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Monday 22 July 2019

Abigoliah Schamaun: Unabashedly Liberal U.S. Comedian Says Nothing Is Off Limits When She Visits Brighton Komedia

Abigoliah Schamaun's almost figured it all out. A former yoga instructor with surprisingly squishy thighs who identifies as heteronormative disguised as a luscious lady lover, Abigoliah grew up in the conservative corn-belt of mid-West America to become an unabashedly liberal London based comic. 

She's a myriad of paradoxes and nothing is what it seems. 

For her current stand-up show, Do You Know Who I Think I Am!?, Abigoliah takes the audience through her many anecdotes and quick fire gags while describing in detail how to be confident with three simple tricks, how to fix the gun problem of home-country America, the differences between male and female personal grooming, how to repurpose offensive words and make them great again and how she has the campest boyfriend ever. 

Nothing is off limits and everything is touched on with a wry smile and tongue firmly in cheek, which proves "it's a beautiful time to be alive." 

On the subject of politics she told Voice Magazine: 

"When Trump was elected president I felt like I had to talk about it because I'm an American living in England. 

"But for the most part, no, my job isn't commentator, it's comedian. I write jokes, not think pieces."
Abigoliah  first showed her face in the UK comedy scene when she became a finalist in the Funny Women Comedy Awards 2010 and has grown a Edinburgh Fringe following coming back yearly ever since. 

She moved to London in 2014 and has become a regular on the circuit. 

But does she consider herself the full package yet?

"For a long time I was obsessed with finishing things. Finishing a joke, or writing a show, or performing a run thinking it'd be satisfying. 

"But there's no finish. It's all just a work in progress." 

Abigoliah Schamaun brings her new show 'Do You Know Who I Think I Am!?' to Brighton Komedia on 23rd October 2019. For info CLICK HERE 

by: Mike Cobley


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