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Rob Heeney - Comedy Biography
Over the past decade, Rob Heeney has established a dual reputation as both as an award-winning comedy writer and as one of the top comedians on the live circuit.
As a stand-up, Rob Has played all of the nation’s leading clubs including The Comedy Store, The Glee Clubs, Komedia, The Stand, The Frog & Bucket, Laughterhouse & Up the Creek. Further afield, he’s also performed in countries as diverse as the UAE, USA, the Netherlands and South Africa.
Described as ‘A definite must-see’ by UK Comedy Guide, Chortle, Rob’s refreshing brand of story-telling comedy blends playfulness and cynicism in equal measure. Charming and engaging, Rob’s hilarious anecdotes, and incredibly perceptive observations on modern life, address topics audiences the world over can relate to.
His own background gives him a wealth of experiences to draw-upon too; Originating from the Isle of Man, where he was born one Christmas Eve, Rob was a qualified Chemical Physicist, trained Systems Analyst, taxi driver and even International Table Tennis Player, before making the move into comedy!
Rob's versatility, quick wit and excellent ad-libbing skills have made him a much sought after comic and compere. Over the years he has enjoyed long-term residencies in Guildford, Bracknell, Reading, Canterbury, Ealing, Hampstead, and Liverpool's Rawhide. In 2009 he supported Jim Jeffries on his National Arena Tour and in 2011 was selected as a lead comedian on the Foster’s Funny 22-date tour of the UK.
An avid sports fan, Rob is often invited as a guest on sporting programmes – appearing on shows such as Radio 2’s football-based panel show ‘Never Write Off The Germans’, Radio 5 Live’s ‘Fighting Talk’, ‘TalkSPORT’s Guide to the Olympics’ and the popular Liverpool FC Podcast ‘Not Just a Matter of Life and Death’
Rob is a keen all-round sportsman and, as far as we're aware, the only stand-up who's also an LTA Qualified tennis coach.
"The saviour of the show...our tip for the top"
"This eminently likeable Manxman will liven up any bill...a definite must see”
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