The Talk Show, Rob Auton (UK)

14. juni 2019@20:00-21:00

Rob Auton har vi sett ved to forskjellige anledninger på Edinburgh Fringe. Han blander en slags teatral og underfundig/personlig monolog med poesi, og snakker om ett tema hver gang. Fantastisk sjarmerende type, med morsomme, rare, fine og vakre observasjoner. Det er første gang han tar med seg noen av showa sine ut av Storbrittania, og han kommer sågar med to stykker. Vi gleder oss utrolig til å vise han frem for et norskt publikum (og folk som snakker engelsk da). I løpet av festivalen kan du få med deg både the «Talk Show» og det rykende ferske the «Time Show».


We have seen Rob Auton on two different occasions at Edinburgh Fringe. He mixes a kind of theatrical and subtle/personal monologue with poetry, and focuses each show on one theme. Fantastic charming type, with fun, weird, nice and beautiful sightings. It is the first time he takes some of his shows out of the UK, and he even comes with two different shows to Oslo. We look forward to presenting him to a Norwegian audience (and to people in Oslo who speak English). During the festival you can catch up both the “Talk Show» and the brand new “Time Show”.


‘The Talk Show’ is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking by award winning writer and performer Rob Auton. Following on from his shows about hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow, Rob now turns his attention to talking because he is ready to talk about talking.  Since 2012 Rob has chosen a specific theme for his shows and challenged himself to create an hour of material about each subject. These shows have given rise to sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe as Rob continues to build his audience through his unique use of words and humour. After his appearances on the Russell Howard Hour, the BBC from the Edinburgh Festival and Channel 4 Random acts Rob now looks to talk to as many people as possible with his new show the ‘Talk Show’.

This show is performed in English

The ‘Talk Show’ was the second best reviewed comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival 2018.

★★★★★ ‘Funny, poetic, observant and wholly original. Auton’s brilliant use of language and perfect comic timing throws up laugh after laugh after laugh after laugh.’ Beyond the Joke
★★★★★‘A remarkably moving emotional journey. A thoroughly enjoyable, engaging and entertaining hour.’ Entertainment Focus
★★★★★‘Thought-provoking, heartwarming and heartbreaking.’ Three Weeks
★★★★★ ‘Auton cleverly controls the mood to a minute degree. It feels like a new kind of poetry.’ The Peg Review
★★★★★‘He uses words like a potter uses their wheel.’ Marbles magazine
★★★★★ ‘An experience not to be missed.’ The Student Rag
★★★★ ‘It’s both touching and bizarre. A warm and frequently funny hour.’ The List

‘Inspiring and uplifting. Well worth seeing.’ British Comedy Guide

‘A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot.’
The Guardian

‘Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch.’
The Independent

‘One of my absolute favourites. He is entirely compelling to watch. He’s a poet/writer/talker and it’s funny in parts but that’s not the point – there is something else happening, I’m not entirely sure what it is but it’s great and it wallops you in the belly.’
Daniel Kitson

Don’t miss Rob Auton’s other show ‘TIME SHOW’ on Saturday 15 June @ 19:00!