John Robertson as The Dark Room
Best Show Nominee 2016 - Amused Moose
John Robertson is a comedian, TV presenter, columnist, multimedia artist and games designer. He has supported Mark Watson, Wayne Brady and Rob Schneider on tour before making his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2010. As well as cult hit ‘The Dark Room’, he performs solo stand up comedy shows, which are often personal & hard hitting yet hilarious. In 2016, his show ‘Arena Spectacular’ received the prestigious Amused Moose nomination for Best Comedy Show and received eight 4-5 star reviews.
John’s most popular show, and what he is renowned for is ‘The Dark Room’.
THE DARK ROOM is part comedy show, part choose-your-own-adventure gaming experience. It is a live event based on retro text-based adventure games.
YOU, the audience awake to find yourselves in a Dark Room. You must choose options from the screen to try and escape. Will you…A) Find the Light Switch? B) Cry for help? C) Go North?
With the lights down, John Robertson strides into the room looking like a character straight from a video game. He’s the booming bizarre voice of the Dark Room and worms his way through the audience choosing players and taking no prisoners whilst he does so. He’s harsh, witty and there are nods to 80’s cult references, gaming lingo and occasional undertones of naughtiness. The Dark Room isn’t nasty, or insulting – the humour is cutting and clever and the audience is keen to be a part of it.
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