THE ROB AUTON DAILY PODCAST TO LAUNCH ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

makes laughter out of wonder” ★★★★ Claire Smith, The Scotsman

“Poetic, pithy and profound piece about what makes us human” ★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

“He romantically seeks wonder and amazement in the everyday” ★★★★ Steve Bennett, Chortle

“the Fringe’s comedian laureate” British Comedy Guide

17th December – Award winning comedian and poet Rob Auton (The End of the F***ing World, Stand-Up Central With Rob Delaney, The Russell Howard Hour) launches The Rob Auton Daily Podcast on the 1st January 2020. Episodes from the podcast produced by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions (Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James AcasterAudible Live), will be released for 366 consecutive days of the leap year.

Rob Auton said: “I will be reading out writing I’ve written that I like enough to want to share with people who are not me. Words that could be associated with the podcast are: short, stories, comedy, literature, poetry, Yorkshire, accent. On average an episode will last for three minutes.”

Listeners can subscribe to the podcast and hear the trailer on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and all major podcast platforms now.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram

Following a critically-acclaimed and sold-out run including extra shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Rob will also embark on his biggest tour to date in 2020. From 1st February to the 16th May, Rob will play comedy/theatre/spoken word show, The Time Show, over 68-dates at theatres nationwide, including a two week run at the Soho Theatre from 4th to 16th May, and internationally with an Australian debut at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from 25th March to 19th April (on-sale soon).

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. He was most recently on our screens in The End of the F***ing World (Ch4/Netflix), adding to broadcast credits including The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Stand-Up Central With Rob Delaney (Comedy Central), 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 Rob Auton

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

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

“We need him” Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

A genuine original…Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to bootPaul Fleckney, The Guardian

 “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

“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

★★★★★

Beyond The Joke, Broadway Baby, The Skinny, Three Weeks, Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, Entertainment Focus, Student Rag, Marbles Magazine and The Peg 

★★★★

The Scotsman, Evening Standard, Chortle, The Independent, The List, Fest, Theatre Weekly, London Is Funny and Fringe Guru

For more information and press tickets, please contact: Victoria Wedderburn at vwedderburn@avalonuk.com  or / 0207 598 7222

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