In 1986, Richard became a full-time touring comedian, based in San Francisco. In his thirty-two years as a stand-up comedian, he has appeared on dozens of national TV shows, performed in 1999 and 2000 as a sketch comedy player on Live From LA on BET, 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 its third printing. He also creates short stories of transformation for NPR stations KQED, KUSP and KAZU in Northern California. In 2014, he wrote and performed Are We There Yet? in Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Richard also produces and hosts Planet Cruz Comedy with Richard Stockton, a live comedy/variety show performed at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz.