Former Lancaster pupil taking comedy world by storm

Robin Boot.
Robin Boot.

A former pupil at Lancaster Royal Grammar School is taking the comedy world by storm with an added musical twist.

Robin Boot, who grew up in Caton, combines self-composed comedy songs with accomplished guitar playing and witty banter.

The 31-year-old has been performing at venues across the country over the past three years and made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe festival this month.

His show ‘Rockomedy’ has received a full house for each performance at the Cabaret Voltaire, mini-cine room on Blair Street, Edinburgh.

Robin said: “I’ve been gigging as a musician for years. I slowly started slipping my own silly songs into serious sets and they always seemed to get a positive reaction.

“It wasn’t until a couple of years ago when I was asked to do a charity comedy night that I then started to perform on that circuit.”

Robin explains his comedy is very musical with a mix of rock, blues, jazz and flamenco.

He said: “I always manage to enjoy myself on stage but an audience dawn can make or break the show. There is a lot of word play in my act and I think it sometimes goes over people’s heads.

“I think music does make me stand out from other comedians as I’m not just another weird, beardy bloke strumming a few chords on a guitar.”

Robin’s free show ends in Edinburgh on August 28 and starts at 7.35pm.

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