Abandoman: Life + Rhymes - Preview

September 14, 2017 - October 27, 2017 | UK Tour

Ireland’s top comedy hip-hop improv team and Edinburgh Fringe sell-out favourites Abandoman are bringing their “raucous, expansive and relentlessly hilarious” show on a tour of the UK. Watch in awe as they create brand-new songs and narratives based entirely on the audience’s suggestions. Unparalleled in their field, Abandoman are fresh from appearing as the house band on Alan Carr’s Friday Night TV show Happy Hour, headlining comedy stages around the globe and a sell-out tour of Australia. This is their Life + Rhymes.

For this show, Abandoman bring you a fictional biopic – of epic proportions. This imaginary retrospective spans twenty years and sees the duo’s attempt to “make it” as a band in the early 90s. Not only will the audience witness the highs, lows and scandals… they will form the supporting cast every night. Over the course of the tour, Abandoman will meet rival bands, managers, fan club presidents… and numerous other roles too fantastical to conjure up before the night itself.

From the get-go, Abandoman (AKA rapper/comedian Rob Broderick and musician/vocalist Sam Wilson) have won a string of awards and the highest of international critical acclaim. They supported multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran on his UK tour, performed across The USA, Canada, Australia and Asia, enthralled audiences on Channel 4’s Alan Carr’s Happy Hour and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC1’s The One Show and BBC2′s The Stephen K Amos Show, guested on various radio shows from Nick Grimshaw (BBC Radio 1) to Christian O Connell (Absolute Radio) and held a song writing residency with Chris Moyles (Radio X).

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★★★★★ “Both wildly funny and technical incredible” THE AGE (Australia)

★★★★1/2  “The buzz of the Melbourne Comedy Festival” HERALD SUN (Australia)

★★★★ “Raucous, expansive and relentlessly hilarious” THE TIMES

★★★★ “A freestyle talent that is unparalleled anywhere… comedic timing and witty rhyming that’s so impressive it could’ve been scripted” THE INDEPENDENT

★★★★ “Clever, quick-witted and audacious…Broderick’s ear-to-mouth coordination is Olympic standard” THE SCOTSMAN

★★★★ “Fully formed and fiercely funny” THE HERALD

★★★★ “I’ve yet to see an audience not go nuts” FEST

★★★★ “An unstoppable force of nature…  a truly joyous conclusion” THE LIST

★★★★ “A totally unique and mind-blowing musical comedy experience” BROADWAYBABY

★★★★”Infectiously fun and hilarious” EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE

Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile… Nothing short of genius” CHORTLE

Truly innovative” THE GUARDIAN




Thurs 14th– Sat 16th                                 LONDON, Soho Theatre

Thurs 21st                                             MANCHESTER, Gorilla

Fri 22nd                                                  CAMBRIDGE, Junction

Sat 23rd                                     READING, South Street

Weds 27th                                              LIVERPOOL, Epstein Theatre

Thurs 28th                                              NORWICH, Arts Centre

Fri 29th                                                  LEICESTER, The Cookie

Sat 30th                                     CANTERBURY, Marlowe Theatre



Tues 3rd                                                 NOTTINGHAM, Glee Club

Weds 4th                                                BIRMINGHAM Glee Club

Fri 6th                                                    COVENTRY, Warwick Arts Centre

Mon 9th                                      GLASGOW, The Stand

Weds 11th                                              EDINBURGH, The Stand

Fri 13th                                                  NEWCASTLE, The Stand

Weds 18th                                              HULL, Fruit Space

Thurs 19th                                              LEEDS, Wardrobe

Fri 20th                                                  OXFORD, Glee Club

Thurs 26th                                              CARDIFF, Clwb Y Bach

Fri 27th                                                  BRISTOL, Hen & Chickens

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