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CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS FROM £15 OR CONSIDER DONATING HERE

To see £15 tickets, select rear stalls or dress circle in browser, or "Band B" tickets on mobile.



TOURS:

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY - AUTUMN 2017 TO SPRING 2018


Robin's first new stand up show in three years is a clash of two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. From the work of Stanley Spencer to Niels Bohr, it is 90 minutes fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see and why we believe what we believe.

Also, BBC 6 MUSIC: LAMACQ
Robin continues his regular appearances on the Steve Lamacq show, using his vast musical knowledge to profile a listener - cold reading put to good use.

And, you might find Robin at Old Rope some Mondays, (Twitter: @oldropecomedy).


MOST LIVE DATES:


2017


OCTOBER 2017

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Wed 18th Oct
Little Theatre, Southport Comedy Festival
Southport
Festival link
Ticket link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Fri 20th Oct
Playhouse
Norwich
Event link

BENEFIT FOR HELEN AND BARRY CRIMMINS
Mon 23rd Oct
New Wimbledon Theatre
London
More info and tickets on sale now
To see £15 tickets, select rear stalls or dress circle in browser, or "Band B" tickets on mobile

NOVEMBER 2017

BRIAN COX LIVE! (AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND TOUR)
2nd - 16th Nov
Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth
Tour link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Mon 27th Nov
The Flavel
Dartmouth
Venue link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Wed 29th Nov
Hanger Farm, Totton
West Totton, Southampton
Venue link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Thur 30th Nov
Phoenix Theatre
Bordon, Hants
Venue link

DECEMBER 2017

BRIAN AND ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS COMPENDIUM
2017 SHOW NOW ON SALE
Fri 1st Dec
Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
London
Ticket link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Sat 2nd Dec
Rondo Theatre
Bath
Venue link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Fri 8th Dec
The Quarterhouse
Folkestone
Venue link

NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS FOR GODLESS PEOPLE
16th, 19th, 20th, 22nd Dec
Conway Hall
London
Cosmic Shambles link

2018


JANUARY 2018

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Tue 16th Jan (LUNCHTIME SHOW PLUS EVENING SHOW)
Black Box / CQAF
13th Out To Lunch Arts Festival / NI Science Festival
Belfast
Venue link
Festival link
Ticket link

FEBRUARY 2018

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Fri 2nd Feb
Chipping Norton Theatre
Chipping Norton
Venue link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Wed 21st Feb
Victoria Theatre, Green Room Bar
Halifax
Venue link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Thur 22nd Feb
Selby Town Hall
Selby
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Fri 23rd Feb
Otley Court House
Otley
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Sat 24th Feb
The Cookie Jar
Leicester
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Wed 28th Feb
The Old Market
Hove
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MARCH 2018

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Thur 8th March
Marlowe Theatre
Canterbury
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Fri 9th March
The Point
Eastleigh
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Fri 16th March
Pound Arts
Corsham, Wilts
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Mon 19th March
The Stand Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
Venue link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Tue 20th March
The Stand Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Venue link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Wed 21st March
The Stand Glasgow
Glasgow
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Thur 22nd March
Lemon Tree
Aberdeen
Venue link

APRIL 2018

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Wed 11th April
Chapter Arts
Cardiff
Venue link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Thur 12th April
Swindon Arts Centre
Swindon
Venue link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Fri 13th April
Warwick Arts Centre Cinema, Uni of Warwick
Warwick
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Wed 18th April
Exeter Phoenix
Exeter
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Thur 19th April
Marine Theatre
Lyme Regis
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Fri 20th April
mac
Birmingham
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Sat 21st April
The Arena
Wolverhampton
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Wed 25th April
The Dukes
Lancaster
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Thur 26th April
The Ropetackle
Shoreham-by-Sea
Venue link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Fri 27th April
Maltings Studio
Farnham
Venue link

MAY 2018

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Fri 4th May
NST City venue
Southampton
Venue link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Wed 9th May
Loughborough University Theatre
Loughborough
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Thur 10th May
Theatre Royal
Wakefield
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Fri 11th May
South Holland Centre
Spalding
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Thur 17th May
Trinity Theatre
Tunbridge Wells
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Fri 18th May
Cambridge Junction
Cambridge
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JUNE 2018

