Robert ‘Rob’ Newman first found fame as part of the Mary Whitehouse Experience in the late 1980s with Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt and David Baddiel. He later formed a comedy duo with David Baddiel – Newman and Baddiel - and rose as unlikely pin-ups in a climate where comedy was being feted as ‘the new rock ‘n’ roll’.
The pair had their own television show ‘Newman and Baddiel In Pieces’ and headlined a huge unprecedented London show.
Since the Newman and Baddiel break-up, Rob Newman has been politically active and written four novels along with many solo television and radio appearances. He won the Best Scripted Comedy with a Live Audience award at the BBC Audio Drama awards in 2015.
In 2019 Rob will tour ‘Robert Newman’s Total Eclipse of Descartes’
Based on the hit BBC Radio 4 series ‘Rob Newman’s Total Eclipse of Descartes’, Rob’s whirlwind tour of philosophy explores 3000 years of good and bad ideas from Pythagoras to d driverless cars, by way of levitating Buddhist monks, Pavlov’s dogs, Jean-Paul Sartre’s mum, Fat Man On A Bridge, T. Rex, Morrissey and wire monkeys. In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help?
**** “Gleefully jaunty and refreshingly intelligent…hugely entertaining” The Guardian
**** “Intellectually charged and adorably ambitious…a delightfully digestible dose of brain food” The Times