Robert Newman live dates

Rob Newman

Rob Newman's Total Eclipse of Descartes (work in progress):

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.

6th - 9th December The Pleasance, London

Rob Newman's Total Eclipse of Descartes (finished show):

8th - 20th January Soho Theatre, London

3rd February Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

11th February The Stand, Glasgow

15th February Laughterhouse, Liverpool

4th March The Lowry, Salford Quays

20th March The Phoenix, Exeter

Rob Newman

"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.

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may be, not just odd, but actually mistaken, pure superstitions, inventions thought up by excited scientists out of outdated philosophy?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