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Fri 1st June
McMillan Theatre
Bridgewater
Event link

ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Fri 8th June
Salisbury Arts Centre
Salisbury
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Sat 9th June
The Acorn
Penzance
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ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY
Thur 21st June
West End Centre
Aldershot
Event link


Welcome to the website of Robin Ince, comedian, writer and that sort of thing. Twitter @robinince. Robin's agents: noelgay.com
or for live event booking enquiries, email warren@lakinmccarthy.com / call 01359 230 483.

BLOGS / VITRIOLA / BOOK SHAMBLES

Blogs: robinince.wordpress.com, Articles: cosmicshambles.com/articles
Book Shambles with Josie Long: cosmicshambles.com/bookshambles
Vitriola Music with Michael Legge: cosmicshambles.com/musicshambles

DANIEL KITSON, ALEXEI SAYLE
BILLY BRAGG, CHARLOTTE CHURCH
MARK THOMAS, JOSIE LONG, ETC, ETC
MON 23RD OCT, NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
£15 SEATS AVAILABLE

A stellar line-up comes out in support of Barry Crimmins, as he and his wife battle with her cancer. Profits from this show will be going to Barry and Helen and the Clic Sargent Young Lives with Cancer Charity. Tickets on sale now here, and more background in Robin's post here. If you'd like to donate directly, Helen's GoFundMe is here.

To see £15 tickets, select rear stalls or dress circle in browser, or "Band B" tickets on mobile.

INFINITE MONKEY CAGE BOOK OUT NOW!
"HOW TO BUILD A UNIVERSE"

The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms. "How to Build a Universe" is on sale now in all formats at places like Amazon, and proper book shops. The ISBN might be something like 9780008254964.

9 LESSONS AND CAROLS
FOR GODLESS PEOPLE RETURNS!
16/19/20/22 DECEMBER 2017
CONWAY HALL

Robin has decided to bring back his celebrated thinkers' cabaret of comedy, song and entertaining science. Tickets on sale now! More details here.

BRIAN COX LIVE! (AUS/NZ)
ROBIN GUEST HOST

After a record-breaking tour in the UK and around the rest of Europe, Brian and Robin venture south for 9 dates in Australia and New Zealand this November. More details here.

ROBIN GUESTS ON JOSIE'S RADIO 4 DOC

Josie Long has done a little Radio 4 thing (Short Cuts: Duet), and Robin did some bits for it via phone. Find it here.

THE INFINITE MONKEY CAGE
SUMMER SERIES COMPLETE, DOWNLOADS UP

Brian and Robin (via BBC Radio 4 and podcast) continue their witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. This series featured the episodes:

What Particles Remain to be Discovered?
Astronaut Special
Oxygen: A Matter of Life and Death
Will Insects Inherit the Earth?
Are We Living in a Simulation?
The Mind vs the Brain

Programme homepage has more info, and "downloads" are longer edits than the Radio 4 broadcast.

NEW ARCHIVE ON 4 DOC:
"APOCALYPSE NIGH"

Drawing on diverse sources from nuclear missile tests to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Orson Wells' infamous radio hoax, Ince discovers how destruction has been portrayed in different ways across the decades, with archive contributions from thinkers including physicist Richard Feynman and philosopher Noam Chomsky. Find it here.

COSMICSHAMBLES.COM NOW LIVE!

The Cosmic Shambles Network is the new home of many of the creations of Robin and friends, bringing together science tours, podcasts, video contributions and blog features. Dig in and enjoy now, over at cosmicshambles.com.

ROBIN AND JOSIE'S BOOK SHAMBLES
SEASON 5 ON NOW!

Robin and Josie Long are making podcasts with lots of nice authors and interesting people, talking enthusiastically about their favourite books, or just mesmerising topics. Find them over at the Cosmic Shambles site HERE

ROBIN AND BRIAN'S
CHRISTMAS COMPENDIUM 2017

Robin and Brian keep surpassing themselves with their seldom announced but always enjoyed list of contributors scientific, comedic and musical. (Former closing bands include The Cure and New Order!). This year it's 1 night only. More info and tickets here.

