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, Jongleurs, Highlight, 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.
Following a commission writing for Radio Two's The Day The Music Died, Rob enjoyed a stint presenting the breakfast show on Reading's 2Ten FM, before joining Heart, where he spent two years writing Jamie Theakston's Breakfast Show - winning a Sony Silver Award into the bargain. He then moved to daily writing for Capital FM, picking up more gongs along the way. Outside of Radio, Rob has written comedy for a range of companies including EA Games.
Rob's solo Edinburgh shows over the years have included 'No Pressure' (2008) and Rom.com (2009). His 2012 solo show, 'Rob Heeney in Vincible' was nominated for Best Comedy Show at Buxton Fringe.
In addition to his stint as a breakfast show presenter, Rob’s other Radio appearances have included:
BBC Radio 2 – Guest - Never Write Off The Germans
BBC Radio 4 – Actor – It’s that Jo Caulfield Again
Voice Over – Radio Ad for O2
2Ten FM – Morning Crew Presenter – GWR Radio
His TV appearances have included:BBC TV - Talking head - Most Annoying People
Rob also has a hugely popular Podcast 'Rob Heeney's People With Stories'.