With whimsical rhymes, fast-paced poems and comedy monologues, Juicy is a collection of some of Robert’s funniest work, tackling issues such as ordering English Breakfast Tea in a coffee shop, supermarket home delivery men, marine biology, and the weirdness of seaside towns.

There’s also a monologue about lust and desire in an airport departure lounge. Tackling themes such as loneliness, LGBT rights, longing, desire and chocolate HobNobs, Juicy is a one hour whirlwind of whimsy, rhyme and wordplay.

A joke from the show made the Guardian’s list of funny Edinburgh one-liners in 2017. The show was also shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards show of the year in 2020.

‘Playful, warm . . Funny and always surprising’. (Write Out Loud)

‘Wise’. (Word NYC).

‘Clever and entertaining’. (Barnstaple Theatrefest).

‘There’s warmth in his whimsy, it’s sturdy not flimsy’. (Matt Harvey)

‘Witticism, wordplay and wistful romanticism’. (Dandy Darkly)

Robert Garnham has been performing LGBT comedy poetry around the UK for fifteen years at various fringes and festivals, and has had three collections published by Burning Eye. He has won slams in places such as London, Edinburgh and Swindon and headlined or featured at events such as Bang Said the Gun, Raise the Bar, and Milk and in 2019 was the Hammer and Tongue featured artist for a tour of the UK. He has supported artists such as John Hegley, Arthur Smith and Paul Sinha. He has made a few short TV adverts for a certain bank, and a joke from one of his shows was listed as one of the funniest of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. In 2022 he appeared, albeit briefly, on the TV show Britain’s Got Talent. Lately he has been writing short stories published in magazines such as Stand, Defenestration and Riggwelter, and a humorous column in the Herald Express newspaper. In 2021 he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and shortlisted as Spoken Word Artist of the Year by the Saboteur Awards. His influences are diverse and include Ivor Cutler, Spalding Gray, Salena Godden, Bob Newhart and Laurie Anderson.



“His work is double-edged, humorous and entertaining but also profoundly connected to the human condition. Occasional love relationships give momentary instances of fulfilment. Joy and sadness alternate in a rollercoaster ride that always ends with hope – yay! In spite of cold rain and harsh winds, lukewarm tea and the banality of ordinariness, and despite boredom – a monster that drains our vitality – that lingers, life is worth living even with its unpredictable sides.” WRITE OUT LOUD

“What I love most about Robert Garnham is that he seems naïve and childish enough to believe that poetry can be for the actual pleasure of the reader. His work is an invitation to spend time in his world, looking at things differently. He is excellent company. In short he’s an excellent poet with an inimitable voice and a nice smile. There’s warmth in his whimsy, it’s sturdy not flimsy. Where others might proffer inanity he offers humanity”. MATT HARVEY

Robert Garnham: Juicy

Wednesday 3rd July 

The Keep Pub


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Robert Garnham’s show ‘Juicy’ is coming to Guildford Fringe!

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