Eshaan Akbar

“A story that’s likely to go far”

Steve Bennett, Chortle

Eshaan is a regular voice on BBC Asian Network where he hosts a weekly show on Saturday as well as filling in frequently on the Breakfast and Drivetime shows. He can also be heard as the host of the But Where Are You Really From podcast and the award winning Nine Twenty Nine podcast on Fiverr.

Eshaan has appeared on shows such as Mock the Week, QI, The Now Show, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, The Big Asian Stand Up Night, Sunday Morning Live, A Pie and a Pint, and many more.

He has performed three sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe – ‘Not for Prophet’ (2017), ‘Prophet Like it’s Hot’ (2018), and ‘Infidel-ity’ (2019) as well as sell out London transfers at the Soho Theatre. Eshaan has opened for Micky Flangan, and has supported Dane Baptiste, Hal Cruttenden, Jan Ravens and Rory Bremner on tour.

Previously of Barclays Wealth and Merton Council, Eshaan holds a Masters in Global Governance and Public Policy and an undergraduate degree in Economics, Finance and Management. He has written articles for The Guardian, The Times, The Huffington Post, Happiful magazine and others. He is also a former Bollywood dance choreographer. Is there anything he can’t do? Yes. He can’t tie balloons once he’s blown them up. Which made his job as a children’s entertainer very short-lived.

"A fine comic entertainer, an intelligent maker of points and a wealth of fascinating facts"

The Scotsman

“So slick, I could have been watching a Live at the Apollo set”

Bruce Dessau
  • He was amazing... He took control of the evening; he was funny and entertaining immediately - he was really kind to everyone, brought them all in and gave them love. We all reconnected virtually, in a way I never through imaginable. Eshaan had a huge part to play in that. Simone, RAW

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