Rob Deering

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Rob Deering

Rob Deering (born 1972), is an English comedian, musician and writer.

Deering was the host and writer of three series of Out to Lunch on BBC Radio 2. He also hosted 99 Things to Do Before You Die on Channel 5.

In 2007, Deering appeared on a special edition of The Weakest Link, winning the show and answering all his questions correctly.[1] Deering also appeared on the Channel 4 quiz show Fifteen to One in 1997.[2] He won an edition of Celebrity Mastermind broadcast on 28 December 2014 with a score of 27 points.

Deering has appeared as a guest on shows including Banter, 4 at the Fringe on BBC Radio 4 and Jammin on BBC Radio 2. He has also guest starred in Jason Manford's Comedy Rocks.

Deering grew up in London and Oxfordshire and lives in London with his wife Julia and their children.[3]

He took part in the 'Laughing for a Change' project in 2014, which aimed to raise awareness of mental health through a comedy tour, also featuring Mrs Barbara Nice and Seymour Mace. The project was supported by Time to Change.[4]

Deering is an avid runner and has run eight marathons including five London Marathons; so far he has raised nearly £100,000 for Parkinson's UK. He currently cohosts a running themed podcast with fellow comedian and runner Paul Tonkinson called Running Commentary. [5]


  1. ^ "Rob Deering". The Guardian. London: 23 July 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  2. ^ Rob Deering (14 February 2013). "Rob Deering on 15-1 - outro" – via YouTube.
  3. ^ "Rob Deering interview ahead of Nottingham gig". Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  4. ^ Gill, Becca (1 March 2014). "Review: Laughing for a Change – The Stand, Newcastle". Giggle Beats. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  5. ^ acast. "Running Commentary on acast".

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