Jon Richardson

Jon Richardson

Date of birth: 26-09-1982

Jon Richardson began stand-up in May 2003, and within his first year reached the finals of the J20-sponsored Last Laugh competition.

He established himself on the circuit, and in 2006 supported Alan Carr on his 60-date tour.

His debut Edinburgh show, Spatula Pad, was nominated for the if.comedy award for best newcomer at the 2007 Fringe; and in 2008 he won the Chortle Award for best breakthrough act. The following year he was nominated for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award.

He is best known as team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats, for which he was nominated for best male TV comedian in the 2013 British Comedy Awards. His other TV credits have included Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

He also hosted a Sunday morning show on BBC 6 Music, having originally been Russell Howard's sidekick in the same slot.

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Where the *&!@ was the swearing!

Viewers upset over censorship of Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier

Time was when viewers complained about swearing on TV - now they are upset when it gets bleeped out.

Fans have expressed their frustration that many four-letter words were obscured in Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier when it returned to Dave last night.

The show aired an hour after the 9pm watershed – and immediately after Taskmaster, which did not have its language censored.

Viewers took to Twitter to complain that the bleeping ruined several of the gags from the panel, which comprised Lucy Beaumont, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Joe Wilkinson.

Stephen O'Hara posted: 'The censoring of the swear words on #UltimateWorrier is really off putting. Bad start to new @RonJichardson series. Im gonna stop watching this episode and hopefully catch a repeat uncensored?'

Katee Baptiste added: 'Wtf is all the bleeping in  #UltimateWorrier? It’s passed the watershed and it’s actually really annoying!'

Another  fan posted: 'Any chance of an uncensored (language-wise) version of #UltimateWorrier? Why leave in censored jokes?'

Neil Parkes was one of several viewers who pointed out that there was harsher language in the earlier show, saying. 'How come there's so much censoring on #UltimateWorrier?? It's no worse than the language on Taskmaster, and that was fine.’

Even the version of Ultimate Worrier on the on-demand service UKTV Play is bleeped, despite being behind a ‘parental control’ barrier.

Broadcaster UKTV said the wrong version of the programme was used in error.

A spokesman told Chortle: 'We apologise to any viewers who were disappointed by the bleeping in last night’s episode.

'We are looking into what happened as the pre-watershed version was not the one scheduled, and we are working to get the correct version onto UKTV Play as soon as possible. The episode will be repeated this Sunday, 10pm on Dave.'

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Published: 4 Jul 2019

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