Richard Vranch

Richard Vranch

Improviser Richard Vranch is a Comedy Store Player, one of Paul Merton's Impro Chums, a Steve Frost Impro Allstar and co-founder of The YarnBards, improvised storytelling troupe.

In 2004, he celebrated 25 years at the Edinburgh Fringe; first performing with the Cambridge Mummers. He has a Ph. D in radiation physics from the university – and was also a research fellow at St John's College, Oxford, for nine months.

In 1981 Richard began writing and performing a double-act with Tony Slattery on the London comedy circuit.

He was most famously the musical accompanist on Whose Line Is It Anyway? but his CV includes various radion panel shows, including Radio 2's Jammin' and Radio 4's Just A Minute, plus TV appearances and writing credits on The Paul Merton Show, The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball (appearing on stage with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore), Cue The Music,The Rory Bremner Show and more.

He had his own eight-part Channel 4 science series, Beat That Einstein and co-hosted the Channel 4 quiz series The Music Game with Tony Slattery.

In 1988, he toured a sketch show around Cyprus, Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and the following year he co-wrote and performed the Radio 2 sketch show The Hot Club with Arthur Smith, Josie Lawrence and Ronnie Golden.

With collaborator Lucy Allen. he has also made animations for Smack the Pony and in the Body Zone of the Millennium Dome, as well as cartoons published in Punch, The Spectator and Maxim.

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Upcoming Dates

The Comedy Store Players

Date: Wed 25 Apr 2018
Venue: Comedy Store
Price: £17 (£12 concs)
Info: Improv with Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson, Lauren Shearing and Suki Webster
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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The Comedy Store Players

Date: Sun 29 Apr 2018
Venue: Comedy Store
Price: £17 (£12 concs)
Info: Improv with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson and Andy Smart
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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The Comedy Store Players

Date: Wed 2 May 2018
Venue: Comedy Store
Price: £17 (£12 concs)
Info: Improv with Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey, Andy Smart and Cariad Lloyd
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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The Comedy Store Players

Date: Sun 6 May 2018
Venue: Comedy Store
Price: £17 (£12 concs)
Info: Improv with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Richard Vranch, Andy Smart, Suki Webster and Neil Mullarkey
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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The Comedy Store Players

Date: Wed 9 May 2018
Venue: Comedy Store
Price: £17 (£12 concs)
Info: Improv with Josie Lawrence, Richard Vranch, Andy Smart, Pippa Evans, David Reed and Neil Mullarkey
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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The Comedy Store Players

Date: Sun 13 May 2018
Venue: Comedy Store
Price: £17 (£12 concs)
Info: Improv with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey, Andy Smart and Steve Steen
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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The Comedy Store Players

Date: Wed 16 May 2018
Venue: Comedy Store
Price: £17 (£12 concs)
Info: Improv with Josie Lawrence, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey, Kirsty Newton, Ruth Bratt and Marcus Brigstocke
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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The Comedy Store Players

Date: Sun 20 May 2018
Venue: Comedy Store
Price: £17 (£12 concs)
Info: Improv with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey and Suki Webster
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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The Comedy Store Players

Date: Wed 23 May 2018
Venue: Comedy Store
Price: £17 (£12 concs)
Info: Improv with Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Cariad Lloyd, Neil Mullarkey
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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The Comedy Store Players

Date: Sun 27 May 2018
Venue: Comedy Store
Price: £17 (£12 concs)
Info: Improv with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Andy Smart and Stephen Frost
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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The Comedy Store Players

Date: Wed 30 May 2018
Venue: Comedy Store
Price: £17 (£12 concs)
Info: Improv with Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Andy Smart, Ruth Bratt and Steve Edis
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2003

Stephen Frost\'s Impro All Stars


Edinburgh Fringe 2004

Dogman

Paul Merton\'s Impro Chums


Edinburgh Fringe 2005

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

YarnBards


Edinburgh Fringe 2006

Paul Merton's Impro Chums


Edinburgh Fringe 2007

Yarnbards [ 2007]


Edinburgh Fringe 2008

Paul Merton's Impro Chums [2008]


Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Paul Merton's Impro Chums [2011]


Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Paul Merton's Impro Chums [2012]


Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Paul Merton's Impro Chums [2013]


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