The Talk Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking by award-winning writer and performer Rob Auton.
Following on from his shows about hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow, Rob now turns his attention to talking because he is ready to talk about talking.
Since 2012 Rob has chosen a specific theme for his shows and challenged himself to create an hour of material about each subject. These shows have given rise to sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe as Rob continues to build his audience through his unique use of words and humour.
After his appearances on the Russell Howard Hour, BBC at the Edinburgh Festival and Channel 4’s Random Acts, Rob now looks to talk to as many people as possible with The Talk Show.
The Talk Show was the second best reviewed comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival 2018.
WHY? ‘A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot’ The Guardian
‘Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch’ The Independent
‘Funny, poetic, observant and wholly original. Auton’s brilliant use of language and perfect comic timing throws up laugh after laugh after laugh after laugh’ ★★★★★ Beyond the Joke
‘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’ ★★★★★ Entertainment Focus
‘Thought-provoking, heart-warming and heart-breaking’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks
‘Auton cleverly controls the mood to a minute degree. It feels like a new kind of poetry’ ★★★★★ The Peg Review
‘He uses words like a potter uses their wheel’ ★★★★★ Marbles magazine
‘An experience not to be missed’ ★★★★★ The Student Rag
One of the Edinburgh Fringe's most celebrated talents of recent times sets out on his first full national tour.
John-Luke Roberts' show this year was a complete sell-out run and one of the most talked about shows of the festival: a dizzying avant-garde ride through the mind of a gifted comic-philosopher. One with a blue moustache. Who thinks far more about the Spice Girls than anyone should. A masterclass in prop, clown, costume and Mel C-themed comedy.
And that's all we can tell you in the brochure, because his stupid title takes up the rest of the allotted space.
Suitable for ages 16+ years.
'An impeccably choreographed, giddily inventive, turbo-charged hour' ★★★★ The Telegraph
'A hit' ★★★★ The Times
'Killer gags... glorious idiocy' ★★★★ The Guardian
'Mind warping hour which follows through brilliantly on its own absurd logic...relentlessly funny' ★★★★ The List
He’s been cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Dave’s Taskmaster and half-killed on Channel 4’s Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island. Now Mark returns to what he's best at: being indoors.
Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke-and-rant-per-minute rate.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
WHY? ‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle
'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times
'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph
A brand new stand-up show following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo and a sell-out Fringe, one of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour. Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.
He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and loads more.
WHY? 'A joke heavy show with gags a plenty' The List
'Passionate and rib-tickling. An illuminating, heartfelt performance. Highly recommended!' EdFestMagazine
'He paints us pictures with fantastical words and images... it's almost impossible not to like him' ThreeWeeks
They say all political careers end in tears.
In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.
Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), the BBC Radio 4 Just a Minute regular delivers dazzling wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy and hilarious name-dropping.
WHY? ‘A master raconteur’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Total joy’ ★★★★★ Scotsman
Suitable for ages 11+ years.
Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!
Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!
WHY? 'Hilarious and good for all ages' Primary Times
'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror
'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Star of Live At The Apollo, Live From The BBC, Mock The Week, Roast Battle and Live From The Comedy Store - Suzi Ruffell takes her sell-out and critically acclaimed show Nocturnal on tour.
If you don’t have anxiety, I don’t think you’re concentrating! Suzi is worried about everything - from someone breaking into her flat, to human rights across the globe, to her cat’s quality of life – and it’s keeping her awake.
Following last year’s critically acclaimed, sell-out run, this show is not to be missed.
WHY? ‘Excellent hour of Stand Up’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times
The acid tongued Myra DuBois presents a sardonic side-eyed look at death and at the theatre of grief.
An evening packed with so many laughs that you’ll R.I.Pee your pants.
‘Incredibly quick witted comedy’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘Trust us, you’re going to want to spend your fringe with Myra DuBois’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘Expect to be entertained’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘A display of caustic sensibility and razor sharp wit’ Scotland On Sunday
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders
Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with wifi.
One last heave and we will be there. And when the going gets tough the tough get going. Although the going won’t get tough and anyone who tells you it is going to be tough is lying.
Come join me to marvel at the majesty of our green and pleasant land. A land globally renowned for our culture, history and places, like the world-famous Salisbury Cathedral.
Join me to step backwards into the future.
WHY? ‘Stand up Gold’ The Guardian
‘A supremely polished performer’ ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday
‘Wickedly witty Stuff’ ★★★★ The Telegraph