.

As one of the most in demand comedy acts on TV, Jon is best known as team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Cats Countdown as well as host of two series of Dave’s Ultimate Worrier. His other recent TV appearances include occasional host of The One Show, Would I Lie To You, Have I Got News For You, Insert Name Here, Hypothetical, Taskmaster, 2019’s The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, Jon Richardson’s Guide To The End Of The World, plus the upcoming Channel 4 series Kevin McCloud’s Rough Guide To The Future.

Jon will soon be seen starring in brand new sitcom Meet The Richardsons, alongside his wife and fellow stand-up Lucy Beaumont. Starring as exaggerated versions of themselves, the show will provide a funny fictional window in to their work and family life in Hebden Bridge. The six episode series begins on Dave on 28th February.

Also a successful author, Jon released It’s Not Me, It’s You in 2012, published by HarperCollins.

The Knitwit – 2020 Tour Dates

08/09/2020 – Chester – Storyhouse
10/09/2020 – Bradford – St George’s Hall
12/09/2020 – Wolverhampton – Grand Theatre
13/09/2020 – Blackpool – Grand Theatre
17/09/2020 – Buxton – Opera House
19/09/2020 – Douglas (IoM) – Gaiety Theatre
23/09/2020 – Reading – The Hexagon
24/09/2020 – Stockport – Plaza
26/09/2020 – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
27/09/2020 – Norwich – Theatre Royal
02/10/2020 – Brighton – Dome
03/10/2020 – Northampton – Royal & Derngate
08/10/2020 – Harrogate – Royal Hall
10/10/2020 – Aberdeen – His Majesty’s Theatre
11/10/2020 – Dundee – Caird Hall
12/10/2020 – Dunfermline – Alhambra Theatre
16/10/2020 – Stoke-on-Trent – Regent Theatre
17/10/2020 – Cheltenham – Centaur Centre
22/10/2020 – Newcastle – O2 City Hall
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24/10/2020 – Croydon – Fairfields Hall
28/10/2020 – Liverpool – Philharmonic Hall
29/10/2020 – Blackburn – King George’s Hall
30/10/2020 – Watford – Colosseum
26/11/2020 – Halifax – The Victoria Theatre
27/11/2020 – Oxford – New Theatre
28/11/2020 – Eastbourne – Congress Theatre
29/11/2020 – Southend-on-Sea – The Cliffs Pavilion
01/12/2020 – Canterbury – Marlowe Theatre
04/12/2020 – Nottingham – Royal Concert Hall
06/12/2020 – Sheffield – City Hall
11/12/2020 – Coventry – Warwick Arts Centre