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Adam Riches born 10 December 1979 is a British comedian, and 2011 winner of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Comic style
  • 3 TV appearances
  • 4 Edinburgh Fringe Shows
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Early life

He was born in Cambridge, England, but raised in Glasgow and London, where he attended Sutton Grammar School for Boys Following a brief spell working at Disneyland Paris, he studied media and performance at Salford University He worked as a bit-part actor on TV before doing his first show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2003

Comic style

His performances involve audience participation, including getting audience members to play Swingball and race on skateboards

TV appearances

Adam has twice appeared in Dictionary Corner on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, in October 2016 and June 2017 For both appearances he was entirely in character as an exaggerated comic parody of the actor Sean Bean He was introduced as "Sean Bean" by the announcer at the beginning of each episode, and addressed as "Sean" by presenter Jimmy Carr throughout

Edinburgh Fringe Shows

  • Plat du Nuit - The Comeback Special 2003 Riches and Jim Johnson played a lounge music act attempting a comeback
  • Victor 2007 Riches played Victor Legit, a surveillance officer combatting copyright violation The Scotsman gave it 3 stars out of five
  • Alpha Males 2008 Riches played various characters, including the return of Victor One night while performing this show, Riches slipped on some yogurt and broke his leg; he returned five days later, performing in a wheelchair The show got 4 stars from the Scotsman
  • Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches 2011 His Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning show, also receiving 5 stars from the Telegraph and Independent It later transferred to the Soho Theatre, London, in 2012


  1. ^ Logan, Brian 27 August 2011 "Adam Riches wins Edinburgh comedy award at fringe festival" The Guardian UK 
  2. ^ a b c Jones, Alice 15 February 2012 "Adam Riches: A comedian who strikes fear into his audience" The Independent UK 
  3. ^ http://wwwchannel4com/programmes/8-out-of-10-cats-does-countdown/episode-guide
  4. ^ "Plat du Nuit - The Comeback Special" The Scotsman 22 August 2003 
  5. ^ "Victor" The Scotsman 24 August 2007 
  6. ^ "Hot Show: Alpha Males" The Scotsman 11 August 2008 
  7. ^ Monahan, Mark 18 Aug 2011 "Edinburgh Festival 2011: Adam Riches, Pleasance Courtyard, review" Daily Telegraph UK 
  8. ^ Jones, Alice 23 August 2011 "Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh" The Independent UK 
  9. ^ Epstein, Robert 19 February 2012 "Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches, Soho Theatre, London" The Independent UK 

External links

  • Time Out interview
  • Adam Riches on IMDb

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