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Desi Central Comedy Tour - Cardiff Show
Mon 1 May 2017, 18:30 – 22:00 BST
After previous sell out shows around the UK Desi Central comes to The Glee Club Cardiff with an amazing line-up and night of nothing but laughter.
Acts: Mickey Sharma, Patrick Monahan, Omar Hamdi, Hyde Panaser, Prince Abdi
Desi Central audience favourite and regular host Patrick Monahan brings high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material
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!
Omar Hamdi joins the Desi Central line up
Omar Hamdi is a high-energy, affable Welsh-Egyptian comic, Omar makes the personal political and the political personal, with a disarming every-man charm.
Presenter on BAFTA-winning BBC One Show
Radio 2 presenter.
Several different appearances on BBC 3.
Support Act for Russell Kane
Press quote: 'Just what the comedy scene has been crying out for' - Daily Telegraph
Omar Hamdi is “just what the comedy scene has been crying out for” - The Daily Telegraph.
Hyde Panaser is founder of Humili-Asian, which offers a platform for comedy acts who want to test a stage of all levels. When it comes to comedy he considers everyone a target, his observational storytelling style takes you on a journey of numerous subjects to dealing with the different cultures he comes across living a multicultural lifestyle – at home with his parents! Hyde is in the process of writing his debut show “99 Problems But My Beard Ain’t One” in which he looks at the social perceptions towards someone who looks like him.
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