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|Born||10 December 1979
Cambridge, England, UK
He was born in Cambridge, England, but raised in Glasgow and London, where he attended Sutton Grammar School for Boys. Following a brief spell working at Disneyland Paris, he studied media and performance at Salford University. He worked as a bit-part actor on TV before doing his first show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2003.
Edinburgh Fringe Shows
- Plat du Nuit - The Comeback Special (2003). Riches and Jim Johnson played a lounge music act attempting a comeback.
- Victor (2007). Riches played Victor Legit, a surveillance officer combatting copyright violation. The Scotsman gave it 3 stars out of five.
- Alpha Males (2008). Riches played various characters, including the return of Victor. One night while performing this show, Riches slipped on some yogurt and broke his leg; he returned five days later, performing in a wheelchair. The show got 4 stars from the Scotsman.
- Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches (2011). His Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning show, also receiving 5 stars from the Telegraph and Independent. It later transferred to the Soho Theatre, London, in 2012.
- Logan, Brian (27 August 2011). "Adam Riches wins Edinburgh comedy award at fringe festival". The Guardian (UK).
- Jones, Alice (15 February 2012). "Adam Riches: A comedian who strikes fear into his audience". The Independent (UK).
- "Plat du Nuit - The Comeback Special". The Scotsman. 22 August 2003.
- "Victor". The Scotsman. 24 August 2007.
- "Hot Show: Alpha Males". The Scotsman. 11 August 2008.
- Monahan, Mark (18 Aug 2011). "Edinburgh Festival 2011: Adam Riches, Pleasance Courtyard, review". Daily Telegraph (UK).
- Jones, Alice (23 August 2011). "Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh". The Independent (UK).
- Epstein, Robert (19 February 2012). "Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches, Soho Theatre, London". The Independent (UK).