Richard Pulsford (aka Rich Kidd)
"Richard Pulsford has all the tools of a 'one liner' master at his disposal. His impeccable timing with razor sharp word play dances gleefully against a background of sometimes dark, brooding topics, it's like being read a fairy tale of Unicorns, Elves and rainbows... where no one survives!" - Andre King (comedian, September 2012)
"Special mention for Rich Pulsford, who stormed it with by far the cleverest material of the night [in] the highest standard of any SCOTY heat ever" - Alan Anderson (promoter), HaHa Comedy (September 2012)
"Mixes whimsy with sharp observation in a uniquely engaging way" – Vladimir McTavish (January 2011)
RICHARD PULSFORD (aka Rich Kidd) is an experienced 1-liner type comedian who has performed at over 200 gigs in over 100 different venues from Aberdeen to Whitley Bay, and dozens of towns in between. Based in Burntisland, Fife, Richard owns and drives a car, and is accustomed to travelling ridiculously long distances to gigs.
Some recent paid spots:
15 mins opening - Airdrie Town Hall (for Patrick Rolink)
HEADLINER - Aberdeen Belmont Cinema (for Laughing Heids)
Support act for charity fundraiser - Apex Hotel, Edinburgh
10 mins support - ‘Birds and Bees’ (for Stirling Comedy Festival)
10 mins - Korova, Aberdeen
10 mins support - Drymen Inn (for Patrick Rolink)
10 mins - Grand Central, Livingston
15 mins opening - Dumfries (for Raw Guffaw)
10 mins support - Toro Tapas, Kirkcaldy (Kirckcaldy Comedy Festival)
HEADLINER - Glasgow Halt Bar (for Pop Up Comedy)
20 mins - McKays, Pitlochry (for Hoo Ha Comedy)
MC for gig in Crail (for Crail Food Festival)
20 mins - Largs (for Raymond Mearns)
15 mins - Whitehalls, Dundee (for Rob Kane)
15 mins - Maltings Theatre, Berwick upon Tweed (for The Laughing Bear)
Richard also runs comedy club ‘Mirth of Forth Comedy’ (MofF), which has organised nearly 100 gigs since 2010. Clients have included pubs and cafes in Burntisland, Kinghorn and Kirkcaldy, Burntisland Civic Week (2011, 2012 and 2013), the Crail Food Festival (2012) and the Kirkcaldy Comedy Festival (2012), as well as private birthday and hen parties. Comedians who have performed for MofF include Patrick Monahan, Jo Caulfield, Shazia Mirza, Tom Allen and Kai Humphries. Jo tweeted about her gig: “Burntisland last night = FANTASTIC!!… If you’re a comedian and you get offered that gig – take it”.
MofF also ran a comedy showcase at The White Horse pub in Edinburgh as part of The Free Fringe in 2010. This featured acts such as Andrew Ryan, James Kirk and Matt Richardson. The show received entirely favourable reviews.
In August 2011 Richard featured in a double-header with Elaine Devlin in the Free Fringe about the joys of parenting, and in March 2013 ran a double-header with Robin Grainger at The Glasgow Comedy Festival called 2 Hoarse Men of the Apocalypse, a show compered by Raymond Mearns.