upstairs bar @
Hampstead CAFE ROUGE
38-39 Hampstead High St, London NW3 1QE
A Very Strong comedy highly
Multi Award- Winning
hip hop comedy duo
ABANDOMAN extended set
Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile. Nothing short of genius.” - Chortle.co.uk“Truly innovative” – The Guardian“ The most original act we’ve seen in a long time. Go and see them.” - Maxim.co.uk“ Killer punchlines. Note-perfect, lyrically mind-blowing hip-hop improv. Genius!” – The Stage““ A freestyle talent that is unparalleled anywhere in the market. No two shows could ever be the same as they pick out audience members and freestyle about them, with comedic timing and witty rhyming that’s so impressive it could’ve been scripted.” – TheIndependent“, Comedian“Stole the show…a revelation and a first in live comedy”- Evening Herald Ireland“As inspiring in its simplicity as it is mind-blowing in its complexity: a must see.” -Spoonfed.co.uk “An incredible rap featuring my friend Siobhan and Toby”- Daisy Lowe“A mind-boggling feat that displays his impressive mental agility to great effect” –Edinburgh Festival Magazin“ Full of energy and chutzpah”, “Dazzling”***** Gigglebeats“For the whole hour we were enthralled by a comedic mastermind at work” – Broadway Baby“Clever, quick-witted and audacious”, “Broderick’s ear-to-mouth coordination is Olympics tandard”, “sharp surefire laughs” –The Scotsman ****“It’s not long before he’s spitting genius couplets…masterfully fashioned into rave numbers, love songs or old-school rap.” “Razor sharp wit” – The List“Impressive and thoroughly entertaining”, “An hour with the Abandoman boys is like pure sunshine, be prepared for your face to ache from laughing and your hands to sting from clapping so hard.” – Hairline “Their energy is infectious” Metro
John Gordillo is a Perrier Award-nominated English director and Comedian has directed shows by the Comedian Eddie Izzard 'Resolutely acute, relentlessly smart comedy with political hues. A grown up observational comic and all round bright spark' - The Independent'
One of our finest stand ups' - The Evening Standard'
'In his own right, he’s a spectacularly creative comic, offering sets that use politics, romance and family relationships as jumping-off points for wildly ambitious social theorising and sparkily funny comedy. He produces shows that genuinely make you think in a whole new way while keeping you laughing throughout' - The Guardian'
A consummate performer with an amazing talent, passion and intellect. Intelligent moving comedy with a point' - Chortle
Press "Joe Wells is a skilled jokesmith who threads great gags through intelligent political material that, whilst razor-sharp, is never particularly angry or dark. As the first gross gags open up into smarter, topical ones it's clear that this is a tightly-structured, well thought-out set. Excellent jokes and sly political comment wrapped tightly in a neat parcel which delivers regular, powerful laughs from a delighted audience. He spins new life out of easy targets like bankers and the BNP with some wonderful imagery" British Comedy Guide "A star of the future... some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian in his early 20s" The Guardian
“Highly original, inspired and suitably different from the rest of the crowd… brilliantly crafted jokes” Comedy Central "
Joe Wells thankfully appeals to the intellect as he discusses the BNP's misunderstanding of flags, fascist propaganda and what would happen if Richard Littlejohn and a harsh comedy reviewer fought to the death. There are solid gags throughout with some unexpected and beautiful turns of phrase. Wells has clearly worked hard building his set, which is well paced, interesting, balanced and funny" Chortle "
A real venom in his delivery seemed to communicate that the numerous laughs that he manages to obtain are just positive collateral to the message he is trying to portray" Broadway Baby "
A tight confident set with some exceedingly clever moments" Fest Magazine "
A much-needed voice against hypocrisy as well as a wonderfully talented stand-up comedian, Joe Wells uses his comedy to burst a gigantic hole in the sides of homophobia, misogyny and racism while still managing to remain funny throughout" Portsmouth Evening News
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015
highly interesting funnyman
was a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014. I performed as part of the Pleasance Comedy Reserve showcase at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe (‘Hilarious.’ *****, The Mirror) and then, at the 2016 Fringe, performed as part of the Big Value: Early Show showcase for Just The Tonic. These are impressive achievements so, you know, be impressed.
Here are some quotes about me from other people.
‘A brilliant, loudly awkward set…. His material is somehow simultaneously incredibly sharply written and bluntly delivered; his routines are very funny, completely inventive, sitting perilously on the fence between allowing an audience to think they know what’s coming, and pulling something unexpectedly bizarre out of the bag.’ – Gigglebeats
‘Little’s showstopping set-piece … made an immediate impact and it was no surprise that the judges felt that that he was the front runner.’ – Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke.
‘Tom’s original style and inventive material stood out in what was a stellar night of strong performances.’ – Leicester Mercury.
‘Little displayed the unhinged offbeat qualities that won over the judges last year – and rightly so.’ – Marissa Burgess, Chortle.
MC Martin Besserman
Doors 7.30 pm Showtime 8.30 pm
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