Rob Beckett


Brighton Dome, Brighton, Thursday, October 10

FOLLOWING a hilarious voiceover, Rob Beckett graced the stage at the Brighton Dome with his familiar “resting smile face”.

The way he bounds onto the stage brings with it lots of confidence that the next two hours were going to be belly laughing fun.

Rob was quick to get familiar with the audience.

He went straight for the front row seaters, reacting with the quickest wit you’ve probably heard in a while.

Late comers were aptly humiliated, named and shamed, but ultimately still made to laugh, as Rob says “I’m not letting you get away with this”.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the night, as I am so used to seeing Rob on panel shows such as 8 out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You?, and Mock The Week.

My guest agreed with me that the evening was, surprisingly, very funny.

I wouldn’t go as far as to say it was family friendly, but Mr Beckett did have the ability to feel friendly and safe, even though he swears a lot.

The tour looks like an incredibly busy one, las he makes up for lack of touring while he’s been shining at us through our TV screens.

An evening that I would highly recommend; if you’ve not seen Rob do stand up before, then this tour is your place to start - relatable, boundary pushing, and non stop laughter, it left me feeling rather chuffed.

Erik Selby