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.

"A Becardiganed Polymath......The Guardian"

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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.

Books & Media

  • Biblio Maniac
  • The Importance of Being Interested
  • I'm a Joke and So Are You
  • Robin Ince's Bad Book Club: One Man's Quest to Uncover the Books That Taste Forgot

In Detail

He is probably best known as the co-host of the Sony Gold Award winning BBC Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox. He also co-hosts the podcast Book Shambles with Josie Long, An Uncanny Hour and Science Shambles with Dr Helen Czerski, all three of which are a part of The Cosmic Shambles Network, which he also co-created. As a standup he has toured the world and won three Chortle Awards, the Time Out Outstanding Achievement Award and was nominated for the British Comedy Awards Best Live show.


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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