TV comic and presenter Matt Richardson is to return to Barnard Castle this winter with his brand new show.

On Saturday 11 November, Richardson will stop at The Witham as part of his Slash tour.

A popular presenter, and one of the UK’s most exciting young performers, Richardson has done some strange things recently. While many comedians aim to win accolades, not many can count themselves amongst the winners of Heat magazine’s Weird Crush award. From interviewing millionaire dogs in LA, to having his phone nicked by Kate Moss, it’s been an odd, but amusing few years; and now in his new show, he’s retelling these eccentric and electrifying tales in his own charming, unfiltered way.

A multi-award winning stand-up comedian and one UK comedy’s fastest rising stars, Richardson began his career in 2009 at 18 years old, 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. Richardson also came runner up in the Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and bagged the top spot in both the Newbury and Bath Comedy Festival New Act Competitions, all while still in his teens.

Since then Richardson has firmly established himself as both an exciting comedian and a well-loved presenter. He currently hosts the drive-time show on Virgin Radio, and his TV credits include co-hosting the Xtra Factor alongside Caroline Flack, and presenting Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live!, Pampered Pooches, Hollywood and Meet The Family Guys. Richardson can also be seen as a series regular on Viral Tap, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice, Sweat The Small Stuff, Big Brothers Bit on the Side, Fake Reaction, It’s Not Me It’s You, and I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of Here Now!

The new show marks Richardson’s first visit to the club in three years, having last performed in Barnard Castle on his debut Hometown Hero tour in 2014. He made his club debut the previous year, when he hosted the club’s comedy gala alongside Mark Watson.

Funny Way To Be promoter Peter Dixon said: “We knew Matt was destined for big things when he first performed at the club four years ago. It’s an absolute pleasure to have him back and we’re looking forward to hearing what strange new tales he has in store for us!”

Tickets are £12 and are available now from funnywaytobe.com and the Witham Box Office. Show suitable for ages 14+.

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