Rob Beckett promises a wallop of comedy in live show touring to Sheffield
Television comedian Rob Beckett has pounced on the funny things that have happened to him over the last six years as inspiration for his latest live show.
Rob is a familiar face on television where credits include hosting the daytime quiz Head Hunters, team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats, co-host of Rob and Romesh Vs and narrator of Celebs Go Dating. He has made numerous appearances on The Jonathan Ross Show, A League Of Their Own and The Graham Norton Show.
He tours to Sheffield City Hall on October 1, 2021 for a show that has been rescheduled from January 23.
Rob’s latest stand-up creation is entitled Wallop. He said: “As a word, ‘wallop’ just isn’t used enough but I use it quite a lot. I think it sums up me and my show. ‘Here it is, have a bit of that’, we’ll enjoy ourselves and then go home. I’m very much in it for the audience and to do whatever it takes to be as funny
as possible for an hour and a half as opposed to delivering a message or narrative or life-changing view of the world. Essentially, the show is all about the funniest things that have happened to me or I’ve thought of since the last tour.”
His previous tour, Mouth of the South, was a huge success when it played in venues up and down the country in 2015.
Since then Rob has become a father who dotes on his two toddlers. Family is important to Rob, although he’s shying away from chatting about his youngsters too much during his latest run of live shows. He said: “Though I have kids, it’s not my ‘I’m gonna talk about my kids for 90 mins tour’. I love the kids and that’s going to be the hardest thing about going on tour. It’s not really about the things my kids have said, it’s more about my new relationship with my in-laws and my own parents.
“The show is about family. I’ve always wanted a whole family to sit down and laugh at my stuff; before it was more of a happy accident because my comedy is quite accessible, but now, all ages can get a lot from it.”
Rob is the second youngest of five brothers and his siblings keep him from getting ideas above his station. He said: “The level they go to in order to keep my feet on the ground is actually quite rude. It’s really odd how much they don’t talk about my job.”
A stand-up comedian for more than a decade, Rob has no plans to take his foot off the gas. He said: ““I want to do stand-up forever; I’d love to fill my local, the O2. It would be a dream of mine to have that many people in one place coming to see me. That would be amazing.”
Tickets to see Rob in Sheffield cost £27.85. Go to www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk