Comedian Emmanuel Sonubi to bring his hit show to Swindon this month

By Jessica Durston - 10 May 2023

Arts and Culture

Emmanuel Sonubi's debut live tour 'Emancipated' will be visiting Swindon later this May.

The comedian will be performing his show at the Swindon Arts Centre on Wednesday 24 May.

After a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run earlier this year, Emmanuel says he is ready to take audiences by storm around the UK. 

Tickets for his Swindon date are available at

Emmanuel Sonubi was born and raised in North London and Emancipated takes a look at many of the elements of his life such as being raised the only boy and the youngest of six children.

The show also covers Emmanuel’s time as a doorman in some of the scariest clubs in London, his career in musical theatre and life as a parent to two young children.

A spokesperson for the comedy star said: "Through his hilarious storytelling, we look deeper into all the experiences that shaped his personality and opinions today as he describes how after many years of conforming to various environments, he decided to step away from both the left and the right, freeing himself from the stress that comes with it. This is an hour not to be missed from one of the UK’s fastest rising comedians."

Emmanuel made his TV debut on Comedy Central UK and was recently on The John Bishop Show (ITV), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV 2) and Comedy Central Live (Comedy Central), Sorry I Didn’t Know (ITV) and heard on number BBC Radio shows including The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Edinburgh Fringe Award; Nominees show.

He was also nominated for the Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer category. 

The performer's spokesperson continued: "Emmanuel 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 an incredibly short space of time." 

His comedy career started at the end 2015 and Emmanuel has since become regular favourite at the prestigious Comedy Store in London. He has gone on to perform at many of the largest clubs in the UK and festivals including Altitude Comedy Festival in Austria, The International Comedy Festival in Rotterdam, Comedy Central Live, Camp Bestival, Download, Otherlands, Kendall Calling, Tramlines, Y-Not and performed at the Glastonbury Festival in 2022.

Emmanuel Sonubi said of his 2023 tour: “The last few years have seemed to fly by. From open spot, to closing Live at the Apollo… and now I’m about to go on my first solo tour. Get your name on the list!”

Tour dates:

MAY 2023

Thursday, 18 May 2023 Chorley, Little Theatre

Friday, 19 May 2023 Darlington, Darlington Hullabaloo

Saturday, 20 May 2023 Liverpool, Philharmonic

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 Brighton, Komedia

Wednesday, 24 May 2023 Swindon, Arts Centre

Wednesday, 31 May 2023  Barnard Castle, The Witham


JUNE 2023

Thursday, 8th June Southampton, The Attic


More information about the comedian can be found on his website at

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