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Mates Rates Comedy #11

Sun 2 Feb, 15:30 - 17.30

Mates Rates Comedy #11 is headlined by President Obonjo supported by home-grown Reading comedy talent.

We offer an entertaining hour of comedy in Bluegrass BBQ on the first Sunday of every month for £4.00 in advance and £6.00 on the door. Mates will also be able to buy food and drink at the venue. 

Headliner: President Obonjo

President Obonjo, The Original African Dictator, is a Malcolm Hardee Award winning and increasingly successful stand-up comedian. As the larger-than-life, uber-confident, self-appointed, side-splitting dictator of 'Lafta Republic', President Obonjo has quietly been leading a comedy revolution to become the first President to take over the comedy industry by storm. He has been creating rumblings by storming New Act competitions including winning Luton Comedian of the Year, Runner-Up at Great Yorkshire Fringe and was a finalist in the Naty New Act of the Year competition 2016.

“On the face of it, it works as a well-crafted political comedy, exposing how the world has treated Africa and left much of it to suffer corrupt governments led by the likes of Obonjo. But it's the layers of context that really make this a fascinating, bewildering and painfully funny experience.” - ☆☆☆☆☆ Fringe Guru