Richard Lindesay is a musical comedian whose act is a unique and surprising mixture of recorders and flutes, with original songs, clown-like physical comedy, and sharp one-liner jokes. His performances are praised by audiences as being inclusive, inoffensive and joyous.
A New Zealander, Richard started performing as a stand-up comedian in Australia before spending many years honing is craft in comedy clubs and festivals throughout the UK and mainland Europe.
Richard was a grand finalist in the UK Musical Comedy Awards in 2020, which discovers the best musical comedians each year from hundreds of participants. Richard had a big impact during the heats of the competition and was put straight to the final. Due to COVID implications, Richard was unable to perform, but was tipped by judges as a favourite to win.
Richard has produced and performed several shows in Australia, Europe and New Zealand including Always Been a Player his one-man musical comedy theatre show, competitive joke writing show the International Joke Off and Fools Suffering Gladly.
In June 2023 Richard has a breakout hit song on TikTok, Recorder in the Corner amassing over 1 million streams within a month on Spotify and other streaming services. Since then he has built up a worldwide following of over 400,000 followers across TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram.
Awards and Nominations:
Grand Finalist: UK Musical Comedy Awards 2020
Finalist: UK New Comedian of the Year 2014
Finalist: Quest for the Best 2013
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
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.Chappers Comedy
Richard’s icebreaker comedy set was spot on!Westpac Bank