A stand-up comedian since 1997, Adam has performed all over Australia, Britain and the USA. He began his gossip queen career as Triple J’s Mister Bitch (2002/3) and has spent the last eight years as The Fabulous Adam Richard, part of Melbourne’s Number 1 FM breakfast team, the Matt and Jo Show on 101.9 Fox FM. In 2010 he also joined the breakfast teams on Adelaide’s SA.FM and Perth’s 92.9.
Adam has appeared as a guest on such embarrassing ventures as Celebrity Dog School, Hole in the Wall, and The Footy Show. He has also appeared in more classy fare, like Sleuth 101, Rove and Spicks and Specks (where his impression of an Australian Idol audition remains the most viewed Spicks and Specks clip on YouTube).
In 2006 Adam co-wrote and co-starred in a short film called Outland, which was based around a group of gay science fiction fans. In 2011 Outland became a 6 part television series which aired on ABC1 and starred Toby Truslove, Christine Anu, Paul Ireland, Ben Gerrard and Adam Richard as Fab.
Adam was a national finalist in the 1997 Raw Comedy competition. He was the recipient of a Moosehead Award grant in 1998 for his first ever full-length stand-up comedy show Tragedy. In 1998 he also played Sydney and Edinburgh in the live show oz.dot.comedy with Carl Barron, the subject of a Comedy Channel documentary directed by Kevin Carlin. In 1999, Adam made his commercial television debut performing standup comedy on Hey Hey It’s Saturday. He has self-produced several shows for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival since 1999’s Adam Richard in Disgrace.
Adam has been a regular guest on ABC’s The Glass House and Spicks and Specks, and Network Ten’s 9am and Rove Live, where he once had 300 nude men run at him!
For the past 3 years Adam has also made up one third of the hilarious weekly podcast Talking Poofy alongside Toby Sullivan and Scott Brennan.