Robin Ince

Robin Ince is a multiple award winning comedian best known for co-hosting the international smash hit, Rose D’Or and Sony Award winning BBC Radio 4 and podcast series, The Infinite Monkey Cage, with Professor Brian Cox.

He has been the curator and host of some of the most acclaimed live science shows and tours in the UK including Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, Uncaged Monkeys and Brian and Robin’s Christmas Compendium of Reason.

Regarded as one of the most important and significant popularisers of science and rationalism in the UK (and the world) Robin was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science by the Royal Holloway University of London in 2013. Along with the team at Trunkman Productions he co-created The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome and the kid’s science-comedy web series The Quest For Wonder which he also starred in with Brian Cox.

These days Robin is trying to tour less but is still a regular at science and comedy festivals, TED talks and the like around the world. He also currently hosts the acclaimed Book Shambles podcast with Josie Long and the podcast Vitriola Music with Michael Legge.

Recently he has edited two anthologies of horror stories written by comedians, Dead Funny and Dead Funny Encore, and he has also just released a new 6 hour long DVD.

Robin will be acting as host of the Cosmic Shambles LIVE tour show.

  • “When someone writes a history of modern comedy, they should make room for Robin Ince.” - The Guardian
  • “Thoughtful, provocative and very funny.” - The Times
  • “It can't be easy to keep a large, live audience engaged or quiet. And yet this fascinating - and when needed, frivolous - [show] has everyone transfixed.” - Manchester Evening News
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