DEAD FUNNY BOOKS

Robin and Johnny Mains team up for this unique exploration of the relationship between comedy and horror to see if they do, as believed, make the most comfortable of bedfellows. Two books now, find them here and here, and dangerously running loose in other places.

VITRIOLA PODCAST NOW
"VITRIOLA MUSIC SHAMBLES"

Robin and Michael Legge and some others have now done more than 50 of their "enthusiastic" music podcasts. Two old men talking about music and trying to convince you to start buying records again. The new home page for them is over at Cosmic Shambles, find them here.

THE SCIENCE OF DR SEUSS

BBC Radio 4: Robin enters the wonderful wacky world of Dr Seuss, and uncovers some surprising real world science hidden within these childhood classics. He's joined by scientists and fellow Seuss fans Sophie Scott, Andrea Sella, Mark Miodownick and Adam Rutherford who reveal some of the very real scientific ideas hiding within the seemingly nonsensical worlds and rhymes of Dr Seuss. Find it here

THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE!
(AVAILABLE TO BUY IN BBC STORE)

What would happen if a Brian Cox lecture was interrupted by an Eric Idle and Arlene Phillips musical starring Noel Fielding, Warwick Davis and Hannah Waddingham? Tune in to find out. Robin also pops up. Some clips and a link to BBC Store via this BBC link.

NEW: "LAST" EVER SHOW
£15 DVD / £7 DOWNLOAD


This double-DVD or instant download contains an incredible 6 hours+ of material from a set of shows to round up Robin's full-time touring lifesyle. More info over at www.gofasterstripe.com.

QUEST FOR WONDER!
FINAL EPISODE 6 NOW LIVE
(WITH SPECIAL GUEST)

The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome in association with the Science Museum are proud to announce a brand new 6 episode mini series, The Quest For Wonder starring Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince and their puppet counterparts.

The show is a fun-filled caper through the world of science that is sure to delight both children and adults alike. More info here. Episode 6 is now up: "To The Moon!", with a special felt guest...

NEW BBC WORLD SERVICE DOC:
NEANDERTHAL GENES

What does the DNA of our closest ancestors tell us about ourselves? Professor Svante Paabo is director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and he tells Robin Ince about being one of the first people in the world to start looking at ancient DNA. Find it here.

ROBIN AND BRIAN COX
2 PART RELATIVITY RADIO 4 DOC
SECOND PART NOW AVAILABLE

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its publication, Brian Cox and the world's leading cosmologists take Robin on a guided tour of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. Find it here.

ROBIN'S RADIO 4 SHORT STORY

Robin has done a little short story inspired by the Theory of Relativity: 'Thoughts While Plummeting'. Find it here. The podcast drops the first few lines of the story, so you can find the full text version here.

RICHARD HERRING LEICESTER SQUARE
THEATRE PODCAST, (RHLSTP) WITH ROBIN

At last, Richard Herring has got round to interviewing Robin for his delightful podcast series. Many nuggets of joy contained... YouTube vid here.

TEDX SALFORD TALK ONLINE

Robin's TEDx Salford talk (curiosity as an act of rebellion) is up on YouTube here.

BBC RADIO 4 DOC
HOLLOW EARTH: A TRAVEL GUIDE
IPLAYER NOW AVAILABLE

Robin takes us on a tour of a world beneath the earth's crust, exploring the history of Hollow Earth theory through literature, legend and scientific theory. Contributions from Alan Moore, Rudy Rucker, Prof Francesca Stavrakopoulou and more.

Find it here.

ROBIN AND JOSIE ARE BACK:
COSMIC SHAMBLES PODCAST

Robin and Josie Long continue their shambolic podcast over at their new home at the Cosmic Genome. Brian Cox also pops in to the first one!

Soundcloud or iTunes link now available here.

