Robin Ince (born 20 February 1969) is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer. Ince is a great supporter of the yearly festival 'Pestival' which showcases science, music and comedy. He is also a regular attendant of the Latitude Festival where he performs a mixture of his current stand-up show and Book Club. Ince is also an atheist and supports the Rationalist Association via New Humanist magazine by organising events at the Bloomsbury theatre and at the Hammersmith Apollo featuring scientists, musicians and comedians. The first of these was Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People at Christmas 2008, and more recently he has fronted a Night of 40 Billion Stars. Regular contributors include Josie Long, Chris Addison, Ricky Gervais, Richard Dawkins, Simon Singh and Philip Jeays. In 2009, Ince organised two events with Josie Long, called Darwin's Birthday Spectacular, marking both the scientist's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species'. He was recently made a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association.