Comedian Rob Brydon is back on the road with his “I Am Standing Up” tour. Making stops in Leicester, Birmingham, Warwick, Eastbourne, Southport, Cardiff, Sunderland and more, Rob’s tour will run from November of this year through October of next year.
Rob’s shows are known for their light-hearted nature. He takes requests, he serenades the audience, and he jokes about ageing.
The middle-aged Welsh comedian is most famous for his role as Dr. Paul Hamilton in the series Supernova. He also played Keith Barret in Marion and Geoff as well as Bryn West on Gavin & Stacey.
Rob has appeared in several BBC shows, but he is perhaps best known for The Trip series in 2010. The series was later edited and released as a feature film. Two later series, The Trip to Italy (2014) and The Trip to Spain (2017), were also released as feature films.
Since 2009, Rob has played host on the BBC One comedy panel Would I Lie to You?
Before entering the spotlight, Rob attended two independent schools. At St. John’s School, Eddie Izzard was his classmate. At Dumbarton House School, he stole lunch money from Catherine Zeta-Jones, his classmate.
Influenced by Woody Allen, Barry Humphries and Frankie Howard, Rob has had a successful career. He started out as a Radio Wales DJ, where his shows often included comedian Pete Park-Walker.
Rob gained national recognition as a voice-over artist. He is known for his television advertisements for McDonald’s, Cahoot, Tango, Renault, Tesco, Pot Noodle and more.
After a short stint on the Home Shopping Network, Rob started co-writing two serieson the BBC: Marion and Geoff and Human Remains.
In 2006, he made his first appearance on I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, which ran on BBC Radio 4. Three years later, he replaced Angus Deayton as the host of Would I Lie To You? He’s also made appearances on Just a Minute and Have I Got News for You.
In 2009, Rob launched his first stand-up tour in the UK. The show’s DVD Rob Brydon: Live was released in November of that year.
The next year, Rob participated in the Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, which benefited Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.
Along with his television and radio credits, Rob has also appeared in several dramas, including Heroes and Villains: Napoleon, Oliver Twist, Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore, Murder in Mind, The Way We Live Now, and Marple. His film appearances include 24 Hour Party, A Cock and Bull Story and MirrorMask.