Robby is a small ex-Hasidic queer Jewish stand-up comedian, writer, and true original.
She can currently be seen as the breakout of Verified Stand-Up, Netflix’s new selection of next generation stand-up comedians. New York Times compares her ‘bulldozing stand-up to Larry David because of her mountain-out-of-a-molehill kvetching, but her hilarious rage over people who complain about interruptions during a conversation makes her sound like a modern lesbian Andrew Dice Clay’.
‘Hoffman’s ability to spout funny remarks almost on command is most remarkable’
Robby was named one of Vulture’s Top Comedians to Watch, one of Comedy Central’s Up Next comedians, and was on Conan O’Brien’s Comics to Watch list. She has performed numerous times at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival and has twice headlined the New York Comedy Festival. She recorded her first one-hour stand up special I’m Nervous in Toronto, available on CraveTV, and can also be seen in this year’s History of the World on Hulu.
Also a favourite of The Times is her podcast, Too Far (with Rachel Kaly) which is described as an ‘addictive listen’, and that ‘truly great comedy emerges from combustible hostility, discord and a melodramatic sense of conflict’.
Top Comedians to Watch 2023 | Vulture
The 10 Best Comedians of 2023 | Paste Magazine
Comedy Central’s Up Next Comedians 2019 | Comedy Central
Comics to Watch List 2018 | Conan O’Brien