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Biography: Ian Richards

Ian Richards


Others say

"Very funny - Ian handled the hecklers very well"
Building Adhesives Ltd

"Ian went down very well with our guests. There was a lot of laughter. At the last minute we did have children attending so I think he calmed the act down for them which was the right thing to do."
Sauflon Pharmaceuticals

"Ian was simply fantastic - he made every effort to coordinate the evening and up the ante on the silent auction - he really had our best interests at the forefront of the evening - incredible!"

For a truly professional standard of comedy, Ian Richards is the number one choice.  He is an active and long-standing member of the Comedians Golfing Society, and is always in demand throughout the year to play in celebrity pro am golf events to raise funds for various deserving charities.  When the agenda allows, Ian will always accept an invitation to join the golfers during the day and enter fully into the spirit of the occasion.

Ian speaks for both mixed and all male audiences and will vary his act accordingly when appropriate.

During the last decade Ian has played and spoken as far afield as Florida, and has been made most welcome at many of our country’s top golf courses, appearing for many major corporate clients, private golf clubs and societies.

  • Material suitable for all audiences and age groups
  • Over 20 years professional experience
  • Impeccably dressed to suit any occasion
  • After Dinner scripts tailored to your function on request
  • Experienced compère and awards host

Full time professional since 1979 working all over the UK and abroad, formerly compere at ‘The Night Out’ Birmingham and Baileys in Watford, and compered the Club Mirror Club Acts Awards, World Disco Dancing Championships, Miss In String, Miss Gossard UK and Miss United Kingdom.

"Ian is very good and easy to work with - he is also good at reading and working the audience. Just about right for the audience we had at this event."
The British Sandwich Association

The Falklands, Ascension Islands, Northern Ireland and over 1,000 engagements at various Army, Navy and Air Force Installations throughout the United Kingdom.

Testimonial Dinners for Mike Atherton, Richard Illingworth, Andy Moles, Mick Stockwell, Tim Munton, Nigel Winterburn, Brian Gunn, Ian Crook, Lee Dixon, to name but a few.

Coral Racing Conference, Euro 96 Hospitality Dinners for Keith Prowse Organisation, Ryder Cup Preview Dinner, Army v Navy Rugby Dinner, Army Rugby League Dinner, Trane UK Boxing Dinner ’95, ’96 and ’98, Henley Yacht Club, World Cup Boys of ’66 Reunion Tour, World Cup ’98 France.

Faculty of Building, Institute of Plumbers, Volvo PGA Tour, Hotel and Catering Benevolent Association, The Vauxhall Conference, The Football Premiere League, Guild of Allied Bakers, Reading University, Boys of 66 World Cup Reunion Dinner.

Appearances at over 400 Golf Clubs for prestige company events and social functions.

For further information or to book Ian Richards, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email

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