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Interview: John Robins previews his new Hot Shame tour

The comedian opens up about the deeply personal new show.

John Robins‘ new tour, Hot Shame, promises to be his most personal yet, seeing him replay horrifyingly embarrassing stories in front of audiences for their amusement, and as John explains in this interview, for their comfort.

Speaking during his Edinburgh Fringe run, John unveils how the show came together, as well as revealing how reliving some of his most painfully awkward moments on stage provides a form of catharsis.

Hot Shame is the latest in a run of shows that has seen the comedian become one of the hottest tickets in the UK. It follows his widely well-received The Darkness of Robins tour, which took home the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2017.

As well as being a hugely popular stand-up, Robins is also a much-loved broadcaster. Earlier this year the radio show he co-hosts with Swansea City fanatic Elis James moved to its new home on BBC Radio 5 Live, after five years on Radio X.

After a hugely successful Edinburgh run, which was a hit with critics and audiences, John will take his new show Hot Shame across the country throughout September, October and November 2019.

Here are the dates:

26 September 2019 – The Y Theatre, Leicester
30 September 2019 – Redgrave Theatre, Bristol
1 October 2019 – Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
2 October 2019 – Exmouth Pavilion
3 October 2019 – Corn Exchange, Exeter
5 October 2019 – Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
16 October 2019 – Apex, Bury St Edmunds
17 October 2019 – Cheltenham Town Hall
20 October 2019 – Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow
24 October 2019 – Reading Concert Hall
25 October 2019 – Eventim Apollo, London
26 October 2019 – Hertford Theatre
29 October 2019 – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
30 October 2019 – Leadmill, Sheffield
31 October 2019 – The Capitol, Horsham
2 November 2019 – Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa
6 November 2019 – Tyne Theatre, Newcastle
7 November 2019 – The Lowry, Salford Quays
8 November 2019 – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
9 November 2019 – Royal and Derngate, Northampton
13 November 2019 – West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
14 November 2019 – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
20 November 2019 – Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
21 November 2019 – Komedia, Bath
25 November 2019 – Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil
26 November 2019 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
28 November 2019 – Regal Cinema, Evesham
29 November 2019 – Brighton Dome
30 November 2019 – Town Hall Birmingham

Tickets for the tour are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk