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ROB NEWMAN – SOLO SHOW – Tuesday, 11th July

ROB NEWMAN – Solo Show 

PICTURED: Rob Newman

ROB NEWMAN – “On Stage”  

Master of the craft Rob Newman is one the UK’s finest and most prolific writers and performers. Fresh from his BBC Radio 4 series Rob Newman On Air, this award-winning comedian brings us choice bits of his recent sell-out tour show. This epic stand-up event takes his audience from cave paintings to car-free cities, by way of Rapper’s Remorse, rewilding, Imperial Rome’s chariot ban, and the dance steps of Homo Erectus. How new scientific discoveries may help us take the right steps to a life after oil. How speech evolved from song: Who are we? Where are we going? And how do spiders fly? These are all things Rob has contemplated. And there’s the prospect maybe of a couple of songs too.

Rob writes and performs regular BBC Radio 4 shows including: Rob Newman’s Half Full Philosophy Hour; Total Eclipse of Descartes and The Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution, the latter two of which won the BBC Audio Drama Award for best comedy. He has also written four novels and two non-fiction books. Seventeen years ago he coined the phrase No Planet B, which has since entered the language.

He can do all kinds of voices. All kinds.

“He is one amazing comedian.” – TIME OUT

“Newman combines proper scientific argument with dazzling shafts of wit.” – THE TIMES

“The funniest comedian I have ever seen.” – SUNDAY TIMES

“Refreshingly intelligent and hugely entertaining!” – THE GUARDIAN

TICKETS: £16 plus booking fee


Banana Cabaret is delighted to bring you our 11th critically acclaimed Balham Comedy Festival from Friday 7th – Saturday 15th July.
It’s 9 nights of choice standup comedy – celebrity and household name acts, rising stars and comedians’ comedians, first-timers and festival favourites, solo shows and special guest appearance – there are shows to satisfy every comic taste, all wrapped cosily in the round at our beautiful venue.
There are two acts on each of the solo show dates. The rip-roaring Best of Banana Cabaret shows each feature four superb comedians plus compere. A special guest joins the bill to make six comics in total on closing night.
Balham Comedy Festival 2023 spans nine nights and features an amazing twenty-eight comedians, performing in our home of almost 40 years, the Bedford’s iconic round Club Room where Banana Cabaret has hosted the likes of Eddie Izzard, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall, Sara Pascoe and Joe Lycett.
The festival is presented by Banana Cabaret – one of London’s longest-running premier comedy clubs – loved by comics and audiences alike and always one of the best lineups in town – and is co-produced by Banana Cabaret’s Dave Vickers and award-winning comedian John Moloney.
TUESDAY 11th JULY – LATE SOLO SHOW: Doors: 9pm / No meals / Show: 9.15pm – 10.15pm. Guests to be seated by 9pm.
*Acts subject to change