Yasser Kayani

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Asian - Other
    Age Range
    32 - 42
    Height
    6' 2" (1m 88cm)
    Weight
    15st. 13lb (101kg)
    Hair Colour
    Black
    Eye Colour
    Hazel
    Build
    Large

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2017The character of Bentley (Yasser Kayani) brings a delightful humour to the play with quirky wise words and bizarre facts.
Scatter of Opinion
scatterofopinion.com
2017Only Bentley (Yasser Kayani), with his clumsy attempts to woo Roberta, inspire any kind of sympathy.
Liz (Theatre Things) ( @lizzid82). Writer & theatre reviewer
theblogoftheatrethings.com
2017Yasser Kayani shows some aptitude for a comic actor as dinner party guest Bentley.
Views From The Gods
viewsfromthegods.co.uk
2017The terrified Bentley (the excellent Yasser Kayani) sees his prim and taciturn sister Ms Caversham have one too many.
Laura Thomas 2nd June 2016 Laura Thomas is the alter ego of playwright and musician Andrew Sharpe and is his pen name when writing music and theatre reviews, see www.andrewsharpe.co.uk
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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Muslim on Toilet Seat surfing the Web
Online / Digital
Batshit (TV Comedy Pilot)
Lorelei Mathias
Lemon & Melon Comedy
N/A.
2020Actor (multiple roles) / Writer
Online / Digital
Online Fringe Festival 2020
Stephen Dinsdale
Central Point
N/A.
2019Don Cornettocone the Ice Cream Godfather
Film (Short)
Ice Cream Godfather
Stephen Dinsdale
Central Point
Hewlett House , Nine Elms, London SW8 4AS
2019Commuter
Commercial
Team SKY Goodbye
Simon Corkin (Creative Director)
SKY Creative Agency
The Hawley Arms, 2 Castlehaven Rd, London NW1 8QU
2019Beast
Film (Short)
Zombie Fight Club
Graham Trelfer
Redomelette Productions
Ugly Duck, Bermondsey, London
2019Multiple Characters/Writer
Theatre
Heavier Than Tupperware
Stephen Dinsdale
Camden Fringe 2019: Chaos Theory Sketch Group
Lion & Unicorn Theatre
2019Professor XY
Film (Short)
Time Travel Wank Squad
Mike Sheldon & Joanna Tilley
Monkey Wedding Productions
Theatre Deli
2019Chef
Commercial
All or Nothing Manchester City Prime Video
David Stewart
Wren Production Company / Amazon Prime
Sandown Park Racecourse
2019Government Minister, Mr. Pickers
Web-Series
The Inquiry - Episode 3, Series 1 of The Xit
Joseph Archer
Window Zebra Productions
Crossharbour, Docklands
2019Multiple Characters
Theatre
The Theatre in the Pound
Stephen Dinsdale
Chaos Theory Sketch Group
The Cockpit
2019Patient 3
Film (Short)
Emotion Over Raisin
Ruth Waters
The Koppel Project
Soho Housing Association, 120 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H OJR
2018 - 2019Patre (Father) Pantelibes
Film (Feature)
O Jackie
Nick Pelas
Stage Theatre Company
London & Clacton-On-Sea
2018Baby Henry
Film (Short)
Baby Henry
Joanna Tilley
Monkey Wedding Productions
House of Director, London
2018Sachin the Lawyer
Film (Short)
Bet
Oliwia Siem
Zeto Productions
Wellington House London
2018Multiple Characters/Writer/Producer
