Finalist, Hackney Empire New Act of The Year 2010
Finalist, Laughing Horse New Act of The Year 2010 (Judges’ Special Commendation)
Finalist, Laughing Horse Big, Big, Big Comedy Competition 2008
Finalist, Funny Farm North Essex New Comedian of The Year Competition 2008
Runner up, You Jest Comedy Clash 2008 (“Richard Rycroft immediately won the crowd”, Kev Hardy, You Jest)
Judges’ Special Mention, Hilarity Bites New Act Competition 2008
Richard Rycroft is a nice middle aged bloke who"s been an unknown actor for over ten years and a popular stand-up since August 07, regularly gigging all around the country. Popular with students and oldies alike, he has performed around 300 gigs, in independent comedy clubs (often seen as a strong, reliable opening act) and for major promoters such as Laughing Horse, Mirth Control, The Other Side, Hilarity Bites, Death By Comedy, Electric Mouse and others. His first solo show, THE SONGS I’LL NEVER SING was performed at the Brighton Festival Fringe in 2010. He has also performed at the Hay on Wye Comedy Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Pink Festival, Cambridge and the Hull Comedy Festival Fringe.
"Comedy sunshine" - (Three Weeks, Edinburgh)
“A solid act who... will do well smouldering gently in the smaller clubs” (Corry Shaw, Chortle)
“Clever wordplay and knowing malapropisms get the laughs, even if the gags are sometimes smarter than he gets credit for” (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
“Clean but funny” (Surrey Herald)
“A superb performance and a nicely crafted set” - (Stuart Morrison, The Gag Factory, Guildford)
“Loved this guy…. He is SO welcome back.” - (Midlands Comedy Forum)
TV Appearances as an actor:
Numerous, including EastEnders, Casualty, Doctors, Holby City, one-off TV films, etc. But curiously, not The Bill… is he a really an actor, as he claims?
Acting CV and showreel available on request.
One day, he’ll have his own website.
But he won’t know how to use it.