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Bio

Dharmander Singh was born in Birmingham in the mid 70’s as a first generation British Asian. He started in theatre from a young age and graduated to stand-up comedy in his late 20’s. He successfully ran the Birmingham comedy club “Custard Balti”. In 2008, Dharmander did an early “Brexit” and moved to Germany. Based in Berlin, he has been entertaining crowds as compere and solo artist from Amman to Zurich for over 15 years. He supported Ardal O’Hanlon, Judah Friedlander as well as Steve-O and performed with Jeff Ross.

A comedy festival regular, Dharmander performed at Edinburgh Fringe and Birmingham Comedy Festival in 2017 with his acclaimed one-man show “Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit” for the first time. This production has also been part of Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and 2019, Utrecht International Comedy Festival 2019 and Brighton Fringe 2019. It travels in regular intervals through European countries such as Austria, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Estonia and Italy. Dharmander’s comedy and storytelling also made its journey to the Arabian Peninsula like Jordan, Oman and The United Arab Emirates.

His style of performance has been described as light-hearted, captivating, warm, entertaining and energetic with smatterings of social and political commentary.

He has appeared on BBC radio on several occasions and featured in the Scottish BAFTA winning film “Crying with Laughter”.

Dharmander is the regular compere and co-promoter of the popular club “Cosmic Comedy Berlin” which produces sell-out shows and tours Edinburgh for the month of August every year.

Works

Solo Show

★★★★★ Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit ★★★★★

“Growing up – I was too brown for the white kids and the wrong kind of brown for the brown kids.

That’s when I first questioned my identity.”

Come and join international stand-up comedian Dharmander Singh as he goes on a journey to discover his identity, roots and nationality through funny stories and observations about being named after a Bollywood legend, living and trying to belong in 80’s Birmingham and the challenges and pleasures of being a sun-kissed Brummie in Berlin. 

Audience Reviews

“A wonderful show! Very funny and also quite moving. A personal story that takes in religion, politics and identity – with one-liners we were still quoting days later!”

Stuart Parkinson

“Great show. A satirical look at issues we all face today. Highly recommended!”

Lalita Uttamsingh

“Enjoyed this show. Friendly, energetic, feel-good comedy!”

Leeroy Dewitt

“Funny clever and entertaining hour. Humorous exploration of our prejudices…”

Philippa Ridley

Reviews

★★★QUOTES★★★

“Dharmander’s mega-watt smile and brilliantly energetic style will win you over.”

Sonya Nemec
(Blog: The Girl with the Edinburgh Tattoo Edinburgh Fringe 2017)

“Dharmander Singh is an energetic, lively, fun MC and comedian. He is extremely likeable and audiences warm to him immediately.”

Nik Coppin (Stand-up comedian, Laughing Panda Productions, 2017)

“Dharmander is an amazing and mesmerizing presence on stage. You cannot help but love him.”

Lynn Ruth Miller (Stand-up comedian, entertainer, 2017)

“A well-worked hour with a worth-heeding message! 3 out of 4 Stars.”

Si Hawkins, Fest-Mag – Your Free Festival Guide
Full review: https://www.fest-mag.com/edinburgh/comedy/bollywood-and-birmingham-to-berlin-and-brexit

 

★★★AUDIENCE REVIEWS★★★

“A wonderful show! Very funny and also quite moving. A personal story that takes in religion, politics and identity – with one-liners we were still quoting days later!”

Stuart Parkinson

“Great show. A satirical look at issues we all face today. Highly recommended!”

Lalita Uttamsingh

“Excellent show. Refreshing humour. Look forward to see him again. Five stars. ★★★★★

Peter Dawson

“Enjoyed this show. Friendly, energetic, feel-good comedy!”

Leeroy Dewitt

“This show was so funny and relatable! A must see at the Fringe. It’s the best show I’ve seen so far.”

Nicole

“Great show! Dharmander Singh is great at keeping the audience interested in the full show and mixes light-hearted comedy with serious issues well. Would recommend!”

Anna Bostrom

“Just been to see @dharo10 at the #BrightonFringe Best comedy show I’ve seen at the fest, very tight set. Definitely worth seeing, very funny. He should be on TV.”

Jian Jasper

“Warm-hearted storytelling from Dharmander, who, with pacy humour, relates the absurdity of some curious culture clashes, showing the funny side of human small-mindedness. Good bloke – certainly will look him up again.”

Mark Broad

“Great act!! Very genuine storytelling and a refreshing take on the usual Indian sketch stories. Highly recommended.”

Amthal Karim

“Excellent! Entertaining, lively and topical. Really funny guy with a shrewd take told through a hilarious tale. Recommend this and will seek you out in berlin.”

Mike Curnyn

“Funny clever and entertaining hour. Humorous exploration of our prejudices. He really should be in a bigger venue, he’s great!”

Philippa Ridley

“Been meaning to see this man’s show for a while. Finally got round to it. Have to say I was very impressed. This is a proper show, well put together. One of the best I have seen so far. Made me think, made me really think. It’s not just comedy although there are plenty of laughs. Go and see it, you won’t be disappointed. I wasn’t.”

Joe Bains