Updated: June 2006
"The supreme master of spontaneous stand-up and the most exciting comic in the country." Time Out, London
Although just turned 30, Geordie Ross has been performing stand-up since he was smuggled in to his local comedy club at the age of 15. Licensing laws meant that immediately after his slot he had to leave through the kitchen - but he has never looked back.
"The most brilliant stand-up of his generation." Sunday Telegraph
"Noble has rapidly emerged as a major force in British Comedy." The Sun
“There’s a rare and heady energy to Noble the puts other comedians to shame.” THE AGE
In the past years since, Ross has become known as a truly exciting and genuinely original performer and has received huge critical acclaim. He is a former Perrier Award nominee and a Time Out award winner for best live stand-up and has won a shed load of other prestigious awards and nominations.
"Undoubtedly one of the finest comedians to break through during the last decade." Evening Standard
“All good comics are adept at weaving the odd heckler or late-comer into a stream of material. But I have never before seen anyone create an entire first half – about 50 minutes – from rapport with a couple of customers in the front stalls.” Daily Mail
"Britain's best new funnyman." Big Issue
Since August 2000 Ross has unveiled a new show each year, following that years classic 'Chickenmaster', with 'Slackers Playtime' (2001 – 2002), 'Sonic Waffle' (2002 – 2003), 'Unrealtime' (2003 – 2004), and 'Noodlemeister' (2004 – 2005), and 'Randomist' (2005-2006).
Each year and each show has seen Noble's live following grow to the point where he has been the best-selling show at both the Edinburgh Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival on more than one occasion. His shows have transferred to the West End each year since 2003 and venues have grown in size to accommodate his ever-growing audience.
"His first act last night was one of the most brilliant hours I have ever spent in a theatre… and the second even better." Daily Mail
"Unrealtime is time delightfully spent, a couple of hours that leave no doubt that Ross Noble is the most engaging British stand-up to have emerged since Eddie Izzard." Daily Telegraph
"A natural comic with an instinctive gift for a vivid image. For once it is not hype to use the words 'comic genius'." Evening Standard
"Refreshing, original, and bloody funny." The Age, Melbourne
"Ross Noble proves himself to be an inspiration in free-form comedy." Evening Standard
Ross chooses to rarely be seen on TV although recent appearances do include (in Australia) Channel Ten's 'Rove' and 'The Panel', ABC's 'The Glasshouse' and (in the UK) on BBC's 'Friday Night With Jonathan Ross' and 'Jack Dee Live at the Apollo.'
Ross has also made guest appearances on BBC 1's 'Have I Got News For You' and makes regular contributions to BBC Radio 4's 'Just a Minute' and 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue' in the UK, and on JJJ, MMM, and NOVA in Australlia whenever he's available (and asked).
Ross' worldwide travels as a stand-up have been the subject of his own BBC Radio 4 series 'Ross Noble Goes Global'. The entire first and second series of this program can be heard via the website www.rossnoble.co.uk and both are now available on BBC Audio Books double CD's which can be purchased in all the usual shops as well as from the website along with his other live CD's and other merchandise.
"This is the funniest thing on Radio 4. Utterly superb." Radio Times
Ross released his first DVD 'Unrealtime' in October 2004, and the 'Sonic Waffle' in October 2005. 'Randomist' will follow in 2006, with all releases featuring classic live shows and discs packed with extra's including additional full length performances, commentaries, subtitles, and trivia.
Three one hour long films of these stand-up shows have recently been acquired by Channel 4 in the UK and were scheduled for transmission during the summer/autumn 2005, starting with the classic 'Ross Noble Live at Regents Park' on August 27th.
June 2006 - Ross is about to complete his biggest ever tour of the UK, Ireland, Australia, NZ and Tasmania (in Randomist’), where he again sold out everywhere he played.
"One of the most amazing things about English comic Noble, now rising to the very top ranks, is the way his show starts as though it's already been going for hours. We go from cold to hot in seconds, laughing like hyenas clinging onto Noble's comedy super-train." Sydney Morning Herald
Following the tour Ross is heading back to the UK to begin touring with a brand new show ‘Fizzy Logic’. The UK tour runs August – November 2006, and then continues in Australia from February until July 2007.
With many of the new live dates already selling fast, and the release of his 3rd DVD ‘Randomist’ in October 2006, the word on Ross Noble is spreading and he looks set for another massive year of doing what he does best.
For further information and updates go to www.rossnoble.co.uk /www.rossnoble.com.au
Australian & NZ Tour (in ‘Randomist’)
UK Tour (in 'Randomist'), Scottish Highlands & Islands Tour (in 'Randomist'), Perth, Playhouse Theatre (in 'Noodlemeister'), Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre (in 'Noodlemeister'), Adelaide, Playhouse Theatre (in 'Noodlemeister'), Sydney, Enmore Theatre (in 'Noodlemeister'), Melbourne International Comedy Festival (in 'Noodlemeister'), Australian Regional Tour (in 'Noodlemeister')
London, Apollo Theatre (in 'Noodlemeister') , Edinburgh Festival (in 'Noodlemeister'), UK Tour (in 'Noodlemeister'), Sydney Theatre (in 'Unrealtime'), Melbourne International Comedy Festival (in 'Unrealtime'), Adelaide Comedy Festival (in 'Unrealtime'), Australian Regional Tour (in 'Unrealtime')
UK Tour (in 'Unrealtime'), London, Garrick Theatre (in 'Unrealtime'), Edinburgh Festival (world premiere 'Unrealtime'), Melbourne International Comedy Festival (in 'Sonic Waffle'), Singapore International Comedy Festival (in 'Sonic Waffle'), UK tour (in 'Sonic Waffle')
London, Vaudeville Theatre (in 'Sonic Waffle'), Edinburgh Festival (in 'Sonic Waffle'), Auckland & Wellington TV2 Int' Comedy Festival (in 'Slackers Playtime'), Melbourne International Comedy Festival (in 'Slackers Playtime'), Singapore International Comedy Festival (in 'Slackers Playtime'), Adelaide Fringe Festival (in 'Slackers Playtime'), 45 date tour of the UK and Ireland.
London (in 'Slackers Playtime'), Shanghai, Cape Town, Edinburgh (in 'Slackers Playtime'), Amsterdam, Kilkenny, Indonesia, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Singapore, Paris, plus 44 dates throughout UK & Ireland.
London, Paris, Belfast, Cape Town, Edinburgh (in 'Chickenmaster'), Kilkenny, Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Adelaide, Warsaw, Budapest, plus dates throughout UK & Ireland.
London, Paris, Sydney, Edinburgh (in 'Laser Boy'), Montreal, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Shanghai, plus dates throughout UK & Ireland.
Comedy Awards and Nominations
Loaded Magazine 'Lafta' winner - Best Stand-Up, Chortle Award Winner 'Peoples Choice'
List Readers Poll Award Winner, Best Stand-Up, Manchester Evening News Theatre Award Winner 'Best Comedy', The Age Critics Award Winner, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Barry Award Winner, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Chortle Award Winner 'Best Live Stand-Up', Chortle Award Winner 'Comedians Comedian', Chortle Award Winner 'People's Choice'
Barry Award Nominee, Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
List Readers Poll Award Winner, Edinburgh Festival. Daily Express Critics Award, No1 Comedian of 2000.
Barry Award Nominee, Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Time Out Award Winner 'Best Live Stand-Up'.Perrier Award Nominee, Edinburgh Festival.Herald Angel Winner, Edinburgh Festival.
Ross Noble's entry in Wikipedia