THANKS SECOND CITY!

Comedy Blogedy and Angel Comedy first invited Second City to teach and perform in London just over a year ago and what a dream it’s been over the past two weeks to see classes bursting with improv talent ready to be nurtured. From complete beginners learning the very basics of improv right through to the advanced level classes,…

Interview with Rob Broderick (Abandoman)

Rob Broderick is a multi-award winning comedian and phenomenally talented freestyle comedy rapper. Rob performs with James Hancox as ‘Abandoman’ and in February 2013, their debut performance in Australia won them a Best Comedy nomination and a Best Newcomer award at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Abandoman supported the multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran on his sell-out…

Review: Abandoman & Friends, Kings Place, London

AbandomanWhat better way to start the Really Lovely Comedy one-off special than an MC who comes on stage and shouts “Let’s tear the shit off the roof!” Naz Osmanoglu bounded on stage with enough energy to power all the electricity in both the Kings Place and the Guardian building next door. Delivering a few bits of material at the beginning of the show about being half-Turkish and half-English, this sparked off his audience interaction upon which all his material centred around each time he came on stage. Picking on one audience member with, and I quote, “I’m sticking with you because you have potential” his inkling was right as the “software developer” was also a part time swing dancer who happily proceeded to get up on his chair with the lady next to him and start to swing dance! But not only does Osmanoglu have a special comic skill, which is to be able to base all the jokes in the show around the audience – and make them funny and clever! – but he ran with each joke with the tone of a sports commentator describing his favourite sports team about to score a goal and the energy of the sports player about to score that goal. A fantastic compere for the whole evening!