Bobby Mair is an award-winning Canadian comedian and one of the most exciting new talents on the comedy scene. Driven by a natural flare for comedy, Bobby enrolled at Toronto’s Humber College on their Comedy Writing and Performance Program in 2005 – he dropped out before the year end. Feeling like the course was “too slow” to understand his passion for the darker side of humour, he confidently took himself straight out to the live circuit and didn’t look back.
Mair’s daring material quickly made him a strong name in the stand up community. He was awarded the ‘People’s Choice Winner’ in the prestigious Canadian comedy competition ‘Stand Up and Bite Me’ in 2008. 2009 saw him secure ‘Best Newcomer’ at the ‘Canadian Comedy Awards’. Two years on, Bobby won the entire 2011 ‘Stand Up and Bite Me’ contest walking away with $10,000. A 30 minute nationally televised comedy special followed entitled ‘Comedy Now’.
Bobby gained UK notoriety by securing an opening slot for his favourite comedian Doug Stanhope “He let me go on stage because I hung around for 2 days staring at him”. Stanhope liked Bobby and booked him to open again in Toronto at the Annex Wreck Room and a further 3 nights at Leicester Square Theatre”. Bobby Mair is one to watch. Carefully.
Bobby Mair – Obviously Adopted
Just The Tonic @ The Tron, 9 Hunter Square
7.40pm (1 hour)
3rd – 25th August 2013
Sara Shulman is the Founder and Editor of Comedy Blogedy, TEDxUCL speaker on ‘The Power of Funny’, former Head of Comedy at UCLU Rare FM and produces the Humour Me Comedy Podcast. Sara is also a Classics Undergraduate at UCL and occasionally gigs on the comedy circuit.