Rob Auton announces tour of critical hit show The Talk Show

 Rob Auton is set to embark on his biggest nationwide tour with the second best reviewed show out of over 1800 Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy productions (as declared by the British Comedy Guide), The Talk Show.  From 8th February 2019, Rob will play 32 dates at venues spanning England, Scotland and Wales, culminating with a run at the Soho Theatre (downstairs) from the 21st-25th May. Putting his own familiarity of isolation as a touring comedian under the microscope, experiences including encounters with Jehovah’s witnesses, the post office and hours at his kitchen table are documented as Rob explores how time on his own has changed the way he talks.

Through his command for words and offbeat humour, Rob has built a cult Fringe following for shows exploring seemingly mundane subjects: hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow. Last year at Edinburgh Festival, Rob played The Hair Show to packed rooms, enjoyed critical acclaim including picking up Three Weeks’ Editor’s Choice Award and performed part of his hour at the BBC curated Best Of Edinburgh 2017.

Rob will appear on Comedy Central’s Stand-Up Central With Rob Delaney in November 2018, adding to broadcast credits including performing on Sky One’s The Russell Howard Hour, Sky Arts’ Festival No. 6 and Channel 4’s Random ActsIn 2017, Rob released his third collection of writing and drawing, Take Hair with Burning Eye Books, adding to Petrol Honey and In Heaven The Onions Make You Laugh. In 2016, he released spoken word album At Home With Rob on Scroobius Pip’s record label Speech Development Records. Rob’s unique worldview has also been acknowledged through the Arts Foundation shortlisting him for the prestigious Spoken Word Award and Glastonbury Festival electing him the official ‘Poet in Residence’.

In 2013, Rob won the Dave Funniest Joke of The Fringe award with a gag about Chinese Wispas. On the day the news broke, he spoke to Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio 2; the conversation resulted in her saying, “that’s just sad” a quote that will stick with him forever.

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

Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch.’ Alice Jones, The Independent

It’s both touching and bizarre.  A warm and frequently funny hour.  ★★★★ The List

‘Inspiring and uplifting. Well worth seeing.’ British Comedy Guide

‘A remarkably moving emotional journey.  A thoroughly enjoyable, engaging and entertaining hour.’

 ★★★★★ Angela Johnson, Entertainment Focus

‘Auton cleverly controls the mood to a minute degree. It feels like a new kind of poetry.’ ★★★★★ Emily Pritchard, The Peg Review

‘He uses words like a potter uses their wheel.’ ★★★★★ Kirstyn Smith, Marbles magazine

‘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

‘We need him’ Kate CopstickThe Scotsman

Day

Date

Venue

Friday

08-Feb-19

Maidenhead, Norden Farm

Wednesday

13-Feb-19

Canterbury, Gulbenkian

Wednesday

20-Feb-19

Isle of Wight, Ventor Exchange

Thursday

21-Feb-19

Isle of Wight, Ventor Exchange

Tuesday

26-Feb-19

Birmingham, Glee

Friday

01-Mar-19

Cardiff, Chapter Arts

Sunday

03-Mar-19

Exeter, Phoenix

Monday

04-Mar-19

Bristol, Wardrobe

Friday

08-Mar-19

Stockton on Tees, Arc Online

Saturday

09-Mar-19

York, The Basement

Wednesday

20-Mar-19

Brighton, The Old Market

Saturday

23-Mar-19

Reading, South Street Arts

Thursday

04-Apr-19

Bath, The Rondo Theatre

Sunday

14-Apr-19

Edinburgh, The Stand

Monday

15-Apr-19

Glasgow, The Stand

Tuesday

16-Apr-19

Newcastle, The Strand

Thursday

18-Apr-19

Corsham, The Pound Arts

Sunday

20-Apr-19

Cambridge, The Junction

Friday

26-Apr-19

Crewe, Lyceum

Saturday

27-Apr-19

Leeds, Pyramid Theatre

Sunday

28-Apr-19

Salford, The Lowry

Monday

29-Apr-19

Sheffield, University Studio

Wednesday

01-May-19

Aldershot, West End Centre

Thursday

09-May-19

Harrogate Theatre

Wednesday

17-May-19

Northampton, Derngate

Thursday

18-May-19

Colchester Arts Centre

Tuesday

21-May-19

London, Soho Theatre

Wednesday

22-May-19

London, Soho Theatre

Thursday

23-May-19

London, Soho Theatre

Friday

24-May-19

London, Soho Theatre

Saturday

25-May-19

London, Soho Theatre

 

Tickets are on-sale now and available at www.robauton.co.uk

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