- 28 Aug 18
Improvisational hip-hop comic Abandoman, aka Rob Broderick, has earned a loyal cult following for his ingenious live performances.
When Hot Press catches up with Ireland’s greatest hip-hop comic Abandoman, aka Rob Broderick, he’s in the midst of Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Playing 25 days of shows, the stress is getting to him.
“It’s great but intense,” he says. “Usually if you do a tough show, you won’t see the venue again for a year. In Edinburgh, you have a bumpy show and you’re back in 23 hours to do the exact same thing again.”
Since winning Hackney Empire New Act of Year in 2010, Broderick has supported Ed Sheeran, played gigs worldwide and appeared on high-profile shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. How did the Dublin born comic become interested in rap?