Rich is best known in the UK for his long-term association with The Mighty Boosh, starring as Zooniverse boss Bob Fossil, plus a multitude of other characters, on stage, screen and in your ears.
However, many viewers may have unwittingly seen him as one of Wayne's body doubles in Wayne's World 2.
He's also starred in his own programmes on British television (such as Modern Problems in Science and sketch show Unnatural Acts on Paramount Comedy) and a performed in number of acclaimed solo stand-up shows.
Perhaps his most notorious show was the autobiographical Mom I'm Not a Lawyer, which he took to Edinburgh: in his native America, though he studied to become a lawyer, Rich took up improv comedy instead.
He became involved in the Boosh when met them on tour in America, and he met Matt Berry whilst working on the first series of the TV version. Matt's character Dixon Bainbridge gave him repeated beatings, and a friendship was born.
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