Two great religions. Two great comedians. The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf – both stars of their own BBC shows – are joining forces in the most-unlikely double-act since Kermit and Miss Piggy (who neither Ashley and Imran can eat!) Originally brought together by a passion for the same football team, the pair are travelling the UK uniting people of every faith and none for an evening of laughter.
Ashley Blaker is an incredibly gifted stand-up comedian. He has previously performed two sell-out tours of the UK (Ungefiltered and Meshuga Frum) to great acclaim and toured his comedy across Israel and South Africa. He started his takeover of the USA with a sell-out show at New York’s Gramercy Theatre and followed this with a five week Off-Broadway run at the Jerry Orbach Theater which was featured by both the New York Times and New York Post.
Imran Yusuf is renowned as a skilful raconteur who seamlessly weaves socio-political satire with heartfelt introspection in his charmingly endearing trademark styling. He has completed two UK tours with his solo shows An Audience with Imran Yusuf and Bring the Thunder. Imran took his third solo show Roar of the Underdog to the Edinburgh festival in 2014 and took its sequel; Super Roar of the Underdog Turbo X: HD Remix to the Edinburgh Festival in 2015.
Tour Dates May – June 2019:
15th May Didcot: Cornerstone www.cornerstone-arts.org/ / 01235 515144
16th May Maidenhead: Norden Farm norden.farm/ / 01628 788997
19th May Sheffield: The Leadmill www.leadmill.co.uk/ / 0114 2727040
21st – 22nd May Radlett: The Radlett Centre http://www.radlettcentre.co.
23rd May Harrow: Arts Centre www.harrowarts.com/ / 020 37737161
29th May Bedford: Quarry Theatre www.quarrytheatre.org.uk/ / 01234 362269
30th May Bristol: Hen & Chicken www.henandchicken.com/ / 0117 9663143
11th June Leeds: Carriageworks www.carriageworkstheatre.co.
12th June Bradford: Alhambra www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/ / 01274 432000
13th June Leicester: Curve www.curveonline.co.uk/ / 0116 2423595
16th June Salford: Lowry thelowry.com/ / 0843 2086003
19th June Milton Keynes: The Stables stables.org/ / 01908 280800
20th June Birmingham: MAC macbirmingham.co.uk/ / 0121 4463232
24th – 25th June London: JW3 www.jw3.org.uk/ / 020 74338988