Robert Newman live dates

Rob Newman's Total Eclipse of Descartes:

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.

26th March Komedia, Brighton

30th March The Y Theatre, Leicester

10th April The Leadmill, Sheffield

11th April Playhouse, Oxford

16th April Haymarket, Basingstoke

18th April Dancehouse, Manchester

12th September Gulbenkian, Canterbury

15th September The Stand, Newcastle

12th October Theatre Royal, Winchester

Work in progress

Gigs to to develop material for the next series of Total Eclipse which will be in 2020.

19th and 26th May, 28th and 29th June, 5th and 6th of July Tabard Theatre, Chiswick

26th - 29th September Pleasance Theatre, Islington

6th October Quarterhouse, Folkestone

7th/14th/21st December Angel Comedy Club, The Bill Murray, London

3rd - 9th February 2Northdown, London

Rob Newman

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may be, not just odd, but actually mistaken, pure superstitions, inventions thought up by excited scientists out of outdated philosophy?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

Rob Newman