Mortgages, marriage and parenthood – all big words from the ‘Adult World’ that strike fear into the heart of 30-somethings everywhere. Now, award-winning comedian Jon Richardson will get to grips with the real big issues in his brand new show for Channel 4 ‘Jon Richardson Grows Up.’
In the new three-part series Jon Richardson, will embark on a journey that will not only enlighten him, but the whole of the UK, as to what it takes to be a ‘Happy Adult’.
This is not just a do-gooders guide to ‘growing as a person’ – Jon and his best mate, fellow comedian and optimist Matt ‘Fordie’ Forde, are going on a good old fashioned road-trip around Britain. The pair will travel in a campervan meeting people from all walks of life who have unique views on what it means to be ”grown-up”.
Having spent most of his twenties fretting the small stuff Jon wants to tackle life’s big topics and take stock of it all.
He said: “Having wasted my 20’s dusting skirting boards and devising intricate filing systems for my possessions, I’m determined not to waste the next decade of my life.
“‘The 30’s also feel like a more momentous decade than my 20s – my thoughts involuntarily turning towards more permanent things, relationships that will last and where I want to settle down. But I’m still at an age where I should be enjoying my freedom and taking risks and making mistakes.
“I’m keen to find out about the big things in life – money, children and relationships as I have lots and lots of big scary questions about them. Matt, along with some of the contributors we’ll meet on the way, will challenge my thinking and will create an honest, heartfelt and funny tv guide to growing up.”
Commissioning Editor for C4, Madeleine Knight said “Jon is a hilarious man and a unique comedic talent. It’s exciting to take him from behind the 8 Out Of 10 Cats desk and send him across the country to find answers to life’s biggest questions. I very much look forward to seeing him grow up – but not too much.”