About Stand and Deliver
Rhodri founded Stand and Deliver in March 2016 with the help of fellow promoter and comic, Lucas Jolson.
The name refers to the traditional cry of 17th century highway men and the title of the song by Adam and the Ants. It was also the name Rhodri gave to a performance group he ran at school.
For the first four years, Stand and Deliver was held at Smoking Billy's night club and restaurant in the centre of Reading. In 2020, the government , decreed telling jokes indoors was too dangerous. Stand and Deliver responded by running outdoor, pool side shows at the wonderfully eccentric Jolly Anglers Pub on Kennet side in East Reading. The Club’s residence is now at Reading Biscuit Factory, the independent cinema and arts hub.
Rhodri has many years’ experience as a standup comic. His observational style can be described as a rare concoction of sarcasm and silliness. His lateral viewpoint lends itself to fun and unpredictable audience integration. This comes into play when he is hosting Stand and Deliver.
Prior to standup, Rhodri worked as a commercial radio presenter where he was paid to say silly things between records he wasn't allowed to chose. While the songs where playing, he would carry out his other radio job, writing radio adverts. He has presented on various UK radio stations and internationally on Kiss FM in Portugal. He has lent his voice to many projects including adverts and video games.
Outside of his comedic pursuits, Rhodri enjoys rock climbing, kayaking and is also training to become an acrobat.