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Poet, podcaster, comedian. Over the years, Rob Auton has delved deeper into what makes him special. From his roots as an absurd, deadpan comedian, brilliantly tossing together one liners in a sort of British homage to Mitch Hedberg, Auton’s career has seen his output emerge beautifully out that cocoon, allowing room for the philosophical, lyrical ponderings of his nature that may have gone previously overlooked.

With his daily podcast allowing us tiny, two-minute insights into his mind, his poetry is a true manifestation of his humanity, sensitivity and brevity. While his transformation has been a decade in the making, there are unflappable parts of Auton’s act that are here to stay. That surreal look in his eyes, that penchant for monotony and that allure in the bizarre. Finding the oddities in the most rudimentary parts of life has been a centrepiece of Auton’s act, as every year from 2012 he has brought a show to the Edinburgh Fringe which hyper-focuses on a specific subject. This year, and coming to Newcastle’s Stand on Saturday 5th November, Rob Auton brings forward ‘The Crowd Show’.

Be part of the crowd as the performer delivers a spoken word piece that is both simultaneously stand-up and theatre. Profoundly original and undeniably a master of his craft, Rob Auton is one to see.

Rob Auton performs at The Stand, Newcastle on Saturday 5th November.

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