Richard Lindesay is a highly original musical comedian whose act is a surprising and surreal mixture of the flute and other woodwind instruments, layered upon clown-like physical comedy and sharp one-liner jokes. Richard's comedy is inclusive, inoffensive, and clean.
Richard has performed professionally in comedy clubs, variety clubs, comedy festivals, music festivals, and corporate events throughout New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, and mainland Europe.
"Richard entered the 2020 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards as one of the top 40 entries and stormed his way through the heats straight to the final at his first attempt. The competition celebrates the best emerging musical comics based in the UK and is always hugely competitive with a very high standard of acts. Before the pandemic hit, Richard was set to perform at the gorgeous 535 seater Bloomsbury Theatre in central London, where he was one of the favourites to win the competition.
His unique and highly original brand of flute and recorder based musical comedy made him a hit with both judges and audiences alike and we are certain that his success will continue in New Zealand and Australia. For all bookers and promoters looking for a hilarious and unforgettable act for your shows, we highly recommend that you book Richard. You won't regret it."
Ed Chappel - Organiser of the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards, UK
Social Media Video Content
Richard also shares videos of his musical comedy creations, jokes, and live performances on social media platforms.
2020 Musical Comedy Awards, UK
Birmingham Glee Club, UK
Hot Water Comedy Club, UK
Richard's Musical Comedy Creations
Richard's Jokes About Things
"'Richard is a comedy wunderkind!" Tim Ferguson, Doug Anthony All Stars, and Writer/Director of "Spin out"
"I have booked Richard twice for my night in Swindon (Chappers Comedy) and both times he has blown our audience away with his unique comedic style. What is so appealing about Richard's act is that it is so inclusive and resonates with everybody. Laughs come thick and fast in what is always one of the most entreating sets of the night. Highly recommend." Chapters Comedy
"Richard Lindesay is a master of the of art of one-liners. He brings both content and delivery that can easily go toe-to-toe with the heavy punchers in the game. And on top of that, his flute playing antics will leave you holding your jaw, and grabbing at your gut." Tickles & Tarts
"'Richard has wonderfully unique and charming humour, brilliantly composed material, and an appreciation for flutes that I’ve never seen before. A top act." Heckle and Squelch
International Joke Off Leicester Comedy Festival, February 2018 Arts House, Bristol, September 2018 Bristol Improv Theatre, Bristol, Jan 2019, July 2019, Nov 2019 Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney, Australia, March 2019 Exeter Fringe, Barnfield Theatre, July 2019 Leopallooza Festival, July 2019 Fat Fox Comedy Club, February 2020
"Richard absolutely smashed at Ffandangos. He had the audience hanging on every word / Note. I thoroughly recommend booking him." Steffan Evans, Comedy Promoter
"Richard mixes surrealism, a truly inventive use of the flute, brilliant one-liners, and perfect timing to produce comedy gold that you do not want to miss!" What the Fork
UK Musical Comedy Awards 2020 - Finalist (did not compete due to COVID-19 constraints) Leicester Square New Comedian 2014 - Semi-Finalist (UK) Ranch Hotel Comedy Competition 2013 - Finalist (Australia) Quest for the Best 2013 - Finalist (Australia)
"Richard Lindesay provided witty one-liners, cracking jokes and comical stories. And let's not forget his awesome rendition on the flute too. Definitely added spark to this years Xmas party." Laura Mercurio, Global Front Room
"Richard's icebreaker comedy set was spot on!" Andrew Dingley, CTO, Westpac Bank