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“To see Rob Auton perform is to escape into another reality – or at least explore the same reality through a sort of warped magnifying glass. As funny as he is profound”
Nooruddean Choudry, Rolling Stone

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“Rob Auton is the balm your soul needs… infectious. You will laugh a lot and you will crave more.”
Ashley Davies, The Times

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Marking his 10th hour and 13 years performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this year award-winning comedian, writer and podcaster Rob Auton, (The End of the F***ing World, Stand-Up Central With Rob Delaney, The Russell Howard Hour), turns the pen on himself in The Rob Auton Show, a show about Rob Auton. Following on from being selected to perform at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival in April and performing a month-long run of the ‘must-see’ (Rolling Stone) show at the Fringe in August, Rob’s brand new tour starts in January 2024 and includes dates in Salford, Bristol, Cambridge, Reading, Cardiff, York, Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham and Brighton.

Tour tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 28th July. The full list of dates and tickets are available at

Exploring the memories and feelings that create his life on a daily basis, Rob’s tenth show follows on from his previous nine hit Fringe comedy/theatre/spoken word shows on specific themes that have earnt him a cult Fringe following, including yellow in The Yellow Show, hair in The Hair Show, and time in The Time Show.  Dubbed “the Fringe’s comedian laureate” (British Comedy Guide), Rob had a clip of him performing on Stand-Up Central With Rob Delaney (Comedy Central) go viral with over 11 million views on Facebook alone, adding to broadcast credits including Miracle Workers (TBS), The End of the F***ing World (Netflix/Channel 4), 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 2 million listens, Rob’s one-year special daily and critically-acclaimed podcast, which “makes you see the world differently” (Miranda Sawyer, The Observer), The Rob Auton Daily Podcast, was announced as the British Podcast Awards 2020 Gold 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 2017, Rob was a winner at the Three Weeks Editor’s Choice Awards and in 2013 won the Dave Funniest Joke of The Fringe award.

In 2021, 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 | TikTok @robauton

Further Praise For Rob

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

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

“an unexpected delight…makes laughter out of wonder”
Claire Smith, The Scotsman

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

“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

Stewart Lee

“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

Rob Auton – The Rob Auton Show
Venue:                   Assembly Roxy, Upstairs
Date & Time:        2nd – 26th August at 2.25pm
Duration:               60 min

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