Bobby Mair brings his fifth and best show ‘Cockroach’ to the Guildhall!

It was originally called Cockroach because it seemed like nothing could kill this survivor of addiction and mental illness with a sprinkle of childhood trauma.  But with the collective trauma of the pandemic he doesn’t feel not special anymore. And now that he’s allowed to tour the show he’s a new father with his wife, (and fellow comedian Harriet Kemsley) so he’s just written a hilarious hour of stand up.

Now he’s living a relatively normal life. Bobby talks about anything and everything including his hatred for the people who thrived during covid, his inability to be alone with is baby because strangers think he’s a kidnapper, getting mistaken for a teenager and what a horrible life he’d have to live for him to be 17, the insane driving rules in the UK, and on a more serious but still hilarious note – the lack of treatment available for the mentally ill.

You might know Bobby from his many television and radio appearances in the  last few years. He’s the host of ITV2’s Killer Camp. He’s appeared on Roast  Battle (Comedy Central), Feel Good (Netflix) Guessable (Comedy Central),  Bobby and Harriet: Get Married (Comedy Central), Comedy Central At The  Comedy Store, 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Never Mind The Buzzcocks  (BBC2) KSI: Demolished (Comedy Central), The Bobby Mair Show (Comedy  Central), @Elevenish (ITV2), Safeword (ITV2), Sweat The Small Stuff (BBC3),  Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular (BBC3), World Of Weird  (Channel 4), Felicity Ward’s Appisodes (Radio 4).

Clearly a Brilliant Stand-Up

Jimmy Carr

A bona fide tour de force

The Guardian

The kind of person you would not want to sit next to on the bus.

Evening Standard

Event details


Age: 14's and under to be accompanied by an 18+ adult


Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.


No flash photography or iPads are allowed.


Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 12%.


No externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our house rules for more information.


All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy.

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