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About Ian Richards
When booking an After Dinner Speaker or Comedian for your function, it is always important to select someone who has a proven track record of entertaining at the highest levels, with the ability to gauge carefully the mood of the audience and tailor his act to cater for all ages and tastes.Bearing these facts in mind may we introduce:In over twenty two years as a full time professional Ian has worked literally all over the world, including The Falklands, Ascension Isles, Germany, Belgium, Florida, Spain, Holland & France. He has made over 500 appearances for the British Forces on the mainland alone and appeared in Summer Shows in Jersey, Gt. Yarmouth, Scarborough, Bridlington, Cromer and The Isle of Wight and for all the major Holiday Centres including: Butlins, Pontins, Haven Warner, Bourne Leisure and hundreds of other smaller operators.Since 1990 Ian has been carving out a well recognised and respected niche in the after dinner market, establishing himself as one of the most in demand performers on the circuit today. Totally reliable, impeccably presented, with fresh material and of course most importantly very funny !!
During the last decade Ian has appeared at some of the countries most prestigious sporting events working hand in hand with many of our Countries Sporting Legends including: Sir Geoff Hurst, Sir Bobby Charlton, Freddie Trueman, Ian Botham, Gordon Banks, Martin Peters, Bill Beaumont, Gareth Edwards, Frank Bruno, Barry McGuigan, Jack Charlton to name a few.Ian is a regular at most of the Premiership Football Clubs and many clubs throughout the Nationwide Leagues and lower divisions. Having been asked to perform at many players testimonial dinners, he has also entertained the clubs sponsors and guests at numerous pre and post match events.In 1996 Ian spoke at many hospitality events for the Euro 96 Football Championships at: Villa Park, Hillsborough, Old Trafford and including the final at Wembley Stadium.In the same year Ian compered The Boys of 66 World Cup Winners 30th Anniversary Theatre Tour, and hosted the Reunion Dinner at London’s famous Football Footbal Restaurant.As a former keen rugby player himself Ian has enjoyed being invited to speak at some important rugby events over the past few years. He has worked in all levels of the game from home international hospitality to World Cup Dinners with the famous All Blacks and at many of the countries top clubs in both rugby union and rugby league. Other notable sporting appearances:Mike Atherton Testimonial Dinner, Coral Racing Conference, Ryder Cup Preview Dinner, Trane UK Boxing Dinner, 95,96,98,99 & 2000, Henley Yacht Club, MCC at Lords, The Oval & World Cup France 98.

 

Testimonials
“Please pass on our thanks to Ian, he was hilarious and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for a Comedian for a Golf club, Hotel or any function! ” – Tony Stevens Ferney Golf Club  

 

Ding Says
“Ian has a certain way which can only be described as a naturally funny entertainer. Perfect for Golf clubs, hotel functions and corporate events.”