Jeff Richards

Thu, Dec 27, 2018
Fri, Dec 28, 2018
Sat, Dec 29, 2018
Sun, Dec 30, 2018

Jeff Richards

with Greg Henderson

“I could do impressions since I was young,” Jeff Richards says, “and when I realized I could do celebrities, then I thought I could maybe be on Saturday Night Live.” A mere three years after first taking the stand-up stage, he found himself doing precisely that. Not only did he portray Dustin Hoffman, Louie Anderson, Dr. Phil and his popular “Drunk Girl” character, but prior to his 2001 debut, Richards served as a cast member on rival sketch show MADtv, the first of two performers to ever do so (Taran Killam became the second in 2010). After three seasons, though, the pressure and partying caught up to him “I wanted to smoke all day, and it just got in the way” and he lost interest in the relentless weekly grind. Now off drugs and alcohol for two years, Richards admits the parting of ways brought a sense of relief. “I did feel reborn when that ended. I felt a renewed energy. The only pressure I had was to figure out my next job.” He regularly performs stand-up both on the road and around his hometown of LA, but Richards also began composing musical-comedy songs via GarageBand. He hesitates, however, to define the output as such. “They’re not joke songs. There are jokes, but that’s not my first goal,” he explains, preferring the term “weird.” “I want the audience not to always know exactly what I’m doing.” He’s released two albums, with a third, Jeff Richards: The Shingles 2010-2014, slated for late spring. Additionally, the Conan and Kimmel vet is writing a Portlandia-esque series with fellow Laugh Factory Hollywood regular Ian Edwards, centered around two guys living in a car.

Whether doing stand-up, music or writing, Richards remains adamant that his work stand on its own, independent of his previous credits. “Do you make the work so that you can find an audience for it, or do you just do what you do best, and let the audience find you?” he asks. “I don’t know, but that’s what I’m looking forward to figuring out.”

Greg Henderson

Lovable, Honest, and Sarcastic. Are all words that have been used to describe Greg Henderson. Since first taking the stage in 2009, Greg has worked hard defining his smooth style and unique delivery. Greg uses his very likable persona to entertain any audience and present his brand of deadpan humor.

Greg likes to think of his time on stage as a male motivational seminar. If his material was a book he would call it "How to be a Romantic Empowered Male in The Age of Hypersensitive Vegan Feminism in a Colorblind Post Racial Society."

He won the 2012 Funniest Person in Memphis competition and in 2013 he was a 101 Top Qualifier for The World Series of Comedy(Las Vegas). Greg is quickly building a name for himself in comedy clubs from the South to the Mid-West. He is a regular at such clubs as Loonees, Riddles, The Loony Bin(s), The Comedy Catch, and The Stardome Comedy Club. Greg has worked with many National and Regional acts such as Deon Cole, Rob Little, Tim Meadows, and The "Rajun Cajun" John Morgan.

Greg can be heard weekday mornings on The Spanky Brown Morning Show from 7AM-9AM on AM 1380 WLRM in Memphis, TN and on The Raggedy Bastards Podcast available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.