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After completeting a Foundation Course in Performing Arts at Chesterfield College Roland Gent started a career in radio, as a broadcast assistant on BBC GMR Talk and then Radio One. He even presented a breakfast show on Asian Sound Radio under the name Rakish.
He started performing stand-up in 1997, making his Edinburgh Festival debut at The Great Big Comedy Picnic composite stand-up show in 2003.
The following year, he was a finalist in both the City Life North West Comedian of the Year and the Holsten Pils/FHM Comedian of the Year and now boasts of performing hundreds of gigs a year, mainly in the North-West.
Saw him the other night and he was brilliant. Don't understand the below comments at all. Fast slick and really funny
Gent drove miles to come and do an open spot at my humble Cradley Heath gig. He was the best act of the night by far. he didnt here him do any do any disabled stuff. On what i saw i'm booking him for an MC paid gig. Worth a look... if you dont want a comic to cross certain barriers then maybe let them know before.
Awful. Just awful. Talks too fast, jokes are lame, props aren't funny, material dated. Hello, is that job centre plus on the phone?
Saw him at a gig last night where he called a disabled person in the front row a 'shit Transformer'. The poor girl hadn't done anything wrong either and was picked on for no good reason. She looked visibly upset by Gent, who was nothing short of a stripey jumper wearing bully. He also did a joke I've heard before on Mock The Week.
I heard him on Andy Crane's radio show not so long back and Roland had a few naughty things to say about disabled people. Jokes shouldn't be about people with special needs or told by them. Awful. Just awful
Not half as funny as his haircut. There's more comedy material on this forum. Panto next year. Taxi for Gent
I thought this guy was meant to be a comic? Had a few laughs until it got to the bit where he slags off disabled presenters at the community radio station he works at. 9-5 idiot? Full time idiot
Dull, unfunny. Don't give up the day job
Best Laid Plans
Edinburgh Fringe 2007
Roland Gent: Best Laid Marketing Plans
Edinburgh Fringe 2009
Nine to Five Idiot
Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Roland Gent: 9 to 5 Idiot