Friday Night Comedy with Prince Abdi
Headliners PRINCE ABDI, ERICH MCELROY and CAROLINE MABEY (MC) plus funny guests!
£8 in advance, £10 on the door
***If you are booking for your birthday the birthday person will receive free entry and a welcome cocktail if they produce photo ID on arrival. The birthday must fall within 7 days of the night you wish to attend. Please state in your bookings notes if it is a birthday group and tell us the name of the person celebrating. Do not purchase a ticket in advance for the birthday person, only purchase tickets for the rest of the group. Mistakes will not be refunded.
Anglo-Somalian comedian from London!
Somalian-born Prince Abdi is a British comedian, actor and writer. Having moved from Somalia to London as a child, Prince draws on his migrant background to create a unique style of storytelling and comedy.
Prince was recently cast in the role of Big Man for the HBO pilot ‘Mogadishu, Minnesota’. The pilot, filmed in October 2016, was written and directed by Somali Canadian rapper/ singer K’naan Warsame and executive produced by Warsame, Kathryn Bigelow and Carolyn Strauss.
As well as being a regular on the UK comedy circuit, Prince has performed in various countries overseas including USA, Canada, Turkey, Holland, South Africa, The Emirates, France and Kenya. From January – March 2016, Prince performed as part of the Adelaide and Perth “Best Of The Edinburgh Fest” festivals. Prince has also supported Reginald D Hunter, Stephen K Amos and Dave Chappelle on their national tours, and has performed alongside Chris Rock and Louis CK.
Prince has written and starred in his own television sketches for the BBC, Comedy Central and ITV, as well as comedy and drama features. In 2015, he developed a short for BBC Three, “My First Fast”, as part of their Ramadan season. Other TV credits include Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, BBC Three’s Laughter Shock, and ITV’s FHM Stand Up Hero,. BBC’s The Wall, Channel 4’s Channel 4 Presents, BBC’s The Jason Lewis Experience and Diary of a Bad Man, Part 10.
“Original” The Guardian
“Refreshingly funny” The Stage
“Pacy, upbeat and infectious” Chortle
After moving to the UK in 2000, Erich McElroy started doing stand-up here in 2001. In 2007 Erich joined local ranks and became a British citizen. Originally from Seattle, where he earned a degree in acting and performed in sketch comedy, Erich has been gigging regularly on the London and UK circuit.
In 2006 he was part of the two-man show Brokeback Britain which received a Total Fringe Sellout Award and he returned to Edinburgh in 2010 and headlined the successful AAA Stand-up
On the circuit Erich is highly regarded for his humorous, and insightful, take on living in the UK. Erich has a natural ease with all audiences. He is resident MC of Crack Comedy Club in Kingston.
CAROLINE MABEY (MC)
Caroline Mabey is an comedian living and performing in London, her comedy is a mix of standup and sketch based comedy and she has been performing as "Caroline Mabey" since December 2005.She has animated for BBC Two's Monkey Dust and the title sequence to Little Miss Jocelyn on BBC ThreeCaroline is part of London-based Popcorn Comedy, alongside Holly Walsh and Jon Petrie.She performed in Noble and Silver's TV show Get Off Me on Channel 4 and has also appeared on The Culture Show and The One Show.Mabey is a regular on many comedy circuits such as The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Portable Comedy Club.
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