The Hebden Bridge Comedy Club returns to The Old Gate, Hebden Bridge, on Sunday (September 8) with one of comedy’s fastest rising stars headlining the show.
Imran Yusuf is fast making a name for himself as a comedy powerhouse and despite a comparatively short comedy career his television appearances already include Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow , The Edinburgh Comedy Fest and The Imran Yusuf Show.
A festival spokesperson said: “Fast and furious yet charmingly endearing, his is a unique voice in the comedy world with his stinging, lyrical street-slang verbiage and super-high energy performance.
“He seamlessly switches between styles with graceful fluidity, repeatedly delivering heavy-weight punch lines with enormous panache. His seemingly light-hearted satire is mixed with hard-hitting topical commentary on contemporary issues that culminate into a tour de force of comedy offering an all-embracing sentiment in his trademark styling.”
Born in Mombasa, Kenya and raised in the UK with a brief stint at school in the USA, Imran has also travelled much of the world. Imran’s material has been inspired by this rich multicultural background, giving him a youthful, energetic and highly original voice that embodies the multi-cultural wealth that exists in modern Britain.
“Imran Yusuf’s show heralds the birth of a new comedy star.” Time Out
“His happy, positive personality leaves them feeling uplifted, energised and privileged to have had An Audience with Imran Yusuf.” Chortle
London’s Marc Lucero opens the show and resident compere Martin Mor returns after his successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Admission is £8 to see both shows, with advance tickets advised. For tickets go to the Old Gate or visit www.hebdenbridgecomedy.co.uk.