Rob Beckett burst onto the stand-up comedy circuit in 2009 and quickly enjoyed success in all of the new comedian competitions, winning 4 of them in his first year alone; the Amused Moose Laugh Off 2010, Outside The Box New Act of the Year 2010, Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year 2009 and Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2009.
Consistently impressive performances in these competitions culminated with Rob finishing as a runner up in So You Think You're Funny, which earned him an invite to perform at comedy festivals in Australia. At this festival in Adelaide Rob was nominated for the best newcomer award in 2011. He made his debut solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012 with Rob Beckett's Summer Holiday. The tour ran until spring 2014 and saw him playing to sell out venues all over the UK with dates being added due to the phenomenal demand.
Since 2012, Rob Beckett has appeared on Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You, Mock The Week, Celebrity Juice as well as his role as resident comedian in the jungle each year on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now! from 2012 until 2014. Since 2016, he has been a team captain on the E4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats.
Alongside fellow comedian Ian Smith and former footballer Jimmy Bullard, Rob hosts UK television channel Dave's comedy-football podcast The Magic Sponge; an irreverent look at the lives of professional footballers
Rob is a massive Arsenal fan, is married, drives a Nissan Micra and is the proud owner of a 6 foot teddy bear! He also went to Coopers School in Chislehurst, Kent with fellow comedian Tom Allen.
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