Rob Rouse

Rob Rouse

Rob Rouse got his first break in comedy by winning the So You Think You're Funny? new act competition in 1998. As well as stand-up, he also performed as part of the Big And Daft trio with Ian Boldsworth and Jon Williams from 1997 to 2002, taking three shows to the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2002 he took his first solo show to the Fringe.

TV credits include presenting the first series of The Friday Night Project on Channel 4, the C4 sketch show Spoons, and playing Mike in the first series of the BBC3 sitcom Grown Ups.

In 2016, he played Bottom in Ben Elton's Upstart Crow.

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Rob Rouse joins Radio Sheffield

New weekly roadshow

Rob Rouse is joining BBC  Radio Sheffield.

The comic, who lives in nearby North Derbyshire, is to take over the two-hour Sunday morning show from 10am.

The Rob Rouse Roadshow will be on location in different parts of the region each week and will be mix of interviews, music and comedy.   

Rouse – recently seen in Upstart Crow alongside David Mitchell –  said that the station’s catchment area ‘is full of interesting places and great local characters; it will be a joy to discover and find out more about them in the coming weeks.’

His first show will be this Sunday from the Elsecar Heritage Centre, a living museum.

Katrina Bunker, managing editor of BBC Radio Sheffield, said:  ‘Rob will be a fantastic addition to our schedule bringing fun, character, laughter and a few surprises.’

Radio Sheffield is already host to comic Toby Foster, who presents the weekday breakfast show.

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Published: 31 Oct 2017

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