San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Cap Foundation presents the Comedy Night - A fundraising evening for the destitute people of Bangladesh
Date: 28th February 2017
Doors Open at 7pm
LUTON: Venue Central, Leagrave Road, Bedfordshire, LU2 1RJ
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£20 Single tickets | £150 for table of 10
3 course Dinner prepared by - Venue Central (Luton)
Live comedy performances by: Prince Abdi | Ehsaan Akbar | Bilal Zafar and many more....
Auction & Fundraising by - Rahim Jung
In 2007, Abdi won the Your Comedy Star competition at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He was also nominated "Best Newcomer" in the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards,and came third in the Revels Chortle Student Comedy Awards. In 2011, Abdi came joint second in The Barbican Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition. He has performed at some of the more established comedy clubs on the United Kingdom circuit, including Hackney Empire, Edinburgh Festival (2007), Trafalgar Square (Eid in the Square), Jongleurs (Various), The Comedy Store. Besides the UK, Abdi has also done stand-up shows in Canada, the United States, Holland, Northern Ireland, Kenya and Turkey. Additionally, Abdi has done various tours with other Muslim comedians. In July 2008, he performed at the Islam Expo in Olympia, London. In July 2011, he toured four UK cities in the Peace Youth and Community Trust's (PYCT) first Muslim Comedy Tour.
WINNER: Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2016
FINALIST: So You Think You’re Funny 2014
FINALIST: Laughing Horse 2014
RUNNER-UP: Golden Jester 2014
Since starting comedy in March 2014, Eshaan Akbar has established himself as an act with exciting potential.
A winner of the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2016, Eshaan has been in the finals of other prestigious competitions, including So You Think You’re Funny 2014 and Laughing Horse 2014. He has performed across the UK and in Germany and Bangladesh. In 2016, he supported Dane Baptiste on his UK tour.
In 2016, Eshaan performed at the Edinburgh Festival in both CKP’s The Lunchtime Special (12.30pm, The Tron) and Eshaan Akbar & Friends (10.45pm, Gilded Balloon).
His professional career has taken him from private banking through to corporate communications via a career in local government public policy. He has previously written for The Guardian, The Times online, The Observer New Review and The Huffington Post UK. He is a member of the UK Speechwriters Guild and Fellow of the RSA.
Born and raised in East London, he is a Manchester United fan (obviously) and has torn cricketing allegiances – he fails the Tebbit test every time. He has previously dabbled in Bollywood dance choreography.
Bilal Zafar was nominated for Best Newcomer for his debut show at the Edinburgh fringe 2016. Winner new Act of 2016 (previous Hackney Empire new act of the year). Bilal joined the company of previous winners such as Stewart Lee, Ardal O’Hanlon, Joe Wilkinson and Linda Smith. 2015 he was the runner up at the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year competition. He has appeared on BBC3, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network, and has written for The Independent.
“witty and absorbing…highly entertaining. I look forward to whatever Zafar cooks up next”
Dominic Maxwell, The Times
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