ROB DEERING

Late ‘n’ Live: Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh, 2007
Rob Deering: Boobs 2008: Udderbelly’s Baby Belly off Cowgate, Edinburgh, 2008
Putney Comedy Tree: Putney, London, 2009
Frank Skinner’s Credit Crunch: Lyric Theatre, London, 2009
Late ‘n’ Live: Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, 2010
Al Murray’s Southbank Jukebox: Royal Festival Hall, London, 2010
Rob Deering’s Beat This: Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh, 2010
The Rob Deering Experience: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2011
Rob Deering’s Beat This: Assembly George Square, Edinburgh, 2013
The Best of The Comedy Store: The Comedy Store, London, 2014
Rob Deering: Musicface: The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2014
Rob Deering’s Beat This: Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, 2014
The Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock In (Guest): Udderbelly Festival, Southbank, London, 2015
Boatshow Comedy Club: The Tattershall Castle, Embankment, London, 2015
Banana Cabaret: The Bedford Arms, Balham, London, 2016
Nick Helm’s Xmas F*ck Fest 3: Pleasance Theatre, Islington, London, 2017
The Boatshow Comedy Club: The Tattershall Castle, Embankment, London, 2018
Rob Deering’s Beat This: Angel Comedy, The Bill Murray pub, London, 2019
Rob Deering’s Beat This: Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh, 2019

One of my favourite acts who I have been watching for years, the brilliant musical comedian Rob Deering’s act is consistently one of the best.  I have watched Deering many times over the years and he always delivers.  I first came across him at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009.  I had never heard of him and when I arrived at the venue which resembled a cave there was hardly anybody there to see him.  Nevertheless, armed with guitar he bounded onto the stage and started with his trademark routine: singing classic songs with added funny lyrics together with fantastic facial expressions.  By the end of the hour long show my face was aching with laughter and I have made a point of seeing Deering whenever I can since this first classic encounter.

He is an ideal guest at showcases because he can play songs requested from the audience and add his magic touch to make them funny.  In 2010 he devised his music quiz Beat This which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe with teams of comedy guests working out Deering’s musical rambling questions.

A looping pedal machine which can make any song from almost any sound was made more prominent in the and Deering used it to blistering effect with his show Musicface in 2014.  The show featured his song Coffee which was not only brilliantly devised but also extremely catchy and has me humming it reminding me of the great comedian.

Deering has been treading the boards for years and should get the recognition he deserves.  He constantly delivers great, inspired routines and is one of my favourite acts currently on the circuit.  I always look forward to seeing him live and wish him every success.

Deering topped the bill at The Boatshow Comedy Club in May 2018.  Working with a tough audience, it was a pleasure to see Deering charm and entice the crowd by showcasing his musical skill with his piercing comedy.  Deering treated the audience to recreations of modern classics whilst also demonstrating impressive guitar and comic skills.

I saw Deering again this time hosting his music quiz Beat This for Angel Comedy at the Bill Murray pub, London and again at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in June and August 2019. The quiz is designed around Deering’s musical and comic talent – he has a great funny face for comedy and utilised his features to maximum effect whilst performing all the songs for his guests and the audience to guess.  He had excellent audience interaction who chose a lot of the songs to play and he even had me doing the scoring at the Angel Comedy gig which was a joy.  His Beat This guests at Angel Comedy were Nick Helm, Jarred Christmas, Wendy Wasson and Hobbit the Rapper and his Edinburgh Festival guests were Helm again, Vikki Stone, Alexis Dubois (aka Marcel Lucont) and Bec Hill.  Deering’s stage presence was hysterically funny and compelling, and It was great to meet Deering and Helm after the gigs.  The music quiz was an ideal platform to witness Deering’s extraordinary musical comedy talent and skill.

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