Robert White


Since he first came onto the stand-up
scene, as a finalist in the prestigious Hackney Empire competition, Robert has
gone from strength to strength, and in 2010 won the Malcolm Hardee main award
at the Edinburgh Festival. He now is a sought after act who regularly performs
in big clubs, little clubs and those in-between around the UK and sometimes
abroad. He is a versatile performer who does both musical comedy or straight
stand-up and can MC, as well as having written for other comedians and for TV
panel shows.


Edinburgh 2014 – The Curious Incident of
the Gag and the Gun Crime:
Robert White killed with this show, matching an
amazing presence to clever jokes and pitch-perfect delivery…… he hides behind a
keyboard, constantly twitching and fiddling with the mic stand or the knobs and
dials on his board as he expertly jingles his way through his act. Musical
comedy is so frequently hit-or-miss, but here the music is an accompaniment to
White's nicely written gags, delivered with an acute sense of timing…..He plays
the keyboard beautifully, with the lyrics far from beautiful. But he garners
serious rounds of applause and howls of laughter. He caters the songs directly
to people in the crowd, and most of the front row get a mention more than
once…..At one point he commented repeatedly on the laughter as it moved around
the room, describing each individual’s laugh and how it infected others. It is
uncomplicated and obvious, yet we can’t help but get caught up in it. He never
lets up, his sharp humour moving with the flow. Super-fast quips follow any
piece of information gleamed from the willing audience. Simple puns and what
should be cheap gags are lent gravity simply by the carefree and confident
torrent of his humour. Just brilliant. 
Review date: Sunday 10th
Aug, '14
Reviewed by: Graeme Connelly

‘Robert White is an extraordinary talent,
or maybe an extraordinary person. Maybe both…… rude songs, appalling puns and
outrageous jokes all delivered by a bloke who looks vaguely reminiscent of
Tintin. White, of course, gives us about a dozen minority groups for the price
of none. ….. mildly terrifying, but very funny……His seemingly endless running
commentary on audience reactions is quite brilliant, taking the room right to
the edge of a primal scream and then dropping us in an exhausted heap……White
also has an impressive ability to improvise songs. He plucks rhymes from the
air with relentless accuracy, never missing a beat. This is a show you really
should see.’  Kate Copstick Aug 2014

‘It’s his nervously effervescent delivery –
a gushing stream of puns and musical stings, transmitted through the static
interference of his twitchiness – which is what makes him stand out.....a good
punster, and a talented improviser, able to ad lib a song in response to a minor
audience disturbance ...... the jumpy energy of the set is compelling.’ Steve

'Robert White is a ball of comedic energy
so sharp and expansive you could almost feel the static crackling through your
hair. His set comprised of musical excerpts, improvised composition and sounds
and harsh comedic superlatives. His sweet, sincere appearance is in sharp
contrast to the deluge of perverse wordplay and hilariously disgraceful
insinuations. He is like the South Park character of stand up, appalling and
shocking from beneath his blond hair and beautiful boyish looks. His absence of
the slightest quiescence kept the audience on their toes in thorough
entertainment. With his quick intelligence and child’s penchant for mayhem, his
material and performance are extremely funny, shocking and original. He’s a
spark amongst the daunting circuitry of the comedy hard drive. Fantastic!' BBC

‘Get him on Shooting Stars - Robert White’s
show is a jaw-dropping riot. ..... the mix of lewd innuendo, cheesy jokes, music
hall songs played on a knackered keyboard and sound-effects games makes for a
side-splitting hour.’ The List - Four stars ****

‘Delivering a mixture of stand up, songs,
props and audience interaction, Robert White tries hard - and spectacularly
succeeds ..... never seems to fail to provoke laughter’ Three weeks - Four
stars ****

‘..... highly impressive, weirdly exciting,
audacious hour ..... an unembarassable love of innuendo, musical pastiche, and
a dash of unrequited poignancy....... he’s a frighteningly good performer ....
His camp, musicality and relentlessness are perfect.’ Edinburghisfunny - Four
stars ****

‘Robert White’s wildly improvisatory
stand-up is part old fashioned music hall comedy, Eddie Izzardesque stream of
conscious and just plain oddball. Whichever he’s Brilliant’ Attitude

"Very Funny fantastic oddball ..... A funny
and brave act that exists in the hitherto unmapped space between the music hall
comedies of Noel Gay, and autistic savantism” Timeout

‘ ... souped-up risqué keyboard-based
songs, waspish asides and neurotically charged camperie from a hyperactive
man-child who is among the most original of this year’s Fringe. .... Superb’

‘Robert White, probably – no definitely –
the only asperger, dyslexic, cross lateral, gay, quarter-welsh, webbed toed
comedian the circuit’ The Guardian

‘White takes hyperactive comedy to new
heights. Occasionally he becomes so agitated that the audience doesn't know
whether to laugh or call him an ambulance !. .... Brilliant’ The Skinny

‘Precociously talented…With his quickfire
wit and relentless energy reminiscent of Lee Evans, he had the audience in the
palm of his hand.’ Brighton Argus

‘He's manic, camp and mildly
afflicted…absolutely cracking gags.’ Chortle

‘A bit of a nutter’ ‘Very funny!’ Kate
On twitter at @robertwhitejoke