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Somalian-born Prince Abdi is a British comedian, actor and writer. Having moved from Somalia to London as a child, Prince draws on his migrant background to create a unique style of storytelling and comedy.
Prince was recently cast in the role of Big Man for the HBO pilot ‘Mogadishu, Minnesota’. The pilot, filmed in October 2016, was written and directed by Somali Canadian rapper/ singer K’naan Warsame and executive produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Warsame and Carolyn Strauss.
As well as being a regular on the UK comedy circuit, Prince has performed in many countries overseas including USA, Canada, Turkey, Holland, South Africa, The Emirates, France and Kenya. From January – March 2016, Prince performed as part of the Adelaide and Perth “Best Of The Edinburgh Fest” festivals. Prince has also supported Reginald D Hunter, Stephen K Amos and Dave Chappelle on their national tours, and has performed alongside Chris Rock and Louis CK.
Prince has written and starred in his own television sketches for the BBC, Comedy Central and ITV, as well as comedy and drama features. In 2015, he developed a short for BBC Three, “My First Fast”, as part of their Ramadan season. Other TV credits include Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, BBC Three’s Laughter Shock, and ITV’s FHM Stand Up Hero,. BBC’s The Wall, Channel 4’s Channel 4 Presents, BBC’s The Jason Lewis Experience and Diary of a Bad Man episode.