Rob Rouse (4 stars)

This article is from 2009.

Rob Rouse

Tessa Newmark

In the last year, Rouse has acquired a son Lenny and a dog called Ronnie, who just happens to be the randiest animal in the world. Talk of new babies and puppies could easily be tedious in anyone else’s hands but given Rouse’s crafted turn of phrase and enthusiastically visual interpretation, it’s eye-wateringly hilarious. Particularly when he relates the events of a memorable family Christmas afternoon spent in front of Wallace and Gromit as Jesus looks on.

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Rob Rouse: My Family ... and the Dog That Scared Jesus

  • 4 stars

In Edinburgh 1998, Rob Rouse followed in the footsteps of comedy legends such as Peter Kay, Tommy Tiernan and Dylan Moran when he stormed the So You Think You're Funny? new act competition and won. After performing as part of comedy sketch show Big and Daft (1999, 2000 & 2001), Rob returned to Edinburgh in 2002 and 2003…

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