- Venue: Quarry Theatre
- Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
More Information on BBC Radio Asian Network Comedy
The next Asian Network Comedy night will take place at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds on Sunday 14th May and feature Sindhu Vee, Ahir Shah, Funmbi Omotayo, Ali Official & Isma Almas.
Winner of the 2014 award for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival, Ahir Shah is an exciting young, sharp and intellectual comedian.
In 2016 Ahir performed at the Adelaide Fringe as well as the Montreal Just For Laughs festival in Canada. This year Ahir returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with his hotly anticipated new show Machines. Opening to five and four star reviews, this show has cemented Ahir’s place as one of UK comedy’s finest social commentators.
Born and brought up in India, with degrees from Delhi University, Oxford University, the University of Chicago, half a PHD, a successful career in investment banking, three kids and a bizarrely gigantic Labrador, Sindhu Vee decided it was time to make her parents proud and start a career in comedy.
Ali Shahalom is a YouTuber, TV presenter, event host and public speaker. Specialising in short-form comedy, skits and vlog diaries. He has an audience of over 200,000 followers across his social platforms and his YouTube channel has garnered over 5 Million views, gaining attention from various newspapers, radio and national television.
Funmbi Omotayo’s friendly, instantly likeable style won him the award for Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards. He has since gone on to win the prestigious Leicester Square New Act of the Year competition in 2012; shortly after becoming joint winner of Amused Moose’s Laugh Off Competition in the same year.
Funmbi is creating a huge storm on the comedy circuit with tales of living in Hackney, his Nigerian roots and his hilarious day to day observations.
Isma Almas is British multi-culturalism at its best: Bradford-born and a childhood split between Pakistan and Yorkshire. Isma’s comedy is fused by her unique take on life as a British Muslim woman.
Isma won a tonne of comedy plaudits, including being a Finalist in the 2007 Funny Women Awards, and hosted the daily mid-morning show on BBC Radio Leeds prior to taking time out to adopt and raise her son.
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.Audio Described
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.Dementia-Friendly Performance
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance