Robin Ince

Robin Ince

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Robin Ince is a comedian, an author, a broadcaster and a populariser of scientific ideas. The Guardian once declared him a ‘becardiganed polymath’ which seems about right. He is probably best known as the co-host of the Sony Gold Award winning BBC Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox.

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Podcast

Robin Ince is the creator and co-host of the podcast Robin and Josie’s Book Shambles, which gains over 100,000 hits a month, as well as the weekly music podcast with Michael Legge, Vitriola, which mixes nonsense, arguments and discussions on the latest music releases. He continues to present the Sony Gold Award winning BBC Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox and has toured solo shows about consciousness, Charles Darwin, and physics. He is also touring with Professor Brian Cox as part of his Universal World Tour.

Books

His most recent book, I’m A Joke and So Are You: Reflections on Humour and Humanity, was released in 2018 to critical acclaim, being named as one of Evening Standard’s Best Comedy Books of the Year. He has previously written The Bad Book Club, has edited and written short stories for two volumes of Dead Funny: Horror Stories by Comedians, and has written and presented documentaries about the history of self-help, comedians and melancholy, Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds, Schrodinger’s Cat and General Relativity.

Honours

He has curated, produced and hosted numerous nights mixing science, music and comedy at the Hammersmith Apollo and across the UK. Recently, he has received Honorary Fellowship of UCL, an honorary doctorate from Royal Holloway College (University of London), and is a fellow of the British Science Association.

Stand up comedy

As a stand up he has toured the world and won three Chortle Awards, the Time Out Outstanding Achievement Award and was nominated for the British Comedy Awards Best Live show. The Guardian once wrote that, ‘When someone writes a history of modern comedy, they should make room for Robin Ince’ and of his latest show The Scotsman described it as an ‘alchemic mix of enthusiasm, knowledge and observation’.

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3 reviews for Robin Ince

  1. Observer

    Joyfully entertaining. Full of warmth, wisdom and affectionate delight in the wonder and absurdity of being human.

  2. Chloe Johnson-Hill, Penguin Random House

    Robin was relaxed, warm and funny, as well as incredibly well-informed and prepared; he set the tone of the evening perfectly.

  3. The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards

    Our ceremony is only as good as it’s host and many people remarked that they thought it was the best year yet. I’ve never seen a host do so much homework, take such a genuine interest, and chat to everyone involved. We would work with him every year if we could.

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