Britain’s Got Talent Runner-up in 2018
Performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010, 2017, 2018
Won the Malcom Hardee Award in 2010
Finalist in the Hackney Empire Competition in 2006
Robert White has made a name for himself with his chaotic comedy style expressed through songs and all in all his ability as a performer. He is best known for his appearances on the 2018 series of Britain’s Got Talent. He labels himself as ‘the only Asperger, gay, dyslexic, cross-lateral, quarter-Welsh, webbed toed, hyper-sensitive, Gluten-intolerant, weight-fixated, pseudo-genius, musical comedian there is…probably’. He also delivers speeches on his experience living with Asperger’s As an empowering diversity and inclusion speaker for corporate and educational events.
Despite what may look like an overnight success, Robert has worked his way up through the stand-up scene after beginning his career in 2004. He quickly found success making it to the finals of the prestigious Hackney Empire competition in 2006. He then later earnt the Malcolm Hardee award in 2010 crediting Robert’s originality as a performer. In 2017 Robert performed at Edinburgh Fringe combining his musical and comedic talents for the first time, he presented a fully orchestrated comedy opera which was a major success. Following this, Robert appeared in the UK’s largest TV talent show Britain’s got Talent where he impressed all four judges and made it to the live final where he finished in second place.
Robert speaks openly about his neurodiversity, sharing his experience of growing up with undiagnosed Autism and Dyslexia, speaking on how his written work and social ability did not reflect his true capabilities. He mentions his difficulty remaining in the comedy industry post 2010 due to a shift towards television credits or a ‘mega-agent’ which he did not have however from 2010-2017, he made positive strides regarding his teaching career and in his life overall. Robert realised the necessity of a full autism diagnosis, for which he was able to seek help. He also shares his experiences of therapy for depression and bulimia, fortunately able to overcome his eating disorder and become a passionate mental health advocate.
Robert is available to be booked for his comedic presence with an entertainment focus where he can engage an audience with his musical comedy or stand-up. He can also be booked for more serious speaking regarding inclusion and diversity based on his life experiences.
‘Just one of the funniest performers I’ve ever seen, I’ve never laughed like that !’
‘He may sound like a niche act, but the musical comedian has managed to garner a wide appeal with his chaotic style and improvised musical skills.’
‘ … souped-up risqué keyboard-based songs, waspish asides and neurotically charged camperie from a hyperactive man-child who is among the most original of this year’s Fringe. …. Superb’