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Rob Broderick invites audience suggestions on almost any subject and instantly turn them into a funky hip-hop track. Dick & Dom’s house band has been hailed as ‘Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile.‘ For bigger audiences, he can work as a duo.
Rob Broderick aka Abandoman is an Irish hip-hop musical comedian. Their incredible comic performances have been described as ‘Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile - nothing short of genius.’
Rob begins by encouraging audience suggestions on almost any subject, often inviting a couple of hand-picked guests onstage. He then instantly create a funky and hilarious hip-hop track. Whether it’s films, jobs, what’s in guests’ pockets, something in the news or just favourite sweets, Abandoman take any combination of themes and weave what one Times critic referred to as ‘comedy platinum.’
Abandoman has enjoyed a week’s residency on BBC 6Music (with percussionist Camilo Tirado), has supported Ed Sheeran on tour and have become a huge hit on the comedy club and festival scene. He has appeared at Bestival, Latitude and Glastonbury, won the prestigious Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition, and been named best comedy and best newcomer at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
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I put Abandoman in front of one usually reserved technology crowd, and by the end of the evening the CEO was dancing on the table screaming for an encore. The foremost (and only) Irish ‘hip-hop improv’ act are a must for any audience with even the tiniest capacity for fun. Book them now! JLA Agent Siobhan Jackman
The JLA Real Variety Show 2010