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Desi Central Comedy Tour - Camden London Show
Fri 12 May 2017, 18:30 – 21:30 BST
Doors Open: 18:30 Last Entry: 19:15 Show Ends: 21:45
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Desi Central Comedy Show
After previous sell out shows around the UK Desi Central comes to The Comedy Loft - Camden, London with an amazing line-up and night of nothing but laughter.
Acts: Mickey Sharma, Don Biswas, Imran Yusuf, Rahul Kohli, Prince Abdi.
Don Biswas - his unique set combines both razor sharp one-liners, personal humour & issues coming from a middle class Indian family.
Awards and Competitons
Winner of London New Comedy Award (London Fringe Festival)
Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian Of the Year Finalist
Comedy Store King Gong Show in London
Mickey Sharma is one of the UKs leading Indian comedians who regularly plays the mainstream comedy circuit.
Mickey is an Indian that was born in Pakistan (its true!!) while his father was working for the Indian Embassy. After living in Pakistan, the family moved to Beijing, then Hong Kong, then back to India before Mickey decided to move to the United Kingdom.
Having endured various jobs like a waiter, shelf stacker, camera assistant and Bouncer, Mickey started comedy and now works as a full time comic and has travelled worldwide.
Awards / Competitions
Newbury Comedy Festival New Act finalist
Laughing Boy/Off The Kerb New Act Finalist
Winner Bath Comedy Festival New Act competition
Winner beat the frog at Frog and Bucket
Winner Winner's Final Funhouse Comedy
Winner Should I stay Should I go Funhouse Comedy
Multiple King Gong finalist at the Comedy Store
Winner King Gong
Semi Finalist FHM Stand Up Hero
+ a whole heap of other awards which he's too lazy to tell us about!
Rahul Kohli is one of the fastest rising act on the circuit. A young geordie asian man combining fierce political satire with surreal storytelling, in just a few short years, his debut solo show: Newcastle Brown Male gained critical acclaim at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival earning him a top pick of both BBC Radio 4 and the Huffington Post. It also gained him radio credits for BBC Radio 4's State of the Nation and BBC Asia Networks Big Asian Comedy Night. On top of this he has gained writing credits for other Radio 4 Shows while performing at some of the biggest clubs around the country from the Stand up North to the Comedy Store down south. In January 2017, Rahul became an award-winning comedian winning the prestigious NATYS, formerly the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Award.’
“Dripping with erudite genius” – Fest Magazine
“Kohli is not just performing for laughs; he is attempting to create some real art.” – Broadway Baby
“Slick gag machine” – Steve Bennet, Chortle,
Somalian born Prince Abdi is a British Stand-Up, actor, writer and a regular on the UK comedy circuit. His versatile and unique story telling style of comedy made him the perfect choice to support Reginald D Hunter, Stephen K Amos and Dave Chappelle on their national tours. He has also performed alongside fellow comedians Chris Rock and Louis CK.
As well as being a regular on the UK comedy circuit, Prince Abdi has performed in various countries overseas including USA, Canada, Turkey, Holland, South Africa, The Emirates, France and Kenya.
Prince has written and starred in his own television sketch for the BBC, Comedy Central and ITV, as well as comedy and drama features. He has performed on Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, BBC Three’s Laughter Shock and ITV’s FHM Stand Up Hero. His other credits include BBC’s The Wall, Channel 4’s Channel 4 Presents, BBC’s The Jason Lewis Experience and Diary of a Bad Man, Part 10.
“Refreshingly funny…” – The Stage
Imran Yusuf is renowned as a skilful raconteur who seamlessly weaves socio-political satire with heartfelt introspection in his charmingly endearing trademark styling. Languid, punchy, cheeky and utterly loveable, Imran has established himself as a truly unique voice in the world of comedy.
Imran is of East-African Indian descent, born in Mombasa, Kenya but raised in London with a brief stint studying illegally in the USA. Imran has travelled much of the world including Israel/Palestine, Jordan and Saudi Arabia during the Lebanon Crisis in 2006 in an all encompassing pilgrimage for which he quit his job and spent his savings.
Imran also speaks fluent Hindi/Urdu which has allowed him to go down a storm in the blossoming stand-up comedy scene in India and with his rich multicultural background, Imran has become an original voice that embodies the multi-cultural wealth that exists in modern Britain.
In 2010, Imran presented his debut solo show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The show, An Audience with Imran Yusuf, was part of the Laughing Horse Free Festival and it was Imran’s intention to develop his craft and material at the Fringe whilst at the same time keeping under the radar of the UK Comedy Industry and Press. However, word about the show got out and within a week Imran had gained the first of a collection of 5 star reviews, which led to him being nominated for Best Newcomer in the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 (He was the first performer from The Free Festival to be nominated in the history of the Awards). All of this whilst fasting between sunrise and sunset in observation of Ramadan.
Imran’s TV debut was also made shortly after the festival appearing on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) and the Edinburgh Comedy Fest (BBC3) broadcast in September 2010.
Imran has completed two UK tours with his solo shows “An Audience with Imran Yusuf” and “Bring The Thunder”. Imran took his third solo show “Roar of The Underdog” to the Edinburgh Festival in 2014 and is taking its sequel; “Super Roar of The Underdog Turbo X: HD Remix” to the Edinburgh Festival in 2015. Imran can also be seen as a regular member of the team-based topical comedy show; The Cutting Edge at The Comedy Store in London.
In 2015, Imran hosted the first ever “HaLOL” comedy night to celebrate the growing talent of British Muslim comedy in the UK, after which along with CEO of Unitas Communications; Muddassar Ahmed, Imran became a Director of HaLOL Entertainment, a non-profit organisation seeking to encourage participation in the arts amongst minority communities. The aspiration was to create a more accessible and inclusive comedy and arts culture, by providing spaces in which both artists and audiences of ethnic minorities feel represented and welcomed. HaLOL Entertainment organises events such as comedy nights, art competitions, and musical performances in mainstream venues, collaborating with established artists from around the world.