Emmanuel Sonubi: Emancipation

Definitely more Disney than Crime Watch. 

Emmanuel Sonubi: Emancipation

Emmanuel is so very cool, calm and casual on stage. He greets his audience like old friends and gets very familiar with those in the front row. He says he never used to be able to fight, but he better now because not every father would be OK with some comedian commenting on their son and his masturbation habits. Luckily for Emmanuel, he’s at the fringe.

Taking to the stage of the Underbelly’s Dairy Room with nothing more than a chair and a microphone, Emmanuel delivered a very intimate performance of his sell out show, Emancipation.

Covering everything from his days as a nightclub bouncer, poking old people on a cruise ship in hopes that they’re dead so he can get free ice cream, to hating his kids, the Live at the Apollo comedian had us in hysteric – even the 16-year-old he shamed and embarrassed the moment he sat down.

Emmanuel has the energy of that guy you meet on a night out and spend hours talking to because he’s just so interesting. Toeing the line between comedian and wise old uncle – and by old I mean figuratively not literally – an hour in his company felt like 10 mins. I could listen to Emmanuel do stand up all day because whether he offends you or not, he’s speaking straight up facts, which simply makes him all the funnier.

Why the show is called Emancipation I’m actually not sure, but you can catch it everyday at 18:10 at the Underbelly Dairy Room.

Read our interview with Emmanuel Sonubi here

For tickets and more information, visit edfringe.com 

Header Image Credit: Steve Ullathorne


Saskia Calliste

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Saskia is the Deputy Editor of Voice and has worked on campaigns such as International Women’s Day, Black History Month, and Anti-Bullying Week. Outside of Voice, Saskia is a published author (Hairvolution) and has guest featured in various other publications (The Women Writers’ Handbook/ Cosmopolitan/ The Highlight). She has a BA in Creative Writing and Journalism and an MA in Publishing. She is a mentor for Women of the World Global, has guest lectured at the University of Roehampton and has led seminars/panel talks on Race, Equality and Diversity. She was a 2022 Guest Judge for Dave (TV Channel) in search of the 'Joke of the Fringe'. She is 27-years-old, based in London, and loves to cook and explore new places in her spare time.


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