Who is Jon Richardson? 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown star and comedy panel show regular


YOU’LL recognise comedian Jon Richardson from his various comedy roles and panel show appearances.

But who is the Lancaster-born funnyman and what else has he been in? Here’s what you need to know.

 Jon married comedian Lucy Beaumont in April 2015 and their first child was born in September 2016

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Jon married comedian Lucy Beaumont in April 2015 and their first child was born in September 2016

Who is Jon Richardson?

Jon Richardson, 35, is a comedian known for appearing on TV shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as co-hosting with Russell Howard on BBC 6 Music.

He was born in Lancaster and has also lived in Swindon and Surbiton – alongside fellow Comedians Matt Forde and Danny Buckler.

Jon has been open with the fact that he has obsessive-compulsive personality disorder – even making it the subject of his Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Spatula Pad.

Jon married comedian Lucy Beaumont in April 2015 and their first child, a daughter named Elsie, was born in September 2016.

 Jon is best known for being a witty funnyman

Jon is best known for being a witty funnyman

What else has Jon Richardson appeared in?

Jon has appeared in comedy TV shows including:

  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks
  • Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow
  • The Museum of Curiosity
  • Have I Got News for You
  • Stand Up for the Week
  • Would I Lie To You?

Jon has also guest presented on The One Show, but is not the first comedian to have sat on the sofa – other presenters include: Ed Byrne, Al Murray, Sarah Millican, Jo Brand and Omid Djalili.

 Jon Richardson is one of Britain's most versatile comedians

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Jon Richardson is one of Britain’s most versatile comedians

What is Jon Richardson best known for?

Jon became a team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats in 2011, taking over from fellow comic Jason Manford and raising his profile.

He is joined by Sean Lock, who captain’s the rival team, and Jimmy Carr who hosts the show.

In 2012, a crossover show between the panel show and Countdown started airing on Channel 4, called 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and Jon continued as one of the team captains.

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown airs on Channel 4 on Friday’s at 9pm.

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