Rob Rouse (3 stars)

This article is from 2010.

Rob Rouse

Spinning the mundane into the finest yarn

So, what have you been up to? A half-decent comedian should be able to cobble together an entertaining answer to this simple premise and Rouse doesn’t disappoint. Without high concept, gimmick or whimsy, he relates incidents from his recent move to the countryside (in which a dead sheep figures heavily) with aplomb, his energy and genial delivery spinning the mundane into the finest yarn.

Underbelly, 08445 458 252, until 29 Aug (not 16), 8.30pm, £10–£12.50 (£6.50–£11.50).

Rob Rouse: The Great Escape

  • 3 stars

Star of '8 out of 10 Cats', 'Friday Night Project' and 'Spoons', Rob's triumphant return to Edinburgh last year won him fantastic critical acclaim. A sell-out festival run took his trademark comedic storytelling to a career high, followed by a national tour. This year Rob is knuckling down. Girlfriend, toddler, dog?

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