A genuine original…Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot
Paul Fleckney, 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

Following on from two consecutive years of being named one of the best reviewed comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, award-winning comedian and podcaster Rob Auton announces a brand new show, The Crowd Show, for his biggest national tour to date starting in October, preceded by a month-long run of the show at the Fringe in August this year and being performed in Edinburgh at Assembly, The Blue Room from 3rd – 29th August at 2.50pm (excluding 16th August). With 40 tour dates from this Autumn through to Spring next year, The Crowd Show, is a show about crowds, the power of people and togetherness. It is suitable for anybody who wants to be in the crowd for this show.

Tickets are on sale Friday 27th May at 10.00am. The full list of dates and tickets are available at

Dubbed “the Fringe’s comedian laureate” (British Comedy Guide), with a cult Fringe following for his shows exploring the colour yellow, the sky, faces, water, sleep, hair, talking and time, Rob had a clip of him performing on Stand-Up Central With Rob Delaney (Comedy Central) going 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).

Amassing 1.4 million listens, Rob’s one-year special daily podcast, The Rob Auton Daily Podcast, was announced as the British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner for Best Daily Podcast (against competition from The Guardian’s Today In Focus, BBC Radio 4’s Beyond Today and ITV’s Love Island: The Morning After.) In 2013, Rob won the Dave Funniest Joke of The Fringe award.

Last year HarperCollins’ Mudlark released Rob’s latest book, I Strongly Believe in Incredible Things, comprising of poetic prose, short stories and biro drawings detailing and celebrating a selection of some of our world’s everyday wonders, which he both wrote and illustrated. Previously, Rob had 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. | Twitter @RobertAuton | Instagram @robauton | Facebook Rob Auton

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 tender and twinkling hour”
Brian Logan, 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”
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

“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

★★★★★ Beyond The Joke ★★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★★ The Skinny ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★★ Entertainment Focus ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ The Independent ★★★★ The List ★★★★ Fest ★★★★ Theatre Weekly ★★★★★ The Prickle ★★★★★ The Student ★★★★★ Dark Chat ★★★★★ Student Rag ★★★★★ Marbles Magazine ★★★★★ The Peg ★★★★ London Is Funny ★★★★ The Wee Review ★★★★ Fringe Guru ★★★★ ScotsGay ★★★★ The Crumb


Rob Auton – The Crowd Show
Venue:                   Assembly, The Blue Room
Date & Time:        3rd – 29th August at 2.50pm (excluding 16th August)
Duration:               60 min

For more information and press tickets, please contact: Perrine Davari at / 0207 598 8000