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Jon Richardson announces ‘Knitwit’ tour

“A wildly funny whinge of volcanic frustrations” ★★★★ – The Guardian

Will the recycling be put out on the right day?  Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine?  How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs?  Watch Jon Richardson pretend that these aren’t his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one.

Jon Richardson is one of the UK’s finest live comedians and he is back this autumn with an all new stand-up tour –  The Knitwit. Be sure to catch him as he performs at some of the country’s top live venues, beginning at Chester Storyhouse on Tuesday 8th September and ending at Warwick Arts Centre on Friday 11th December. 

Tickets for The Knitwit go on general sale from 10am on Friday 14th February from www.jonrichardsoncomedy.com. Full dates and venue listings are below.  More dates will be added over the coming months. 

Jon has risen to the top of the comedy rankings with his brilliantly sophisticated, fastidious humour. His last tour, the critically acclaimed Old Man, saw him tour the UK for 18 months between 2017 and 2018 and release his third best-selling comedy DVD. Jon has released two further DVD’s of his earlier sell-out tours Funny Magnet in 2012 and Nidiot in 2014.  

As one of the most in demand comedy acts on TV, Jon is best known as team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Cats Countdown as well as host of two series of Dave’s Ultimate Worrier. His other recent TV appearances include occasional host of The One Show (BBC),  Would I Lie To You (BBC One), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Insert Name Here (BBC One), Hypothetical (Dave), Taskmaster (Dave), 2019’s The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C (Channel 4), Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC One), Jon Richardson’s Guide To The End Of The World (Channel 4), plus the upcoming Channel 4 series Kevin McCloud’s Rough Guide To The Future. 

Jon will soon be seen starring in brand new sitcom Meet The Richardsons alongside his wife and fellow stand-up Lucy Beaumont. Starring as exaggerated versions of themselves, the show will provide a funny fictional window in to their work and family life in Hebden Bridge. The six episode series begins on Dave on 28th February. 

Also a successful author, Jon released ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ in 2012, published by HarperCollins.

Full Tour dates

Tuesday, 8 September 2020 Chester, Storyhouse 01244 409 113 www.storyhouse.com

Thursday, 10 September 2020 Bradford, St George’s Hall 01274 43 200  www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

Saturday, 12 September 2020 Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre 01902 429 212 www.grandtheatre.co.uk  

Sunday, 13 September 2020 Blackpool, Grand Theatre 01253 290 190 www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk

Thursday, 17 September 2020 Buxton, Opera House 01298 721 90 www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Saturday, 19 September 2020 Douglas (Isle of Man), Gaiety Theatre 01624 600 555 www.villagaiety.com

Wednesday, 23 September 2020 Reading, Hexagon 01189 606 060 www.readingarts.com

Thursday, 24 September 2020 Stockport, Plaza 01614 777 779 www.stockportplaza.co.uk  

Saturday, 26 September 2020 Cambridge, Corn Exchange  01223 357 851 www.cambridgelive.org.uk/cornex

Sunday, 27 September 2020 Norwich, Theatre Royal 01603 630 000 www.norwichtheatre.org   

Friday, 2 October 2020 Brighton, Dome 01273 709 709 brightondome.org

Saturday, 3 October 2020 Northampton, Royal and Derngate 01604 624 811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Thursday, 8 October 2020 Harrogate, Royal Hall  01423 502 116 www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

Saturday, 10 October 2020 Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre 01224 641 122 www.aberdeeninspired.com 

Sunday, 11 October 2020 Dundee, Caird Hall 01382 434 940 www.cairdhall.co.uk

Monday, 12 October 2020 Dunfermline, Alhambra 01383 740 384 www.alhambradunfermline.com 

Friday, 16 October 2020 Stoke-on-Trent, Regent Theatre 0844 871 7649 www.atgtickets.com/stoke

Saturday, 17 October 2020 Cheltenham, Centaur Centre 01242 539 538   www.cheltenham.co.uk  

Thursday 22 October 2020 Newcastle, 02, City Hall 08448 112 121 www.academymusicgroup  

Friday, 23 October 2020 Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre 024 7652 4524 www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Saturday, 24 October 2020 Croydon, Fairfield Hall 020 8688 9291 www.fairfield.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall  0151 709 3789 www.liverpoolphil.com

Thursday, 29 October 2020 Blackburn, King George’s Hall 01254 582 579 www.kinggeorgeshall.com

Friday,  30 October 2020 Watford, Colosseum 01923 571 102 www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk 

Thursday, 26 November 2020 Halifax, Victoria Hall 01422 351 158 www.calderdale.gov.uk/victoria/index.jsp

Friday, 27 November 2020 Oxford, New Theatre 0844 871 3020 www.atgtickets.com/oxford

Saturday, 28 November 2020 Eastbourne, Congress Theatre 01323 412 000  www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

Sunday, 29 November 2020 Southend, Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351 135 www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Tuesday, 1 December 2020 Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre  ON SALE SOON 01227 787 787 www.marlowetheatre.com

Friday, 4 December 2020 Nottingham, Royal Centre 01159 895 555 www.trch.co.uk

Sunday, 6 December 2020 Sheffield, City Hall 0114 278 9789 www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

Friday, 11 December 2020 Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre 024 7652 4524 www.warwickartscentre.co.uk