Adam Riches

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My Comedy Hero: Adam Riches on Pete and Dud, Only Fools and Horses, Cheers and Jack Lemmon

16 Apr 2019

Victor of the 2011 Edinburgh Comedy Award chooses classic sitcoms from both sides of the pond among his comic influences

I never set out to be a live comedian so I never really looked to the world of live comedy for heroes. I was into sitcoms but comedy films were my main thing. I saw a lot of them in a film and then discovered that in their careers they had been live…

Adam Riches is Coach Coach

14 Aug 20153 stars

Over-excitable and profoundly daft tale of a coach’s obsession with victory

Banging chart dance is pounding as the audience take their seats. The wise know to give the front row a wide berth, but in fairness, no seat is really safe. The crowd is violated with wild abandon during Adam Riches’ profoundly daft tale of an American…

Adam of the Riches

11 Aug 20144 stars

Hysterically silly Edinburgh Fringe show of generous and off-the-cuff brilliance

For anyone with a track record of being in the audience or (heaven help your scarred psyche) up on stage with Adam Riches, entering his Pleasance Dome venue might seem like sleepwalking back into your worst nightmare. Sinister music is playing as three…

Interview: 2011 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Adam Riches returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014

22 Jul 2014

The comedian's character-based shows feature a lot of audience participation, so be warned

‘I was too tall to be Tigger, and I couldn’t be Goofy, so I was a waiter.’ Adam Riches is recalling his time as a 19-year-old working at Disneyland Paris. This part of our story doesn’t have a happy-ever-after: Riches was fired for being a little bit…

Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014: Past winners reveal what the top comedy prize means to them

15 Jul 2014

Featuring Brendon Burns, David O'Doherty, Tim Key, Russell Kane, Adam Riches and Bridget Christie

Brendon Burns (2007) Before winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award, what was the best thing you had ever won? I’m not sure I’d ever won anything before that, beyond sporting trophies as a kid. Of the other nominees on your shortlist, can you name one…

Edinburgh Comedy Award 2011 shortlist

25 Aug 2011

Plus the 10 funniest jokes from the Fringe

The shortlist for the 2011 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards have been announced. Nominations for best comedy show and for best newcomer. The winners will be announced on Saturday 27th August.

The Wrestling

18 Aug 20115 stars

Anarchic night of body-slamming action and comedy

Max Olesker is some sort of twisted genius. The former wrestler (under the nom de guerre Max Voltage) and one half of sketch duo Max and Ivan has combined two of his talents to create one of the best events on the Fringe. Not that his cohort Ivan…

Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches

8 Aug 20113 stars

Provocative onstage antics not for the faint of heart

Riches returns to the Fringe to perform as leading male in his own unique array of comedy skits. Regularly demanding the onstage assistance of uncomfortable audience members the show is not for the faint of heart as he visibly thrives on a growing air…

Adam Riches

10 Aug 20103 stars

Riches’ latest show is supremely daft

Even by this crazy character comic’s standards, Riches’ latest show is supremely daft. A theme park inspired by Pierce Brosnan’s turn as a centaur in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the lame excuse for a bolt through several silly…

Edinburgh Fringe 2010 comedy highlights for a fiver

27 Jul 2010

The best comedy shows doing cheap previews

A Betrayal of Penguins The two young Irish jokers return with more sketchy nonsense in a show entitled Don't Run with Scissors? Gilded Balloon Teviot, 4-6 Aug, 2.45pm. Adam Riches The man behind Rogues Males is back in the saddle as he…

Adam Riches: Rogue Males

14 Aug 20094 stars

A rogue's gallery of male foibles

Despite the rampant commercialisation of the Fringe, it’s still constantly throwing up some hidden gems like Rogue Males. Not that character comedian Adam Riches is any stranger to Edinburgh. His latest show loosely interweaves various characters…

Adam Riches

31 Jul 2008

A host of he-men and myriad of macho types flex themselves

Last Fringe, Adam Riches introduced us to Victor Legit, the musclebound bully who made a barely honest living as a surveillance officer for the Federation Against Copyright Theft. This year, Victor is joined by a host of other creations out of the…