ASHLEY BLAKER AND IMRAN YUSUF:
11th June Leeds: Carriageworks
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 performed on five continents including tours of the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Israel and Australia. Last Summer he completed a five week run Off-Broadway which was featured by both the New York Times and New York Post. He then followed this up with a sold-out run of his debut show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He is the first Orthodox Jewish comedian to be given his own BBC show – Ashley Blaker’s Goyish Guide To Judaism– which has been recommissioned and will return in 2019.
Imran Yusuf is renowned as a skillful 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 Remixto the Edinburgh Festival in 2015.
To book visit: www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk or call: 0113 3760318