featuring: ROB ROUSE, AARON COUNTER, LEE CANTERBURY, BRIAN GITTINS
ROB ROUSE is one of the country’s hottest comedians, his super-charged brand of humour, complete with his trademark cheeky banter, has helped him to become one of the fastest rising stars of stage and television.
Rob has starred in BBC3 sitcom GROWN UPS, which has just been recommissioned for another series, and SPOONS – another Channel 4 sketch show: Rob also has a role in the latest Hollywood rom-com blockbuster PENELOPE, starring Christina Ricci, James McAvoy and Richard E. Grant. Rob was one of the original presenters of Channel 4’s risque THE FRIDAY NIGHT PROJECT, with Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr which featured guest hosts ranging from Boy George to Brigitte Neilson. Rob is also a popular TV panellist and is a regular on Jimmy Carr’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS, and BOGNOR OR BUST amongst others.Rob first made his name on the live circuit, winning Channel 4’s prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition at the Edinburgh festival in 1998. As part of the successful trio Big and Daft, Rob took three shows to the Edinburgh festival culminating in 2001 with the sell-out Big and daft Christmas show. Big and Daft went on to host their own weekend show on BBC London Live.
Rob’s 2003 solo Edinburgh show was also a sell out, for which he received great critical acclaim. The following year Rob returned to Edinburgh with another hit show, finishing the year with a performance at London’s Soho Theatre.
Rob is also a highly sought after warm up artiste for the BBC, working regularly on a variety of shows including Q.I, The Paul O’Grady Show, The Jonathan Ross Show and The Vicar of Dibley.
WHAT THE PRESS HAVE SAID:“Clearly immensely talented… demands to be seen… star of the future”
The Sunday Times“Rob Rouse is a born clown, a latter-day Stan Laurel – a phenomenal performer”
Time Out“Rob Rouse’s cartoon face and cheeky banter allow him to get away with murder”
Also appearing will be AARON COUNTER – a young Australian who’s been impressing audiences with his measured, self-assured stage presence and flat out funny material. Engaging and quick-witted, Aaron’s intelligent humour is delivered with an acid tongue but tempered with a playful child-like manner. His relaxed and inviting delivery balances nicely against a sometimes acerbic take on modern life.