John Gordillo is a comedian from London who recently returned to stand-up after a 6-year break, directing and writing things.
He did stand up from 1996-2000, then left the circuit to host and co-create The Recommended Daily Allowance (The RDA), a nightly comedy/talk show for BBC Choice, which by turns infatuated and infuriated BBC bosses and won a devoted mini-following, running for two years until the channel was rebranded as BBC Three. He has also directed countless live shows, including the Perrier-nominated offerings of comedian Reginald D. Hunter, as well as two seasons of the celebrated weekly gang show Ealing Live! He also directed/produced/edited Eddie Izzard’s Unrepeatable and Live at the Ambassadors shows, as well as various comedy shows for BBC, ITV & Channel 4, but not The Office or anything really interesting like that so let’s stop the barrel-scraping before it gets sad.
A grown-up comic who combines emotional intimacy with high-quality gags... – The Guardian
John returned to live stand-up in 2006 and performed his debut solo show Free John Gordillo at the Free Festival at Edinburgh 2007.
John’s 2nd stand up show, Divide and Conga, went on to become one of the most acclaimed of Edinburgh 2008, receiving 4 and 5-star reviews across the board.