After several years cutting a truly original path between rap music and comedy, Abandoman are stepping up their award-winning game. Now performing as a full band, they'll innovate mixtape mashups 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. Are you ready to take the trip? **** 'Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Truly innovative' (Guardian).
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Full press release
Prepare yourselves this August for more mind blowing, interactive, word bending lyrical genius from Ireland's top comedy hip hop improv team as they step up the festival game for a full month's run at the Udderbelly. Following a total sell-out Fringe in 2012, Abandoman performs this year as a full live band and Moonrock Boombox will be their biggest ever run, verifying their ever-growing status as one of comedy's most esteemed artists.
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.
Last year saw Abandoman support multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran[/i] on his sell-out UK tour, culminating in two nights at London's Brixton Academy. In February this year, their debut performance in Australia won them a Best Comedy nomination and a Best Newcomer award at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. They have appeared on BBC Three′s Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, BBC Two′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!