CHORTLE ONE TO WATCH 2018
“In a world of dull comics droning, Richard Todd is like finding The Fall guesting on X-Factor.”
**** Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
Writer of Spatulahead, broadcast on Channel 4. Featured at Toronto Animation Festival (Official Selection), Melbourne Animation Festival and London International Animation Festival.
Winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-Off
A master of menial tasks, it is a tragedy that he ever meddled with ambition. But now it’s alive and he must appease it. In his 2017 show, like a piece of forgotten sellotape stuck on a wall, the neurotic ditherer, clings to nothing but his place on the earth; may his grip hold for an hour of art therapy, inner demons and salad.
In 2016, fresh from the bath, the noted flibbertigibbet blurted out an Edinburgh debut no greater than his nature allowed. Enthusiastic reviews followed and the show was selected by NextUp for their comedy streaming website.
**** Fest – ‘Constructing complex, bewilderingly intricate sentences from the far reaches of a vast vocabulary, he occasionally calls to mind a persecuted Daniel Kitson, or an intelligent Russell Brand. Ultimately though, Todd emerges as a talent entirely of his own. The left-field subject matter he tackles is rooted in the everyday, and we identify with him for all his wildly eccentric thoughts and behaviour.’
**** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine – ‘His material is original, and delivered with exceptional comic timing.’
**** The Scotsman – ‘A brilliant observational comic as well as an engaging story teller and marries the two into something wonderfully funny.’
Chortle – ‘An inventive comic thinker’
Independent – ‘A smart surrealist.’