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Award-winning global festival headliners Abandoman create musical songs and sketches at lightening speed based on audience interaction. Come to the show, drop your suggestions in the ring and watch as Abandoman make musical magic. No two shows will ever be the same.
The last few years have seen Abandoman tour with multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran, headline comedy stages at every major UK music festival (including Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival, Leeds & Reading), host London’s St Patrick’s Day event to over 15,000 revellers in Trafalgar Square, and be named out of over 2000 acts as the Sunday Times’ “Best Musical Act” of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Abandoman perform extensively in both the UK and abroad. They have sold out runs at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, as well as performing in Hong Kong, America, and numerous destinations in Europe. Their most recent show, “Hot Desk” sold out two years in a row to a capacity audience at one of the Edinburgh Festival’s largest venues and has since toured all over the world.
“A freestyle talent that is unparalleled anywhere in the market. No two shows could ever be the same as they pick out audience members and freestyle about them, with comedic timing and witty rhyming that’s so impressive it could’ve been scripted.” Independent
“A proper party. Raucous, expansive and relentlessly hilarious.” The Times
“Clever, quick-witted and audacious”, “Broderick’s ear-to-mouth coordination is Olympic standard, sharp surefire laughs.” ???? The Scotsman
Original and provocative, Baptiste is hailed as one of the most exciting acts to break in years. The London born stand up made comedy history in 2014 as the first Black British act to be nominated for a comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his debut stand up show Citizen Dane. Following this nomination, the show enjoyed incredible success at London’s Soho Theatre completing two sold out runs with additional dates added due to phenomenal demand. His second stand up show Reasonable Doubts was again met with huge critical acclaim and performed to sold out audiences at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, with his first nationwide solo tour following in 2016. In 2018 Dane set out on a massive world tour, covering numerous territories, with his smash hit third stand up hour G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs).
His extensive TV credits include Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, Comedians Giving Lectures andTonight at the London Palladium. He has also created, written and starred in his own sitcom Sunny D, which was the first black sitcom commissioned by the BBC in 20 years.
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Abandoman create hilarious musical sketches at lightning speed live in front of their audience. No two gigs are ever the same. The project sees frontman Rob and multi-instrumentalist James Hancox reinventing hip hop in a way that appeals to even its most ardent detractors. They sold out the Edinburgh Fringe for 3 weeks in a row and were winners of the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year 2010. 'Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile. Nothing short of genius' (www.Chortle.co.uk) 'Truly innovative' (The Guardian) 'Killer punchlines. Note-perfect, lyrically mind-blowing hip-hop improv. Genius!' (The Stage) 'A star of the future!' (Time Out) 'For the whole hour we were enthralled by a comedic mastermind at work' (Broadway Baby) 'A proper party. raucous, expansive and relentlessly hilarious' (The Times).
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After growing up in '80s South-East London and surviving a post-Bush, post-racial, post-Thatcher, post-Twilight Society, Dane realised that it was a moral obligation to chronicle and in some places parody the human experience and contemporary western culture. Star of hit podcasts Dane Baptiste Questions Everything and Quotas Full. As seen on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Sunny D, Live at the Palladium…pretty much all over your TV screen. 'Brilliant' (Comedy Blogedy) 'Intelligent and genuinely hilarious' (Adam Bloom) 'Observational comedy at its finest' (The Independent) 'Baptiste is a comical genius' (www.EdFestMag.com) 'A thunderingly charismatic comic' (The Guardian).
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