Originally from North Carolina, Rob exudes warmth and Southern like-ability. A maestro of sound effects and dead-on impressions of celebrities and characters, Rob creates a show that is full of energy and a delight to watch. An evening with him is an evening you’ll never forget.
Rob started his brand of comedy in 1985 while still in the United States Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base. He did talent shows on base as well as travel to Los Angeles to work the local clubs there. It was the height of comedy in the 80’s so it was a great time to start doing stand-up. Rob was lucky enough to be the opening act for Richard Pryor, Andrew “Dice” Clay, and Sam Kinison, among others.
After living in L.A. a few years, Rob moved to New York City working clubs like the Improv, Catch a Rising Star, and Caroline’s. Once in N.Y.C. he was able to get comedy T.V. credits such as Comedy at Caroline’s, Comedy at Club 54, Nightshift, Comedy Live in New York City, and Mad TV. During all of this he was honing all of his skills and was a favorite opener for acts like Bob Nelson, Bobby Collins, Jim Carrey, and Tommy Davidson.
Rob’s comedy influences include: Richard Pryor, Rich Little, Robin Williams, Bill Murray and Phil Hartman.
Rob has traveled all over the U.S. as well as Europe performing his brand of in-your-face, high-energy comedy. His energy is infectious as he sets the show to a laughing frenzy of impressions, singing, and improvisation. Every one of his live performances vary slightly but are always consistent……they’re FUNNY!
Rob’s creativity shows in his performances. He has attended Second City Improv Theater Company—a theater that has a history of producing great improv actors such as Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and John Belushi, among others. Second City has improvisational training, sketch comedy development, scene work expansion, singing improv, instruction, and character improvement classes.
Rob Holloway’s comedy is for people who expect more meat on the comedy bone. Hilarious stand-up interspersed with right-on/non augmented sound effects and dead-on impersonations keep audiences clamoring for more. Rob’s high-energy style has not subsided even after 20 years on the comedy circuit and he’s been sharing stages with known greats since his very start.
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