Laurence Rickard

Laurence Carl "Larry" Rickard , is an English actor, writer and comedian

Rickard has written for numerous UK comedy shows, notably including The Armstrong and Miller Show, The Charlotte Church Show and The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson, as well as children's programme Me and My Monsters.

He is perhaps best known for his role as a principal cast member, lyricist and writer for the award-winning CBBC programme Horrible Histories, in particular for creating and performing the character of 'Special Correspondent' Bob Hale (a parody of presenter Peter Snow). He has also appeared regularly on the spin-off game show Horrible Histories: Gory Games, and in the Histories BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

Along with the five other members of the Horrible Histories starring cast, Rickard is also the co-creator, writer and -star of Yonderland, a family fantasy comedy series that premiered on SkyOne on 10 November 2013. A second series was released in 2015 and a third has since been commissioned and began filming in early 2016. In addition he is the co-writer of Bill, a BBC-produced comedy film which is based loosely around the early life of William Shakespeare and involves the same starring troupe. Filming began in February 2014, and the film had a nationwide UK release in September 2015.

As a performer he has appeared in the Channel Four Comedy Lab 'Private Lives' as well as the TV series Balls of Steel.

Rickard, is also a writer and performer on Tracey Ullman's Show.

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