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Rhod Gilbert

Welsh sensation Rhod exploded recently onto the comedy scene, winning an unprecedented number of awards within his first eighteen months as a stand-up. He now regularly headlines across the world and has very quickly emerged as one of the most exciting and original talents on the UK scene.

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Rhod Gilbert Biography

Welsh sensation Rhod Gilbert exploded onto the comedy scene back in 2002, winning an unprecedented number of awards within his first eighteen months as a stand-up. He now regularly headlines in venues across the country and comedy festivals around the world and has very quickly emerged as one of the most exciting and original talents on the UK and international comedy scene.

Rhod was nominated for ‘Chortle Best Headliner’ in 2009, and was named in the Times ‘Top 50 Comedians’ poll and ‘Top 50 Icons’ in the ‘Rough Guide to British Cult Comedy’ alongside comedy legends including Eddie Izzard, Lee Evans, Johnny Vegas, Harry Enfield and Paul Merton. 

Rhod is also a hugely popular and busy comedian on the corporate circuit, particularly in his beloved Wales.

His hotly anticipated debut show ‘Rhod Gilbert’s 1984’...

Welsh sensation Rhod Gilbert exploded onto the comedy scene back in 2002, winning an unprecedented number of awards within his first eighteen months as a stand-up. He now regularly headlines in venues across the country and comedy festivals around the world and has very quickly emerged as one of the most exciting and original talents on the UK and international comedy scene.

Rhod was nominated for ‘Chortle Best Headliner’ in 2009, and was named in the Times ‘Top 50 Comedians’ poll and ‘Top 50 Icons’ in the ‘Rough Guide to British Cult Comedy’ alongside comedy legends including Eddie Izzard, Lee Evans, Johnny Vegas, Harry Enfield and Paul Merton. 

Rhod is also a hugely popular and busy comedian on the corporate circuit, particularly in his beloved Wales.

His hotly anticipated debut show ‘Rhod Gilbert’s 1984’ made a huge splash at the Edinburgh Festival in 2005 earning Rhod nominations for both the prestigious 'Perrier Newcomer Award' and 'The List Festival Writers Guild Award'. Building on his reputation as a first class live act, his follow-up shows: ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ (2006) and ‘Who’s Eaten Gilbert’s Grape?’ (2007) were also critically acclaimed, total sell out hits in Edinburgh with extra shows added due to public demand, and both culminated in nationwide tours. Rhod's show ‘Rhod Gilbert & The Award-Winning Mince Pie’, performed at Edinburgh in 2008, was followed by a nationwide tour.

On TV screens, the Welsh Wonder has been the subject of his own 30 minute documentary profile entitled Rhod Gilbert Stands Up For Wales (BBC 1, Wales). He learned Welsh under mentor Cerys Matthews for The Big Welsh Challenge (BBC 1 Wales) and hosted The Best Welsh Joke for Comic Relief (BBC 1 Wales).

During the Rugby World Cup he was a regular contributor for BBC Wales Today – forming part of the ‘The Wales Today Five’ alongside other Welsh celebrities and commentators. He also guested on Max Boyce’s World Cup Journey (BBC 1 Wales). Other notable TV appearances include regular appearances on Mock The Week (BBC 2), The Charlotte Church Show (Ch 4), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2), Dara O Briain Talks Funny (BBC 1), Live at the Fringe (Paramount & STV), Edinburgh & Beyond (Paramount), The World Stands-Up (Paramount), a 30 minute special for The Comedy Store (Paramount) and sketch performances on Comedy Shuffle (BBC 3) and Comedy Cuts (ITV2).

Not just a natural on our TV screens, Rhod is making huge waves in the world of radio. He has earned a nomination for ‘Best Radio Personality’ at the Celtic Media Festival Awards for Rhod Gilbert on Saturday (11am-1pm every Saturday, BBC Radio Wales). He presented a series of comedy quiz show Jest A Minute (BBC Radio Wales) with a second series commissioned.

Other notable radio engagements include guesting on Loose Ends, Just A Minute and 4 At the Fringe (BBC Radio 4) as well as Out To Lunch, Dara O Briain and Friends, Edinburgh Nights and a Sony Award winning episode of The Lee Mack Show (BBC Radio 2).

Rhod’s international profile has also continued to soar and since 2004 he has been invited to perform at every major international festival in the world including Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Montreal, New Zealand and Cape Town. His globetrotting has also taken him to the Middle and Far East and he has also entertained British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan; performing one show in a former palace of Saddam Hussein’s.

Following success as a stand-up, TV and radio personality, Rhod was selected to be the ‘Voice of Wales’ and can be heard representing his country in the Welsh Tourist Board’s national television advertising campaign. He has also recently written and voiced ‘TV Gaffes Galore’ and ‘Football Gaffes Galore’, for BBC Three. He completed a six month stint as the ‘Voice of the Paramount Comedy Channel’, writing and recording links for their evening schedule before moving on to pursue other projects.

For further information or to book Rhod Gilbert, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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