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Matthew’s Back Yard

April 3, 2015.8:00 pm-10:00 pm


All new monthly comedy event, on the first Friday of every month, featuring some of the hottest up and comers on the circuit, hosted by the controversial Dick Coughlan.

All tickets are available online here at our box office: https://events.matthewsyard.com/box-office

Doors open 8pm

£10 / Concessions £7 (members, oap, student)

Omar Hamdi

Comedy at Matthews Yard
Comedy at Matthews Yard

Fresh from a national tour supporting Russell Kane, various TV appearances, and presenting for Radio 2, Omar Hamdi is ‘just what the comedy scene has been crying out for’ (Daily Telegraph).

As a high-energy, affable Welsh-Egyptian comic, Omar makes the personal political and the political personal, with a disarming every-man charm.

Omar is currently preparing a brand new show for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is a headline act at clubs around the UK and overseas, including Avalon Comedy Network venues.

As a presenter he has hosted corporate events for clients including Ernst & Young, Glaxomithkline and Oxfam.

A talented comic commentator…one to look out for’ (National Union of Journalists, The Journalist Magazine)

President Obonjo
President Obonjoof Lafta Republic has been performing stand-up comedy since 2010.  The President is a comedy character, whose set combines political and personal story lines (drawing on his alter ego’s experiences and influences as a British Nigerian), the impact of Social media on his life, and the nonsense of modern life.  He is a bit of a charmer in his Field Marshal’s unifor.

Luton Comedian of the Year 2013
Beat the Gong at the Comedy Store October 2013
Beat the Frog in Manchester 2013
Bath Comedy Gladiators 2013
Hastings Comedian of the Month 2013

“Obonjo’s future is bright in the comedy world, it is blinding. “Geoff Schumann
“Extremely talented comic, and has a bright future in the comedy scene.” Ron Hollingsworth
“Judging by the opening performance of the first Lafta Republic comedy show, this is one head of state who delivers what he promises.” (Herts Advertiser)
“President Obonjo has been an act and compere at three of my pro/ semi-pro comedy nights, returning by popular demand; he is at home in a rural pub as in a posh town theatre.  Audiences love his charm, cheekiness and unique take on life as a ‘comedy dictator! Book him before he’s famous!” (Fred Ferenczi)
“Brilliantly crafted….” Chris Hall
“The President is a spectacle and should not be missed, you will be blown away by his energy of this well established comedian, and he became my President that night.” Dave Greaves

President Obonjo has gigged all over the UK, including at:
Soho Comedy Club, Comedy Cafe, Marlborough Comedy Night, Encore Comedy Club, Comedy Untapped, Piccadilly Comedy Club, Platinum Comedy Club, Comedy Factory, UK Comedy Festival, One Night Stand ,Laughing Pod,  Lafta Republic Comedy Show, Comedy Store.


April 3, 2015
8:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard
1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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