A musical comedian and TV presenter, Rob Deering is a true star on the entertainment circuit. Taking shows to Edinburgh and writing three series of Out to Lunch for BBC Radio 2, Rob's brilliant blend of guitar skills and comedy is unique and highly acclaimed. He is the perfect entertainer for after dinner events, awards ceremonies or corporate functions.
Award-winning, guitar-playing comedian Rob Deering is an exceptional corporate entertainer who uses comedy to its fullest potential, weaving his musical skills into a truly hilarious mix.
He has cemented his reputation as one of the country’s finest stand-ups, taking six solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival and headlining all the major comedy clubs throughout Britain.
As well as taking part in Paramount Comedy's Edinburgh and Beyond live show, he has performed in his own Charmageddon and The Rob Deering Experience national tours.
Rob spent the first twelve years of his life in West London, living near Heathrow Airport, and attributes his progressive primary school environment to his understated, but deep-rooted, dislike of authority and resistance to proper jobs.
At twelve, his extrovert nature and love of a good quiz led to his first TV appearance, on the successful and well-known TV game Crack It.
Rob’s theatre career continued on and off for nearly a decade, during which time he visited a lot of countries. Non-comedians sometimes express terror at the idea of getting up behind the mic in front of a drunken crowd on a Saturday night, but to Rob it feels like home compared to a Catholic school in Belgium on a November morning.
He first visited Edinburgh in 1992, and even lived there briefly, but after a brief spell writing theme tunes, pop songs and jingles, he returned London. It was here that his stand-up comedy career began in earnest, having already spent a decade or so finding any excuse to get up on stage (leading, for example, to a legendary sing-a-long of the Home And Away theme tune late one night at the Edinburgh Festival in 1994).
From 2000 to 2001, Rob's sets became memorable for featuring some top-notch falling over, but his trusty Stratocaster didn’t join the act until 2003, around the time that his act developed its hard socio-political edge.
His first TV appearance (since childhood) was on RI:SE: Rob's debut on Channel Four featured some more excellent falling over, but it was when he joined the intrepid cast of 99 Things To Do Before You Die (Five) that his Mum and Dad truly felt proud.
Meanwhile, his stand-up act developed and spread through a dozen countries, as many Edinburgh Festival shows and tours, and beyond the guitar.
In 2008, Rob began hosting the monthly stand-up and music night Comedy Congregation, with headliners including Russell Howard and Stewart Lee.
He hosts monthly comedy music panel game Beat This, which he took to the Edinburgh festival 2010 for a set of special shows; he has performed as a regular at Frank Skinner’s Credit Crunch Cabaret; and his 2011 show The Rob Deering Experience garnered rave reviews at Edinburgh.
On TV, Rob's stand-up appearances include The World Comedy Tour, The World Stands Up and Edinburgh and Beyond.
He has also presented Soapstar Superstar - Bonus Tracks and Strictly Dance Fever; appeared on Annually Retentive, Celebrity Juice, Never Mind The Full Stops, and Big Brother's Big Mouth/Little Brother; provided daily coverage for ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!; and was the winner of the Weakest Link Comedians Special on BBC1.
On the radio, Rob has featured on The Rhod Gilbert Show on BBC Radio Wales, and been a panellist on Hot Gossip on BBC Radio 2. He has presented Banter, My Teenage Diary, Four From The Store, Four From The Fringe (BBC Radio 4), and Jammin' (BBC Radio 2), and he wrote and starred in three series of the Saturday afternoon comedy show Out To Lunch (BBC Radio 2).
As one of the country’s finest stand-up comedians, this 21st Century one-man band provides confident and reliably hilarious entertainment.