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Kings Place Festival: Theory Of Evolution : Robert Newman
Comedian and political activist Rob Newman rose to fame in the ‘90s in The Mary Whitehouse Experience.
He has since penned four novels, written for The Guardian and lectured on the economics of ecology. Now he has turned his attention to evolution. After studying a Devil's Orchard made by lemon ants, female buffalo voting which way to go, Prince Kropotkin escaping a Tsarist dungeon and Richard Dawkins' postman, Robert Newman concludes that cooperation drives evolution more than competition.
Once Rob, now Robert, Newman found fame as a member of the show that spawned a thousand catchphrases; The Mary Whitehouse Experience, and went stratospheric in the early '90s as one half of Newman and Baddiel, becoming the first comedy act to sell-out Wembley Arena. He also wrote for the BBC radio classic 'Week Ending' along with a host of contributors who included Ged Parsons, Oleg Stepaniuk, Nick and Roger Saunders, Michael Dines and Bob and Barbara Boulton. Having parted company with Baddiel, Newman now combines writing novels, campaigning against globalisation and performing some of the most informed and incisive political comedy.
'He is the funniest comedian I have ever seen. A passionate, chaotically brilliant comedian' (The Sunday Times)
'I am completely in awe of Robert Newman. Of his talent, his passion, his intelligence, and the way he turns them to comedy with real firepower. If this world could be saved by a Superhero whose Superpower was Comedy, that hero would be Robert Newman' (The Scotsman).
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