“a tender and twinkling hour”
Brian Logan, The Guardian
“an unexpected delight…makes laughter out of wonder”
Claire Smith, The Scotsman
“Funny, moving and relentlessly uplifting”
Gayle Anderson, The Herald
“makes you see the world differently”
Miranda Sawyer, The Observer
2020 British Podcast Award winning comedian Rob Auton announces the rescheduling of his biggest tour to date with his critically acclaimed Edinburgh comedy/theatre/spoken word show about time, The Time Show, for Autumn 2021, kicking off with a two-week run at Soho Theatre, Downstairs from 16th to 28th August at 7.00pm.
The full list of dates and tickets are available at www.robauton.co.uk
Alongside touring Rob is releasing I Strongly Believe in Incredible Things through HarperCollins’ Mudlark on the 16th September 2021. Written and illustrated by Rob, the book comprises of poetic prose, short stories and biro drawings detailing and celebrating a selection of some of our world’s everyday wonders, taking readers on a journey back to the incredible planet we live on.
Amassing 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), “the Fringe’s comedian laureate” (British Comedy Guide) first brought The Time Show to theatres nationwide last year, on his biggest tour yet to date, with the show also being due to perform at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in Australia that year. 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 Miracle Workers (TBS), The End of the F***ing World (Netflix), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Cold Feet (ITV), Random Acts (Channel 4), Stewart Lee: Unreliable Narrator (BBC Radio 4), Front Row (BBC Radio 4), The Sara Cox Show (BBC Radio 2), The Jonathan Ross Show (BBC Radio 2) and Afternoon Edition (BBC Radio 5 Live).
Last year also saw Rob’s one-year special daily podcast, The Rob Auton Daily Podcast, announced as the British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner for Best Daily Podcast (sharing the category with The Guardian’s Today In Focus, BBC Radio 4’s Beyond Today and ITV’s Love Island: The Morning After.) With 1.4 million listens and counting, the bursts of funny and often poignant spoken word and music provide commentary on everyday life and injections of respite, and are being released as ‘Best Of’ monthly episodes throughout 2021. In 2013, Rob won the Dave Funniest Joke of The Fringe award.
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.
Rob’s ‘I Strongly Believe In Incredible Things’ is available for pre-sale now here
Further Praise For 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
“Another funny, beautiful show from the Fringe’s comedian laureate”
British Comedy Guide
“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”
“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
“His poems are beautifully crafted miniature gems”
Leaf Arbuthnot, The Mail on Sunday
“you’ll find Rob Auton a breath of fresh air”
Robert Jackman, The Spectator
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For more information and press tickets, please contact: Perrine Davari at PDavari@avalonuk.com / 0207 598 8000