ONE of the UK's greatly under-rated stand-ups is performing at the Exeter Phoenix on Thursday, January 22.

Robin Ince will present his brand new stand up show — Bleeding Heart Liberal — mixing up stories of childbirth, astronomy, evolutionary conundrums, a to-do with Vanessa Feltz and a crazed preacher, plus readings from his new favourite charity shop finds.

In the last few months you may have heard Robin on the News Quiz, Just A Minute, Loose Ends, the Now Show or Armando Ianucci's Charm Offensive.

His TV credits include everything from Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks to Richard and Judy and Strictly Come Dancing It takes Two.

His two tours supporting Ricky Gervais have led to two bizarre documentaries on Fame and Politics.

He was named best compere at the 2007 Chortle Awards and is a comedy consultant for the hugely successful Channel 4 teenage drama, Skins.

Doors open at 8pm. Tickets cost £10/£12.