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Rob Auton: The Talk Show (Rob Auton)

By | Published on Wednesday 8 August 2018

It’s with good reason Rob Auton received a ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award in 2017, and his latest show absolutely affirms it. It’s the importance of talking – communicating and interacting – that Auton is so passionate about this time; even though he sometimes finds it hard. A subtext of mental health weaves through the show, reaching a particularly arresting moment which felt incredibly personal for Auton to be sharing. He views the world a little differently to some of us, so it’s not your typical hour of comedy, but then that’s not something you should ever expect from him. ‘The Talk Show’ does have superb one-liners, don’t get me wrong, but it’s also thought-provoking, heartwarming and heartbreaking.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Daisy Malt]