Adam Richard

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Adam Richard
Born Carlton, Australia
Occupation comedian, actor, radio presenter, writer and media personality

Adam Richard (born Adam Richard Dellamarta in Carlton, Victoria)[1] is an Australian comedian, actor, radio presenter, writer and media personality.


Richard became a stand-up comedian in 1997. During the late 1990s Richard was a regular on RMITV shows including The Loft Live with Rove McManus, Under Melbourne Tonight,[2] What's Goin' On There? (1998)[3] and Whose Shout[4] (1999)

He had a regular gossip segment on Triple J radio in 2002–2003, where he was known as Mister Bitch. He has presented a similar segment on The Matt and Jo Show on Fox FM since 2003.[5]

On television, he has made regular appearances on Rove Live, 9am with David & Kim and Spicks and Specks. He also appeared on The Glass House. In 2007, he was also a regular on the very short-lived show Celebrity Dog School with his dog, Snoops.[1] He had a guest acting role in 2010 on Sleuth 101.

He co-wrote and starred in the ABC1 comedy series Outland in 2012.[5][6]

Richard is one of the captains in the revival of the ABC television show Spicks and Specks that commenced on 5 February 2014.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Richard was born Adam Richard Dellamarta but informally changed his name to Adam Richard when he was a teenager. He officially changed it in 1996 after the death of his mother.[1] He attended Brunswick Primary School and Princes Hill Secondary College in Carlton North, Victoria. He also completed a writing course at RMIT University.[1] Prior to venturing into comedy he had a variety of jobs including being a bank teller. He is openly gay and has been billed as the country's first openly gay comedian. He has also revealed he suffers from debilitating panic attacks but is able to get it under control, with assistance.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Fox stunned by straightshooter". The Age. Fairfax Media. 7 June 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
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  5. ^ a b "Adam Richard". Yahoo TV. Seven Corporate/Yahoo. 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "10 Questions: Adam Richard, comedian, actor, 41". The Australian. News Ltd. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Spicks and Specks". ABC TV. ABC. 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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