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Comedy Night with President Obonjo
March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BGU Comedy Night with President Obonjo
Thu, 12 March 2020, 7pm
Students Union, Bishop Grosseteste University
President Obonjo, The Original African Dictator, is a Malcolm Hardee Award winning and increasingly successful stand-up comedian. As the larger-than-life, uber-confident, self-appointed, side-splitting dictator of ‘Lafta Republic’, President Obonjo has quietly been leading a comedy revolution to become the first President to take over the comedy industry by storm.
He has been creating rumblings by storming New Act competitions including winning Luton Comedian of the Year, Runner-Up at Great Yorkshire Fringe and was a finalist in the Naty New Act of the Year competition 2016.
What the press have said:
“It’s a great comic construct, with lots of seized opportunities for playing with the clichés” – Steve Bennett, Chortle
“There was the potential of that high-status, comedy bomb-proof kind of character that Alexis Dubus has created so successfully with Marcel Lucont.” – Ben Veneables, Londonist
“This hour-long show was a revelation… Not at all what I was expecting.” – John Fleming
“On the face of it, it works as a well-crafted political comedy, exposing how the world has treated Africa and left much of it to suffer corrupt governments led by the likes of Obonjo. But it’s the layers of context that really make this a fascinating, bewildering and painfully funny experience.” – ☆☆☆☆☆ Fringe Guru
“Lineup subject to change”.
£1 for BGU Staff and Students!!
£6 for general public!!