Matt started doing stand-up in November 2009 when he was 18 years old and started gigging regularly in February 2010. Within 18 months he quit University and his job in a lettings office to become a professional comedian at 20. He completed his 54 date debut UK Tour ‘Hometown Hero’ in 2013/14.

In 2016 Matt became the drivetime host on Virgin Radio, made a documentary ‘Pampered Pooches (ITV2), appeared on Drunk History (Comedy Central UK) and made a show about Family Guy for ITV2. He has previously co-hosted The Xtra Factor on ITV2 with Caroline Flack and appeared on Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3), Celebrity Juice, Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Viral Tap(ITV2) and a load of other bits and bobs.
 
Matt will also be performing a 10 date run at Edinburgh Festival in 2016.

 

TV & Radio Appearances
Drivetime presenter – Virgin Radio 2016
Drunk History Comedy Central UK
Pampered Pooches ITV2
Fake Reaction ITV2
Funniest Moments of 2013 Channel 4
Celebrity Juice ITV2
Nevermind The Buzzcocks BBC2
The Xtra Factor ITV2
Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side Channel 5
Big Brother’s Bit on the Side Channel 5
Sweat The Small Stuff BBC3
The Hoff’s Greatest Films BBC3
The Body Shocking Show E4
50 Greatest & Funniest Moments of 2012 Channel 4
The Geordie Shore Awards MTV
World’s Greatest Bodyshockers E4
Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour BBC Radio 2

 
 
Awards
Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival ‘Best New Show’ 2012 – Winner
Latitude Festival New Act of the Year 2011 – Finalist
Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2011 – Winner
Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2010 – Runner-Up
So You Think You’re Funny? 2010 – Finalist
Chortle Student Comedy Award 2010 – Finalist
Newbury Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2010 – Winner

 
 
Live Credits
Matt Richardson ‘Hometown Hero’ – 2013/14 54 Date National Tour
Andi Osho ‘All the Single Ladies’ 2012 UK Tour – Support
Mark Watson ‘The Information’ 2012 UK Tour – Support