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

AWARD FOR SHORT PLAYS...

Paul has won an award for 'Best Comedy Performance' at the Swindon Fringe for his show, Short Plays for Marvellous People. 

new shows for the fringe

Having performed 85 times at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, Paul has several new shows heading to the Edinburgh Fringe this year; a solo comedy called IF IN DOUBT, LISTEN TO JOE JACKSON, a play he has written, LITTLE SPARKS, the award-winning SHORT PLAYS FOR MARVELLOUS PEOPLE, a comedy gameshow, COMEDIANS LEARNING HOW TO PLAY DRUMS and a play for children, THE JAZZY OTTER V FUNKY DOLPHIN. And some more stuff, probably. 

new albums out soon

Paul can be heard as a drummer on the new Fred's House album, the new Gavin Chappell-Bates album and the new Pillars EP, all to be released in early 2018.  

drum lessons now available

Paul has recently started accepting more students for his acclaimed drum lessons. Check out the page here.