Buy Desi Central Comedy Show - Cardiff Tickets
Desi Central is back with another amazing line-up and night of
nothing but laughter with Patrick Monahan, Rahul Kohli, Eshaan Akbar
& Prince Abdi.
Audience favourite Patrick Monahan blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by his audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection!
From February 2016 the family's favourite funnyman (and occasional disco dancer) is on tour across the UK with his brand new stand-up show The Disco Years! Charged by Patrick's memories and reminiscences of being an immigrant to Great Britain, this is a laugh out loud show that is both thoughtful and smart as well as brilliantly silly!
Early in 2014 Patrick took part in the hit family entertainment series 'Splash!' (ITV) and appeared on the brand new series of 'Celebrity Squares' (ITV).
Winner of the 2011 ITV1 series 'Show Me The Funny' which led to the release of his debut DVD 'Patrick Monahan Live' (2 Entertain).
Patrick is also a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs and in addition to this he is in huge demand on the corporate circuit as an after dinner speaker and awards host.
Somalian-born Prince Abdi is a British comedian, actor and writer. Having moved from Somalia to London as a child, Prince draws on his migrant background to create a unique style of storytelling and comedy.
Prince was recently cast in the role of Big Man for the HBO pilot 'Mogadishu, Minnesota'. The pilot, filmed in October 2016, was written and directed by Somali Canadian rapper/ singer K'naan Warsame and executive produced by Warsame, Kathryn Bigelow and Carolyn Strauss.
As well as being a regular on the UK comedy circuit, Prince has performed in various countries overseas including USA, Canada, Turkey, Holland, South Africa, The Emirates, France and Kenya. From January - March 2016, Prince performed as part of the Adelaide and Perth "Best Of The Edinburgh Fest" festivals. Prince has also supported Reginald D Hunter, Stephen K Amos and Dave Chappelle on their national tours, and has performed alongside Chris Rock and Louis CK.
Prince has written and starred in his own television sketches for the BBC, Comedy Central and ITV, as well as comedy and drama features. In 2015, he developed a short for BBC Three, "My First Fast", as part of their Ramadan season. Other TV credits include Comedy Central's The World Stands Up, BBC Three's Laughter Shock, and ITV's FHM Stand Up Hero,. BBC's The Wall, Channel 4's Channel 4 Presents, BBC's The Jason Lewis Experience and Diary of a Bad Man, Part 10.
Since starting comedy in March 2014, Eshaan Akbar has established himself as an act with exciting potential.
A winner of the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2016, Eshaan has been in the finals of other prestigious competitions, including So You Think You're Funny 2014 and Laughing Horse 2014. He performs across the UK and has performed in Germany and Bangladesh. In 2016, he supported Dane Baptiste on his UK tour and did warm up work for "Micky Flanagan and Friends".
His professional career has taken him from private banking through to corporate communications via a career in local government public policy. He has previously written for The Guardian, The Times online, The Observer New Review and The Huffington Post UK. He is a member of the UK Speechwriters Guild and Fellow of the RSA.
Born and raised in East London, he is a Manchester United fan (obviously) and has torn cricketing allegiances - he fails the Tebbit test every time. He has previously dabbled in Bollywood and salsa dance choreography.
Rahul Kohli is one of the fastest rising act on the circuit. A young geordie asian man combining fierce political satire with surreal storytelling, in just a few short years, his debut solo show: Newcastle Brown Male gained critical acclaim at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival earning him a top pick of both BBC Radio 4 and the Huffington Post. It also gained him radio credits for BBC Radio 4's State of the Nation and BBC Asia Networks Big Asian Comedy Night. On top of this he has gained writing credits for other Radio 4 Shows while performing at some of the biggest clubs around the country from the Stand up North to the Comedy Store down south. In January 2017, Rahul became an award-winning comedian winning the prestigious NATYS, formerly the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Award.'