Rob Broderick is a multi-award winning comedian and phenomenally talented freestyle comedy rapper. Rob performs with James Hancox as 'Abandoman' and in February 2013, their debut performance in Australia won them a Best Comedy nomination and a Best Newcomer award at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Abandoman supported the multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran on his sell-out UK tour, culminating in two nights at London's Brixton Academy. They have appeared on BBC3′s Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, BBC2′s The Stephen K Amos Show, Sky Arts Latitude coverage and various radio shows, including BBC Radio 1′s Fun And Filthy Cabaret. They have stormed numerous festivals such as Bestival, Latitude, Altitude, Rockness, Glastonbury, Hop Farm and V Festival, they have opened for several comedy and music acts such as Micky Flanagan, Tommy Tiernan and DJ Yoda, performed at the 2010 Brits after-party and hosted the 2012 St. Patricks Day event in Trafalgar Square, entertaining 10,000 St Paddy’s Day revellers!
After several years cutting a truly original path between rap music and comedy, Abandoman will be innovating mixtape mash-ups and futuristic jams live on stage, using the history of hip-hop as their blueprint and you as their inspiration. From Kanye to Jay Z, from country to funk, this show will contain musical, lyrical and comical scenes of a seriously awesome nature. The show is more mind blowing, interactive, word bending lyrical genius from Ireland’s top comedy hip hop improv team. Following a total sell-out Fringe in 2012, Abandoman performs this year as a full live band and Moon Rock Boombox will be their biggest ever run, verifying their ever-growing status as one of comedy’s most esteemed artists.
★★★★★ “For the whole hour we were enthralled by a comedic mastermind at work” BROADWYBABY.COM
★★★★★ “A gloriously uncynical, party-starter of a show” LONDONISFUNNY.COM
★★★★★ “Abandoman’s talent really has to be seen to be believed” GIGGLEBEATS.CO.UK
★★★★ “So clever, quick-witted and audacious” THE SCOTSMAN
★★★★“In short: there are not many shows like Abandoman's… great stuff” CHORTLE
★★★★ “Astounding… well-structured and galvanising” SPOONFED.CO.UK
★★★★ “Impressive and thoroughly entertaining… be prepared for your face to ache from laughing” HAIRLINE.ORG.UK
★★★★ “Superb… very likely someone you will be seeing everywhere in the future” EDINBURGH SPOTLIGHT
"Truly innovative" THE GUARDIAN
"The most original act we've seen in a long time. Go and see them" MAXIM
"Killer punch lines. Note-perfect, lyrically mind-blowing hip-hop improv. Genius!" THE STAGE
"A star of the future!” TIME OUT
"A freestyle talent that is unparalleled anywhere in the market with comedic timing and witty rhyming that's so impressive it could've been scripted" THE INDEPENDENT
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Sara Shulman is the Founder and Editor of Comedy Blogedy, TEDxUCL speaker on 'The Power of Funny', former Head of Comedy at UCLU Rare FM and produces the Humour Me Comedy Podcast. Sara is also a Classics Undergraduate at UCL and occasionally gigs on the comedy circuit.