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"Best Bet"

-- LA Times

 

 

"Robin's timing is dead-on, with an oddly endearing New York edge that sharpens her live act."

-- Pasadena Weekly

 

"COMEDY PICK OF THE WEEK"

-- LA Weekly


Comedian Singer/Songwriter

Robin Roberts

 

Click here to check out Robin's YouTube channel!

 

Featured on Showtime, CBS Morning Program, Dr. Demento, National Lampoon Radio, Premier Radio, writer/voice performer Rick Dees Weekly Top 40!

Robin Roberts combines original comedy songs that sound like pages from her diary, with hilarious stand-up material.  It's a peek inside her multi-layered, simultaneously fulfilled and unfulfilled life.  Whether it's working as a birthday clown, her latest one-night stand, why beauty's a pain in the ass, or the mystery of men's behavior, Robin's show is always fresh, funny, and true.  She tells jokes and stories about her life, and illustrates them with unexpected melodies and smart, edgy lyrics.

Robin was the opening act at the Ukiah County Fairgrounds for a rock n’ roll revival show starring Dusty Springfield and the Shirelles.  She opened for Glenn Yarbrough at Club Caprice in Redondo Beach, and appeared with Peggy Seeger (Pete Seeger’s sister) at the venerable Ash Grove on the Santa Monica Pier.  She performs regularly at The Coffee Gallery Backstage in Alta Dena, The Ice House, Flappers Comedy Club, the Warszawa Theatre in Santa Monica, Beyond Baroque, Storyphile, and countless coffee houses and nightclubs around southern California.  She toured the U.S. and Canada extensively, appearing at major comedy clubs.

Robin was privileged to be a member of the comedy rock n’ roll band The Housewives, founded by Hope Schwartz, daughter of Sherwood Schwartz (creator of The Brady Bunch and Gilligan’s Island) and her husband, internationally renowned former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber.  Completing the trio was actress Barbara Chase, daughter of Florence Henderson.  The group played prestigious venues around Los Angeles, singing songs about housework and domestic life, to much acclaim.

Robin hosted and wrote the theme song for the Canadian-American Women of Comedy Tour, which raised money for victims of domestic abuse.  She’s featured on the comedy CD’s “Stand Up Against Domestic Violence” Vols. I and II.  Happy to donate her humor to this worthy cause, still, Robin ponders, “If men would stop beating up women, maybe I could get some paid work!”

Robin’s self-produced stand-up show, Comedy Schmomedy, ran for over ten years in L.A.  It garnered four Comedy Picks of the Week from the L.A. Weekly, and two Best Bets from the L.A. Times.  Larry David, Jeff Altman, Nora Dunn, Andy Kindler and Maria Bamford are among the notables who performed.  Metro L.A. named it, “The classiest and most professional stand-up show in the Valley.”

She’s been featured on Dr. Demento, National Lampoon Radio, Relevant Music & Muse on L.A. Talk Radio, The David Feldman Comedy Show on KPFK, and numerous other comedy and music podcasts and radio shows.

Robin was a writer/voice performer on the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, creating the internationally syndicated character, Patty the Depressed Clown.  She wrote comedy for the CBS Morning Circus radio comedy service, and for Premier Radio.  Robin is a graduate of the Warner Bros. Sitcom Writers Program, and worked as an audience warm-up for TV shows.

Robin writes and performs personalized comedy shows for corporations and family events.  Clients include:  Yahoo!, Inc., Longs Drugs, City of Hope, Viking River Cruises, and Torrance Memorial Hospital.  For glowing client testimonials and samples of personalized songs:  www.partypop.com/vendors/4090890.htm.

Her day job is working as a birthday clown.  She sings about it, tells jokes about it, and has compiled over a hundred true conversations with kids that she posts weekly on Facebook under the title:  “Another True Comedy Moment With Rockie The Clown,” which she intends to publish as a book.  They are a huge hit online!  Robin was the clown for the L.A. Dodgers for eight years, painted faces at Neverland Ranch until she was escorted out by security, and drives around the city every weekend entertaining kids from every ethnic and socio-economic group. After years spent working as a secretary to top agents and producers in Hollywood, this job is more rewarding and much funnier!  www.comedyschmomedy.com/rockie

Robin spent a month on the island of Malta, teaching stand-up comedy to the Maltese.  The result was the first stand-up show in Malta’s 5,000-year history, which she hosted.  She doesn’t want much, just a plaque on some ruins that says, “Robin Roberts -- She brought the Catskills to the Mediterranean.”

Robin’s quirky, eclectic life makes for delightful comedy and music.  Her rapport with the audience is magical, and she presents uniquely original stories, jokes, and songs.

The Pasadena Weekly says of Robin:  “Her timing’s dead-on, with an oddly endearing New York edge that sharpens her live act.”

