Jon richard­son: Ul­ti­mate wor­rier

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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.

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