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About Robin Morgan
Robin Morgan is a Welsh stand-up, writer and warm-up artist based in London. He performed his debut hour-long show at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival, receiving glowing reviews including 4 stars from The Sunday Times. The show was later adapted into a half-hour recording for BBC Radio Wales, under the same title, Robin Morgan: Proposes. Following the success of his inaugural solo show, Morgan returned to the Festival in 2018 with Robin Morgan: Honeymoon and most recently, in 2019, with What A Man. A popular figure on screen, in 2018, Robin performed stand-up on BBC Two’s Stand Up At BBC Wales, subsequently appearing on Sky One’s Romesh Presents… and CBBC’s The Dog Ate My Homework, as well as online shorts for BBC Three and Comedy Central.
Alongside performance, Robin is also an accomplished comedy writer for television and radio, with credits including Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Mash Report (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), Blind Date (C5), The News Quiz, The Now Show, Rich Hall’s US Election Breakdown and Spotlight Tonight with Nish Kumar (BBC R4). In 2018, BBC Radio Wales commissioned two of Robin’s sitcoms: Home (a pilot broadcast later that year) and the four-part series Relocation, broadcast in 2019, the success of the latter resulting in the commission of a second series to be aired in 2020. Robin is also a television warm-up artist for popular programmes such as The Graham Norton Show (BBC One), Blind Date (C5), Sam Smith At The BBC (BBC One), The Imitation Game (ITV), CelebAbility (ITV2) and Don’t Make Me Laugh (BBC R4).
2020 sees Robin embark on a 6-month tour of the UK with his 2019 Edinburgh Festival hit What A Man, exploring the theme of male role models with his inimitable charming, cheeky and razor-sharp style.
WATCH ROBIN MORGAN: WHAT A MAN…
30 year old Welshman and “woke bloke” Robin Morgan explores what it means to be a father and to have a father, to be a son and to have one. Crammed with childhood related chortles and self-deprecating wit, Robin asks, “What on earth makes a good male role model?” And, “Why can’t everyone have a best mate like Dave?”
Reviews and Awards
2016 – Recipient of BBC Radio Comedy Writer’s Bursary
2017 – BBC New Talent Hot List
‘A phenomenal comic. Utterly hilarious’Broadway Baby
‘Wonderfully cheeky and engaging’ThreeWeeks
‘Well-written, hard-working stand-up from a massively likeable performer who must be on the verge of nationwide fame’Chortle
Robin Morgan Tickets
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Robin Morgan was born and raised in Cardiff, developing a keen interest in comedy as a teenager. After being accepted on to a Journalism Masters at Cardiff University, 18 year old Morgan decided to defer for a year to see how his burgeoning stand-up career might develop. Robin worked behind the bar at the Glee Club in Cardiff for six years (where he will return this year with What A Man), slowly building experience through open mic nights. His talent naturally saw his reputation within the Welsh comedy scene grow. Morgan cites comedy panel shows and their stars as an early influence in his style, telling Voicemag: “I fell in love with Russell Howard as a teenager watching Mock the Week.”
On his inevitable move to London in his mid-twenties, Morgan’s writing career took off. His joke-heavy, quick-witted style proved incredibly popular with the same satirical shows that inspired him, ultimately gaining him an impressive list of credits on some of the UK’s most popular panel shows including Have I Got News for You, 8 out of 10 Cats and most recently, The Mash Report.
Morgan’s solo shows have largely drawn material from his personal life and relationships. From his 2016 Edinburgh debut Robin Morgan: Proposes, to his 2018 show Robin Morgan: Honeymoon, Morgan has used his own experiences to develop a personable and relatable story-telling format. Morgan talks of his most recent Edinburgh Festival success, What A Man, What A Man, What A Man, What a Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now), as part of the progression of his solo style, using the ‘male’ theme to delve deeper in to the broader, zeitgeisty topic of toxic masculinity. He tells comedy.co.uk: “It’s the most socio-political show I’ve done, for sure…two grumpy men walked out once I started talking about toxic masculinity. I was a bit worried I’d upset them, then they came back to tell their wives to leave. So I think I’m pissing off the right kind of people.” Examining the reactions of those around him when Morgan was at home as the main care-provider for his young son, What A Man looks at the double standards in parenthood when it comes to gender, and how society defines parental roles. Morgan uses his role as a father of two small children, his relationship with his own father, and the dynamics of various male relationships in his life to look at themes of masculinity and how traditional male roles are changing. Full of humorous anecdotes and self-deprecating wit, Morgan tells blizzardcomedy: “It’s a show about men and masculinity, but also a love letter to my Dad, my son, and my best friend Dave. My Dad’s never seen me do stand-up so I wrote a show about him to try and force him into coming to watch.”