A totally unique and mind-blowing musical comedy experience, if you’ve never seen or heard of Abandoman before then here is your chance to rectify that. The completely improvised hip hop duo from Ireland are occupying the iconic Underbelly cow with their very loosely autobiographical show
They respond and interact with such effortless ease you’d think they’re psychic
Rob Broderick bursts onto the stage, greeting us all like the a combination of hip hop legend and Irish nan quickly establishing himself as the dominant vocalist of the duo with Sam Wilson content to stay in the background, for now, with his keyboard and sound desk. The pair waste no time in getting the audience pumped and ready for the ensuing madness before cracking into their first songs to tell their life stories (Warning: May Include Artistic License). From humble beginnings as an entrant to talent shows organised by the parish priest and being scouted by the one and only Louis Walsh before to international fame and a search for Broderick’s father Abandoman strap us into an improvised rollercoaster that you’ll be lining up to ride again.
On the night I saw them, they sang about Toblerone addictions, hot dog costumes and concession tickets to name a few – a word to the wise, the weirder your suggestions the better, Broderick and Wilson delight in it and as an audience member you’ll get to marvel at their skills even more. That’s the not so simple joy of this dynamic duo – they respond and interact with such effortless ease you’d think they’re psychic and you would never believe that this could be improvised unless you heard the suggestions right in front of you. Well, you’d better believe your ears and see them for yourself.