John is a comedian, broadcaster and voice over artist based in London. He presents a weekly show on Radio X (formerly XFM) alongside friend and fellow comedian Elis James. The Elis James and John Robins Show podcast has gained them a devoted following, and is a fixture in the top twenty comedy podcast charts.
John began performing stand-up in 2005 and is an alumnus of the legendary 'Bristol Comedy Flat' alongside Russell Howard, Jon Richardson and Mark Olver.
He took his first solo show to the Edinburgh Festival in 2009 and for the next six years became one of the best reviewed stand-ups at the fringe. In 2014 he won the ThreeWeeks Editors Choice Award for his show Where Is My Mind?. He performed his 2015 show This Tornado Loves You at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and was part of the Best Of The Edinburgh Festival showcase in Adelaide and Brisbane Comedy Festivals.
John has appeared on numerous television shows including Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Series 1 & 3 (Dave), Stand-Up Central (Comedy Central), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3), Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Funny Thing About... (Channel 5).
John has also appeared on shows for Radio 4 including The Now Show, The News Quiz and Dilemma.
In 2016 Elis and John announced their first major live appearances together. The Elis James and John Robins Experience will see them bring their unique chemistry to venues up and down the UK. Demand was unprecedented and tickets for London's Shepherd's Bush Empire sold out in only three days.
Known for his honesty, charm and lightning quick improvisation John won the Chortle award for Best Compere in 2015. John has also provided television and radio voice overs for companies such as Ford and BT Sport.
John is a renowned expert on the rock band Queen, and was asked to warm up the crowd for their 2014 New Year's Eve broadcast on the BBC. It is an event he will remember until his dying day.
"One of the most naturally talented comedians I've seen" Telegraph
"Awesomely self-possessed" Guardian
"Robins is a superlative storyteller" Chortle
"The pinnacle of the show…Robins was worth the ticket price alone” ThreeWeeks