Benjamin Bello.

Benjamin Bello

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President Obonjo to debate with Piers Corbyn

With poll numbers lower than Count Binface, Piers Corbyn in unlikely to succeed in his bid to become London mayor. But whatever the outcome, he is guaranteed a face-to-face meeting with a world leader. Sort of. For the climate change denying, anti-vaxxer brother of the former Labour leader has landed a booking at the Monkey Business Comedy Club where he will debate with President Obonjo, the self-styled militaristic leader of the Lafta Republic.

Chortle, 5th May 2021

UK Pun Championship 2021 line-up announced

The contestants have been revealed for the 2021 UK Pun Championship. Also, the finalists for Silver Stand Up Competition have been announced.

British Comedy Guide, 18th December 2020

John Fleming on podcasting with President Obonjo

Here's a chat I had last night with Malcolm Hardee Comedy Award winning performer President Obonjo aka Benjamin Bankole Bello for his podcast If Comedians Ruled The World. In the chat, I mention the Zircon satellite, which is incorrect. I think the satellite I should have mentioned was probably an ECHELON one.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 23rd November 2020

President Obonjo is under house arrest

Comedy dictator and Fringe favourite tells us how lockdown has put his rise to power on hold.

The Wee Review, 4th June 2020

President Obonjo announces his own chat show

I talked to comedy critic/judge (Scotsman newspaper, Perrier Awards, Malcolm Hardee Awards) and TV producer (Eurotrash and sundry sport and sex documentaries) Kate Copstick and 'President Obonjo' about their plans for next Sunday's recording in Copstick's Mama Biashara charity shop in Shepherd's Bush, London.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 8th September 2019

BBC & E4 'theft': A plagiarist in both their houses?

BBC Studios have become embroiled in what they are claiming is the theft both of one of their programmes and of their name by a company calling itself BBC Stewdios.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 27th August 2019

Malcolm Hardee Awards 2019 results

Sketch trio Legs, West End Producer and President Obonjo were the winners at the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 24th August 2019

Thieves at BBC nominated for a Malcolm Hardee Award

In what could be read as a two-finger sign to BBC Studios, 'President Obonjo' has today made a clean sweep in nominations for the three annual Malcolm Hardee Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 22nd August 2019