Theatre
Chaos Theory: Sardines at Midnight
Stephen Dinsdale
The Camden Fringe
The Water Rats
2018Multiple Characters/Writer/Producer
Theatre
Monkey Wedding: Macaque to the Future
N/A
The Camden Fringe
The Water Rats
2018Kim Jong-Un, Leader of the Workers Party of Korea
Theatre
Shot to Fame - Fake News - Alternative Facts
Alison Jackson
Soho Theatre
Soho Theatre
2018Three roles - Asian Michael Caine, Muslim son and Minjeeta the Blind Date contestant
Theatre
The Indian Has Landed
Sanjeev Wadhwa
Questors Theatre
Questors Theatre Ealing
2018Judge
Theatre
Contempt
Tasmine Airey
Arcola Queer Collective, Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre
2018Gay protagonist Merlin
Theatre
55 Shades of Gay
Tasmine Airey
Arcola Queer Collective, Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre
2017Actor - Namaan the Executioner & The Soldier
Theatre
Salome
Nick Pelas
Stage Theatre Company
Baron's Court Theatre
2017Multiple Characters / Writer
Theatre
Chaos Theory
Stephen Dinsdale
The Camden Fringe
The Water Rats
2017Multiple Characters / Writer / Producer
Theatre
Monkey Wedding: Ape ExpectationsThe Camden Fringe
The Water Rats
2017Stand-Up Comedian
Theatre
Unrestricted View: Burlesque Nights
Nick Pelas
Stage Theatre Company
Hen & Chickens
2016Actor - Bookworm Bentley
Theatre
Hitchcock Homage
Nick Pelas
Stage Theatre Company
Baron's Court Theatre
2016Multiple Characters/Writer/Producer
Theatre
Monkey Wedding: Dark Side Of The MonkeyThe Camden Fringe
Lion & Unicorn Theatre
2015Buckingham Palace Press Secretary
Film (Feature)
Distinguished Ladies
Jane Bussman
Jane Bussman
2015Multiple Characters/Writer/Producer
Theatre
Monkey Wedding: Primate & Confidential
n/a
The Camden Fringe
Rabbit Hole NW3
2015Multiple Characters/Writer
Theatre
Chaos Theory & Bounty of Beards (Chaos of Beards)
Stephen Dinsdale
The Camden Fringe
Hen & Chickens
2013 - 2014Resident Panelist
TV
The Lock-In (TV Comedy Panel Show).
Roland London
TPV Channel - The People's Voice. Existed Nov 2013 until Mid-2014.
Stonebridge Park, London
2014Performer/Writer
Theatre
The Perceptionists
Stephen Dinsdale
The Camden Fringe
Hen & Chickens
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2021PGDip Writing and Producing ComedyNational Film and Television School (NFTS)
    2019Jacques Lecoq's Pedagogy of the BodyFacciocose Physical Theatre Company
    2019BA Creative WritingBirkbeck, University of London
    2017Grotowski for ActorsCity Lit
    3D Special Effects Make-Up for Film and TVCity Lit
    2016Bollywood and Bhangra DancingCity Lit
    2015Physical TheatreMorley College
    2015Devising TheatreCity Lit
    2014Clowning: Bouffon and TragedyCity Academy
    2014Tango ArgentinoCity Lit
    2014Magic for PerformanceCity Lit
    2014Drama Foundation Actors in TrainingCity Lit
    2013Introduction to StanislavskiCity Lit
    2013Accents for ActorsCity Lit
    2012Creating Character VoicesCity Lit
    2012Performance: ImprovisationHOOPLA
    2003BEng Electronic Engineering (Alumni student number: 512699)University College London

