When forced to write something about himself, comedian, writer and actor Robin Ince had this to say: “For some reason I never get around to writing anything “About” myself. So here is a brief summary.
I am a middle aged man who began as a stand up when I was 22. I was runner up in So You Think You’re Funny after a few gigs, then increasingly wasted the 1990s doing stand up and drinking and playing bad pool in pubs around Brixton.
I now co-present a BBC Radio 4 science show (The Infinite Monkey Cage) with Professor Brian Cox, tour solo shows about rational thinking, science and things that have made me tetchy and creatively produce live shows such as Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, The Book Club and Uncaged Monkeys. I also supported Ricky Gervais on his “Fame” tour.
My first book, Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club is available and most of my second one resides in my mind. I also co-wrote a feature film called Razzle Dazzle which opened the New York Children’s Film festival and did okay in Turkey.
I have written for New Statesman, the Big Issue, Times Eureka magazine, Alan Moore’s Dodgem Logic, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian Guide and so on. robinince.com is where you’ll find my tour dates and the like.”
Reality Tunnel is a show, possibly about art, possibly a scream against television and maybe some science too. Nothing is certain, except that Robin will energetically release whatever has been sitting and jiggling about in his mind!
Robin is a Sony Award winner; three times Chortle Award winner and has a Time Out “Outstanding Achievement” award.