Winners of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, Musical Comedy Awards and the Adelaide Fringe Festival “Best Comedy – Newcomer” award, Abandoman create musical songs and sketches at lightening speed based on audience interaction. Come to the show, drop your suggestions in the ring and watch as Abandoman make musical magic. No two shows will ever be the same.
The last five years have seen Abandoman tour with multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran, headline comedy stages at every major UK music festival (including Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival, Leeds & Reading), host London’s St Patrick’s Day event to over 15,000 revellers in Trafalgar Square, and be named out of over 2000 acts as the Sunday Times’ “Best Musical Act” of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014.
Abandoman perform extensively in both the UK and abroad. They have sold out runs at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and this year will perform in Hong Kong, America, and numerous destinations in Europe. Their 2014 show, “Hot Desk” sold out two years in a row to a capacity audience at one of the Edinburgh Festival’s largest venues, and has since toured all over the world. Their 2016 show “Life + Rhymes” sold a landmark 10,000 tickets at the Edinburgh Festival and received numerous 5* reviews.
They have appeared as the house band on Alan Carr’s Happy Hour (C4), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4), The Al Porter Show (RTE), The Ray D’Arcy Show (RTE), BBC3′s Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, BBC2′s The Stephen K Amos Show, on Sky Arts as part of their Latitude coverage and many radio shows, including BBC Radio 1′s Fun And Filth Cabaret, alongside Paloma Faith and Nick Grimshaw.
Abandoman (rapper/comedian Rob Broderick and musician/vocalist Sam Wilson) are a favourite on the comedy, music and corporate circuits on account of their ability to interact with an audience in an unparalleled fashion. Watch your guests be turned into heroes, and watch the astonished faces of their peers as never-to-be-repeated songs captivate and enthral the crowd.