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Never miss another 'Gareth Richards' show
The Comedy Network: Gareth Richards, Phil Wang
"The Comedy Network continues to
bring razor-sharp stand-up comedy to
your doorstep. Each evening features
an MC, a support and a headline act. Gareth
(Headliner)"Gareth comes across as an
effortlessly assured act...
exceptionally inspired and truly
memorable" - Chortle
Phil Wang (Support)
"A skilful and hilarious individual" - Varsity. "Effortlessness personified" - The Tab"
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Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2010, Gareth Richards is probably best known for his two years of co-hosting the Sony Gold Award winning Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio Show. In 2011 he completed a Soho Theatre run of his Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominated show, Stand Up Between Song, and appeared on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three).
In 2010, he was placed in the top 10 of Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe. In 2008 Gareth was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award, and later won a place as part of the Comedy Reserve.
Previously he was a finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2007 competition, and a runner-up in the finals of You Must Be Joking and the Amused Moose Laugh-Off.
'Gorgeously low-key, faintly surreal songs played on the Omnichord... A delightful hour of comedy' (The Guardian)
'He’s a quietly clever craftsman with a big future' (Bruce Dessau, The Evening
'An effortlessly assured act... exceptionally inspired and truly memorable... His material has a delicious otherworldly quality' (Chortle).
Gareth Richards tour dates
Winner of the 2010 Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year Award and Comedy Central Live Funniest Student Award 2011.
Phil has appeared on The Rob Bryden Show (BBC2) and was featured on BBC Three At The Fringe in 2011.
'Very promising up-and-comer' (The Independent)
'Slick, distinctive, and funny... A well-rounded young comic headed for greater things' (Chortle)
'Master of the intellectual dick joke' (Time Out)
'Certain belly laughs... astonishingly assured debut' (The Sunday Times)
'He's an intelligent, attuned observer and his thoughts reward attentive listening' (The Scotsman).
Phil Wang tour dates
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Venue: Grand Pavilion
Phone: 01656 815995