Multi-award-winning comedian and Virgin Radio DJ
Matt Richardson is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian and one of the most exciting names on the circuit, he’s best known as a co-presenter on the ITV2 spin-off show ‘The Xtra Factor’ alongside Caroline Flack.
Having started stand-up in 2009 at 18 years old, Matt became one of the youngest comedians on the circuit and soon made it through to the finals of two national stand-up competitions – the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny and the Chortle Student Comedy Award 2010 – as well as coming runner up in the Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and winning the Newbury and Bath Comedy Festival new act competitions ‘ – all while still in his teens.
He quickly established himself in all of the major comedy club chains in the UK and has gigged overseas on countless occasions. Since then Matt has firmly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting young performers and presenters – In 2016, he became the drive time presenter on the digital radio station Virgin Radio UK, and in In 2018 the show was nominated for a Radio Academy Award for Funniest Show.
Matt’s first solo show, Hometown Hero, won Best New Show at the 2012 Leicester Comedy Festival and was taken on a 54 date UK tour during 2013 and 2014. His second show 'Slash' debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 before going on a UK Tour that Autumn.
His TV credits include co-hosting the Xtra Factor alongside Caroline Flack, Co-Hosting Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live! Alongside Christine Lampard and helming the live spin off show alone, two one-off documentaries for ITV2 – Pampered Pooches, Hollywood and Meet The Family Guys, a series regular role on Viral Tap (ITV2), Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice, Sweat The Small Stuff, Big Brothers Bit on the Side, Fake Reaction, Its Not Me It’s You, I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of here Now! and countless other shows.
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