Funmbi Omotayo
Funmbi Omotayo

Funmbi Omotayo

  • Actor and stand-up comedian

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Channel 4 launches Jokes Only A ... Can Tell series

Channel 4 has ordered the online series Jokes Only A ... Can Tell, showcasing Muslim, disabled, Jewish, Nigerian and lesbian acts.

British Comedy Guide, 16th May 2022

Sunday Service With Ola - review

As befitting its title, Ola's Sunday Service appropriates the trappings of a religious ceremony, not least the order of service handed out to the 'congregation' which breaks the show down into sessions such as 'prayer box' and 'closing hymn'.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 5th June 2018

UK comedy streaming service NextUp launches

NextUp, a new online streaming platform for stand-up shows which has been labelled 'a Netflix for UK comedy', has launched. Fans can access the service via a free trial, then £3.50 a month.

British Comedy Guide, 15th November 2016

Camden Comedy Club birthday gig review

Free burgers, prosecco, ice cream and, of course, birthday cake were dished out to create a party spirit... though it was barely needed: the audience on a mundane Tuesday night was as bawdy as many a weekend club.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 26th October 2016

Review: Funmbi Omotayo

Omotayo is good gag writer: some of the material is slightly London centric which may not travel as he tours the country, but the material is funny and thought provoking at the same time. However the main strength of the show lies in Omotayo: he has a warm, friendly demeanour; he isn't shouty, preachy or in-your-face like so many comics. It's a gentle, easy going delivery which certainly is certainly the main strength. With a few more gags and a little less London based material Omotayo could be one of the future stars of the future.

Matt Forrest, The Reviews Hub, 9th May 2016

Fringe Q&As: Funmbi Omotayo

Funmbi Omotayo on Kevin Bridges, shortbread and his Fringe show.

The Herald, 24th August 2015

Interview: Funmbi Omotayo, Legal Immigrant

A chat with Funmbi Omotayo.

Alice Carr, Fresh Fringe, 9th August 2015

Funmbi Omotayo answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Fresh from BBC One's The John Bishop Show, stand-up Funmbi Omotayo is performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.

British Comedy Guide, 7th August 2015

Funmbi Omotayo: Legal Immigrant

Funmbi Omotayo's friendly, charismatic and instantly likeable style won him the award for Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards. After a shaky start to this extended interview, Martin Walker and Funmbi settle down to a good chat about comedy and about fitting in.

Martin Walker, Broadway Baby, 3rd August 2015

Funmbi Omotayo: Harrods porter turned Hackney gagster

After a storming five-minute spot on The John Bishop Show, Funmbi Omotayo is hitting Edinburgh with his debut solo hour, Legal Immigrant. It's the tale of his family's move from Hackney to Lagos - and back again.

Paul Fleckney, The Guardian, 30th July 2015

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