WINNER: Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2016 FINALIST: So You Think You’re Funny 2014 FINALIST: Laughing Horse 2014 RUNNER-UP: Golden Jester 2014
Since starting comedy in March 2014, Eshaan Akbar has established himself as an act with exciting potential.
A winner of the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2016, Eshaan has been in the finals of other prestigious competitions, including So You Think You’re Funny 2014 and Laughing Horse 2014. He has performed across the UK and in Germany and Bangladesh. In 2016, he supported Dane Baptiste on his UK tour.
In 2016, Eshaan performed at the Edinburgh Festival in both CKP’s The Lunchtime Special (12.30pm, The Tron) and Eshaan Akbar & Friends (10.45pm, Gilded Balloon).
His professional career has taken him from private banking through to corporate communications via a career in local government public policy. He has previously written for The Guardian, The Times online, The Observer New Review and The Huffington Post UK. He is a member of the UK Speechwriters Guild and Fellow of the RSA.
Born and raised in East London, he is a Manchester United fan (obviously) and has torn cricketing allegiances – he fails the Tebbit test every time. He has previously dabbled in Bollywood dance choreography.
“So slick, I could have been watching a Live at the Apollo set” (Bruce Dessau)
“A story that’s likely to go far” (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
“Saved one of the best till last” (Remotegoat)
“Likeability and charm” (Julia Chamberlain, Chortle)