PAUL RICHARDS

DRUMMER, COMEDY WRITER/PERFORMER

Paul Richards is a drummer, playwright, novelist, comedian and drum teacher based in Cambridge. 36, lanky, can’t grow a beard. Likes to talk about himself in the third person.

As a comedy writer/performer he has taken countless (well, 21) shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, tours the UK and Europe frequently in his 19-year-old Volvo and has had some quite nice reviews in the process. He talks very fast, often about his love of Ginsters slices and often tries to justify it all as theatre. His current show recently won an award, which is lovely.

As a drummer, recordings he has drummed all over have been broadcast on Channel 4, BBC Radio 5, BBC 6 Music – all the usual places you’d expect to find a professional groovester. He is constantly on tour with lovely musician chums in award-winning bands and is continually in demand by various artists for a range of versatile projects. He has toured the UK, a lot, and China.

As a writer, Paul has written lots of plays, with his work performed all over the world. He’s had a couple plays published in Canada, and quite a few back here in England. His collection of short stories, The Stationery Seller, has been a bit of a success and his debut novel, My Function Band Hell, was released at the end of 2016.

His debut movie, 50 Ways to Leave Your Drummer, was released in 2015. He is the co-writer of 2 musicals.

This website is partly here to put all of Paul’s work into one place (because at one point he had six different websites and it was a nightmare to maintain), but also so Paul can have his full schedule somewhere online just in case he accidentally deletes his diary off his phone again.

Contact: thepaulrichards AT gmail.com

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

06/07/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Corpus Playroom, Cambridge TICKETS
07/07/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Corpus Playroom, Cambridge TICKETS
08/07/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Folk on the Green, Northampton
10/07/18: COMEDY - Let's Face the Music and Bants @ The Plough, Shepreth
11/07/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
13/07/18: COMEDY - Paul stand-up (headline) @ Relevant Records, Cambridge
14/07/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Buckfest, Buckden 
15/07/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ The Cornerhouse, Cambridge
15/07/18: MUSIC - Claudia and the Braidy Bunch @ The Big Weekend, Cambridge
18/07/18: DRUM WORKSHOP - Paul hosting (Cambridge, private)
19/07/18: MUSIC - Claudia and the Braidy Bunch @ The Plough, Shepreth
22/07/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ The Plough, Shepreth
25/07/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ IF Festival, Milton Keynes
27/07/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Cambridge Rock Festival, Cambridge
28/07/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Camp Bestival, Lulworth
29/07/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Camp Bestival, Lulworth
30/07/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ Rob's House (private)
31/07/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham TICKETS
03/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
04/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
04/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
04/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
04/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
04/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
04/08/18: COMEDY - A A Spectacular Music & Comedy Night for Macmillan Cancer Support @ Globe Bar, Edinburgh (7.15pm)
04/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm) 
04/08/18: COMEDY - 1990s Show @ Dr Livingstones, Edinburgh (9.15pm) - GUEST SLOT
05/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
05/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
05/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
05/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
05/08/18: COMEDY - Paul is a guest on Lubna Kerr's chat show (5.40pm)
05/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
05/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
05/08/18: COMEDY - 1990s Show @ Dr Livingstones, Edinburgh (9.15pm) - GUEST SLOT
06/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
06/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
06/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
06/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
06/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
06/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
06/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
07/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
07/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
07/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
07/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
07/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
07/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
07/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
07/08/18: COMEDY - Bitch Night @ Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh (10.20pm) - GUEST SLOT
08/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
08/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
08/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
08/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
08/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
08/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
08/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
09/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
09/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
09/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
09/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
09/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
09/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
09/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
10/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
10/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
10/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
10/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
10/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
10/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
10/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
11/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
11/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
11/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
11/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
11/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
11/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
11/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
12/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
12/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
12/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
12/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
12/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
13/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
13/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
13/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
13/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
13/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
13/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
13/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
14/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
14/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
14/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
14/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
14/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
14/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
14/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
15/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
15/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
15/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
15/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
15/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
15/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
15/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
16/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
16/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
16/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
16/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
16/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
16/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
16/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
17/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
17/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
17/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
17/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
17/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
17/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
17/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
18/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
18/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
18/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
18/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
18/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
18/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
18/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
19/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
19/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
19/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
19/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
19/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
19/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
20/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
20/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
20/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
20/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
20/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
20/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
20/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
21/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
21/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
21/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
21/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
21/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
21/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
21/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
22/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
22/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
22/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
22/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
22/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
22/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
22/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
23/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
23/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
23/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
23/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
23/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
23/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
23/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
24/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
24/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
24/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
24/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
24/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
24/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
24/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
25/08/18: THEATRE - The Jazzy Otter v the Funky Dolphin @ Ciao Roma, Edinburgh (11.50am)
25/08/18: THEATRE - Short Plays for Marvellous People @ La Vida, Edinburgh (12pm)
25/08/18: THEATRE - Little Sparks @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh (1.05pm) TICKETS
25/08/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ The Globe Bar, Edinburgh (2.15pm)
25/08/18: COMEDY - Comedians Learning How to Play Drums @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (4.15pm)
25/08/18: COMEDY - Cambridge Comedy Collective @ La Vida (7.45pm)
25/08/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh (8.30pm)
26/08/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Catfest, Salford
08/09/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Woodfest, Hatfield
22/09/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The William Hardwicke, Bognor Regis
23/09/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis
27/09/18: COMEDY - The Complete History of Pop @ CUC, Cambridge
29/09/18: COMEDY - Paul stand-up set @ The Red Bull, Cambridge (supporting Aidan Goatley)
03/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Baldock Folk Club, Baldock 
06/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton
07/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Darwin Library Theatre, Darwen
13/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Harwell Village Hall, Oxfordshire 
14/10/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Stables, Milton Keynes
19/10/18: COMEDY - If in Doubt, Listen to Joe Jackson @ Upstairs at the Western, Leicester
17/11/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Garden House, Holbeach Hurn 
24/11/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ The Junction, Cambridge (ALBUM LAUNCH) 
01/12/18: MUSIC - Fred's House @ Newbald Village Hall, Newbald 
08/12/18: THEATRE - Short Christmas Plays for Marvellous People @ Surabhi's House (private)