Stand-up comedy star in Derby tomorrow

ImranHiresARTSBEAT COMEDY: There are still tickets available to see Comedian Imran Yusuf, a star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, when he visits Derby LIVE’s Assembly Rooms on tomorrow night (February 1) with his show Bring The Thunder!!

Bring The Thunder is  a show about pursuing your dreams with unrelenting enthusiasm and perseverance.  It is motivating, inspiring and 100 per cent comedy!

His first show, An Audience With Imran Yusuf, catapulted  the comedian from a relatively unknown performer to one of the most talked about comedians of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010.

Fast and furious yet charmingly endearing, his is a unique voice with his seemingly light-hearted satire frequently masking hard-hitting topical commentary on contemporary issues such as racism, sexism and religion.

“Imran Yusuf’s show heralds the birth of a new comedy star. Intelligent, thought– provoking and laugh out loud funny” ****Time Out

“By not focusing on the obvious racial stereotypes, he wins over the entire audience. His happy, positive personality leaves them feeling uplifted, energised and privileged to have had an audience with Imran Yusuf” *****Chortle

Born in Mombasa, Kenya and raised in the UK with a brief stint at school in the USA, Imran travelled much of the world including Israel/Palestine, Jordan and Saudi Arabia during the Lebanon Crisis in 2006. His work has been inspired by this rich multicultural background, giving him a youthful, energetic and highly original voice that embodies the multi-cultural wealth that exists in modern Britain.

Tickets priced at £13.75 are available from the Derby LIVE box office on 01332 255800 or online at