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An Audience with President Obonjo

Wednesday
08 May
19:45
Upstairs at Covent Garden Social Club,
6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB, UK
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Doors from 7:15pm. Shows start at 7:45pm. Runtime is approx. 2 hours including intervals.

President Obonjo is an upcoming and increasingly successful standup comedian and who has been performing for the past 13 years 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 created 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 in 2016. His previous solo show, President Obonjo Stole My Identity, was performed in 2015 which received a five -star review and was also performed at Bath Comedy Festival, Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals in 2015 and 2017 to packed crowds and critical acclaim.

In 2017, he returned to Edinburgh Fringe with another show titled the Rise of the Comedy Dictator which was well received.

In 2019, he took his show Goodbye Mr President to Edinburgh Fringe Festival which was snapped up by Nextup Comedy and Amazon. In 2019, President Obonjo hit the national headlines, The Times, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror following the dispute with the BBC and E4 over the creation of a TV sitcom of an African dictator in the UK. As a result, the Justice for Obonjo movement was formed.

In 2020, He was due to return to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2020 to perform his new show Stolen which has been put on hold. Despite the challenges in the pandemic era, President Obonjo continues to create content and is involved in exciting projects with Nextup Comedy.

In 2021, he launched a podcast called, ‘If Comedians Ruled the World with President Obonjo’, the first dictator podcast in the World. In 2021 he joined TikTok and has an ever growing audience with a current number of followers now 534,000.

In 2022, he released his latest Comedy Special on ITVX called Stolen

In 2023, he returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with his show, African Zelensky

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Looking for a drink before the show? Present your tickets for entry to the Cocktail Club beneath the Arts Theatre (our building). The infamous member’s bar and cocktail lounge serves up crowd-pleasers and awe-inspiring creations that are sure to delight. Enjoy 2-for-£13 Happy Hour on all house cocktails from 4pm onwards.

Entry is strictly 18+. Under 25s must bring valid ID (photos/scans of ID are not accepted). Refunds will not be offered to those denied entry. Food from outside the venue is strictly prohibited. Cancellation and refund policy.

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