Matt Richardson

Star of Dancing on Ice, Celebrity Coach Trip, The Stand Up Sketch Show, and Nevermind The Buzzcocks

Listen to Matt’s hit podcast WHEN NO ONE’S WATCHING here.

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 – 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.

Jump forward to 2020 and Matt is a seasoned TV host, having presented shows such as The Hangover Games (E4) and The Red Bull Soapbox Race (Dave), Celebrity Haunted Mansion and Celebrity Haunted Hotel (W) alongside Christine Lampard, and helming the spin off shows for both alone. He has also hosted two different ITV2 Documentaries – Pampered Pooches: Hollywood and Meet The Family Guys, both filmed in LA, and helmed Just Tattoo Of Us: The Aftermath for MTV. His first ever presenting gig was hosting The Xtra Factor (ITV2) in 2013 alongside Caroline Flack at the age of 22.

He was the host of Virgin Radio’s Drive Time Show for three years before leaving to focus on his true passion of comedy. He is the co-host of the hit comedy podcast When No One’s Watching, with Matt Willis of Busted. They have had a fantastic selection of guests including; Keith Lemon, Tom Fletcher, Darren Harriott, Emma Willis, and Helen Bauer.

As well as all the presenting he has appeared on countless other TV shows, including Comedy Game Night, Roast Battle & Drunk History (Comedy Central), Nevermind The Buzzcocks (BBC2), Celebrity Juice, CelebAbility, The Stand Up Sketch Show series 2 & 3, Hey Tracey, The Chase: Celebrity Christmas Special, The Chris Ramsey Show, Top Gear: Extra Gear, Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), and pretty much any spin-off show you can name…

In 2013 Matt headed out on his first ever award-winning tour Hometown Hero in 2013. It was to 54 dates into sping 2014. After a break from touring he took a brand new show to Edinburgh in 2017 – called Slash – which gained several 5 star reviews and went onto tour for 60 dates. In 2019 he performed his new show, Imposter, at the Edinburgh Festival and will subsequently be on tour with it in 2020/2021.

"High wattage charisma from a talented young comic who's star is on the rise"

The Guardian

"Hilarious and Charming"

The Mirror

"Sharp, Funny and Warm"

Heat Magazine
  • "I speak on behalf of Thinkbox when I say that we were so happy with Matt, he really understood the brief, was professionally and friendly and great with the audience. Do please send through our thanks as well." ThinkBox
  • Matt was absolutely fantastic and did such a great job at managing to keep it up upbeat and entertaining even though we had no live audience. Was a pleasure to work with and would definitely use him again to host a live Ceremony.Jamie O'Neill Royal Television Society
  • It means a great deal to the apprentices to have somebody young that they can relate to, such as Matt, involved as it really demonstrates the importance of their training and adds credibility to the entire event. The feedback we received on the night was extremely positive and the event would not have been possible without your support. Thank you especially for delivering our awards ceremony and keeping the mood light with your set.SLPTG Apprentice Awards Dinner

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