Ian Richards is an in-demand corporate comedian and after-dinner speaker.
Ian has been a professional comedian for over 35 years, performing all over the world, including The Falklands, Ascension Isles, Germany, Belgium, Florida, Spain, Holland & France.
Ian has proven track record of entertaining at the highest levels, with the ability to gauge carefully the mood of the audience and tailor his act to cater for all tastes.
Since 1990, Ian Richards has been carving out a well recognised and respected niche in the after dinner market, establishing himself as one of the most in demand performers on the circuit today.
Totally reliable, impeccably presented, with fresh material and of course most importantly – very funny!
Ian Richards has appeared at some of the country’s most prestigious sporting events working hand in hand with many sporting legends including: Sir Geoff Hurst, Sir Bobby Charlton, Freddie Trueman, Ian Botham, Gordon Banks, Martin Peters, Bill Beaumont, Gareth Edwards, Frank Bruno, Barry McGuigan and Jack Charlton to name a few.
Ian Richards is a regular at most of the Premiership Football Clubs and many clubs throughout the Nationwide Leagues and lower divisions. Having been asked to perform at many players’ testimonial dinners, he has also entertained the clubs sponsors and guests at numerous pre and post match events.
As a former keen rugby player himself, Ian has enjoyed being invited to speak at some important rugby events over the past few years. He has worked in all levels of the game from home international hospitality to World Cup Dinners with the famous All Blacks and at many of the country’s top clubs in both rugby union and rugby league.
Notable sporting appearances include:
Mike Atherton Testimonial Dinner, Coral Racing Conference, Ryder Cup Preview Dinner, Trane UK Boxing Dinner, 95,96,98,99 & 2000, Henley Yacht Club, MCC at Lords, The Oval & World Cup France 98 and The Boys of 66 World Cup Winners 30th Anniversary Theatre Tour
As a Past Captain Jester, Chairman and long standing member of The Comedians Golfing Society, Ian Richards is the ideal compliment to any golfing event and has perhaps the most impressive list of credits and references available today.
He has also spoken at some of the very finest events at most of Europe’s major golf clubs and at both corporate, society and private golf club functions
When the agenda allows Ian will always accept an invitation to join the clients for golf during the day and enter fully into the spirit of the occasion.
Playing off a single figure handicap Ian Richards has a unique insight into what makes golfers and golf days tick. He is also been a regular visitor to Spain, Portugal and France accompanying companies and their clients on golfing excursions and adding extra sparkle to what is always a memorable trip.