John Gordillo is a Perrier Award-nominated English director and comedian who has directed shows by Eddie Izzard, Reginald D. Hunter and countless other household names. He was the host and co-creator of highly acclaimed The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance), a daily late-night topical comedy talk show, which played heavily with the conventions of the genre. The show ran for 60 episodes until BBC Choice was rebranded as BBC Three.
In 2003 Gordillo made the final shortlist of two comics being considered by the BBC as a full-time replacement for Angus Deayton as host of Have I Got News For You, although Gordillo has never guest-hosted the show. Gordillo was screen tested but the BBC offered the job to the other contender Alexander Armstrong before eventually deciding to employ neither comic and instead continue with the guest presenter format.
Gordillo returned to stand up in 2006, taking three critically successful solo shows to the Edinburgh festival in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He has written and directed extensively for TV and live comedy, including a long partnership with Reginald D. Hunter with whom, according to Gordillo’s website, he is writing and producing an independent film.
John is a highly acclaimed director, having directed live DVD’s for the likes of Dylan Moran, Reg D. Hunter, Sean Lock and recently Ross Noble’s Freewheeling for UKTV. In 2016 his show Progress in Work won the coveted Best Show Award at the 2016 Leicester Comedy Festival.
John is currently a hugely in demand show director and show producer for the best in British comedy.
‘You may not find a more accomplished Fringe show’
‘It’s the kind of show that makes you delighted to be at the Fringe’
‘Grown up material with delivery to match. An effortlessly fluid approach’
‘Gordillo is an inspiration, a consummate performer with an amazing talent, passion and intellect. If you are after cheap, silly laughs avoid this, but if you want intelligent, moving comedy with a point, then you cannot afford to miss it’