Gareth Richards

Casting Information

Playing age range 30 – 40
Height 5ft 10″ (178 cm)
Driving Licence Yes
Hair Colour Light Brown
Eye Colour Green
Build Slim 



Russell Howard’s Good News BBC 3

Live at the Electric BBC 3

The Dog Ate my Homework CBBC

Writing, Russell Howard’s Good News BBC 3

Writing, Mock The Week BBC 2

Writing, Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment


Frank Skinner’s Absolute Radio Show

Four Stands Up Radio 4

Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour Radio 2

Radio 2 Comedy Spectacular for Children in Need

Phil and Alice Show Radio 1


Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2010

Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2010

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Nominee 2007

Hackney Empire Comedian of the Year Runner Up 2007

Amused Moose Laugh off Runner Up 2007

Shaftesbury Fringe Best Comedy Show 2016


40 Years in the Wilderness 2019

Prophet 2018

Idiot Wind: The Church of Gareth 2017

The Halo Effect 2016

Comedy in the Key of Gareth 2014

Gareth Goes Electric 2013

Introvert: Never Been To Disneyland 2012

It’s Not the End of the World 2011

Stand Up Between Songs 2010

Gareth’s EP These Song Could Be Used in Adverts, 2011

Gareth Richards really has done everything as a comedian. He’s been nominated for one of the highest award in the industry (The Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2010), he has co-hosted an award winning radio breakfast show (The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio), he’s appeared numerous times on TV (Live At The Electric, Russell Howards Good News, The Dog Ate My Homework), he’s supported some of the biggest names in comedy on tour (Frank Skinner, Jenny Eclair, Rhod Gilbert, Lee Mack, Milton Jones), he’s performed all over the world (Qatar, Bahrain, Dubai, Luxembourg, Wales), he’s performed at some of the biggest festivals in the UK (V Festival, Green Man Festival, Larmer Festival, Machynlleth Comedy Festival), regularly performs at some of the biggest clubs in the country such as Glee, The Stand, Komedia, The Frog & Bucket to name a few. He’s even support Englebert Humperdink on tour. 

If you have somehow not managed to see or work with Gareth then you are missing out, his charming stage persona mixed with his silly and cleverly written songs and material means Gareth can simply fit easily into any room or on any line up and will leave the audience wanting more.


“A delightful hour of comedy.” The Guardian.

“Richards is a charming, engaging performer. ” Kate Copstick.The Scotsman.

“A quietly clever craftsman with a big future.” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard.

“We laughed until we couldn’t catch our breath.” Grazia.

“Assured writing, from silly wordplay to melancholic self-evaluation.” Steve Bennet, Chortle.

“His Material has a delicious otherworldly quality.” Chortle ****