John Robins
John Robins

John Robins (I)

  • 40 years-old
  • English
  • Writer and stand-up comedian

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BBC announces plans for this year's Edinburgh Festivals

The BBC will be broadcasting The Edinburgh Comedy Awards Nominee Gala 2022 on BBC Radio 4, featuring all of this year's nominees the day after they are announced. There will also be recordings of BBC Radio Scotland's Breaking The News, Elis James and John Robins' BBC Radio 5 Live show, and Alison Spittle's podcast Wheel Of Misfortune.

BBC, 19th July 2022

Best Comedy Podcast nominees revealed

The nominees for Best Comedy Podcast in the British Podcast Awards 2022 have been revealed.

British Comedy Guide, 20th June 2022

Brighton Comedy Garden announces 2022 line-up

Brighton's Comedy Garden is to return this summer with headliners Simon Amstell, Stewart Lee, Adam Buxton, Dylan Moran, Sara Pascoe and Phil Wang.

Chortle, 13th April 2022

Top of the Pods - How live podcasts are taking over comedy

The format has gone from low-cost side hustle to, for some, a lucrative bread-winner, and audiences are flocking to them.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 1st April 2022

John Robins: Gambling almost cost me my life

John Robins has opened up about his gambling addiction as he backs a new campaign to help those with problems.

Chortle, 23rd March 2022

The Island review

I watched Dave's new comedy format The Island, not knowing it had been devised by stand-ups James Acaster, Ed Gamble, Lloyd Langford and John Robins when they got stranded in New York by a storm. That fact came as something as a surprise, given the show feels less than an idea created organically by some fine comic minds, and more like the brainchild of a UKTV exec trying to engineer something to fill a Taskmaster-shaped hole left after their biggest show got poached by Channel 4.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 23rd March 2022

John Robins and Elis James writing book about mental health

John Robins and Elis James are writing their second book. How Do You Cope? Notes on Strength, Resilience and Finding Ourselves, is set to be published on 2nd February 2023.

British Comedy Guide, 1st March 2022

Ian Cognito film wins award

A film charting the life and times of controversial British comedian Ian Cognito has won a major award at an American film festival.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 7th September 2021

Brighton Comedy Garden review

Lou Sanders, Ed Gamble and John Robins cracked jokes for an acres-wide crowd, with David O'Doherty's delightful stream of consciousness the highlight.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 16th July 2021

Tom Allen to host Dave show The Island

Tom Allen will front channel Dave's new format The Island, which has been devised by comedians James Acaster, Ed Gamble, Lloyd Langford and John Robins.

British Comedy Guide, 5th May 2021

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