Rob Newman
Rob Newman

Rob Newman

  • 59 years old
  • British
  • Actor, writer and stand-up comedian

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BBC Audio Awards 2024 nominees

Call Jonathan Pie, Kat Sadler's Screen Time, Michael Spicer: Before Next Door, Mockery Manor, She Stoops To Conquer and Where To, Mate? are amongst the nominees for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2024.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd December 2023

Rob Newman at Soho Theatre review: an exquisitely well-crafted show

He may never play arenas again, but Newman remains one of comedy's most skilled performers.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 5th July 2023

Rob Newman review

A workout for the mind as well as the funny bone.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 5th July 2023

BBC Audio Awards 2023 nominees

The shortlist for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2023 has been revealed. DMs Are Open, Gemma Arrowsmith's Sketched Out, Please Use Other Door, SeanceCast, The Skewer and Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones! are amongst the nominees.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd December 2022

Live review: Rob Newman @ Newcastle Stand

Now, if you were hoping to hear short and punchy one-liners, Rob Newman's new tour is not the show for you. Throughout his 90-minute performance, the comedian extraordinaire eloquently questioned academic theories and philosophical principles using his distinctive brand of educated wit and highbrow humour. During his show, to the audience's amusement, the artist even apologised in case his material was what all the comics were talking about.

Adam Kennedy, Narc Magazine, 14th March 2022

Rob Newman's Philosophy Show review

The former Mary Whitehouse Experience man keeps the flame burning for intelligence-heavy gag writing with this dizzying mix of high and low-brow stand-up.

Jay Richardson, The List, 1st December 2021

Rob Newman's Philosophy Show review

Not everything works, but Newman has an inquisitive mind and is still an entertainer at heart.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 16th November 2021

Rob Newman's Philosophy Show review

Newman dissects ideas with intelligence, running around the houses and back, on themes from politics and humanity to parenthood..

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 27th May 2021

Soho Theatre announces reopening programme

Soho Theatre has announced its reopening season featuring live theatre, live comedy and live cabaret.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th April 2021

Stunning portraits of stellar stand-ups

From Ken Dodd and his tickling stick to Nina Conti and her monkey, Guardian photographer Tristram Kenton has snapped a host of superb comedians on stage.

Tristram Kenton, The Guardian, 9th September 2020

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