Eddie Kadi

Jan 31, 2013 by     Comments Off on Eddie Kadi    Posted under: Comedian, Male Black Comedians

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Eddie Kadi is the proof that you don’t need to be rude to be funny. With lightening sharp wit, Eddie is cleaning up on the circuit, playing to some of the biggest audiences in comedy and standing at the forefront of black British comedy in the 21st century.

Born in Kinshasa in the DR Congo in 1983, Eddie moved to the UK at aged eight and has lived in Fulham in west London ever since.

At school he was a regular in all performing arts productions and he hosted his first show at Kingston University. He hasn’t looked back.

In 2006, he was named Best Newcomer at the BECA Comedy Awards.

In the following three years, Eddie was nominated for Best Male Comedian at the 2008 BECA Awards and the 2009 Urban Comedy Awards and was named in the Top 5 UK Comedy Talent list by Channel 4 in 2008.

 

Eddie has sold out shows at the Hackney Empire, Hammersmith Apollo, Indigo2 and in September 2010 performed at the massive O2 Arena in London.

Eddie Kadi uses all the weapons arsenal to warm himself to his crowds. He will make themselves feel good using dance, song, audience participation and a good old fashioned story. Jack Dee he is not.

Eddie is extremely laid back and likens performing to spending an evening talking to his friends. And he readily admits to trying out new things up on stage, rather than tour his tried and tested material.

Yes some might not hit home, but to Eddie the ones that do have given something special to the audience, and this is something that drives Eddie.

Eddie is also a dab hand with the microphone in the musical sense. He has performed with UK rap artistSway and worldwide megastar Akon.

Eddie’s love of music is also shown in his presenting for BBC Radio 1Xtra as well as fronting a documentary for MTV base in Mali.

Eddie hasn’t given up his acting too, as he features as a voice over artist in the animated TV series Tinga Tinga Tales and appears in the 2010 movie Shank which stars Kaya Scodelario of Skins fame.

Eddie Kadi is arguably the biggest name in the black comedy scene today, being the first British black comedian to play the O2. The world is his oyster as Eddie says he’ll perform to anyone and with that attitude, domination can’t be far away.

Source: http://www.comedycentral.co.uk/comedians/eddie-kadi/

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