- Apr 26 , 2018
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Phil McIntyre Entertainments presents…
JOHN ROBINS ADDS EXTRA SHOWS TO UK TOUR: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS
Extra shows include date at London’s Hammersmith Apollo plus ‘Welsh support’
Due to phenomenal demand, Lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Robins is delighted to announce 27 extra shows to his forthcoming UK tour, The Darkness of Robins. Fresh from scooping the main prize at the Edinburgh Fringe in August, John’s tour will now take in 64 dates around the UK in total. Beginning in Leamington on 25th January 2018 and concluding at Machynlleth Comedy Festival on 4th May 2018, tickets for the extra shows go on general sale on Friday 13th October available from www.johnrobins.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Stand-up comedian, vibe magnet and London’s saddest DJ™ would love to promise The Darkness of Robins isn’t an extended yell of a show, but he can’t. He’ll shout, snarl and sneer in his attempts to grapple with life’s fall-outs, break-ups and the aftermath in what promises to be a pivotal moment in his being. Powerful, angst-ridden comedy at its finest, this is a must-see show that secured the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show prize at the Edinburgh Fringe just gone.
John said: “To take a show like this, which is at heart quite personal and intimate, to some of the best rooms in the country is a real challenge and I cannot wait! This show is the result of a strange and transformative year, and it means a great deal that people want to come and see it. Especially touching have been the responses from both men and women who saw themselves in the frustrations and self-reproach the show explores, and most importantly found themselves laughing at a man in his darkest hour. I hope everyone that sees it finds some motivation to view their own moments of darkness in a brighter, more forgiving way.”
John has firmly established himself on the comedy circuit since his debut in 2005, and with fellow comedian Elis James has enjoyed a meteoric success with The Elis James and John Robins show on Radio X, which, like Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Adam & Joe before them, has spawned one of the UK’s most popular podcasts. The pair recently completed an acclaimed UK tour, selling out Shepherd’s Bush Empire within minutes.
As well as winning the lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award, John will soon appear in the new series of Live at the Apollo (BBC 2.) He has won two Chortle Awards and recently headlined Live from the BBC (BBC2), and other recent appearances include Mock The Week (BBC2), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave) and Stand Up Central (Comedy Central). He also has a host of radio credits under his belt including BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz and Dilemma.
Press about John:
‘Consistently, uproariously funny’, ‘A broken heart in a jester’s cap, Robins fills the room with complicated joy’
★★★★ The Guardian
‘Robins' eloquent howl of rage is at turns genuinely moving and very funny’
★★★★ Evening Standard
‘This is a show that lays bare the limits of comedy with goosebump-inducing results’
★★★★ The Telegraph
‘A career highlight’
★★★★ The Times
‘Easily his best show yet’
★★★★ The Sunday Times
The Darkness Of Robins is a show that tests the limits of where you can go with comedy, willing to abandon the laughs for substantial periods of brave and honest soul-baring.
- Apr 26, 2018 - 07:00 PM
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