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Bilal Zafar Rob Auton
Bilal and Rob are very good comedians that do great shows. They will be doing their brand new shows together!
Bilal Zafar »
Bilal Zafar is a Stand up comedian, writer and actor.
He was nominated for Best Newcomer for his debut show; CAKES at the Edinburgh fringe 2016. He returned to the fringe in 2017 with a sell out run of his follow up show; BISCUIT which was also very well received.
New Act of the Year award winner Bilal joined the company of previous winners such as Stewart Lee, Ardal O’Hanlon, Joe Wilkinson and Linda Smith when he came top of the bill at the 2016 New Act of the Year Awards (previously the Hackney Empire new act of the year award). In 2015 he was the runner up at the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year competition. He has appeared on BBC3, Channel 4, Channel 5, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network, and has written for The Independent and the Guardian.
“witty and absorbing…highly entertaining. I look forward to whatever Zafar cooks up next” Dominic Maxwell, The Times
“Delivers big laughs” Brian Logan, The Guardian
"fascinating and hilarious in equal measure" Ian Jones, i-D
Rob Auton »
York born writer, comedian and one time actor Rob Auton has ideas, writes them down and says them to audiences at comedy nights, poetry nights and at theatres at night. Rob has been standing up and saying things to audiences up, down and across the British Isles since 2008. He has written five five star rated Edinburgh fringe shows, 2012’s The Yellow Show, 2013’s The Sky Show, 2014’s The Face Show, 2015’s The Water Show and 2016’s The Sleep Show. He continues to build an audience through his unique world view and was the 2014 Glastonbury Festival official ‘Poet in Residence’ where Cerys Matthews told him live on air on Radio 6 “Rob, I could talk to you forever.”
‘Yes, The Sleep Show is intelligent, perceptive, and deeply profound. But it’s also hilarious.’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘Entirely compelling to watch.’ Daniel Kitson
“Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch” The Independent