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Rob Rouse


Rob Rouse

Relentlessly genial stand-up whose pure dumb enthusiasm is sure to win over all but the most jaded of comedy audiences. Think of Paul Whitehouse's 'brilliant' character and you’re about halfway to the uncynical glee Rouse brings to his Tom Jones obsessed act.

Rob Rouse got his first break in comedy by winning the So You Think You're Funny? new act competition in 1998. As well as stand-up, he also performed as part of the Big And Daft trio with Ian Boldsworth and Jon Williams from 1997 to 2002, taking three shows to the Edinburgh Fringe.

In 1999 Rouse starred with Frank Skinner, Stewart Lee, and Simon Day in The Comedy Network at The Talk of London. He is a member of Big and Daft, a comedy trio who appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in 1999 and 2000.

Since winning Channel Four's prestigious 'So You Think You're Funny?' competition at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998, Rob has been a regular performer at major venues on both the London and National circuit.

Rob has returned to Edinburgh three times since then, and in 1999 he compered 'The Comedy Zone' at The Pleasance and co-wrote and performed 'The Big and Daft Comedy Show', winning critical acclaim. He then returned in 2000 with 'Big and Daft in Space', and then in 2001 with 'The Big and Daft Christmas Show', which was a massive hit with punters and critics alike.
Rob is currently headlining the Comedy Network for a third season this year, performing at universities throughout the British Isles.

He has toured with Phil Kay, taking him to both Hungary and Poland and has recently returned from a tour of Amsterdam.
His TV credits include presenting the first series of The Friday Night Project on Channel 4, the C4 sketch show Spoons, and playing Mike in the first series of he BBC3 sitcom Grown Ups.

"Rob Rouse's cartoon face and cheeky banter allow him to get away with murder" - The Independent

'Rob bossed us, his audience, with amiable robustness' - Glasgow Herald

'Excellent' - BBC

'Outstanding' - The Scotsman

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