Desi Central Comedy Show - Harrow
Harrow Arts Centre, Harrow.
This event is for over 16s only - No refunds will be issued for under 16s.
After previous sell out shows around the UK Desi Central returns to Harrow Arts Centre with an amazing line-up and night of nothing but laughter.
Eshaan Akbar has established himself as an act with exciting potential. Winner of the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2016, Eshaan has been in the finals of other prestigious competitions. He performs worldwide & his professional career has taken him from private banking through to corporate communications via a career in local government public policy.
Emily Lloyd-Saini is a Nottingham born stand up comedian, writer and actor, based in London. Emily trained at the Oxford school of Drama, graduating in 2010. In 2011 she made it to the finals of the Funny Women stand up competition and now, between acting jobs, she regularly performs at and MC’s stand-up comedy nights across London. She was a quarter finalist in the ‘BBC New Comedy Awards’ in 2011 and a member of improv group, ‘Battleacts’. Emily’s first hour long stand up show ‘Is This Part of The Show?’ debuted at Edinburgh Fringe 2016, as did her first sketch show ‘Static’ as double act EGG. Both shows were nominated and shortlisted for the ‘Funny Women Best Female Show Award’.
Inder Manocha has performed stand-up comedy all over the world since 2000. He has played all the major comedy venues across the country, from the Comedy Store to Jongleurs to the Hackney Empire. He has made successful appearances with the Comedy Store’s critically acclaimed ‘Cutting Edge’ team (improvised comedy on topical issues). He won the EMMA Award (Ethnic Multicultural Media Award) for Best Comedy/Comedian, beating Meera Syal, Lenny Henry and Three Non-Blondes.
Aatif Nawaz is an award-winning British-Pakistani television presenter and stand-up comedian. He has also won acclaim for his acting, filmmaking, radio presenting and writing.
One of the most respected acts on the circuit, Aatif has built a reputation as one of the most popular British-Asian comics in the UK.
In 2014, Aatif performed his debut solo 60 minute comedy show 'Talk Roti To Me' in front of 4 sell out crowds at the iconic Leicester Square Theatre in London.
This was followed up by Aatif's critically acclaimed 'Muslims Do It 5 Times A Day' comedy show which played to 11 sell-out audiences in London's West End.
A trained actor, Aatif has featured in notable roles in Mark Austin's Real Crime and Peep Show. As a bilingual actor, Aatif has also appeared in the Urdu-language series Lehrein and the film Majboor. He also wrote, directed and starred in the Urdu television series 'Bahir Waalay'.
Somalian-born Prince Abdi is a British comedian, actor and writer. Having moved from Somalia to London as a child, Prince draws on his migrant background to create a unique style of storytelling and comedy.
Prince was recently cast in the role of Big Man for the HBO pilot ‘Mogadishu, Minnesota’. The pilot, filmed in October 2016, was written and directed by Somali Canadian rapper/ singer K’naan Warsame and executive produced by Warsame, Kathryn Bigelow and Carolyn Strauss.
As well as being a regular on the UK comedy circuit, Prince has performed in various countries overseas including USA, Canada, Turkey, Holland, South Africa, The Emirates, France and Kenya. From January – March 2016, Prince performed as part of the Adelaide and Perth “Best Of The Edinburgh Fest” festivals. Prince has also supported Reginald D Hunter, Stephen K Amos and Dave Chappelle on their national tours, and has performed alongside Chris Rock and Louis CK.
Prince has written and starred in his own television sketches for the BBC, Comedy Central and ITV, as well as comedy and drama features. In 2015, he developed a short for BBC Three, “My First Fast”, as part of their Ramadan season. Other TV credits include Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, BBC Three’s Laughter Shock, and ITV’s FHM Stand Up Hero,. BBC’s The Wall, Channel 4’s Channel 4 Presents, BBC’s The Jason Lewis Experience and Diary of a Bad Man, Part 10.