“a tender and twinkling hour” Brian Logan, The Guardian

an unexpected delight…makes laughter out of wonderClaire Smith, The Scotsman

“Funny, moving and relentlessly uplifting” Gayle Anderson, The Herald

“Another funny, beautiful show from the Fringe’s comedian laureate” British Comedy Guide

Award-winning comedian and poet Rob Auton will embark on his biggest tour to date from 1st February to the 16th May 2020. Rob will play his critically acclaimed Edinburgh comedy/theatre/spoken word show about time, The Time Show, over 50 dates nationwide culminating in two weeks at the Soho Theatre from 4th to 16th May.

The full list of dates and tickets are available at 

Rob has built a cult Fringe following for his shows exploring the colour yellow, the sky, faces, water, sleep, hair and talking, which was 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.

Further Praise For The Time Show

“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 

hilarious and unexpectedly moving hour” ★★★★★ The Student

Auton’s imagination is wonderful” ★★★★ The Crumb

★★★★ The Wee Review

★★★★ Scots Gay 

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 bootPaul 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

 “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 ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★ Fest ★★★★ Theatre Weekly ★★★★★ Student Rag ★★★★★ Marbles Magazine ★★★★★ The Peg ★★★★ London Is Funny ★★★★ Fringe Guru 

For more information and press tickets, please contact: Ben Baruch at  or / 0207 598 7222