Robert Newman live dates

Rob Newman's Philosophy Show:

Rob Newman

In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help? Rob Newman attempts to piece together a philosophy for our troubled times by sifting through 3000 years of thought: from Pythagoras to Artificial Intelligence by way of Pavlov's dogs, Jane Goodall's chimpanzees and Frankie Howerd's trousers.

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The Philosophy Show Tour

5th September The Pound, Corsham

11th September Town Hall, Selby

12th September Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

18th September The Lighthouse, Poole

24th September Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

26th September Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

27th September Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmonds

2nd October MAC, Birmingham

3rd October The Redgrave, Bristol

4th October Cheese and Grain, Frome

8th October The Atkinson, Southport

9th October The Dancehouse, Manchester

11th October The Stables, Milton Keynes

18th October The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

22nd October Nottinghma Playhouse, Nottingham

23rd October The Junction, Cambridge

25th October The Theatre Royal, Winchester

29th October Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

30th October Norwich Playhouse Theatre, Norwich

1st November Pillar Room, Cheltenham

6th November West End Centre, Aldershot

7th November The Old Market, Brighton

8th November The 100 Club, London

13th November Chorley Theatre, Chorley

14th November Square Chapel, Halifax

19th November Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

21st November Rosehill Theatre, Cumbria

22nd November The Stand, Glasgow

26th November The Dukes, Lancaster

27th November Old Fire Station, Carlisle

28th November Brewery Arts, Kendal

29th November The Lowry, Salford

6th December Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon

11th December Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester

13th December The Stand, Edinburgh

"Gleefully jaunty and refreshingly intelligent… hugely entertaining." **** The Guardian

"Intellectually charged and adorably ambitious… a delightfully digestible dose of brain food." **** The Times

"Every time Rob Newman comes up with a new live show, it is beholden on all observers of comedy to pay attention. Not merely because of his great track record... but because he sets himself intellectual challenges beyond the grasp of many stand-up comedians, and produces material that genuinely forces audience to approach the world in a whole new way... this time around, in The Brain Show, he's delving into the inner recesses of his cerebellum with a performance that mixes hard fact with dizzying flights of comedic fantasy." The Guardian

"He is one amazing comedian" Time Out

"Has it ever struck you that some of the odd things which neurologists tell us about our brains may be, not just odd, but actually mistaken, pure superstitions, inventions thought up by excited scientists out of outdated philosophy? That is what, after careful digging, Robert Newman has been finding… Read him!" Mary Midgley

"A fantastic book!" Stuart Maconie, 6 Music

His new book Neuropolis - A Brain Science Survival Guide was adapted for Radio 4 this year as the series Rob Newman's Neuropolis, which follows on from Robert Newman's Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution, winner of the 2017 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Scripted Comedy.

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