Richard Gadd

Richard Gadd (born 11 May 1989 in Wormit, Fife)[1] is a Scottish writer, actor and comedian.

Richard Gadd
Richard Gadd - Headshot.jpg
Born (1989-05-11) 11 May 1989 (age 31)
Wormit, Fife, Scotland
MediumComedy, acting, writing
Websiterichardgadd.com

His show Monkey See Monkey Do won the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award[2] for Best Comedy Show at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it was also nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Innovation.[3] Later that year, he won a Chortle Comedian's Comedian Award[4] and was nominated for an Off West End Theatre Award for Best Performer.[5] The show was subsequently broadcast on Comedy Central[6] and had several sell-Out runs at London's Soho Theatre,[7] toured the UK and Europe,[8] and had a run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where it was nominated for the 2017 Barry Award.[9]

His most recent show Baby Reindeer premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 where it won two awards – the Scotsman Fringe First Award for New Writing[10] and a Stage Award for Acting Excellence.[11] The show then went onto a five-week run at The Bush Theatre in London[12] and was nominated for an Off West End Theatre Award for Best Performer.[13]

His previous shows Waiting for Gaddot,[14] Breaking Gadd[15] and Cheese & Crack Whores[16] all debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and went on to three-week runs or more at Soho Theatre. The former won an Amused Moose Comedy Award in 2015[17] as well as a Scottish Comedy Award for Best Solo Show in 2016.[18] It was also nominated for a Malcolm Hardee Award for Innovation[19] and a Chortle Award for Innovation.[20]

He is also a successful actor, starring opposite Daniel Mays in the BAFTA-nominated BBC2 single drama Against the Law.[21] Other key acting credits include lead roles in BBC3's Clique, Sky Arts’ One Normal Night and E4's Tripped.[22] He is currently filming alongside Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays in Sky One's new six-part comedy series Code 404.[23]

He is also a screenwriter who has written an episode of Netflix smash hit Sex Education,[24] as well as Ultimate Worrier[25] for Dave and The Last Leg[26] for Channel 4 where he is also one of their correspondents. He has had several written projects broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland.[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fife comedian up for coveted Edinburgh Comedy Award - The Courier".
  2. ^ Premier. "Best Show - Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards". Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  3. ^ "The Total Theatre Awards Shortlist 2016". Summerhall - Open Minds Open Doors. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  4. ^ Bennett, Steve. "Who won at the Chortle Awards 2017 : News 2017 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". www.chortle.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  5. ^ "Off West End Theatre Award nominations | News". www.oxforddrama.ac.uk. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  6. ^ Guide, British Comedy (2017-05-24). "Comedy Central to broadcast Soho Theatre Live stand-up shows". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  7. ^ "Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do at Soho Theatre". Soho Theatre. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  8. ^ "Show & Tell". showandtelluk.com.
  9. ^ "Melbourne International Comedy Festival". Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  10. ^ "Final Edinburgh Fringe First Award winners revealed | WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  11. ^ "Richard Gadd wins The Stage Edinburgh Award 2019 | News". www.oxforddrama.ac.uk. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  12. ^ "Baby Reindeer". bushtheatre.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  13. ^ "2020 Awards – The Offies". Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  14. ^ "Richard Gadd: Waiting for Gaddot". Soho Theatre. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  15. ^ Guide, British Comedy (2014-11-27). "Richard Gadd interview". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  16. ^ "Richard Gadd: Cheese and Crack Whores". Soho Theatre. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  17. ^ "AmusedMoose | Comedy Awards | Stand-up Comedy Soho Kings Cross Awards Courses". www.amusedmoose.com. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  18. ^ Bennett, Steve. "Scot Squad apprehends two Scottish Comedy Awards : News 2016 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". www.chortle.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  19. ^ Bennett, Steve. "Praise be to Gadd! : News 2015 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". www.chortle.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  20. ^ "Chortle Awards", Wikipedia, 2019-12-25, retrieved 2019-12-29
  21. ^ Mays, Team Daniel (2018-04-04). "Against The Law – 2018 BAFTA TV Nomination". Daniel Mays. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  22. ^ "Richard Gadd". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  23. ^ Bennett, Steve. "Sky greenlights Richard Gadd's cop spoof : News 2019 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". www.chortle.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  24. ^ Associates, Casarotto Ramsay &. "Richard Gadd". Casarotto Ramsay & Associates. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  25. ^ Associates, Casarotto Ramsay &. "Richard Gadd". Casarotto Ramsay & Associates. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  26. ^ "Richard Gadd". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  27. ^ "BBC Radio 4 - Richard Gadd: Daddy Diaries". BBC. Retrieved 2019-12-29.

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