Lakin McCarthy

Lakin McCarthy


Robin Ince

Science Populariser, Pioneering Comedian


Robin Ince

Robin Ince is a middle aged man who began as a stand up when he was 22. He 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.

For stand up he has won three Chortle Awards, the Time Out Outstanding Achievement Award and was nominated for the British Comedy Awards Best Live show.

He co-presents a Radio 4 science show with Professor Brian Cox, tours solo shows about rational thinking, science and things that have made him tetchy and creatively produces live shows such as Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, The Book Club and Uncaged Monkeys.

His first book, Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club is available and most of his second one resides in his mind.

He has written for New Statesman, the Big Issue, Times Eureka magazine, Alan Moore’s Dodgem Logic, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian Guide and others.

His regular radio appearances have included The News Quiz, Just a Minute and Loose Ends as well as presenting documentaries: Schrodinger's Cat and Vinyl Culture.

He has made many TV appearances on panel shows and Stand Up shows including The Review Show, The TV Book Club and many more.

He also co-wrote a feature film called Razzle Dazzle which opened the New York Children’s Film festival and did okay in Turkey.


Upcoming Shows

Mar 2019

Tour Venue Website
Tue 19/03/2019 Chaos of Delight Phoenix Theatre, Bordon Hants Visit
Wed 20/03/2019 Chaos of Delight The Cookie , Leicester Visit
Thu 21/03/2019 Chaos of Delight Victoria Theatre Green Room Bar, Halifax Visit
Fri 22/03/2019 Chaos of Delight Kelsall Community Centre, Kelsall
Sat 23/03/2019 Chaos of Delight Tarvin Community Centre, Chester
Mon 25/03/2019 Chaos of Delight Imagine Belfast, Belfast Visit

Jul 2019

Tour Venue Website
Mon 08/07/2019 Chaos of Delight Soho Theatre, London, Visit
Tue 09/07/2019 Chaos of Delight Soho Theatre, London, Visit
Wed 10/07/2019 Chaos of Delight Soho Theatre, London, Visit
Thu 11/07/2019 Chaos of Delight Soho Theatre, London, Visit
Fri 12/07/2019 Chaos of Delight Soho Theatre, London, Visit
Sat 13/07/2019 Chaos of Delight Soho Theatre, London, Visit