John Robertson


Hello! I’m a comedian, streamer, children’s author, improviser, actor, videogame writer,

insult comic and manic hurricane man.

LGBTQIA+, gamer, Goth, geeky and goddamn good at screaming at large groups.

My crowd are diverse, perverse, wholesome, yet awful.

Been a working stand-up for 19 years, headlining shows all around the world,

created live-action videogame comedy The Dark Room

(which is also an actual videogame, an online show and was a YouTube hit in 2012)

stream 10 times a week on,

wrote the Puffin novel The Little Town Of Marrowville,

done a TEDx talk on the semiotics of film and social media 

can and have done 50 hour marathon shows for charity,

faked a seizure on Australian Idol and met my wife doing it,

been published in horror anthologies,

hosted two years of the UK’s only videogame TV show,

been the world’s greatest cosplay competition MC (terrible crowd surfer, though),

and done a lot of it while being better dressed than the average vampire.

In 2012, I created "The Dark Room", an interactive YouTube game that went viral.

After 4,000,000 hits, I turned the game

into a live comedy show at Edinburgh Fringe 2012.

It has a cult following of people who call themselves Darrens.

Don’t ask questions.

The Dark Room was the cult hit of that year’s festival. It led to collaborations with BBC, Comic Relief, FremantleMedia, Hat Trick Productions and PIAS.

The Dark Room has since returned to every Edinburgh Fringe and become the world’s only live-action videogame.

It tours to places and events like the Soho Theatre, Insomnia Gaming Expo, PAX Online, London Film & Comic-Con, Download, BlueDot Festival, Fringe festivals, your house and corporate events.

My kick-ass clothes are made by Gallery Serpentine

and yours should be, too.

On twitter at @robbotron