Goodbye Mr President

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Goodbye Mr President. President Obonjo, is an up-and-coming, and increasingly successful, stand-up comedian. As the uber-confident, self-appointed dictator of Lafta Republic, he has been leading a covert comedy revolution to become the first President to take the UK comedy industry by storm. This, his third Edinburgh show, is a short, impactful story of friendship between an African dictator and an Englishman. 'President Obonjo has everything you’d expect of a tinpot African dictator… a great comic construct' ( 'A fascinating, bewildering and painfully funny experience' ( Hilarious hour in the company of an African dictator.

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Tom Pegrum 57 days ago

The show was great overall and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The president himself is a fantastic character and had plenty of excellent lines that had the audience in stitches. The story about Chris was heartfelt and funny, although perhaps a little lacking in jokes in places. A great show and I highly recommend it though. I'm excited to see where The President takes his show next!

Daniel Merritt 61 days ago

Tonight I visited the Edinburgh Fringe The Voodoo Rooms - Bar, Restaurant & Function Rooms in Edinburgh to vist a very close friend of mine, Mr President Obonjo - (Obonjo Comedian).

His show this year was focused on my best friend who lost his fight against lung cancer Chris Ring. The show started with his traditional way of an African dictatorship and touched based shortly after grabbing the audience attention to Chris.

His words touched base to the moment I met the president in the hospital, to the journey of me calling him to inform him Chris had sadly lost his fight. The president touches this in his show to which I cry, remembering the call.

The president continues to hold the audience attention by bringing them a sense of love and life together with the feeling of a connection to his audience.

Throughout his performance Chris is remembered for who he was & to his amazing character. As his fifth friend in the act, I can only laugh & as our mutual friend remembers such a hard time in our lifes.

I wont give the full details of this MUST WATCH show but as one of Chris's best friends, I can only promise it will not disappoint.

Laughter, love and a true connection between performer and audience which is rare. An amazing show mr president!

You did Chris proud.

James Falconer 65 days ago

I can see there is a great character here and this year's show has a gritty edge to it. Audience participation carries risks, I have seen a couple of shows destroyed when it goes wrong, once in the exact same venue. Unfortunately, Saturday's performance was somewhat derailed when some folk tried to 'help' the performer.

Top marks to Mr President for keeping the show on track and gave a top class performance.

Keith Prince 68 days ago

The President is back! Plenty of laughs but also a very poignant message which tempers the President's tyrannical rule. Great and original comic creation, long live President Obonjo!

MS 69 days ago

A good show with plenty of laughs, but also a meaningful story and message to take home

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 72 days ago

President Obonjo begins this gig with the usual uniquely militaristic routine:  Making the audience stand for extended periods of reverence whilst he barks at the them from the back of the room.  He singles out individuals for special attention, and of course leads everyone in a recitation of the Lafta...

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