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Rudy Lickwood

RUDY LICKWOOD exploded onto the comedy circuit as he explodes on to the stage with a whole barrel full of laughs and some of the sharpest and wickedest one-liners in the business. A member of BBC’s Real McCoy team, Rudi shoots from the hip and the lip to leave every audience braying with laughter.

A quality performer who is destined for great things. Rudi has been awarded the Jongleurs Award for Best Performer 2000/2001 so we’re not talking merely ‘funny’, more ‘call the surgeon for those splitting sides’.

For over a decade Rudi has been travelling around the globe with his infectious laugh and rude antics…or is it rude laugh and infectious antics? He started stand up life as an Eddie Murphy impersonator and still hopes to emulate the success of his hero.

Not limited to the live stage, Rudi has also been a regular on television. From BBC2’s The Real McCoy to the highly acclaimed docu-soap ‘Heart of Harlesden’ Rudi has shown his versatility on screen.

The wireless has also not escaped this cheeky chappy, his performances on radio include The Big Brunch on the old GLR with funny man Phil Jupitus, and as a comic commentator on London Live’s Marathon coverage. Not a man for small occasions, Rudi has played alongside the world’s biggest bands at both Glastonbury and Reading Festival, but most Asian comedy fans will still know him as the hilarious warm up man for Goodness Gracious Me.

Rudi is a comedian who has something to say, with a persona which is both likeable and challengingly perceptive in a playful, intelligent and charismatic way. His infectious charm and confidence has made him a desirable commodity and as a leading compare, makes him a unique talent.

Irresistible…he’s going to be massive

The Guardian

Wembley should just about contain him

The Stage

Easily the funniest new comic I’ve seen this year


Observant engaging interactive comic whose routines roll out like warm custard over Spotted Dick

The Independent
Sun 28Oct

COBO: Back To The Old Skool (Black History Month Special) (16+)Glee Club Birmingham

Most things were better back in the day and comedy is no different. Do you remember names like Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor & Bernie Mac. Well, COBO bring you the original UK comedians for one night only! Back To The Old Skool brings a Black History Month Special with acts from your favourite old skool comedy shows such as Real McCoy, Blouse and Skirt & The A Force.

Hosted by our favorite John Simmit (The Real McCoy, Teletubbies, The Gadget Show, The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s) with comedy from:

The Don Of Comedy - Rudi Lickwood (The Real McCoy, That's Showbusiness, 50 Most Shocking Comedy Moments)

The Godfather Of Comedy - Curtis Walker (Paramount City, Kerching!, The Real McCoy, Blouse & Skirt)

The King Of Comedy - Slim (The A Force, Nights Out at the Empire, Singled Out, The Richard Blackwood Show)

All under 25s may be asked to produce valid ID (See FAQ's)

Advance price

  • £17.50 Show Entry
  • + £1.50 booking fee per ticket


  • Doors open 6:45 PM
  • Last entry 7:15 PM
  • Show starts 7:30 PM

More info

  • Seating type unallocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 16