Comedian | Spoken Word | Poet
Rob Auton has written eight five star rated Edinburgh fringe shows, The Yellow Show, The Sky Show, The Face Show, The Water Show, The Sleep Show, The Hair Show, The Talk Show and The Time Show, which was one of the best reviewed shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2019. He then took The Time Show on a UK tour, to great critical acclaim.
He has performed his unique brand of comedy on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One) and on Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central). The latter set going viral on Facebook with 4.7m views and counting.
Rob has had three collections of writing and illustrations published by Burning Eye books and has had his poetry turned into short films and shown on Channel 4.
Rob made his television acting debut as a corduroy jacket wearing poet in ITV’s Cold Feet 2018. Since then, he performed in series 2 of The End of The F***ing World (Netflix/Channel 4), and Miracle Workers (TBS). Rob also starred in and co-wrote the short film The Peamaster which was nominated for best short film at the Milan Film Festival. Rob was a finalist for The Arts Foundation Spoken Word Award and a winner of a Three Weeks Editors Award. He is a regular poet at Bang Said the Gun (voted best poetry night in the UK by The Times).
He is also the creator of The Rob Auton Daily Podcast which took home The Best Daily Podcast Award at the 2020 British Podcast Awards. His book I Strongly Believe in Incredible Things is released this month by Harper Collins.
‘The Talk Show has an unexpected emotional heart which makes you gasp at its simplicity and beauty.’
Beyond The Joke
‘Yes, The Sleep Show is intelligent, perceptive, and deeply profound. But it’s also hilarious.’
‘Comedy could use a few more Rob Auton’s unafraid of sincerity and all the better for it.’
‘Entirely compelling to watch’