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UK based Aussie Ro Campbell’s relentlessly entertaining and award winnning brand of cheeky slightly dark humour has wowed audiences everywhere from Adelaide to Bangalore, Helsinki to Singapore and many places in between.

He has performed at the last 10 Edinburgh Fringe festival’s and made The Scotsman’s pick of Best Jokes of The Fringe in 2009. In 2010 he was  crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year (slighty controversial being Australian and all).

He has also written for British TV and Radio,  featured regularly on BBC Radio Scotland and Kevin Bridges and Friends Live at The Stand, and has performed at the  NZ Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, performed all over Europe, toured Middle East twice, South East Asia 6 times, two short runs in India, 4 gruelling tours of Outback Mine Sites in Western Australia (Click Youtube link to see Outback Comedy Tour videos and other comedy travel clips), played to captive audiences in several Maximum Security Prisons and supported Live At The Apollo Star Tom Stade on all 47 dates of his 2011 UK Theatre tour and Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Russell Kane on a number of his 2010 and 2011 tour dates. He also recently opened for Kevin Bridges in Australia.

From 2013 to 2015 Ro co-produced 5 Star hit show Comedian Rap Battle at the Edinburgh Fringe with Glaswegian YouTube star The Wee Man. ‘ ***** – The most exciting late-night format since Set List’ – Bernard O’Leary – The Skinny

Countries Performed in Professionally:

UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Spain, Malta, Switzerland, Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Indonesia, Seychelles.

What the Press Have to say:

‘Campbell is the hidden gem of the Fringe … mixes all of his worldy experiences together into one hour of pure hilarity’ **** RipItUp.com.au, Adelaide Fringe 2015

“His laugh-per-minute ratio is one of the highest I have seen this festival… and he makes it look effortless! Because Ro Campbell is really bloody funny” –  NZ Theatrereview, NZ Comedy Fest 2013

“Great Stand Up and exceptional storyteller” The Skinny, Edinburgh 2011

” Proper emphasis on punchlines, while still telling a tale…and given extra lift by the professional performance.” Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk”

“Top Notch” Scotsman

“Effortlessly brilliant” The List

“Biggest laugh of Rockness Festival” Emily Mackay, NME

“Mad and bad, peddling savage lines – **** Three Weeks, Edinburgh

“Shoots straight to the funny bone” Beat, Adelaide Fringe 2010

“He’s ace; unassuming, filthy, and bloody funny. I love his work” FestivalFreak, Adelaide 2010

” Although still unapologetically ocker, his material is never clichéd” The Skinny, Edinburgh 2012

” Silly, slightly unhinged fun, a strain of dark humour lurks behind the harmless facade”  Gigglebeats, Edinburgh 2012

“The belly laughs kept coming so fast that tears were starting to flow.” The Shetland Times

“Has a very amusing and really enjoyable method of hosting” Youth Review, Edinburgh

“Very wrong, rather funny” Julia Chamberlain, Chortle.co.uk , Hackney Empire Final

“One of the funniest men on earth” DNA, Indian National Paper

Awards & Nominations

2010 Scottish Comedian Of The Year
2009 Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year Final
2005 So You Think You’re Funny Semi-Finalist
2005 Winner Big Tickle Comedy Festival Competition, Northern Ireland

Live Shows

2017: Shoulda Kept My Mouth Shut – solo show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2017: Asian Comedy Invasion – co-producer and host of Asian Comedy Showcase at Perth Fringeworld

2016: Shoulda Kept My Mouth Shut – Solo show at Edinburgh Fringe

2015: Road Warrior – Solo show at Perth Fringe and Adelaide Fringe

2014: Kevin Bridges and Friends at The Stand Comedy Club – Regular guest

2014: Co-producer Comedian Rap Battle – Edinburgh Fringe

2014: Exercising Demons – Solo show Edinburgh Fringe (2nd solo show of 2014)

2014: You Take The High Ro, I’ll Take The Low Ro – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe

2013: Solo Show at NZ Comedy Festival, The Classic Comedy Club, Auckland

2013: Co-Producer hit Fringe show Comedian Rap Battle in association with Wee Man Entertainment. weemanentertainment/youtube

2013: Ro Campbell – Never Had It, Still Got It.   Edinburgh Fringe

2012 Midnight Meltdown – Solo Show, The Stand, Edinburgh Fringe,

2011 Tom Stade National Tour – Support Artist UK Theatre Tour 47 dates
2011 Russell Kane National Tour – Support Artist on select dates on UK Theatre Tour
2011 Uttering Bad Shillings – Solo Show, The Stand, Edinburgh Fringe
2011 Best Of Scottish – Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe
2011 Free and Freakin Awesome – Host of Showcase Compilation PBH Free Fringe
2011 Alibi – Solo Show, Glasgow International Comedy Festival
2010 Russell Kane National Tour – Support Artist on select dates in National Theatre Venues
2010 Best Of Scottish – Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe
2010 Free and Freakin Awesome – Host of Showcase Compilation PBH Free Fringe
2010 Shooting From The Lip – Solo Show, Adelaide Fringe
2009 Wild Colonial Boys – Compilation showcase at The Stand, Edinburgh Fringe
2009 Free and Freakin Awesome – Host of Showcase Compilation PBH Free Fringe
2009 Full Power – Solo Show, Glasgow International Comedy Festival
2008 Keith Richards And I – Solo Show, PBH Free Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe
2008 Free and Freakin Awesome – Host of Showcase Compilation PBH Free Fringe
2007 Tony Woods @ Green Room – Edinburgh Fringe, full season Warm Up Act.
2007 Free and Freakin Awesome – Host of Showcase Compilation PBH Free Fringe
2006 4 Men and A Little Lady – Compilation showcase at Glasgow International Comedy Festival

TV and Radio

2014: Regular Guest on Kevin Bridges and Friends shows at The Stand Comedy Club

2014: BBC Radio 2 – Kohli’s Caledonian Commonwealth – Guest with presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli – Glasgow Commonwealth Games

2014: BBC Radio Scotland -, Commonwealth Voices – Broadcasting to the Commonwealth during the Glasgow Games

2014: Eddie Ifft Talkin Shit Podcast Live at Adelaide Fringe- Guest panellist on popular US podcast

2013: Wrote and Featured in 2 x Radio Commercials for S+K Mine Services, Western Australia

2013: BBC Radio Sheffield, Toby Foster Live Panel Show, Guest Panellist

2012 Comedy Zone BBC Radio Scotland

2012 Richard Herring Podcast Live From The Fringe

2011 Comedy Cafe – BBC Radio Scotland 2 Guest Appearances

2011 Greg McHugh At The Stand – BBC Radio Scotland

2011 91.3FM – Singapore

2011 Digging Up Your Roots – BBC Radio Scotland

2010 Comedy Cafe – BBC Radio Scotland

2009 Frankie Boyle Live – DVD Extra’s

2009 BBC Alba – Cul Nan Dorsan (the only Aussie stand-up to ever perform on Gaelic TV)

2007 Comedy Unit – Short Film Pilot written by and featuring myself, directed by BAFTA winner William Andrews.

2007 Off The Ball – BBC Radio Scotland

2006 Watson’s Wind Up – BBC Radio Scotland, Contributor

2005 Leith FM – Drive Time Co-Host

2002 Jon Safran’s Music Jamboree – SBS TV Australia

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