LOCAL: Comedian Newman to try out new material in Poole

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In a work-in-progress in the intimate surroundings of the Sherling Studio, comedian Rob Newman will try out new material at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts.

This unique chance to see one of the most influential stand up comics of his generation in a small venue on Saturday 4 April, came after Rob asked if he could come to Lighthouse to road test new work for the next series of his BBC Radio 4 stand-up philosophy show “Total Eclipse of Descartes” in which he unpicks 3,000 years of good and bad ideas in an attempt to work out how we got into this mess.

Mr Newman began his comedy career in the 1980s as an impressionist before finding fame alongside David Baddiel, Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt in the BBC radio and TV show “The Mary Whitehouse Experience.” That lead to a successful comedy partnership with David Baddiel in the early 1990s and when that ended Rob pursued solo work often with a strong political element.

He has four novels to his name and Neuropolis, his 2017 exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that have turned received ideas of brain science upside down. 

For tickets click here and for more information contact 0120 228 0000

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