After a 6 year break, John returned to live stand-up in 2006 and performed his debut solo show 'Free John Gordillo' at the Free Festival at Edinburgh 2007. He originally left the circuit to host and co-create The Recommended Daily Allowance (The RDA), a nightly comedy/talk show for BBC Choice, which by turns infatuated and infuriated BBC bosses in equal measure and won a devoted mini-following, running for two years until the channel was rebranded as BBC Three. John also worked on directing shows for comedy superstars such as Reginald D Hunter and Eddie Izzard.
However, there is no doubting John's ability as a performer. Just check out these press quotes..
"..manages the rare trick of being moving and wildly funny" - Metro
“Brilliant. Heartfelt and hilarious... he’s dynamite” – The Times
"One of our finest stand ups" - Evening Standard
"An inspiring comic thinker” - The Guardian
"The most expensive comedy this year is Ricky Gervais at £37.50. I can say honestly, John Gordillo's of the same calibre and he's free" ***** Three Weeks (2007)