WINNER: AMUSED MOOSE NEW COMIC 2019
WINNER: BEST NEWCOMER BLACK ENTERTAINMENT COMEDY AWARDS
FINALIST: UP THE CREEK’S ONE TO WATCH COMPETITION
Fast rising star Babatunde Aléshé is one of the biggest names on the Black British comedy circuit. He regularly performs for audiences of thousands at iconic venues such as the O2 and Hackney Empire. A powerhouse performer, Babatunde was selected to appear alongside Dave Chapelle in his live showcase The Process. He also is a winner of the Amused Moose National New Comic Award. His stand up presents a hilariously fresh perspective, oozing charisma and showcasing impeccable stagecraft and comic timing.
Babatunde’s numerous entertainment TV credits include The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Jonathan Ross Stand Up Club (ITV1), Don’t Hate the Playaz (ITV2) and Stand Up to Cancer (Channel 4). In 2020, he was featured in the groundbreaking documentary Black, British and Funny (Channel 4), celebrating artists and icons from the Black British circuit. Babatunde also appeared as part of the new cast for Celebrity Gogglebox (Channel 4), quickly becoming a fan favourite and going on to represent the show for its BAFTA nomination.
In addition to his success in comedy, Babatunde has authored provocative factual content drawing on his own powerful story of growing up poor in inner city London (Trap Town, London Live). An experienced actor, he has appeared in an extensive list of TV shows including Waking the Dead and films including Pelican Blood and The Naked Poet, alongside cutting-edge theatre such as Iya Ilé (Soho Theatre) and Requiem for Tomorrow (Shaw Theatre).
2021 will see Babatunde support Mo Gilligan on his UK and European tours.