Eshaan Akbar: Comedy & Cabaret
Bursting onto the comedy scene in 2014, Eshaan Akbar has gone from strength to strength since. He was a Finalist in the ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ and ‘Laughing Horse’ competitions and he won the Piccadilly Comedy Club’s New Comedian award in 2016. A slick storyteller, Eshaan is an ideal comedian for the corporate circuit. Undeniably charming with impeccable comic timing, Eshaan Akbar is the perfect choice to host awards ceremonies and present live events.
Undeniably charming with impeccable comic timing, Eshaan Akbar is the perfect choice to host awards ceremonies and present live events.
Since starting comedy in March 2014, Eshaan has established himself as an act with exciting potential, performing all over the UK, Germany and Bangladesh.
A former banker, ex-Muslim, and the son of a Thatcherite and a Labourite, he is creating an international name for himself as a brilliant comedian.
Eshaan has appeared on shows such as Mock the Week, QI (becoming the first person of Bangladeshi heritage to appear on these shows), The Now Show, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, The Big Asian Stand Up Night, Sunday Morning Live, A Pie and a Pint, and many more.
He can also be heard as the host of the But Where Are You Really From podcast on BBC Sounds and the European award-winning Nine Twenty Nine podcast from Fiverr. He is also an accomplished radio presenter, having hosted his own shows on the BBC Asian Network and LoveSport, with many guest appearances across other networks.
Eshaan has performed three sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe – ‘Not for Prophet’ (2017), ‘Prophet Like it’s Hot’ (2018), and ‘Infidel-ity’ (2019) as well as sell out London transfers at the Soho Theatre. Eshaan has opened for Micky Flangan, and has supported Dane Baptiste, Hal Cruttenden, Jan Ravens and Rory Bremner on tour.
Previously of Barclays Wealth and Merton Council, Eshaan holds a Masters in Global Governance and Public Policy and an undergraduate degree in Economics, Finance and Management. He has written articles for The Guardian, The Times, The Huffington Post, Happiful magazine and others.
He is also a former Bollywood dance choreographer. Born and raised in East London, Eshaan is a Manchester United fan and has torn cricketing allegiances – he fails the Tebbit test every time.
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