Rob Rouse

"He’s a man with genuinely funny bones." The Sunday Times
"Rob Rouse is a born clown, a latter-day Stan Laurel." Time Out
" Bursting with originality, energy and enthusiasm. Eye wateringly hilarious." ★★★★★ The List

One of comedy’s most lively, loveable and dynamic performers, Rob won Channel 4’s prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition at the Edinburgh Festival back in 1998. Since then he has become one of our best comic storytellers, performing all over the world and he works long form narratives into hard-hitting, uncompromising hilarious tales filled with warmth and a sense of compassion for our collective human frailties.

The former Geography teacher has to date taken eight successful shows to Edinburgh Festival to 4 and 5 star reviews and performed three sold out National Theatre tours.

His TV appearances include 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Spoons (Channel 4), The Friday Night Project (Channel 4), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), John Bishop’s Only Joking (Sky) and Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central).

2016 saw Rob star as William Shakespeare’s manservant Bottom in Ben Elton’s keenly anticipated new sitcom Upstart Crow alongside David Mitchell and Gemma Whelan.