Comedy (stand-up)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Two
  • 17:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Live Nation in association with UTC Artist Management
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

This show has performances in multiple locations


Michael Odewale is selfish. And apathetic. And so are you. Join the fast-rising star as he tries to figure out what matters, and what's just noise, in his highly anticipated debut show. A fresh new voice known for delivering sharp, slick and beautifully executed stand-up, Odewale is set to take the comedy world by storm. Winner Best New Show Leicester Comedy Festival 2019. As seen on Stand Up Central for Comedy Central. As heard on BBC Radio 4. BBC New Comedy Award finalist. Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2018. 'Smooth, assured, more-ish' **** (Scotsman).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Access via driveway off main road.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Red Squirrel 109 days ago

Great show, lots of laugh out loud moments! Definitely recommend.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 87 days ago

It feels like Michael Odewale did not so much have an idea for an hour long show, but got an hour long slot and set about filling it with material that is more or less collectible under a 'black man in a white man's world' theme. ...

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Chortle (3/5 stars) 90 days ago

One of the more anticipated debuts of this Fringe is by Michael Odewale, who bagged the nest new show title at the Leicester Comedy Festival. But for my money, there are plenty of better debuts out there. As is often the way, it’s the material that has the most room...

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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

#BlackBearsMatter is current, funny and perceptive. As a young comedian Michael is building his profile and finessing his routine with great stead, and it I doubt it will be long before you see him gracing your TV screens.

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 96 days ago

Michael Odewale style of comedy is intimate and almost confessional. This is a fresh voice with a fresh perspective on what it is to be perceived as the threat. Being a young black man you have to be a little … Read More ...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 100 days ago

Michael Odewale wants you to know he’s selfish but he’s trying to be better. Torn between standing up for important social issues and just completing every Change.org petition from the comfort of his own bed, the comedian highlights the struggle we all face in wondering if we’re doing enough for...

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 101 days ago

Michael Odewale is a selfish man. He’s so selfish he lets people come into his show seven minutes in, and doesn’t even acknowledge that they’re being rude and then continue sitting stony-faced straight through his debut hour. It’s difficult to dislike Odewale, or even contemplate that he’s egotistical (besides the...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 109 days ago

Starting from the premise that he needs to be less selfish and show more empathy, Michael Odewale's debut hour makes the personal inherently political. Black Bears Matter is essentially a vehicle for him to make assertions about race, and to a lesser extent gender and class, undercut with a nice...

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