Described as “possibly Newcastle’s finest export since the famous brown ale” and certainly more consistent than its football team, Richard Morton has nailed the twin talents of musicianship and comedy into one perfectly suited package.
This livewire Geordie comic is full of surprises and manic energy, bounding around the stage like an overgrown child on a massive sugar rush. A former winner of Time Out Comedian of the Year, Richard Morton’s amiable manner belies a razor sharp talent and with some acutely witty and well-defined and varied observations, he tackles a plethora of life’s situations in gags, tales, and some of his hilarious and occasional risque songs. No subject matter is clearly safe from being put to a tune. A big favourite at the Edinburgh Festival since making his debut in 1998, Richard Morton has enjoyed a host of sell-out runs at the famous Assembly Rooms while also whipping up other comedy festivals including Montreal and Kilkenny, and hard-to-please The Reading and Leeds Music Festival crowds. A founder member of The Comedy Store’s Cutting Edge Show and a consumate comedian, Richard Morton can play to and entertain audiences of any size, from corporate laugh-ins to sweaty clubs and sold-out theatres. He has enjoyed and endured several nationwide UK tours with the likes of Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Jo Brand, Lily Savage and Phill Jupitus as well as in his own right. Blessed or cursed with endless energy, Richard Morton performs almost every night of the week and shows no sign of waning after nearly 20 years at the top of the comedy tree. A favourite of Channel 5 from its inception, he even hosted his own show Richard Morton Live At The Comedy Store
‘Comic genius’ – The Daily Express