Robin Ince

Comedian Robin Ince is the creator and co-host of the podcast Robin and Josie’s Book Shambles, which gains over 100,000 hits a month, as well as the weekly music podcast with Michael Legge, Vitriola, which mixes nonsense, arguments and discussions on the latest music releases.

Robin Ince Scientific comedian stand up host at Great British Speakers


He continues to present the Sony Gold award-winning BBC Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox and has toured solo shows about consciousness, Charles Darwin, and physics. He wrote the book, The Bad Book Club, and has edited and written short stories for two volumes of Dead Funny: Horror Stories by Comedians, as well as writing and presenting documentaries about the history of self-help, comedians and melancholy, Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds, Schrodinger’s Cat and General Relativity.

He has curated, produced and hosted numerous nights mixing science, music and comedy at the Hammersmith Apollo and across the UK. Recently, he has received Honorary Fellowship of UCL, an honorary doctorate from Royal Holloway College (University of London), and is a fellow of the British Science Association.

Numerous TV and radio appearances include Just a MinuteMock the Week, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Robin has won three Chortle Awards, including the Time Out Outstanding Achievement Award and was nominated for Best Live Show at the British Comedy Awards.



‘Robin was relaxed, warm and funny, as well as incredibly well-informed and prepared; he set the tone of the evening perfectly.’

– Chloe Johnson-Hill, Penguin Random House

‘Our ceremony is only as good as it’s host and many people remarked that they thought it was the best year yet. I’ve never seen a host do so much homework, take such a genuine interest, and chat to everyone involved. We would work with him every year if we could.’

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards

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