Who the heck is Fat Roland?
I'm a writer, performer and events person. That's the simple version. I spend my days running events for the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, writing for Electronic Sound magazine, for which I am a columnist, and covering events for Manchester Wire. I co-run the live literature night Bad Language and I appear on stages performing my own illustrated form of standup spoken word. Following two Edinburgh Fringe shows, I am now writing a third show in partnership with The Lowry: this will debut in 2018. Oh and I do a podcast.
More biographical details below. If you want to book me for a reading, performance, compering, talk, workshop, or just for a chat, then please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Or click this picture:
A short biography which you are welcome to copy for blurbs and suchlike:
Fat Roland is a standup spoken word artist who has been likened to “Johnny Vegas devouring Sam Simmons… on a rollercoaster…. driven by a depressed buffalo”. He is champion of Literary Death Match Manchester and co-runs Bad Language, voted the UK’s best spoken word night two years in a row. He recently won a Developed With The Lowry commission to write a new show, which probably won’t include rollercoasters or buffalo.
“Superb audience interaction twinned with some excellent improvisation work... a must-see for any fan of music... Fat Roland’s deadpan inanity twinned with the often hilarious additions of sketches held up on cardboard is superbly executed.” – Broadway Baby on Fat Roland's debut Edinburgh Fringe show Kraftwerk Badger Spaceship.
When linking to this site in blurbs, please use www.FatRoland.co.uk.
Our own Fat Roland joins panel at Manchester Electronic Music Symposium.
Hey Fat Roland! 40 Minutes Of Idiot: 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show with Laughing Horse.
Fat Roland wins Literary Death Match Manchester, 2016.
Kraftwerk Badger Spaceship longlisted in the 2016 Saboteur Awards.
Kraftwerk Badger Spaceship: 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show with Laughing Horse.
Will the real Fat Roland please stand up? (2013)
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