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Rhod Gilbert

A JOY TO BEHOLD” – Times

Welsh comedy sensation Rhod Gilbert is one of the UK’s leading comedy talents.  A regular on our TV screens, he has performed twice on Live At The Apollo – most recently as a host, headlined Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, hosted Have I Got News For You and Never Mind The Buzzcocks and appeared on The Royal Variety Performance - as well as making regular guest appearances on panel shows 8 out of 10 Cats and Would I Lie To You? and most recently on Room 101.

In 2010 Rhod was invited to host his own series for BBC One: Ask Rhod Gilbert.   In this new panel show, Rhod set out to answer all manner of burning questions from the sublime to the ridiculous with the help of special guests and regulars Greg Davies and Lloyd Langford.  The series was a huge ratings success,  attracting over two million viewers each week.  A second series was commissioned, and Rhod returned to BBC One last autumn with another eight episodes of ASK.

Rhod has also written and recorded two series of Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience for BBC2, trying his hand at all manner of ordinary day jobs – from being a binman in Barry to Butler to a Lord and a Tattoo Artist.  The programmes have been met with great critical acclaim and series one was awarded a Welsh Bafta in the 2011 Award list, scooping Best Factual Series.  A third series has been filmed and is scheduled to transmit later this year.  Also on BBC 2, Rhod recently starred in World’s Most Dangerous Roads, embarking on a treacherous (and frequently hilarious) adventure through Nepal with fellow comedian and partner in crime Greg Davies.

Rhod’s eagerly-awaited debut live DVD – Rhod Gilbert & The Award-Winning Mince Pie – was released in 2009 and claimed the title for the year’s fastest selling debut stand-up DVD entering the stand-up chart at number 3.  His second live DVD Rhod Gilbert & The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst was released in November 2010, quickly becoming a best-seller and charting as the sixth best-selling DVD in the stand-up charts.  Both titles are available alongside a boxset The Live Collection featuring both hit shows.  Rhod’s brand new live show: Rhod Gilbert: The Man With The Flaming Battenberg Tattoo is due for release in November 2012 and is available to pre-order online now.

A multi award-winning comedian with a reputation as a first class live act, Rhod has been a sell-out sensation at the Edinburgh festival every year since 2005 and has been invited to perform at every major international festival in the world. A former winner of Time Out’s Comic of The Year, Rhod is truly cemented as one of the foremost touring acts in the country, playing to sell-out audiences across the UK.  He has also performed on stellar line-ups at the Help For Heroes concert at Twickenham stadium in 2010 and at London’s O2 Arena last year on Ch4′s Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.  He is back on the road with a brand new stand-up show in 2012; Rhod Gilbert: The Man With The Flaming Battenberg Tattoo tour commences on April 6th and takes in over 100 dates across the UK.

Rhod has recorded his own Radio 2 series which broadcast on Saturday nights last Autumn.  Rhod Gilbert’s Bulging Barrel of Laughs featured regular guests, stand-up comedians and live music from hit bands.  The show was nominated for a prestiguious Sony Radio Academy Award.  Also on Radio 2, Rhod’s stand-up world has been depicted in a one-off sitcom entitled Rhod Gilbert’s Leaving Llanbobl, based in the fictional Welsh village which has become legendary in his stand-up routines.   He continues to present his Saturday morning weekly radio show for BBC Wales and continues to fly the flag for Wales, fronting a TV campaign for the Welsh Tourist Board.

QUOTES:

WITHOUT DOUBT ONE OF THE BEST COMEDIANS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW” – Time Out

IN COMIC TERMS HE LOOKS INDOMITABLE” – Guardian

COMEDY MANNA FROM HEAVEN” – Independent

A JOY TO BEHOLD” – Times

A VIRTUOSO PERFORMANCE… EXHILARATING, PASSIONATE AND SPARKLINGLY FUNNY” – Chortle

GILBERT’S PERFORMANCE IS POWERHOUSE” – Metro

EXHILARATING STAND-UP, MISGUIDED RAGE ELEVATED TO A SUBLIME DEGREE OF STORYTELLING… UNFLAGGINGLY BRILLIANT” – Scotsman

BLISTERING TOUR-DE-FORCE” – Time Out

TURBO-CHARGED… MAGNIFICENT” – Evening Standard

A MASTER OF COMIC CONTROL” – Times

 

AWARDS

‘BEST FACTUAL SERIES’ – RHOD GILBERT’S WORK EXPERIENCE – BRITISH ACADEMY CYMRU AWARDS 2011

‘BEST COMEDY’ NOMINEE - SONY RADIO ACADEMY AWARDS 2011

‘FUNNIEST TV PERSONALITY’ – LOADED LAFTA AWARDS 2011

‘BEST PANEL SHOW’ - ASK RHOD GILBERT – LOADED LAFTA AWARDS 2011

‘BEST DVD’ – CHORTLE AWARDS 2010

‘COMICS’ COMIC’ – CHORTLE AWARDS 2009

‘BEST HEADLINER’ – CHORTLE AWARDS 2009

‘BREAKTHROUGH ACT’ NOMINEE – THE TIMES SOUTH BANK AWARD 2009

‘BEST FULL SHOW’ NOMINEE – CHORTLE AWARDS 2009

‘BEST COMEDY SHOW’ NOMINEE – IF.COMEDY AWARDS 2008

‘COMIC OF THE YEAR’ – TIME OUT AWARDS 2008

‘BREAKTHROUGH ACT’ – TIME OUT AWARDS 2008

‘BEST SHOW’ – TIME OUT AWARDS 2008

‘BEST HEADLINER’ NOMINEE – CHORTLE AWARDS 2008

‘BEST RADIO PERSONALITY’ NOMINEE – CELTIC MEDIA AWARDS 2008

‘TOP 50 COMEDIANS’ – THE TIMES 2006

‘TOP 50 ICONS: THE FACES OF COMEDY’ – ROUGH GUIDE TO BRITISH CULT COMEDY 2006

‘BEST NEWCOMER’ NOMINEE – PERRIER AWARDS 2005

‘THE LIST / WRITERS GUILD AWARD’ NOMINEE 2005

‘BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACT’ – CHORTLE AWARDS 2005

BBC NEW COMEDY AWARD 2003

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