Robert White has shot to instant fame when his genius was broadcast across the nation on Britains Got Talent, where he roasted the judges and came within a hairs breath of winning the Competition. He is now Touring the U.K. and becoming more celebrated by the day with further TV appearances.
Edinburgh 2014 – The Curious Incident of the Gag and the Gun Crime:
Robert White killed with this show, matching an amazing presence to clever jokes and pitch-perfect delivery…… he hides behind a keyboard, constantly twitching and fiddling with the mic stand or the knobs and dials on his board as he expertly jingles his way through his act. Musical comedy is so frequently hit-or-miss, but here the music is an accompaniment to White’s nicely written gags, delivered with an acute sense of timing…..He plays the keyboard beautifully, with the lyrics far from beautiful. But he garners serious rounds of applause and howls of laughter. He caters the songs directly to people in the crowd, and most of the front row get a mention more than once…..At one point he commented repeatedly on the laughter as it moved around the room, describing each individual’s laugh and how it infected others. It is uncomplicated and obvious, yet we can’t help but get caught up in it. He never lets up, his sharp humour moving with the flow. Super-fast quips follow any piece of information gleamed from the willing audience. Simple puns and what should be cheap gags are lent gravity simply by the carefree and confident torrent of his humour. Just brilliant.
‘Robert White is an extraordinary talent, or maybe an extraordinary person. Maybe both…… rude songs, appalling puns and outrageous jokes all delivered by a bloke who looks vaguely reminiscent of Tintin. White, of course, gives us about a dozen minority groups for the price of none. ….. mildly terrifying, but very funny……His seemingly endless running commentary on audience reactions is quite brilliant, taking the room right to the edge of a primal scream and then dropping us in an exhausted heap……White also has an impressive ability to improvise songs. He plucks rhymes from the air with relentless accuracy, never missing a beat. This is a show you really should see.’ Kate Copstick Aug 2014
‘It’s his nervously effervescent delivery – a gushing stream of puns and musical stings, transmitted through the static interference of his twitchiness – which is what makes him stand out…..a good punster, and a talented improviser, able to ad lib a song in response to a minor audience disturbance …… the jumpy energy of the set is compelling.’ Steve Bennett CHORTLE