Robin Ince

Award-winning Comedian, Writer & Stand Up

Robin Ince is best known as populariser of scientific ideas. He has toured solo shows about consciousness, Charles Darwin, and physics, as well as writing and presenting documentaries about the history and psychology of self-help, comedians and melancholy.

"Robin is unique with his style of material & delivery - a comic that endeavours to do well"

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He presents in English.

How he presents

Affable, engaging and confident Robin provides audiences with the perfect opportunity to see an eclectic mix of comedy. He is incredibly light and entertaining, but with some very smart insights into the media and popular culture, incorporating little bits of his everyday experience. With an intellectual, but irate style, brilliant observations and quick wit, he is truly engaging, surprising, and funny.


  • Robin Ince's Bad Book Club: One Man's Quest to Uncover the Books That Taste Forgot

In Detail

Robin has written 'Robin Ince's Bad Book Club', and Sticks and Stones, a play for the Hammer Chiller series. He also presents the podcasts, Robin and Josie's Utter Shambles which gains over 100,000 hits a month. Numerous TV and radio appearances include Just a Minute, Mock the Week, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Robin has won three Chortle Awards, including the Time Out Outstanding Achievement Award and was nominated for Best Live Show at the British Comedy Awards. He continues to present the Sony Gold Award winning Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox. He has curated, produced and hosted numerous nights mixing science, music and comedy at The Hammersmith Apollo and across the UK


Much vaunted as a comic for intellectuals, Robin Ince has a strong, traditional, stand-up approach which often goes on warped, but hilarious, diversions before returning to more sharp and polished observational material. He'll make you laugh, and just might make you think.



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