Good Ship Comedy presents Abandoman

Good Ship Comedy presents Abandoman

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Monday 28 January 2019
20:00 - 22:45
Tickets from £5
Comedy, Date Night, Theatre/Arts
Over 18


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 four 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 this year will perform in Hong Kong, America, and numerous destinations in Europe. Their most recent 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.

“A freestyle talent that is unparalleled anywhere in the market. No two shows could ever be the same as they pick out audience members and freestyle about them, with comedic timing and witty rhyming that’s so impressive it could’ve been scripted.” Independent

“A proper party. Raucous, expansive and relentlessly hilarious.” The Times

“Clever, quick-witted and audacious”, “Broderick’s ear-to-mouth coordination is Olympic standard, sharp surefire laughs.” ★★★★ The Scotsman


Yolav is a stand-up comedian from a distant, war torn country that no longer exists due to the collapse of its government. He is currently on a tour of indefinite length due to visa complications. Having just arrived in the U.K. he is trying to break the West before the East breaks him.

Graham is his interpreter. He has no wish to be on stage, nor does he have any understanding of how comedy works.

This is their act.

“They take it down the surreal road, the path of the bizarre... and the result is gold.” Liverpool Sound & Vision

“One of the darkest hours you will see at the Fringe... There really is nothing quite like it.” Den Of Geek


Winner of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Award and with an exciting new sit-com in development, Andrea is one of the finest new writers in the country at the moment, specialising in deliciously dark and transgressive material that will have you laughing despite yourself.

“A keen writing skill…archly cynical attitude…her slick, fluid set is rich with inventive, sarcastic gags hung round an intriguing personality.” Chortle


We presume that if Marcus Brigstocke ever manages to clone himself and then shed 25 years, he'd look and sound something like Alex Kealy.  Erudite, eloquent and sharply funny, he's adept at finding jokes in intensely gnarly socio-political issues, as well as his own personal shortcomings.

“Very high on laughs. The gag-per-minute ratio for this show is impressive... clever and imaginative.” The List

“Enjoyable stage presence with shrewd comic chops.” Fest


Writer and star of the sitcom 'Nowhere Fast' (RTE) as well as her own sky comedy short (Sky Arts) and  a regular guest host of the Guilty Feminist podcast, Alison is one of the most original, innovative and exciting new acts to come out of Ireland in recent years.

"A kind of genius." Irish Times

"If you enjoyed, say, Fleabag or Sharon Horgan's stuff, you'll probably love this." Irish Independent



Standing a statuesque five foot five inches high (not in heels) and weighing in at eleven stone (on a good day) Ben is the current light-middleweight contender for compering champion of North London.

"Sharp and crafty gagsmith, a life-giving compere." Chortle

"Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.”  Huffington Post

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The Colonel Fawcett
1 Randolph Street, London, NW1 0SS

North London

Nearest station:
Camden Town (Tube)


The Colonel Fawcett The Colonel Fawcett

The Colonel Fawcett is a traditional British pub situated on Randolph Street in Camden. The venue boasts two large...



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This venue serves British, Brunch, Pub Food and Vegetarian Friendly food.


Good Ship Comedy

Good Ship Comedy is Camden Town's newest, friendliest stand-up comedy club, located at The Colonel Fawcett pub.  If you want to start the week with cheap, cheerful top quality laughs, we're the place for you! "A JOY TO GIG IN AND A JOY TO WATCH PERFORMERS GIG IN.” Aisling Bea (8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo) Every Monday night we put on ace shows featuring top headliners from the UK and international circuit plus some of the best award-winning new talent, all compered by our resident host Ben Van der Velde.   Tickets are £5 in advance and £7 on the door. Acts to have played the Good Ship include Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Jack Whitehall, Nish Kumar, Pippa Evans, Ed Gamble, Joel Dommett, Ellie Taylor, Shapphi Khorsandi, Bec Hill, Abandoman, Dane Baptiste, Mae Martin, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean and Richard Herring

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Fantastic way to spend a Monday evening! Visited The Colonel Fawcett on 2019-01-28
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Huge fun! Amazing value for a night of brilliant comedy. Visited The Colonel Fawcett on 2019-01-28
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