“Robin is a funny, talented performer that deserves your attention.  She’s professional in every way a performer should be.  Robin has a certain quirky sort of humor that makes you want to reach out and hug her.  Her humor is clean and she’ll open your audience’s hearts like no one I’ve ever seen since!” -- Bonnie Barchichat, Senior Comedy Afternoons

Customized Comedy by Comedian
Robin Roberts
CONTACT ROBIN:  (818) 973-3169
EMAIL:  robcomedy@hotmail.com

 

Robin Roberts, professional comedian and comedy writer with over twenty years experience, will create a personalized stand-up show for your event!

With an exceptional memory and finely honed joke writing skills, Robin creates hilarious material from inside information on your employees, spouse, friends or relatives.  She will interview people closely connected to the company or family, and interweave facts she’s gleaned into the show with seemingly effortless ease.

Working as an audience warm-up for TV shows, and hosting her own critically acclaimed stand-up show for ten years, as well as giving numerous personalized shows for companies such as Yahoo!, Inc., Viking River Cruises, Longs Drugs, California Geotechnical Engineers, Torrance Memorial Hospital, Newport-Irvine Rotary Club, and City of Hope, have made Robin a seasoned pro at personalized corporate and family comedy events.

A comedy singer/songwriter, Robin will compose a pertinent funny tune to top off the evening.  She’s engaging, quick on her feet, likeable, and instantly captivates and includes the audience to create an unequaled evening of laughter and fun that your employees or family will remember for years to come.

Robin Roberts was a writer/voice performer on the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, a writer for the CBS Morning Circus radio comedy service, wrote and starred in a comedy pilot for Showtime, is a graduate of the Warner Bros. Sitcom Writers Program, taught stand-up comedy on the island of Malta, and has toured the U.S. and Canada as a stand-up comedian.

- Testimonials -

"Robin's show hit a home run at our office holiday party!  Her personalized material about the employees instantly captivated the crowd and kept them laughing the whole time.  The ad-libbed comedy she created by talking to the audience was amazing! Delightfully unpredictable.  I would recommend Robin and will hire her again.  Much better than a regular stand-up act." 
Stephen Gibson - Law Office Manager

"The entertainment you provided at my wife's birthday was fabulous.  You are so filled with energy, and obviously thoroughly enjoy what you do.  The guests loved you, and involving them in your very funny patter was well-received.  The personal song you created for her was brilliant, and underlined her attributes in an enjoyable, well-performed, and respectful manner.  You sing so well, and play a great guitar!  My very best to you, now and in the future."
Bob Wallis on birthday roast of wife Phyllis

"I wanted to thank you for your performance last night.  Engaging the crowd was great, and your memory and recall of your interviews was excellent.  But your song, 'Tina Williams,' was outstanding!  It was the highlight of your performance.  Best wishes, and much continued success in the future."
Wadzell Williams, on birthday roast of wife Tina

"You made Dr. Fayyad's farewell party funny and memorable!"
Kelly Kohler, Yahoo!, Inc.

"Thanks again for a wonderful performance!  The whole thing was a huge success.  I wish I'd videotaped your routine; it was truly amazing."
Beth Alexander, on birthday roast of husband Trent

"Everyone thought having you there was a real treat!!  You were a delight to have at our party!!  I got lots of great feedback on your act.  Thank you again for your wonderful sense of humor."
Teresa Stine, on birthday roast of sister Karen

"Thank you for the great show you gave us for our company Christmas party.  All employees agreed you were the hit of the party.  Your "customized" humor about our store and employees was especially hilarious!"
Janet Dackow, Longs Drugs

"I want to express our appreciation and delight with your performance at our company Christmas party.
It was a surprise to see you could relate so well and so warmly to an unknown audience, and make them like you so quickly.  We were all pleased, and I was complimented on making a 'good choice.'"

Darlene Williams, Hill's Pet Products

"Thank you for your marvelous performance at your annual Christmas banquet.  The particular way you were able to use the information about the individual members you gleaned from us in private created an uproar!!!"

Sandy Pringle, Sandy Pringle and Associates

"My heartfelt thanks for your wonderful and generous gift of performing at The Wellness Community-West Los Angeles holiday party.  Many of the cancer patients and family members made a point of telling me that it was the best Christmas party in a long time. Laughter really is good medicine."

Michael States, MA Program Director, Wellness Community

Among other cities, Customized Comedy by Comedian Robin Roberts may serve the following areas:  Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Southern California, Long Beach, Pasadena, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Santa Clarita, Glendale, Inglewood, Burbank, City of Industry, Santa Monica, Whittier, Torrance, Woodland Hills, Northridge, Canoga Park, Alhambra, Lakewood, Pomona, Palmdale, Sherman Oaks, Venice, La Puente, Hollywood, Encino, Beverly Hills, Carson, Compton, El Monte, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Conejo Valley, Marina Del Rey, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Malibu.

   


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