Jon richardson: Ultimate worrier
Dave already boasts Ross Noble, Dave Gorman and Greg Davies as part of its comedy roster. Now can be added Jon Richardson, whose dry and frequently selfdeprecating style will already be familiar from his appearances on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
His new eight-part series is predicated on an endearingly philosophical premise, as each week Richardson and two guests discuss several of his worries, drawn from an alarmingly long list, running the full gamut from the possibility of international thermonuclear war to his lament over the end of dial-up internet, and particularly the reassuring sound the modem used to make.
In the opening episode he’s joined by stand-ups Suzi Ruffell and Josh Widdicombe (above), to discuss, among other things, the harm done by the disappearance of boredom in the modern world. The result is amusing banter if less than essential viewing.