Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

at Rialto Plaza, Coventry

Live At The Rialto – Matt Richardson

Please note: Info provided by the Event Organiser

Live at the Rialto returns with an up-close and intimate show on THURSDAY 26TH MAY 2022, headlined by none other than MATT RICHARDSON!

Matt Richardson, former host of The Xtra Factor, joins a line up of amazing comedians including Ceyla AB, Eshaan Akhbar and MC Brennan Reece!

Matt Richardson – Matt is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian and one of the most exciting names on the circuit. Formerly hosting the Xtra Facor, Matt was also a panel regular on Viral Tap (ITV2), Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Celebrity Juice. Matt is also coming off the back off a sell-out UK tour!

Eshaan Akhbar – An intelligent and engaging performer, Eshaan Akbar has established himself as an exciting voice on the UK comedy scene. A winner of the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2016, Eshaan has been in the finals of many other prestigious competitions and received rave reviews for his 2018 Edinburgh Fringe show Prophet Like It’s Hot.

Brennan Reece – As seen on Live At The Apollo (BBC), Celeb Coach Trip (E4) and Roast Battle (Comedy Central). Brennan is a multi award winning working class wordsmith (Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee and English Comedian Of The Year Winner) . A stand-up, a storyteller and self confessed mummy’s boy. His boyish cheeks recently cropped up on Survival Of The Fittest (ITV), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV) Live At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and racking up over 6 million YouTube hits for his stint on Top Gear (BBC). A true Northern voice, with family close to his heart. Your Mum is going to love him! Not like that, you dirty little perve.

Ceyla AB – Originally from Paris, Celya AB is a fast rising writer-performer, with a magnetic stage presence and brilliantly crafted material.

Winner of the Breaking Talent Award in 2019 (Birmingham Comedy Festival) and a finalist in the 2019 Funny Women Awards, Celya recently appeared as a guest correspondent on Yesterday, Today and The Day Before (Comedy Central) and performed a stand up set on Festival of Funny Live (BBC)

Want to make a night of it? Why not book in to the Loft beforehand and try our A La Carte menu –

Doors open at 7pm

Last entry is at 8pm

Age Restriction – 14+ (Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)

The Rialto Plaza is a CARD ONLY venue

The Rialto Plaza has no disabled access or facilities

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.


Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson appearing at this event

One of the hottest and fastest rising comedians on the circuit, Matt has made a name for himself presenting some of the biggest shows on television, including The Xtra Factor, Celebrity Haunted Mansion and The Hangover Games, all whilst presenting the Drive-time Show on Virgin Radio. As well as all this presenting work he's been a guest on Roast Battle & The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central), Celebrity Juice, I'm a Celebrity: Extra Camp, CelebAbility and Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2) as well as Celebrity Squares and The Chase: Celebrity Special (ITV1), as well as Big Brother's Bit on the Side and Lip Sync Battle (Channel 5) as well as hosting a brand new show on E4 and Channel 4. ‘One of the top comedians in Edinburgh this year’ ‘An explosive show that left people with bellies aching from laughter’ Voice Magazine 'Mildly laddish, but self deprecating stories all delivered with an irresistible twinkle... This (extremely) young stand-up is poised to be the next bright, young sensation on the circuit - expect to hear a lot more of him' (The Guardian) 'Hilarious and charming' (The Daily Mirror).

See Matt Richardson tour dates

Eshaan Akbar

Eshaan Akbar appearing at this event

Finalist – So You Think You’re Funny 2014 and Finalist (with Special Mention) – Laughing Horse 2014. As seen on BBC Asian Network "Big Comedy Night". Starring at Lattitude 2016.

See Eshaan Akbar tour dates

Brennan Reece

Brennan Reece appearing at this event

Actor and comedian from Manchester and winner of the English Comedian Of The Year 2015. His sell-out debut show, Everglow – a heart-warming autobiographical hour about growing up in the North - was the smash hit of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 earning him a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, along with glowing reviews. Brennan has supported Rob Brydon, Jason Manford and Nick Offerman and being an accomplished actor and writer, he has appeared in Marvellous (BBC), Soulboy (BBC Films), Leaving (ITV) and Skins (E4), and has written for BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack and Show What You Wrote. He is also the voice of Survival Of The Fittest (ITV2) which is a show from the makers of Love Island. 'Unmistakable influences of Daniel Kitson and Simon Amstell' **** (Fest). “Reece displays an endearing quantity of self-awareness and admirable capacity to stick to his guns.” **** (Scotsman). 'Rabble rousing. A triumph of performance' (Chortle).

See Brennan Reece tour dates

Celya AB

See Celya AB tour dates

Rated Excellent

Rialto Plaza

85 Moseley Avenue

Rialto Plaza

85 Moseley Avenue

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