“From eye-wateringly funny one-liners, to meandering musings on what it means to live in the moment, ‘The Time Show’ is beautifully uplifting” ★★★★★ Three Weeks
“eccentric, off-beat and absurd humour…The Time Show leaves you feeling a little bit mind-bended, but all the better for it” ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Funny, moving and relentlessly uplifting, this may well be the most magical hour you’ll ever spend” The Herald
It was announced today, that whilst performing a sell-out and critically-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe including a final extra show at the Assembly Roxy on 25th August, award-winning comedian and poet Rob Auton is set to embark on his biggest tour to date. From 1st February to the 29th April 2020, Rob will play his new comedy/theatre/spoken word show about time, The Time Show, over 29 dates nationwide.
The full list of dates and tickets are available at www.robauton.co.uk
Rob has built a cult Fringe following for his shows exploring the colour yellow, the sky, faces, water, sleep, hair and talking – the second best reviewed 2018 Edinburgh Fringe show. A clip of Rob performing on Stand-Up Central With Rob Delaney (Comedy Central) went viral with over 7 million views on Facebook, adding to broadcast credits including The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Cold Feet (ITV), Random Acts (Ch4), The Sara Cox Show (BBC Radio 2), The Jonathan Ross Show (BBC Radio 2) and Afternoon Edition (BBC Radio 5 Live).
Rob has published three collections of writing and drawing, Take Hair, Petrol Honey and In Heaven The Onions Make You Laugh, with Burning Eye Books and released a spoken word album At Home With Rob on Scroobius Pip’s record label Speech Development Records. In 2013, Rob won the Dave Funniest Joke of The Fringe award with a gag about Chinese Wispas. On the day the news broke, he spoke to Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio 2; the conversation resulted in her saying, “that’s just sad” a quote that will stick with him forever.
Other Things the Press Said About Rob
“Poetic, pithy and profound piece about what makes us human” ★★★★Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
“He romantically seeks wonder and amazement in the everyday…an engaging, thoughtful show” ★★★★Steve Bennett, Chortle
“A genuine original…Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot” Paul Fleckney, The Guardian
“We need him” Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
“Funny, baffling and deeply moving” Tristram Fane Saunders, Telegraph
“Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch.” Alice Jones, The Independent
“He is entirely compelling to watch…I’m not entirely sure what it is but it’s great and it wallops you in the belly” Daniel Kitson
“the Fringe’s comedian laureate” British Comedy Guide
“combining stand-up, spoken word and the sort of emotional insight you don’t think you’ll get from a comedy show…you can bet he’ll turn out something unexpected” Zoe Paskett, Evening Standard
★★★★★ Beyond The Joke ★★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★★ The Skinny ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★★Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★★ Entertainment Focus ★★★★ The Independent ★★★★ The List★★★★ Fest ★★★★ Theatre Weekly ★★★★★ Student Rag ★★★★★ Marbles Magazine ★★★★★ The Peg ★★★★ London Is Funny ★★★★ Fringe Guru