Award Winning Comedian
Ross Noble is now perhaps the most successful cult comedian of our time, with a loyal fan-base derived largely from the ‘word-of-mouth’ recommendations of those having seen him perform live.
Geordie stand-up Ross has been performing since he was smuggled into his local comedy club at the age of fifteen. Licensing laws meant that immediately after his slot he had to leave through the kitchen – but he has never looked back.
In the subsequent years, Ross has become known as a truly exciting and genuinely original performer and has received huge critical acclaim. He is a former Perrier Award nominee, Barry Award and Time Out award winner for best live stand-up, and has won a shed load of other prestigious awards and nominations.
His most recent tour of the UK in Fizzy Logic saw Noble pick up more nominations for best live stand-up show, this time at both the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards and the British Comedy Awards.
During 2007 Ross completed a mammoth ninety five date tour of Australia and New Zealand (in Fizzy Logic) where he played seasons in all major cities, and many one-nighters, travelling the length and breadth of Australia by motorcycle (estimated at 28,000km+) with his stage and film crew following on 4 wheels and capturing the event for TV and DVD release.
Ross chooses to be rarely seen on TV and rejects most offers, essentially because he is always touring. Exceptions over the past years include Australian TV shows Thank God You’re Here, Rove Live, The Panel, Spicks & Specks and Good News Week. In the UK he has appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Room 101, and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. In Spring 2007 Ross featured in Channel 4 Televisions Worlds 100 Greatest Stand-Ups with the audience vote placing Ross 10th
Ross has also made several guest appearances on BBC Ones Have I got News for You and makes regular contributions to BBC Radio Four’s Just a Minute and Sorry I haven’t a Clue. In Australia he regularly guests on ABC Radio and National Youth Network Triple J.
Ross’ worldwide travels as a stand-up have been the subject of his own BBC radio 4 series‘Ross Noble Goes Global. The entire first and second series of this program can be heard on his website and both are now available on BBC audio books double CD’s.