John Robertson is a comedian, writer and MC from Australia. A diverse kind of guy, he tours the world hosting festivals and appearing in clubs and theatres. In 2010 he was named as one of ZOO Magazine’s Top Ten Young Aussie Comics.
John’s new solo show “A Nifty History of Evil”, played to sold- out houses at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Wild West Comedy Festival, taking out the Critic’s Choice and Artist’s Choice Awards at the latter.
In August, “A Nifty History” will also see 44 performances at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe.
John first visited the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2009 and was rewarded with a four- star review. His solo show, “Don’t Swallow: A Handy Guide To Keeping Your Head Above Water (In An Ocean Filled With Shit) enjoyed a sell- out run at The Blue Room Theatre in August 2009.
Coming third in the national Green Faces Comedy Competition in 2008, he has performed with Wayne Brady, Jim Jefferies, Mark Watson, Fiona O’Loughlin, Tommy Dean, Tom Gleeson, Kitty Flanagan, Austen Tayshus and many, many more!
He is the resident MC for the Supanova Pop Culture Expo and the Under The Blue Moon Goth Festival.
A charming, energetic presence onstage, John kicks ass and takes names at any comedy night, corporate function or giant rock festival.
“Cheeky… brilliant. Four stars.” – Three Weeks in Edinburgh
“The highlight was Robertson… he’s funny and sharp – and possibly just as manic as his furry friend” – The Daily Telegraph
“a delight… commanding to watch” – The Groggy Squirrel, Melbourne
“A brilliant festival debut… you could do worse than see his show… but you’ll rarely do better.” – Australian Comedy Review
“werewolf- like… booming voice… Robertson did a stellar job” – 3rd Degree Online
“short… but surprisingly satisfying” – The Age, Melbourne
“expert timing and rhythm… sheer bravura… slick” – Theatre Australia