Jeff Richards has the distinction of being the first person ever to be a cast member on both Saturday Night Live and its rival sketch show, MADtv. He is an incredibly gifted impressionist with an arsenal of original characters and over 100 spot-on celebrity impressions and including: Jimmy Fallon, Dustin Hoffman, Donald Trump, Robert Downey Jr, David Letterman, Dr. Phil, Gary Busey, David Attenborough and many many more. Even though his hilarious and pointed impressions were a frequent staple on SNL, his most popular and well-remembered character was an original, “Drunk Girl.”
Jeff has toured the country performing everywhere from Universities to top comedy clubs, and theatres. He’s also performed his sets on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Comics Unleashed, and NBC’s Late Friday
In addition to stand-up, he has taken on roles on TV series including Real Rob, Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Mind of Mencia, Flash Forward, and VH1’s Hit the Floor.
Jeff Richards attended Las Lomas High School. One of his first jobs was at a Walnut Creek plumbing company. He left California to attend the University of North Carolina. After leaving the school, Richards traveled across the country as a stand-up comedian. Once he performed at a 13 year-olds birthday party for $50.
Finally, he performed at Caroline’s on Broadway and on late-night TV talk shows. He joined “Saturday Night Live” in the 2001-2002 season as a featured player. He joined the main cast this year. His characters include; Drunk Girl and infant pop-star “Baby-K.” His impressions include; Bill O’Reilly, Gary Busey, and David Letterman.