THE GRINNING IDIOT COMEDY CLUB

"A day without laughter is a day wasted" - Charlie Chaplin
Rob Rouse
 
Since winning Channel Four's prestigious 'So You Think You're Funny?' Competition at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998, an award previously won by Phil Kay, Dylan Moran, Lee Mack, Tommy Tiernan and Peter Kay, Rob has been a regular performer at major venues on both the London and National circuit. 
Rob has returned to Edinburgh three times; in 1999 compering The Comedy Zone at the Pleasance and co-wrote and performed The Big and Daft Comedy Show, winning critical acclaim and returning in 2000 with Big and Daft in Space, and 2001 with The Big and Daft Christmas show, massive hits with punters and critics alike. 
Rob is headlining the Comedy Network for a third season this year, performing at Universities Throughout the British Isles. 
Rob has toured with Phil Kay, taking him to both Hungary and Poland and has recently returned from a tour of Amsterdam. 
 
TELEVISION CREDITS INCLUDE:
Dave’s One Night Stand Dave
Celebrity Juice ITV2
Batteries Not Included Dave
And Then You Die UKTV
Comedy Shuffle with Rob Rouse BBC3
8 Out of Ten Cats Channel 4
Grown Ups BBC3
Guilty Pleasures BBC3
Spoons Channel 4
The Friday Night Project Channel 4
Tunnel of Love ITV
Bognor or Bust ITV
The Bunk Bed Boys BBC3
The Pilot Show E4/Channel 4
Brain Candy BBC Choice
House of Astonishment Channel 5
Sean Locke’s 15 Storey High BBC2
Terrorville BBC Play UK
Pornorama Channel 4
FILM CREDITS INCLUDE:
Penelope dir. by Mark Palansky (2006)
RADIO CREDITS INCLUDE:
The Big and Daft Radio Show BBC London Radio
The 99p Challenge BBC Radio 4
Sean Locke’s 15 Storey’s High BBC Radio 4
STAGE CREDITS INCLUDE:
The Great Escape National Tour, March-June 2011
The Great Escape Edinburgh Festival 2010
My Family and the Dog that Scared Jesus April – July 2010 National tour
My Family and the Dog that Scared Jesus Edinburgh Festival 2009
Melbourne Comedy Festival 2004
Soho Theatre 2003
Edinburgh Festival 2002/2003
The Big Daft Christmas Show Edinburgh Festival 2001
The Comedy Network UK Universities Tour 2000/2001/2002
Big and Daft in Space Edinburgh Festival 2000
The Big and Daft Comedy Show Edinburgh Festival 1999
The Comedy Zone (compere) Edinburgh Festival 1999
AWARDS
Winner of ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ 1998
 
"Clearly immensely talented... demands to be seen... star of the future"
THE SUNDAY TIMES 
"Rob Rouse is a born clown, a latter day Stan Laurel" TIME OUT 
"Rob Rouse's cartoon face and cheeky banter allow him to get away with murder"
THE INDEPENDENT 
"Big and Daft, ***** Comedy guaranteed to lighten even the darkest of moods... always a step ahead of you're expectations... missing this show means missing something wonderful" EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS 
"Excellent" BBC 
"Oustanding" THE SCOTSMAN