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Pavilion Theatre at Festival Square
Albert Square, Manchester, GB

Jamal Edwards and SBTV presents
Smokey's Barbers

Smokey Barbers
I laughed. Out loud. Genuinely, not digitally… delightful and upbeat… British urban culture has gradually transcended entertainment platforms and British comedy theatre just seems like a natural and welcome progression.

Smokey's Barbers was already a big hit on YouTube but for MIF13 the show moved from screen to stage for the very first time. Jazzie Zonzolo (TJ in Anuvahood), Humza Arshad (Diary of a Badman), and Afolabi Dasaolu (aka A Dot) welcomed familiar faces to the salon for gossip, live music and frank discussion.

Man of the moment, voice of a generation and groundbreaking broadcaster, SB.TV’s Jamal Edwards curated a trio of witty, edgy and riotous events showcasing new talent from across the UK.

While Jamal went ‘Close Up’ with Manchester legend Dave Haslam to reveal all about his rapid rise, YouTube sitcom sensation Smokey’s Barbers hit the stage live for the first time; Ghetts History of Grime: Rebels with a Cause undressed one of Britain’s most exciting musical cultures and Jokes from the Hood’s fast-paced stand-up left audiences breathless.

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival.


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