Richard Pulsford (aka Rich Kidd)
Richard is a 1-liner / wordplay comedian based in Burntisland (Fife), with a strong core 20 minute set of material, and plenty more besides. He can perform 'clean' sets. Over the past 5 years he has performed at more than 350 gigs in over 100 different venues in more than 50 towns and cities. He regularly get paid 15s and 20s (see examples below) and has closed a number of gigs in smaller clubs.
He has a solo show of jokes which he has performed at the Glasgow, Leith and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals in 2014 and the Leicester Comedy Festival in February 2015, with a further booking at the Glasgow Comedy Festival in March. He plans to perform a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.
Richard was one of only 3 acts selected to take part in both UK Pun Championships Finals at the Leicester Comedy Festival (in 2014 and 2015), reaching the final 4 performers’ stage on the night in 2015.
Richard drives, and is prepared to travel to all corners of the UK for a gig. For example, in 2014 he performed in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Bath, Harrogate, Leicester and other Midlands towns. He also has access to a full set of PA kit, suitable for enhancing comedy performances in almost any type of room.
‘Pulsford has strong material’
Chortle review (February 2014)
“Rich delivered a number of great puns I wish I had thought of myself”
Gary Delaney (August 2014)
“Richard has more one liners than a joke machine on overdrive!”
Patrick Monahan (August 2014)
"As a writer of one-liners he has few equals on the Scottish comedy scene. At turns both intelligent and extremely silly, his dedication to his craft is admired by comedians and audiences everywhere."
Vladimir McTavish, writer and performer (December 2013)
SOME RECENT PAID GIGS (2nd half of 2014)
The Stand, EDINBURGH (opening 15)
Breakneck, ABERDEEN (opening 15)
Vespbar, GLASGOW (middle 20’s) – x3 weekend shows
Firbank, MANCHESTER (middle 15)
Brandling Villa, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE (Fringe preview)
The Tannery, HEXHAM (Fringe preview)
Betty Nicols, KIRKCALDY (middle 20)
Golf Club, GRANTOWN ON SPEY (opening 20)
Raith Rotary Club, KIRKCALDY (opening 20)
Hearts and Social Club, KELTY (opening 20)
Dalriada, PORTOBELLO COMEDY CLUB (middle 15)
Gracie’s, BROUGHTY FERRY (middle 15)
Golfing Society, LEVEN (middle 15)
Richard also runs comedy club ‘Mirth of Forth Comedy’ (MofF), which has organised over 150 gigs since 2010. Clients have included many pubs, restaurants and cafes across Fife, the Aberdour Festival (2014), Burntisland Civic Week (each year since 2011), the Crail Food Festival (2012 and 2015), the Kirkcaldy Comedy Festival (2012), the Glasgow Comedy Festival (since 2013), as well as many fundraisers, sports and social clubs, a private birthday party and hen parties.
Comedians who have performed for MofF include Patrick Monahan, Jo Caulfield, Shazia Mirza, Tom Allen and Kai Humphries. MofF also ran a comedy showcase at The White Horse pub in Edinburgh as part of The Free Fringe in 2010. This featured acts such as Andrew Ryan, James Kirk and Matt Richardson. The show received entirely favourable reviews.