​​Abandoman: Life + Rhymes

The Lonely Island meets Irish freestyle rapping.

​​Abandoman: Life + Rhymes

This show can only be described as the Irish equivalent of The Lonely Island, Rob and Sam freestyling from everything and anything the audience throws at them. The pair are back again at the Udderbelly stage for an amazing night of rap, music and laughter. These are the life and rhymes of Rob, and his story as a successful rap artist in Ireland and his search for his estranged father. Rob and his friend Sam joined to form Abandoman to become the 'best in the game'.

Apart from the scripted narrative, most of the gags they perform are completely spontaneous. The level of energy in this performance was high from the beginning and got the standing ovation it deserved. If you like getting up on stage and joining in the fun then this is the show for you.

It was amazing how they were able to make the best out of some of the most random things and they quickly came up with some pretty good rhymes and references; there were stories of McDonalds, going to New York to be a finance manager - sounds dull, it gets much weirder. There was a song about having an addiction to all types of nuts and how Pikachu (a guy in a Pikachu onesie) helped him through his addiction. With these guys, the weirder the better.

Overall one of the best acts I've seen so far. Well performed, well produced, well enjoyed.

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Abandoman is on at the Udderbelly until 29 August (exc. 15, 22 August) at 8.45pm. Find out more on the Fringe website.


Idriss Assoumanou

Idriss Assoumanou Contributor

Idriss is a Film Maker and photographer based in Birmingham. He has directed and produced many films over the years and has mentored a lot of people on their first journey into film making. He likes to write articles based on art and creativity, like his industry 'how to…' guides, where he explains and shares his experiences in film making and other areas. He also films and edits professional showreel scenes for actors to add to their portofio.

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