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Richard Hardisty: Silly Boy

presented by Little Wander in association with PBJ Management

In his intimate and highly-anticipated debut hour, Rich Hardisty (Channel 4, Netflix, BBC) takes us on a journey through the highs and lows of his unusual life. 

Expect anecdotes and observations about momentous movies, missing dads and mania, all from his warm, inquisitive, childlike perspective. Rich tries to convey what mental illness looks and feels like, celebrating the beauty and silliness of it all. 

Running time: 67 mins (no interval)
Adults only

What a show it was – a real tonic; endearing and utterly flawless... Set to an 80s power ballad soundtrack this beautifully shocking and well rehearsed routine was a pure joy from start to finish... Rich Hardisty’s future is certainly bright

The Reviews Hub

Rich has an extraordinary ability to turn misfortunes into laugh-out-loud comedy...definitely one to watch

London Unattached

One of the most enjoyable, viscerally pleasing hours I've spent at [the Edinburgh Fringe] festival

The Scotsman

“Much more than funny...but also very funny" 

Simon Amstell

“A thrilling life story, brilliantly told”

Richard Gadd

“Silly Boy is hard to beat, a tale that's by turns eye-opening, deeply affecting and candidly hilarious”


“Hardisty is a modern day philosopher…a raw, emotive and incredibly funny storyteller”

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Silly Boy clip (Content Warning: Eating Disorders)