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Sonubi has only been on the comedy circuit for what feels like "five minutes" and he's already garnering himself a reputation as the "one to watch"! Having gone from open spot to closing BBC's "Live at the Apollo" in 2021 and hosting it in 2023 which is an incredibly short space of time, you will be seeing big things from this big man in the coming few years.
"One of my favourite discoveries of 2019 was Emmanuel Sonubi. Hilarious, warm and unique. If you don't see him now for a tenner, you won't be able to smugly tell your mates about it when they're paying £50 for a crap seat at the O2!"
- Jason Manford
His comedy career only started at the end of 2015 and has since become a regular favourite at the Comedy Store London, the MECCA of the UK comedy circuit. He has gone on to perform at many of the largest clubs in the UK and festivals, including Just for Laughs in Montreal, Altitude Comedy Festival in Austria, The International Comedy Festival in Rotterdam, Comedy Central Live and has performed at the Glastonbury Festival in 2022 and 2023, to name just a few and will be heading out to Australia in 2024.
"The bloke has got funny bones, He's incredibly likeable... despite looking like he could snap you in two!" - Romesh Ranganathan
Emmanuel is also building an international audience and has recently performed in Holland, Ibiza, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal, Turkey, Canada, Dubai & Iraq and completed his first European city tour in Autumn 2022 performing in Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Copenhagen, Stockholm & Helsinki. He also loves a cruise and is a sought-after act for corporate events and host at many award ceremonies.
"Emmanuel is incredibly funny and I'm not just saying that because I'm scared of him" - Joel Dommett
Sonubi made his TV debut on Comedy Central UK and was recently on Pointless Celebrities for BBC1, The John Bishop Show for ITV1, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled for Dave, The Stand-Up Sketch Show on ITV2 and Comedy Central Live on Comedy Central. Plus coming up is Qi, Rhod Gilberts Growing Pains and hosting Live at the Apollo with more TBA
"A new talent at the door of Stand-Up, his name's down and he's definitely coming in!" - Russell Kane
Fact fans: in 2007 Emmanuel played the title role of Daddy Cool in the West End Musical "Daddy Cool"