Eshaan Akbar

News: First Comedian Of Bengali Heritage On Mock The Week

Comedian Eshaan Akbar becomes the first comedian of Bengali heritage to appear on panel show Mock The Week.

The episode featuring Akbar airs on BBC One on Friday, November 1 at 10pm.

Akbar was born in Whitechapel, grew up in Essex and studied economics at Queen Mary College, University of London. 

Before going into stand-up full-time he worked for Barclays Bank, specialising in wealth management for celebrities.  

He won the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2016.


News: When The Star Turns Into The Support Act

Life on the road for touring comedians can be a precarious, unpredictable business for comedians. If the road works and the diversions don't delay you enough the traffic jams probably will, as Eshaan Akbar found out on his way to North Devon.

Opinion: Eshaan Akbar On His Number One Supporter & Most Fun Audience Member

Eshaan Akbar has become a familiar name on the comedy circuit in the last few months. He has featured in finals of various competitions and he won the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2016 in January. Yesterday marked two years since Akbar did his first live stand-up gig.


Live Review: Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2016

If you want to get ahead in stand-up get a beard. Not very fair on female comedians, but that seemed to be the message during the first comedy final of 2016. Facial hair dominated the competition, which featured seven entrants chosen by Piccadilly Comedy Club boss Mike Manera. It was no surprise then that the winner was a close shave. 


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