    My interests

    Comedy Writing

    Stand-Up Comedy

    Poetry

    Electronics

    Languages

    Music Hall

    Bollywood

    Television experience

    1. Distinguished Ladies sitcom

    Royal Press Officer

    TV Movie (see IMDB)

    2. The People's Voice TV Channel.

    The Lock-In News Comedy Show.

    Six episodes as resident panellist. Dec 2013 - Mar 2014

    3. London Live. Performing a Camden Fringe Preview comedy sketch and being interviewed. Aug 2015

    Modelling experience

    n/a

    Specific Skills

    Accents & Dialects: British (RP, Cockney, Northern, Welsh, Cornish), German, Russian, American (General, Southern, Bronx), Indian, South African.

    Interesting Past Experiences

    Musical Theatre, Belly-Dancing, American Tap, Ballroom Dancing, Capoeira, Music Hall, Sight-reading, Clowning, Mime, Theatre of the Absurd, Method Acting.

    Instruments: Harmonica, Ukulele, Guitar, Piano/Keyboard, Flute.

    Dancing Experience

    Tap Dancing - American.

    Tango - Argentino

    Belly Dancing

    Bollywood.

    Singing Experience

    Singing with Mary Ward Choir and Mary Ward Players.

    Additional Skills

    ACCENTS & DIALECTS: British (RP, Cockney, Northern, Welsh, Cornish), German, Russian, American (General, Southern, Bronx), Indian, South African.

    INSTRUMENTS: Harmonica, Ukulele, Guitar, Piano/Keyboard, Flute.

    WRITING: Television Screenwriter (professional), Comedy Scriptwriter (professional), Playwright (professional), Poet (professional), Novelist & Short Stories (professional)

    Additional Information

    OTHER TRAINING: Musical Theatre, Belly-Dancing, American Tap, Ballroom Dancing, Capoeira, Music Hall, Sight-reading, Clowning, Celebrity Impressions, Mime, Theatre of the Absurd, Method Acting.

    About me

    I specialised in clowning and physical theatre at Drama School. As well as being an actor, I perform widely as a stand-up, impressionist and character comedian.

    www.spotlight.com/ **contact removed** I currently write and perform in two sketch comedy groups (www.monkeywedding.co.uk and www.chaostheorycomedy.com) where I have completed four sell-out Camden Fringe shows, in a star-studded sitcom ‘Distinguished Ladies’ written by Smack the Pony writer Jane Bussman and appeared as a resident news panellist on 'The People’s Voice' TV channel show 'The Lock-In'.

    Acting experience

    1. Hitchcock Homage

    Part: Bentley

    Venue: Baron's Court Theatre (theatre play with Stage Theatre Company)

    Dates: Current. 30 Jan-11 Jun 2016

    2. Camden Fringe - Monkey Wedding Sketch Show

    Part: Various.

    Producer/Writer/Performer

    Dates: August 2015

    www.monkeywedding.co.uk

    3. Camden Fringe - Chaos Theory Sketch Show

    Part: Various.

    Writer/Performer

    Dates: August 2015

    www.chaostheorycomedy.com

    4. Music Hall: The Good Old days

    Part: Various

    Performer with Mary Ward Players

    Dates: Jan/Mar/Jun/Dec 2015

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Olive
    Languages Spoken
    • Punjabi
    • Urdu
    Musical Skills
    • Flute
    • Guitar
    • Organ
    • Piano
    • Ukulele
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • General American
    • Mexico
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    • Texas
    Hair Length
    • Mid Length
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Advanced
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Intellectual
    • Mischievous
    • Professional
    • Villainous
    Accents (International)
    • African (East)
    • African (North)
    • African (South)
    • African (West)
    • Arabic
    • Australian
    • Bangladeshi
    • Brazilian
    • Canadian
    • Chinese
    • Dublin
    • Dutch
    • East Indian
    • Eastern European
    • French
    • German
    • Ghanaian
    • Indian
    • Irish
    • Italian
    • Jamaican
    • Japanese
    • Mexican
    • Middle Eastern
    • Pakistani
    • Patois
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Turkish
    • West-Indian
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Improvisation
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • TV
    Accents (UK)
    • Belfast
    • Birmingham
    • Black Country
    • Bradford
    • Cardiff
    • Cockney
    • Cornish
    • Devon
    • English, standard
    • Essex
    • Estuary English
    • Geordie
    • Lancashire
    • Leeds
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Londonderry
    • Manchester
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Sheffield
    • South London
    • Southern England
    • Welsh, Standard
    • West Country
    • Yorkshire
    General Dance Skills
    • Acrobatic Sports
    • Ballroom
    • Bellydance
    • Bollywood
    • Tango
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    • Tenor
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Film (Professional)
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV