Comedian, journalist, novelist and activist Rob Newman makes a hotly anticipated return to comedy with his first complete show in 7 years.

“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

In Rob Newman’s New Theory of Evolution Rob describes the 150-year controversy in evolutionary theory and explores how the latest science demonstrates that DNA is not destiny. From a Devil’s Orchard made by lemon ants, to female buffalo voting which way to go, from Prince Kropotkin escaping a Tsarist dungeon to altruistic vampire bats and Richard Dawkins’ postman wrestling naked, Rob Newman argues that cooperation drives evolution more than competition.

In the past twenty years Rob has performed five solo stand-up shows including From Caliban to The Taliban (500 years of Humanitarian Intervention) and Apocalypso Now which was recorded and aired by More4 under the title A History of Oil.

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Last session: Wed 12 Mar 2014 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall

Rob Newman

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