Rhod Gilbert

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Edinburgh Fringe comedy podcasts 2012

25 Jul 2012

Enjoy shows by Shaun Keaveny, Greg Proops and Richard Herring without the need to visit Edinburgh

There are so many Fringe shows on in August every year it is impossible to see them all. The good news is more and more shows are being recorded live and put on the internet for you to download and listen to at your leisure.

Rhod Gilbert: The Man With The Flaming Battenburg Tattoo rages at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe

2 Aug 2012

The comedian who makes Basil Fawlty look like a Pilates teacher speaks to the List

You might expect Rhod Gilbert to greet his tenth year on the Fringe with some degree of pride. In a decade, the 43-year-old has risen from So You Think You’re Funny finalist to playing the Edinburgh International Conference Centre via various awards…

Comedy DVD roundup

19 Jan 2010

They might not quite be the small screen equivalent of The Broons or Oor Wullie annuals, but live DVDs from Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand are close to becoming a festive staple. Indeed, no Christmas morning seems complete nowadays without 75-odd minutes…

If.comedy shortlist long on quality

21 Aug 2008

Little to argue with over judges award selection

The rant was already prepared. How could they possibly let A on there when B has put together a far more impressive hour? C was absolutely hilarious: why have they let D & E in when they were funnier three years ago? And yet the good people sitting…

Rhod Gilbert

7 Aug 20083 stars

Welshman Gilbert can't be trusted. You can't believe a high octane word that comes out of his mouth, but his random ramblings do have a way of seducing you. It's one heck of a fast-talking hour of gentle opinionated observations that twist and turn in…

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Rhod Gilbert in bizarre OAP tour

22 Aug 2013

TV gossip

Rhod Gilbert had to give 30 pensioners a guided tour of Antwerp, even though he had never been there before. The comedian is tasked with the bizarre job on tonight's (22.08.13) episode of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience', and admits trying to give…

Rhod Gilbert: Comedy panel shows are 'brutal'

26 Feb 2013

TV gossip

Rhod Gilbert thinks comedy panel shows are "brutal". The Welsh funnyman's programme 'Ask Rhod Gilbert' - which also featured fellow stand-up comedians Greg Davies and Lloyd Langford - was recently axed by the BBC following its second series in 2011…

Live comedy DVDs round-up

13 Dec 2012

Featuring Stewart Francis, Stewart Lee, Paul Chowdhry, Kevin Bridges and Dara O'Briain

The live comedy DVD shelves are a veritable league of nations at the moment, even if (as has been noted on these pages before) the Democratic Republic of Women is sorely under-represented. For Outstanding in His Field (●●●), the Canadian one-line…

First raft of shows from 2012 Edinburgh Fringe programme

5 Mar 2012

Stewart Lee, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert and more to appear at Fringe 2012

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has revealed around 60 shows to take place at this year's event in August. The announcement comes weeks before the full line-up announcement on Thu 31 May. Comedy shows form the bulk of the latest show announcements…

5 Questions - Rhod Gilbert

12 Aug 2010

Rhod Gilbert is popping our way for a week of The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Glasgow Comedy Festival highlights

3 Mar 2010

Frankie Boyle The mighty Boyle – slapper of small animals, biter of the handicapped [imagined details, as opposed to real fact] – was clearly down the pub on the day they were dishing out the decorum lessons. Syringe-sharp, endlessly abusive but…

Rhod Gilbert

18 Aug 20094 stars

A breakneck litany of hilarious disasters

Rhod Gilbert’s star is most definitely in the ascendancy. Over the last year, he has been nominated for the if.comedy award, and performed on Live at the Apollo and the Royal Variety show. He is also (which he seems most proud of) the face of the Welsh…

Profile - Rhod Gilbert

5 Mar 2009

Name Rhod Gilbert Who’s he? He’s the Welsh comic who created a fictional village of Llanbobl for his early solo Fringe shows. Prior to his solo success, he was one half of the Stereocomics, the other half containing Mark Watson. Who’s not actually…

Edinburgh Festival If.comedy award shortlist announced

20 Aug 2008

If.comedy nominees 2008 announced

The Intelligent Finance Comedy Awards are the UK's premier comedy awards now in its 28th year. It is given for the most outstanding up-and-coming, funny, original comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The nominees for the 2008 Intelligent…