John Robertson

Live bookings – Contact Georgi

Corporate enquiries – Contact Hannah

Festival enquiries – Contact Beth.

The Dark Room enquiries – Contact  Tori.



Mr John Robertson has been a stand-up comic for 20 years.

His improvisational and high-energy style means he’s also an acclaimed Twitch streamer, as well as the creator of legendary interactive live-action videogame show The Dark Room.

He also is the creator of Puffin comedy adventure novel The Little Town Of Marrowville  and The Dark Room’s annual online 50 hour charity marathon shows.

A human hurricane, John has headlined festivals, theatres and comedy clubs around the world, where he arrives, plays with the crowd like nobody else can, then leaves. He’s also written 13 different solo shows, created custom work for private bookings, performed at 12 Edinburgh Fringes – SOLD OUT EdFringe 2023 and his show was recommended on the British Comedy Guide, and since 2020 his online shows have raised over £100,000 for charities including NHS, Samaritans, Shelter, Mermaids, End The Virus Of Racism, Special Effect and The Trussell Trust.  

He also performs customised shows for corporate events and private clients. He also has performed and hosted for clients including Google, Bethesda, BBC, Jagex and Sumo Digital.

Gag Reflex manage John’s live , corporate and festival bookings.

Please direct all acting enquiries to 


The Guardian

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"A splendid comedy beast"

The Scotsman

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"This is astute, amoral comedy for the mobirdly-inclined"

The Age, Melbourne

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"A Rocky Horror for nerds...Reader, I howled!"

The Telegraph

Awards & Competitions

  • Runner up - Best In Comedy - Next Up - 2022
  • Winner- Tiltify Top Fundraiser - 2022
  • Winner- Legend of Lockdown - Chortle Award - 2020
  • Nominated - Best Comedy - FringeWorld - 2018
  • ThreeWeeks Editors Choice Edinburgh Fringe - 2016
  • Argus Angel - Brighton Fringe - 2014

Appearances & Credits

  • Television Credits:

  • Host - Videogame Nation - Sky/Ginx TV
  • Edinburgh Nights 'The Dark Room' - BBC
  • The One Show - BBC
  • Australian Idol - Fremantle
  • Festivals:

  • Glastonbury Cabaret Tent - HEADLINED
  • BlueDot - Headlined 2018-2023
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Sold out 2022 & 2023
  • 2000 Trees
  • Download Festival
  • PAX
  • Sonisphere
  • Helldorado
  • SFW
  • Bearded Festival
  • Runefest
  • Insomnia Gaming Festival
  • EGX
  • UK Games Expo
  • Utrecht International Comedy Festival
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • Brighton Fringe
  • FringeWorld
  • Southbound
  • Perth International Comedy Festival
  • Magners International Comedy Festival
  • Headlining Performer at:
  • PAX Australia
  • EGX
  • Insomnia
  • UK Games Expo
  • SFW
  • London Film & Comic Con

Media & Press