Quickly developing throughout 2004, he was one of six acts to reach the final of the J2O Last Laugh Comedy Search.
Having impressed a sell-out crowd in Bristol, he marked the end of his first year in comedy with a performance at the Criterion Theatre in London's West End.
“My fear was that it would ruin my material,” Richardson tells me, managing to find the downside to his happy relationship, while sat in the back of a 1972 VW camper van (more on that in a moment).
The resulting three-part series – Jon Richardson Grows Up – is less a scholarly dissection of adulthood, rather a sideways glance at alternative approaches to money, relationships and parenting, all negotiated while traversing the roads of Britain in a bright orange camper (hence our eccentric interview location).
Richardson freely admits that this down-in-the-mouth persona was only half constructed for the stand-up stage: away from the cameras, he spent much of his twenties dusting skirting boards and drinking port alone while his friends were out enjoying themselves.
Like many other men, Richardson was struggling with the notion of growing up.
With a backdrop of murder, war, love, family and betrayal- the battle to survive has began.
Remember that- Winter is Coming and when it does, the dead come with it.(kind of shit at summaries- but trust me, it is better then it sounds.) "Her hair streaming behind her in its braids still, she turned and gazed blankly at the wall, desperately wishing for her mind to shut down and to be calm. She needed to find some kind of way to deal with what had happened, and she needed to sleep.