Sat 15th Dec at 8:00pm
Monkey Business Comedy Club Christmas Show
@ Sir Richard Steele, London
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Monkey Business Comedy Club Christmas Show: Daliso Chaponda, Michael Fabbri, Abandoman, Martin Besserman
Please visit www.monkeybusinesscomedyclub.co.uk for further information and tickets.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Daliso is a versatile African comedian equally comfortable talking politics, romance, filth or religion. As such, he has performed in such diverse venues as churches, casinos, strip clubs and sports bars and was a finalist on Britain's Got Talent 2017. He has lived in countries where the press is not allowed to criticize the government, and in others with no libel laws where they can say anything. He has been both a journalist and a jaded newsreader.
Daliso has appeared at many festivals that have included Melbourne, Edinburgh, Singapore and Cape Town Festivals. He is also a prolific fiction writer and has had his science fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy fiction published in numerous magazines and anthologies. He also co-wrote a play that aired on BBC Radio 4.
'Full of extravagant gestures and impassioned speeches. He inspires whoops and cheers from his watchers. Highly recommended' (BBC)
'A joy to listen to. Provocative, poignant and ultimately hilarious' (The Guardian)
'I laughed so much I thought I'd pass out!' (The List)
'It takes a special kind of act to work on both sides of the Atlantic (as well as across Africa), but it seems an easy transition as he compels the crowd with his racial and socially insightful comedy' (News and Star, Carlisle)
'Absolutely [took] the roof off the place. Brilliant, brilliant act' (The Frog and Bucket).
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Laid-back Londoner Michael Fabbri whose hilarious stories and brilliant writing have made him one of the most highly-rated acts on the circuit.
With a dark and honest approach to some of life's more touchy subjects, he manages to effortlessly slip between some harsh controversial topics to light-hearted silliness to make for a refreshingly eclectic and brilliantly funny act.
Nominated best club comic Chortle Awards 2012.
'Intelligence in spades... consummate idiot savant' (The List)
'... exceptionally funny... extremely sharp... hugely enjoyable' (The Scotsman)
'An absolutely superb circuit headliner' (London Is Funny)
'Startlingly insightful' (The Guardian)
'Hilarious, Clever, sick and completely unrepeatable' (BBC Online)
'One of the best up-and-coming acts around' (Chortle).
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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' (http://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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Venue: Sir Richard Steele
→ Hampstead Heath 9 min walk
→ Belsize Park 4 min walk