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Richard Lett

Richard Lett

Hitting every microphone in the country doing stand-up (and four CDs in the vault), acting with Jessica Alba and regularly seen on the hit TV series Supernatural Richard Lett is in his third decade as a headline stand-up comedian, working with such luminaries as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Robin Williams, Tommy Chong, Janeane Garofalo and Zach Galifianakis. Look for Richard starring in a new film “All Joking Aside” scheduled for release in the summer of 2019.

Offstage he is known for his writing, directing and producing almost thirty of his own plays, being a single dad, battling cancer, alcoholism and drug addiction. He toured nationally his hit solo show “Sober But Never Clean” performing it sixty times in comedy clubs, theatre festivals, treatment centers and recovery conventions to rave reviews and standing ovations. His Ontario Arts Council finance CD of the same name is a popular item on SoundCloud. His new solo show about his journey with testicular cancer, entitled “One Nut Only” performed November 4th, 2018 to kick off the Movember Foundation fundraising month for men’s health. His latest stand-up CD “Living Clean and Talking Dirty” is available online (Profits going to “Spring Clean” - a camp for addicts in recovery.) Richard’s successful battle with addiction is the subject of a documentary that screens at the Just for Laughs Northwest Film Festival “Never Be Done – The Richard Glen Lett Story”. (www.neverbedone.com)

Richard Lett also felt the need to write and perform slam poetry on his way to the Vancouver Poetry Slam finals in 2008, and on to being Toronto’s 2013 Grand Slam Poet Champ and captain of the 2013 Toronto Poetry Slam Team as his alter-ego Optimus Rhyme. He knocked ‘em out in Boston at the National Poetry Slam in August that year and won the Toronto’s 2013 Word On The Street Slam. In November he and his TPS teammates won the 2013 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word National Championship. His comedy can regularly be heard on Sirius XM radio, and while living in Toronto he was the sidekick and co-host of Canadian tv and film icon Frank D’Angelo for four seasons.

Richard now lives in Vancouver where he is regularly seen on local stages doing stand-up or performing at poetry slams or singing and playing original songs on the piano. He frequently does charity work in support of men’s health and addiction and alcohol recovery. His portrait photography is also popular and can be seen on Instagram @richardlettphoto.