The Best of The Comedy Store: The Comedy Store, London, 1988
Jack Dee Live (support): Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge, 1999
Headliners Comedy Club: George IV pub, Chiswick, London, 2016
Headliners Comedy Club: George IV pub, Chiswick, London, 2023
Geordie comic Richard Morton was on the bill at the first ever comedy show I saw in London in 1988. I was staying for the weekend with my brother and we decided to go to the legendary Comedy Store. When Morton appeared on stage, his utter strength of character lit up the stage and won over the audience. He had a very amiable presence with a sincerely honest and appealing style. Armed with guitar, his songs are very near the mark and he apologised profusely to the audience before playing them which made them want to hear them more.
I was delighted to see the cheeky comedian support Jack Dee on tour in 1999 and when Morton appeared at Headliners Comedy Club in 2016, I met him after his gig and told that he was one of the first comedians that I ever saw in London, and he seemed overwhelmed and delighted.
It was just joyous to watch the great man perform at Headliners Comedy Club in March 2023. Topping the bill, the super-charged comedian really entertained the audience with his unique blend of comedy and songs.
For more than thirty years, Morton has been a wonderful comedian and is highly recommended.