President of Lafta Republic Dictates Comedy at The Relais

The sold out Honk! comedy night at The Relais hotel on Friday night with three top stand-up comedians; Leah Davis, Chelsea Birkby and President Obonjo.

Leah, a finalist for both British Comedian of the Year and Funny Women in 2022 opened the show with her funny views on living in London, recalling meeting her husband and their Covid wedding and her hate household husband crimes including leaving the toaster on number 6!  She ended her set with a hilarious story about why you shouldn’t you use a wowcher voucher to get a Brazilian!   Up next was Chelsea Birkby who won the Edinburgh Festival Amused Moose Award for Best Debut Show opened her set with talking about appearance and referencing her ‘elf’ ears, going on to talk about growing up, self esteem, her university experience and amusing Tiktok material.  Finally, President Obonjo, burst through the doors as the super-confident, side-splitting dictator of ‘Lafta Republic’ who only came for state visit and ended up staying here! Asking questions – Why do we have so many politicians and why have we stolen the African weather? He went on to congratulate us on leaving the EU, spoke highly of our Royal Family and ended the show as he described as a ‘low’ by adding a potential wife to his collection!

The next Honk comedy night will see Myq Kaplan performing on Wednesday 26 July with a special preview show ahead of a month-long Edinburgh Fringe run at the iconic Underbelly.  Tickets, priced at £9, are available at


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