Sal Richards was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 18, Sal became the lead singer for a singing group called the Royal-Aires, (Baby Baby, Friendship Ring) This troupe often performed impromptu shows on street corners. As luck would have it the owner of Gallo Records, Lee Clarke happened to walk past while they were performing. He was so impressed he immediately offered them a recording contract.
Shortly after being signed, Sal had an experience that would forever change his life. He was scheduled to perform with his group at the Las Vegas Supper Club in Long Island NY. That evening however, the comic emcee was unable to perform and Sal was given the opportunity to fill in for the evenings show. His act went so well he was hired to be the house comic. That day marked the beginning of his remarkable career as a comedian.
With this career came critical acclaim and many significant honors, including being voted the “Entertainment Industry’s Hot Comic” by the prestigious New York Friars Club and “Entertainer Of The Year in Atlantic City”. The New York Daily News calls Sal Richards “One of the Funniest Guys in Show Biz!” Cindy Adams of the New York Post said “Sal Richards Is Hilarious, a Must See!” Edward Jason of the Village Crier said, “Once You Have Seen Sal Richards, He’s sure to be One of Your Favorite Performers, He’s Pure Fun”.
Sal has expanded into many distinct areas of the entertainment industry. He is an accomplished actor appearing in such films as Rounders, Fighting Back and The Godfather.
While singing, acting, directing and writing has given Sal an outlet for his creativity, comedy remains his first love. He performs at venues across the nation, giving hilarious performance after hilarious performance, bringing laughter into the lives of his countless fans.