My name is Rob Auton, I am a writer and performer of some of what I write.
In 2008 I started saying things outloud to groups of people without wanting them to respond verbally. Some call this 'Stand up comedy', some call it 'Stand up poetry'. Whatever it is, I started doing it and have continued to do it ever since. I have created six one hour long Edinburgh Fringe shows and am working on my seventh one now. Every year I pick a subject that is important to me and write an hour long show about it. So far I have done The Yellow Show, The Sky Show, The Face Show, The Water Show, The Sleep Show and the Hair Show. I have had my work played on the radio by Jarvis Cocker, Cerys Matthews and Scroobius Pip and shown on the television by BBC1, BBC 2 and Channel 4. I have had three collections of my writing and drawings published by Burning Eye Books. More about that in the WHAT? section. This section is about Who? Who am I? I am a man who likes the sky and the ground in equal measures. Sometimes I like the sky more than the ground. What else can I put in this Who? section? Who? I like people. Who do I like? I like Joe Strummer. I like Francis Bacon. I like Richard Brautigan. I love my family. Do I love Joe Strummer? I love his attitude to creativity.