About the author


Joseph Patrick Richards is an entertainer, comedian, musician and author currently living in Salt Lake City, UT.


Cone Alone is his exploration of the thoughts and feelings of traffic cones.

He hails from the small town of Irwinton, GA. Growing up Southern Baptist provided Joseph an outlet for his naturally obsessive, zealous nature. Once he left the church behind, he focused his zeal on graduate school, music and comedy.

He is one half of the band Joey Cougar & The Starfish, known for touring select destinations in the United States in 2009.

He has performed stand-up comedy at open mic nights at Wise Guys and Mo’s Bar and Grill in Salt Lake City. He has also performed as one-half of improv duo Connecting With Brit at Mestizo’s and Mo’s Bar and Grill in Salt Lake City.

He earned a certificate of graduation from the DC Improv Comedy School in Washington, D.C. and has participated in shows on the main stage, one as part of the DC Improv Comedy School Cast.

He is proud to be one member of the award-winning film, Ripped Off, which won awards for best amateur film and best amateur acting at the 72 Hour Film Fest in Frederick, MD in 2011.

He was finalist in the first-ever 72 Hour Script Fest for his sci-fi short film script called “The Pariah of Aquimon.” Read about the film adaptation.

He is a communications professional with a background in all aspects of reproductive rights nonprofit work and is available as a consultant. Email josephpatrickrichards (at) gmail (dot) com to contact him.

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