John Robins

Comedian Profile

John is a comedian and broadcaster based in London.  He presents a weekly show on Radio X alongside friend and fellow comedian Elis James. ‘The Elis James and John Robins Show’ podcast has gained them a devoted following, it has received over 25 million downloads and is a regular fixture in the podcast charts. In 2017 they won The Chortle Award for Best Radio.

John began performing stand-up in 2005 and was an alumni of the legendary ‘Bristol Comedy Flat’ alongside Russell Howard, Jon Richardson and Mark Olver.

He took his first solo show to the Edinburgh Festival in 2009 and for the next eight years became one of the best reviewed stand-ups at the fringe. In 2014 he won the ThreeWeeks Editors Choice Award for his show ‘Where Is My Mind?’. He performed his 2015 show ‘This Tornado Loves You’ at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and was part of the Best Of The Edinburgh Festival showcase in Adelaide and Brisbane Comedy Festivals.

In 2017 he won the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly The Perrier Award) for his show ‘The Darkness Of Robins’. In 2018 he took the show on a 68 date UK tour which included a sell-out performance at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

John has appeared on numerous television shows including:

Mock The Week (BBC2)

Live At The Apollo (BBC2)

Live From The BBC (BBC3)

Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Series 1 & 3 (Dave)

Stand-Up Central (Comedy Central)

Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3)

Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central)

Drunk History (Comedy Central)

Beat The Internet (Dave)