Robin Ince

Review: Stay At Home Festival with Robin Ince, Josie Long & Guests

When the coronavirus hit home last week there was a lot of talk about comedians setting up online gigs as their touring workload dropped off a cliff. As well as Scott Bennett setting up a show in his shed, Robin Ince was one of the first out the blocks, cranking open his contacts book and quickly putting together an entire comedy festival running daily from yesterday.

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News: Robin Ince Launches Stay At Home Festival

Robin Ince has quickly organised a festival that fans can enjoy online.

From Monday, 23rd March (previews from 19th March) you will be able to go online to watch your favourite entertainers live via the internet.

Each show will be free to watch but with a pay what you can option with any profits going to help performers and venues that are in the most need in these difficult times.

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News: Greater Manchester Fringe Shows Announced – Robin Ince & More (Ben Moor)

Comedian, writer and broadcaster Robin Ince will be performing two new shows in Manchester and Salford as part of the 9th Greater Manchester Fringe in July 2020.

Robin explores UFOs, aliens, conspiracy theories, the future of humanity and human evolution on the BBC Radio 4 show The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox.

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News: Robin Ince, British Sea Power, Josie Long, Lemn Sissay & More Take Over Albert Hall

Following the success of 2018’s hugely popular Space Shambles, The Cosmic Shambles Network is to return to The Royal Albert Hall in 2020 with a brand new sea themed spectacular which is destined to be their biggest show ever. 

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News: Radio Station Union Jack Supports World Mental Health Day With Shorts From Robin Ince, Jordan Brookes, Pierre Novellie

National digital radio station Union JACK has collaborated with leading audio producer Whistledown Productions to create a provocative and emotional 22-part short feature series that aims to raise awareness of male mental health struggles ahead of World Mental Health Day (10 October 2019). 

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News: Infinite Monkey Cage Returns With Britspace Special

The Infinite Monkey Cage returns to Radio 4 for 20th series with a Tim Peake and Helen Sharman special

British astronauts Tim Peake and Helen Sharman will appear in a special episode of award-winning comedy science series The Infinite Monkey Cage when it returns to Radio 4 and BBC Sounds for its landmark 20th run on 16 September.

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News: Nine Lessons & Carols For London And Also Manchester

London dates have been announced for Robin Ince's annual Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People show. And for the first time it will also go to Salford, with shows at The Lowry..

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News: First Guests Announced For Robin Ince's Annual Alternative Christmas Shows

Following four sell-out nights in 2017, Robin Ince’s popular Christmas shows return this year with a slightly tweaked title – Nine Lessons And Carols For Curious People – a new venue and the usual shambles.

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News: Publication Date Confirmed For Book About Comedy & Being Human

The publication date has been confirmed for Robin Ince's new book. I'm a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian's Take on What Makes Us Human will be published by Atlantic Books in hardback on October 4. 

Ince says that the book was prompted by a moment when he was stuck on a train platform in rural Northumberland, swearing maniacally, punching his own leg, vowing never to do stand-up again. He was a successful stand-up comedian.  Was he having an existential crisis? He didn't know. But he wanted to find out.

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News: Space Aces And Comics Combine for Major Show

Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart, theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili and science-comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd have joined the all-star Space Shambles show, which comes to the Royal Albert Hall in June.

This irresistible collision of comedy, science and music, from comic Robin Ince and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, will be a headline event at the venue’s inaugural Festival of Science, which focuses on all things space.

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