• Manchester City of Lit

Flapjack Press launch Read 'em and Weep by Thick Richard

Monday 2nd November, 7pm

Live stream on the Flapjack Press Facebook group page


Filled with acerbic humour and cynical, lyrical, well-crafted verse, Read ’em and Weep is a poetic diatribe, issuing challenges to political governance, corporate greed, unwarranted entitlement and the North/South divide.

“Searing and satirical … voracious, vehemently opinionated and very very good.” - ARGH KiD

Thick Richard (real name Clever Dick) has been stubbornly pursuing this ridiculous career path for much longer than you would believe. His material has [allegedly] been stolen by the likes of Viz, Jimmy Carr, the Channel 4 sitcom Bad Education, and an advert for Bold washing powder. Uncoincidentally, he was once barred from every laundrette in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. He has presented BBC Radio 6 Music's Beat of the Day, performed on BBC Radio 4, and supported Kae Tempest, John Hegley, Arthur Smith, The Fall, Jerry Sadowitz and (sort of) Dr John Cooper Clarke. His flamboyant use of profanity once saw the official Edinburgh Fringe radio station temporarily closed down, and he has been kidnapped on two separate and unconnected occasions.

Contains adult themes and strong language.

Published by Flapjack Press in paperback on 26th October.



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