Richard Thomas Osman (born 28 November 1970) is an English television presenter, producer, director and novelist, best known for being the creator and co-presenter of the BBC One television quiz show Pointless.[2] He has also presented the BBC Two quiz shows Two Tribes and Richard Osman’s House of Games, and has been a team captain on the comedy panel shows Insert Name Here and The Fake News Show. Osman has gained recognition for his appearances on a wide variety of British panel shows.

Osman worked at Hat Trick Productions alongside Ben Smith before becoming creative director of the television production company Endemol UK, producing shows including Prize Island for ITV and Deal or No Deal for Channel 4.

Books in order of publication:

The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World2012
The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World2013
The Very Pointless Quiz Book: Prove your Pointless Credentials2014
The A-Z of Pointless: A brain-teasing bumper book of questions and trivia2015
A Pointless History of the World2016
The World Cup of Everything2017
Richard Osman’s House of Games: 1,054 Questions to Test Your Wits, Wisdom and Imagination2019
Richard Osman’s House of Games: 101 New & Classic Games From the Hit BBC Series2019
The Thursday Murder Club2020