BBC RADIO 4 DOC
TEARS OF A CLOWN
IPLAYER NOW AVAILABLE

How true is the image of the melancholy comedian? While the lives of Kenneth Williams, Tony Hancock and Spike Milligan are raked over with new books and documentaries appearing on a yearly basis, hundreds of comedians seemingly live and perform without facing anxiety that reaches clinical levels.

Is comedy just like every other profession, or is there a need for some loss or pain in childhood to create the outsider who wishes to spend each night making themselves face one of the top three fears of human beings, public speaking?

Find it here.

LISTEN AGAIN TO ROBIN'S
BBC RADIO 4 DOC
HEAL THYSELF (SELF HELP)

Robin did a 3 part series on the history of the self help movement. Find it here.

NEW: LEAST WORST DVD


There's a new DVD just out: "The Very Least Worst of Robin Ince", a compilation of all kinds of thoughts that never made it on tour, including the likes of Edinburgh gigs over the years. There's some technical trickery which means every time you play the disc, the 23 chapters change order, and lucky customers might get a copy with a completely different title on the sleeve and disc! More details over at www.gofasterstripe.com.

TEDX DUBLIN TALK UP

Robin's enthusiastic talk from TEDx in Dublin is up on YouTube here.

HAPPINESS THROUGH SCIENCE
2012 TOUR DVD NOW AVAILABLE
BRIAN COX COMMENTARY!


The DVD from last year's tour has been distilled, ready for diffusion into your habitat, complete with extras and a full commentry track from Robin, joined by Brian Cox. Available now at www.gofasterstripe.com.

NEW STATESMAN
EDITED BY BRIAN AND ROBIN


Brian and Robin have guest-edited a special Christmas edition of New Statesman magazine. Read their nice article here, with a link to the full edition at the bottom.

MORE 9 LESSONS AND CAROLS
2011 DVD AVAILABLE


The 2011 Christmas science, comedy and music show is now available at www.gofasterstripe.com.

UTTER SHAMBLES: SERIES 4
EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED EDITIONS
STEWART LEE

Robin and Josie Long chat with Stewart Lee about alternative comedy, in episode 3 of series 4. Comedy Central are doing longer versions than iTunes, also available earlier. Find them on Comedy Central, (download link in text) or go straight to all 4 series' download page here.

Alternatively, search iTunes for "Robin and Josie's Utter Shambles" (latest is episode 19, 20 should trickle through eventually, but it won't be the extended edition...)

"ROBIN INCE'S BAD BOOK CLUB"
ISBN 978-0-7515-4213-4
PAPERBACK OR KINDLE

Reprinted again... paperback or Kindle. Robin's guide to the world’s worst inadvertently hilarious books. Order at places like amazon.co.uk. Complete with excerpts from a lot of badly good books, including some crabs.

THE INFINITE MONKEY CAGE
WINS CHORTLE RADIO AWARD

Congrats to everyone at The Infinite Monkey Cage, (the BBC Radio 4 light-hearted science series presented by Robin and Brian Cox), and thanks to all who voted.

TED TALK AFTERMATH

Robin has done a little blog for TED, about the process of being a speaker at TED, here.

10 LESSONS AND CAROLS FOR GODLESS PEOPLE
2010 CD AVAILABLE


The 2010 Christmas science, comedy and music show is now available at www.gofasterstripe.com. Stay tuned for news of the 2011 show recordings.

TED TALK ONLINE

Robin's TED Global talk in Edinburgh is at ted.com here.

9 LESSONS CHRISTMAS SHOW 2008
DVD AVAILABLE NOW!

The original Chortle Award winning show from 2008 has been released by Go Faster Stripe. Order now at www.gofasterstripe.com

"Robin Ince is as Dumb as You" DVD Released

After much anticipation, the "Robin Ince is as Dumb as You" DVD is now available, featuring a 1 hour 9 minute stand-up show, shot at Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre. Also features Martin White on accordion, and 2 hours and 9 minutes of commentary by Robin and school friend Ed Dyson, (this is not a misprint, they comment exhaustively on the extras as well). Produced by the excellent GoFasterStripe team.













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