Richard began stand-up comedy in 2011 and has won three awards, written and performed three acclaimed shows at the Edinburgh Festival and club sets at Up The Creek, Komedia, Latitude Festival, XS Malarky and in a bath tub during a house party (he is that versatile).
He wrote Spatulahead: an animated short commissioned by Channel 4 for their Random Acts program. The film went on to be selected for show at The Toronto Animation Arts Festival, The Melbourne Film Festival and the London International Film Festival and was nominated for best animation at the Royal Television Society Northeast and Border.
He works part time with vulnerable adults facilitating art workshops, organising exhibitions and selling their work and was recognised in the Big Issue as one of their top 100 changemakers of 2019.
His short stories have been published in several small press publications and his illustration work won him best poster design at the 2017 Brighton Fringe.
'His is an eccentrically created world that you can't pull away from even if you wanted to.'
★★★★ The List
'Painfully funny… like finding The Fall guesting on X-Factor.’
★★★★ The Scotsman
'Warm, personal, unique, very funny.'
'A talent entirely of his own.'
''Expertly crafted… An act that is both fitting to call absurdist and unique.'
★★★★ The Skinny