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Richard Tyrone Jones

A former member of, and script writer for, the Cambridge Footlights, Richard Tyrone Jones was previously a member of acclaimed art-comedy sketch group 'Fat Fat Pope', whose Edinburgh Fringe show was produced in conjunction with Chrysalis TV and directed by Paul King of The Mighty Boosh.

'God's gift to comedy… astonishingly assured and uncompromisingly intelligent…fantastic, in every sense of the word' - The Observer

Richard Tyrone Jones is now a solo comedian, comic poet, raconteur, MC and event organiser for all seasons. Richard Tyrone Jones’ material ranges from the downright daft, to the witheringly self-deprecating, always cut through by a strong vein of sardonic humour, bold leaps of the imagination, a strident voice and some really cheesy gags.

“five star performance” - Ham & High.
“Excellent ginger jokes...if such a thing can be said to exist” - Plan B magazine
“Richard Tyrone Jones bridges the page-stage divide - and dumps on both”– Tim Wells
“Top concept wonderfully carried out" - Paul Lyalls, host of Express Excess

Richard is organizer and host of regular night 'Utter!'....." with its raucous mix of comedy, poetry and music, which takes place on the second Tues of the month (usually), 7.30pm at the Green Note, 106 Camden Parkway (Tube: Camden Town. Overland: Camden Road, Euston). Utter! should be at the Edinburgh Free Fringe in 2009.

Richard does stuff at Spoonful of Poison (at the Legion, Old Street from mid-Jan 09) and is often guest host.

2008 saw Richard running (Mis)Guided Tours of Archway and Crouch End; open-air guerilla guided tours peppered with comedy, poetry, facts, lies and guest appearances from local artistes, musicians, Dick Whittington and his racist cat, James Kettle and Ernesto the naked poet.

Other performances have included:
Hackney Empire main stage, O2 Wireless Festival, Clerkenwell Literary Festival, Tottenham Festival, London’s premier short film night Short & Sweet, 14 Hour, Express Excess, Shortfuse, Liz Bentley’s ‘Edinburgh-on-Sea’, Mirth Control comedy, Comedy Brewhouse, Downstairs at the King’s Head, Footlights and the Laughing Horse Comedy competition (quarter-finals).

Richard also performs as his alter-ego, 55-year-old alcoholic anarchist Punk Poet Ritchie Scurvey. Ex-bassist with earthmoving 70s punk band 'Dick Scurvey and the Cocksmiths', Ritchie lives on a floor in Hackney and spits like 'Maggie Thatcher, Maggie Thatcher, from what reptilian egg did they hatch her?' and, with the help of sidekick 'Socky the Drugs Puppet', alerts kids to the evils of heroin outside schools across London. Since winning the 'Poetry Idol' contest at London's premier weekly comedy, poetry, music and magic night 'Shortfuse' in November 2004 his career has taken him to perform at Express Excess, the Tottenham Festival, Mirth Control comedy and other stages he can't tell the DSS about.

Richard’s drag poetry Pam Ayres tribute act, Pam Swears, does exactly what it says on the tin.