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We chat to Abandoman about his forthcoming London gigs – including at the Udderbelly Festival.

What’s the show about?
It’s a freestyle hip-hop comedy show – an improvised performance with improvised songs.

Do you get strange requests?
All the time for freestyle. We did a gig for a business company who asked us to sit in on on their annual meeting and then surmise the minutes in a rap song.

Weirdest show you’ve done?
We did one on a bus at 9am for a stag do. We were told not to tell anyone on the bus that we were entertainers, so people thought we were just a couple of other guys on the stag do. When we started performing, everyone thought we were just really over-eager!

Where did the name come from?
It started at a show at the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2008. I was originally a one-man band – ‘a band of man’ – and it just kind of stuck.

ROFL & LOL Comedy, The Finsbury, N4 1BY.
Wed, Apr 11. Free.
Tube: Manor House

Udderbelly Festival, Belvedere Road, SE1 7GP.
Apr 13 & May 11. £15.50.
Tube: Waterloo


INTERVIEW: Abandoman on hip-hop comedy and weird gigs
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