Robert Newman live dates

Rob Newmat

A History of Western Philosophy (work in progress):

Hello everybody. Here's the work-in-progress gigs I am doing later this year as a way of workshopping new material. The Undertones once did an album called "Here's More Songs About Chocolate And Girls". I was tempted to call these shows: "Here's More Gags About About Philosophy of Science" (It's the next big wave, I tell ya!) I hope the subject matter doesn't put you off. I have pages and pages of notes scrawled in felt-tip pen, and I have got three new characters I am working on, of which I can imagine two being actually funny. Hope to see you in the autumn then.

12th September Norwich Arts Centre

22nd September Birmingham MAC

29th September Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

6th October South Street, Reading

11th October Rondo Theatre, Bath

20th October Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

26th October Swindon Arts Centre

6th November Komedia, Brighton

19th - 21st November Tabard Theatre, London

26th November Cube, Bristol

6th - 9th December The Pleasance, London

Rob Newman and squids at the Norwich Playhouse

"The Brain Show is a delight." The Daily Telegraph

"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

Neuropolis book events:

Rob will be interviewed onstage at each of these followed by audience Q and A.

29th July Port Eliot Festival

13th October Bristol Festival of Ideas - On Magical Scientism. In this talk, Robert Newman explores the confusion of brain science with ideology, myth and fantasy, and asks "How can we escape the spell of Magical Scientism and return to Science?"

"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may be, not just odd, but actually mistaken, pure superstitions, inventions thought up by excited scientists out of outdated philosophy?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.