Richard Stockton Bio

In 1982 he became the morning talk show host of WKDA/KDF in Nashville, Tennessee which was the number one talk show in the mid south for two years. In 1986 he became a full time touring comedian, based in San Francisco. In his twenty-six years as a standup comedian he has appeared on dozens of national TV shows, headlined A List comedy clubs from coast to coast – Improv, Punchline, Comedy Underground, Comedy Works, and more – growing an audience of devotees to his unique take on the human potential movement.

His first book, “Fondle The Fear,” is now in it’s third printing, and is the basis for a TV show by the same name, broadcast by Comcast Television in west coast markets. He also creates short stories of transformation for NPR stations KQED, KUSP and KAZU in Northern California. He currently produces and hosts Planet Cruz Comedy with Richard Stockton, a live comedy/variety show performed at the Rio Theatre.


  • NBC Friday Night Featured Comic NBC
  • BET Live From LA (2 seasons) Sketch Comedy Cast Member BET
  • BET Love Da Money, feature film
  • Fondle The Fear Host Comcast TV West


  • True Fiction Radio, podcast at 
  • NPR “Snap Judgment” reading his story “Haircut Hooligan” 10/1/11 
  • Planet Cruz Comedy Hour with Richard Stockton
  • All Comedy Radio Standup in regular rotation ACR
  • Playboy Channel Featured Comic XM Radio
  • Perspectives Featured Comic – KQED
  • First Person Singular Featured Storyteller – KUSP


  • ImprovComedy Underground 
  • Comedy Store Harvey’s 
  • Carolines Comedy Works
  • Comic Strip Punchline
  • Funnybones Comedy Zone
  • Laff Stop Zanies

Testimonials for comedian Richard Stockton

“Boys, now there is a funny one.”
Ringo Starr, after Richard’s opening set for Ringo Starr and The All-Star Band

Janice Russell, “Rocky Mountain News”

“Richard Stockton is off the hook. He is one of the sharpest comics working today.”
Michael Colyar, host of “Live From LA” on Black Entertainment Television

“…very clever and extremely funny.”
Al Gore, former politician from Tennessee