Laughter Lines: Rob Beckett

After a sell out autumn tour, the star of BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Rob Beckett is back on the road this spring touring the UK with his brand new show Mouth Of The South and he’s taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread!

Rob burst onto the comedy circuit only five years ago but within his first year he had won four new act competitions including Amused Moose Laugh Off, Outside The Box New Act of the Year, Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year and Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year, as well as being nominated for the prestigious Adelaide Fringe Best Newcomer Award.

After quickly establishing himself on the circuit, Rob’s cheeky chappy persona saw him winning fans by starring on numerous TV shows including Sunday Night At The Palladium, Would I Lie To You and The Jonathan Ross Show. 

Andy Howells recently put questions to the stand-up performer.

What made you decide you wanted to become a comedian?

I was terrible at all my other jobs and I saw an open-mic comic who was rubbish and I thought, “I can’t be as bad as that!” So I gave it a go.!

Who are your comedy heroes?

Billy Connolly, Peter Kay, Alan Davies and Richard Pryor.

Who makes you laugh? 

My mate Birch when he has a cold. He wears about 4 jumpers and rubs Vaseline all over his nose.

What can we expect from your Mouth Of The South show? 

Loads of silly fun. I’ll chat with the audience and make you laugh.

What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you at a gig?

An audience member admitted to pooing in a pint glass and putting it into the middle of the dance floor at a nightclub. That made me laugh.

Beyond the forthcoming tour what can we expect from you in 2016?

I will be doing loads of panel show stuff and I got a few more pilots that will hopefully get commissioned and i’ll be doing more radio shows and podcasts.

Where can fans find out more about you?

They can follow me on Twitter @robbeckettcomic

Rob will be performing at Porthcawl’s Grand Pavilion on 11th February 2016 and Monmouth’s Savoy Theatre on Friday 12th February 2016.

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