Richard appears at the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS) and has co-hosted the show with Thom Tuck:
He's performed at The Camden Head, Troy Club, 9 Lessons For Curious People, The Poodle Club and Factually Inaccurate. He toured the Isles of Scilly with Scilly Laughs in 2017.
Dr Vranch and Hula-hooper Pippa The Ripper performed together as Dr Hula. They appeared live at the Hammersmith Apollo with Robin Ince and Professor Brian Cox. Dr Hula combined periodic table gags with hula-hooping, finishing on a water molecule: Pippa is an Oxygen atom with 8 electrons orbiting on separate hoops, and her left hand is a Hydrogen atom. Richard is the other Hydrogen:
Richard performed stand-up in French at the Comedy Café and he contributed to John-Luke Roberts' Terrible Wonderful Adaptations at the Soho Theatre. His one-man show ¡MEXICO! was staged in London and Edinburgh:
Richard and Tony Slattery wrote and performed a double-act. They supported The Flying Pickets at the Grand Opera House, Belfast.
They had a séance with Kai and Vivian Stanshall (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) after performing a Halloween show on their theatre boat The Thekla in Bristol docks. They performed on the London Alternative Comedy circuit including the original Jongleurs, appeared on variety bills and headlined Malcolm Hardee's notorious Tunnel Palladium:
Richard was the male Millie alongside Jo Unwin, Caroline Leddy and Donna McPhail. He was the pianist for Cover Girls (a feminist parody of women's glossy magazines) and also a writer/performer for their second show The Slip.
They sold out the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms two years running and appeared on the BBC1 children's show Lift Off! with Sting in 1985. They performed at UK Arts Centres, the Finborough Theatre, Jongleurs and the Tunnel Palladium. They won the 1986 Charrington Fringe Award for their season at the Latchmere Theatre, now Theatre 503 in Battersea.
Richard was half of The Ukulele Lesbians with Leisa Rea and a fifth of the strip ensemble HUNX with Arthur Smith, Ronnie Golden, Andy Smart and Tony Hawks.