Jon Richardson – Nidiot (DVD Review)

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If you’ve seen recent episodes of 8 Out Of 10 Cats you’ll know life has changed in the world of comedian Jon Richardson. He made his name for being a fastidious man on the edge of OCD, with a worldview which he seems to believe is misanthropic but is closer to constantly disappointed optimism – and he’s also known for being perennially single.

However now he’s not just got himself a girlfriend, he’s engaged and will probably be getting married soon. His stand-up show Nidiot is largely based around the story of how he decided to take stock of his life to become a happier person, as well as how he met and started dating his fiancée. [Read more...]

Jon Richardson: Funny Magnet (DVD)

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It’s a bit surprising that this is Jon Richardson’s first live stand-up DVD. While it feels like he’s been around for ages, it’s only been since 2010 that he’s really entered the top rung  of TV comics, taking on team captain duties on 8 Out Of 10 Cats and hosting Stand Up For The Week. Now those who haven’t managed to see him live get to see a full set from the comic on this disc.

He’s a funny man, although slightly unusual. With most modern comedians their jokes and stories come from taking normal everyday life and then regurgitating it to you. Their comedy relies on the idea that they’re like us and what they say is immediately recognisable as how most people react. Richardson meanwhile finds his humour in the space between how he is and how he knows other people are. [Read more...]