Funmbi Omotayo: Legal Immigrant

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Stand-up show starring Funmbi Omotayo performed on the following days in August 2015...

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As recently seen on BBC1's The John Bishop Show, Amused Moose Laugh Off Winner Funmbi brings his highly anticipated solo show to the Fringe. It's the story of a 10 year old boy leaving Hackney for Lagos... Delivered in his charismatically calm and collected manner, this promises to be a debut not to be missed. 'Plenty of original insights and honest home-truths to enjoy' ( 'A charming young comic... he's got the jokes to back up his charm. Soon, he could be playing to thousands' (Time Out).

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Winner of the Amused Moose Laugh off and the Leicester Square New Act of The Year, Funmbi Omotayo brings his highly anticipated debut solo show to the Edinburgh Festival, at the Gilded Balloon for the month of August.

This is the story of a 10-year-old Hackney boy, leaving London for Lagos. It's 1990, Funmbi loves his music and misses his friends. In his new home of Nigeria the local kids find his British accent hilarious, and whilst UK culture is changing - the rise of the Spice Girls, Gazza and Blair, all he really wants to know is what's happening to Kylie and Jason.

At 16 he goes back to Hackney, and has to deal with his new fellow students misconceptions of Africa, as well as another culture clash; his musical taste has moved on to New Kids On the Block and Boyzone whilst his Hackney classmates are into Public Enemy. Throughout his formative years, Funmbi was continually a fish out of water...

Funmbi Omotayo's friendly, charismatic and instantly likeable style won him the award for Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards, as well as cementing himself as a headliner on the comedy circuit - regularly playing The Comedy Store, Glee and The Boat Show.

He has appeared on Live At the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), and is also a trained actor, appearing in sketches in Tramadol Nights (Channel 4).