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Comedy at The Railway Streatham : Streatham Festival Special : Goodbye Mr President : Esther Manito: Crusade , President Obonjo
13 October, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm£6 – £8
Streatham Festival Special : Goodbye Mr President : Esther Manito: Crusade , President Obonjo – Two Brilliant Shows Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Esther Manito: Crusade
As heard on BBC Radio 4, Esther is an exciting British-Lebanese comedian – Has history taught us nothing? Crusades don’t work! So You Think You’re Funny finalist 2017 and co-author of Don’t Panic I’m Islamic brings you her debut hour. Esther takes you on a whirlwind tour of what life is like when you can’t meet the expectations of your identity. From battling comments online to facing head-on confrontations in person, she’s not sure she wants to battle the crusade! ‘A lot of hair and a lot of talent’ (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). ‘Gritty reality… Esther tells it like it is’ (FunnyWomen.com).
“Esther Manito: Lebanese British woman, wife, mother, incredible comedian.” Edfest Magazine
“A strong debut show about identity….A comedian with keen instincts, and punchlines often delivered with a nice turn of phrase and a vivid metaphor.” Fest Mag
“Manito is an engaging and promising comic who will staunchly stand up for what she believes, and that alone makes her an interesting proposition.” – Chortle
Goodbye Mr President : President Obonjo
President Obonjo, is an up-and-coming, and increasingly successful, stand-up comedian. As the uber-confident, self-appointed dictator of Lafta Republic, he has been leading a covert comedy revolution to become the first President to take the UK comedy industry by storm. This, his third Edinburgh show, is a short, impactful story of friendship between an African dictator and an Englishman. ‘President Obonjo has everything you’d expect of a tinpot African dictator… a great comic construct’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘A fascinating, bewildering and painfully funny experience’ (FringeGuru.com). Hilarious hour in the company of an African dictator. #justiceforobonjo
Please get there much earlier if ordering food and please call The Railway to book a table for dining. Please aim to Back Function Room for reserved seats by 7.45pm.
For information on reservations please contact info@therailwaySW16.com or call us on 020 8769 9448
Doors 7.30pm Show 8.00pm. Two x Approx Hour shows with Interval. Food available until 8.00pm
Advanced £6 Tickets Available Online / From the Bar OR £8 Cash on the Door. Discount for Group Booking of 6 or more- Free ticket for the group organiser
Acts shown are correct at time of going to press. Mgmt reserve the right to change the line-up without notice.