Comedy writer for television and film

Rick began his career on the stand-up circuit after graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge. He now works as a journalist, presenter and screenwriter. 

His original standalone film, Burger Van Champion, starring Jessie Cave, was commissioned as part of C4’s Coming Up strand and was described by the Observer as ‘a remarkable debut’ and by Time Out as ‘funny, touching [and] superbly written’.

Other credits include Games On, a series of comedy shorts starring Tom Basden and Tim Key, which he wrote and co-produced for BBC Comedy’s ‘Feed My Funny’; a sitcom pilot Rick and Peter, which he created and starred in for C4 and The Boot Sale, a short film directed by Jonathan Van Tulleken, which was shortlisted for Virgin Media Shorts Awards. 




Short about a man who pitches up at a car boot sale. But refuses to sell a thing.



Objective Productions


Producer Joel Wilson
Director Nathaniel Barret & Kate Ruidkins
Writer Tom Basden
  • Peter Mitchell
  • Miles Jupp
  • Joe Wilkinson
  • Part of the Comedy Lab series. 

    Eleven Films for E4

    Writer & Creator 

    Games On
    3 x 15'
    Producer Sophie Neave
    Director Jonathan Van Tulleken
  • Tom Basden
  • Tim Key
  • Nick Mohammed
  • Jonny Sweet
  • Ironfist Productions for BBC Three
    Touchpaper for Channel 4

    Co-created and written with Jessie Cave

    Big Talk Productions
    In Development