A CONFIDENT GIRL

 
 

Oh my god. Who is she?

Olga Koch does stand-up comedy onstage and creates cathartic performance art in the privacy of her own home. She has trained at the UCB Theatre in New York, as well as the Soho Theatre and the Free Association in London.

 

In 2018, she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her debut hour, Fight. Fight was directed by Charlie Dinkin, produced by Berk's Nest and originally performed at Pleasance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

In 2019, Olga performed her second solo Edinburgh Fringe show, If/Then, at Monkey Barrel. If/Then was also directed by Charlie Dinkin and also produced by Berk's Nest. Come see If/Then on tour in 2020! (please)

 

Olga has appeared on Mock The Week, The Now Show, Pls Like, The Blame Game, BBC Arts Hour & your little brother's dreams.

If/Then on Vinyl

The Monkey Barrel Comedy Club in Edinburgh has launched Monkey Barrel Records, the new home of exclusive comedy vinyl records!
 

You can get Olga's 2019 show, recorded live at Monkey Barrel, on hot pink vinyl through this link (along with amazing hours from Ari Eldjárn and John Kearns).

 

Fresh from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, a national tour, and a Best Show nomination at Leicester Comedy Festival in 2020, If/Then sees Olga hilariously telling a love story through the unorthodox medium of computer science. In this feminist investigation into what happens when we can’t separate emotion and technology, Olga will teach you how to code, and explore what happens when our expectations for romance, happiness and Michael Bublé no longer compute. Like pioneering computer scientists Grace Hopper and Dorothy Vaughan before her, Olga examines how being an exception might not be so exceptional after all. If/Then is directed by Charlie Dinkin and produced by Berk's Nest.

Get your chic new vinyl and other MB merch HERE

 
 

Accolades

Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018

Best Newcomer Nominee

Leicester Comedy Festival 2020

Best Show Nominee

Amused Moose National New Comic Award 2017

Finalist

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016

Finalist

99 Club Bursary Award

Finalist

Selected for BBC New Comedy Award 2016 & 2017

 

Show Gallery

Press

From Russia with Laughs

Evening Standard

The Funniest Thing

The Guardian

Interview with Ashley Davies

Metro

From the Kremlin to Comedy

The Skinny

Praise for Fight                   Praise for If/Then

★★★★★                                       ★★★★

Broadway Baby                                Fest Mag

★★★★                                           ★★★★

The Telegraph                         The Telegraph

★★★★                                           ★★★★

The Skinny                               Funny Women

★★★★                                           ★★★★

The List                                                The List

★★★★                                           ★★★★

The Arts Desk                                Short Com

★★★★                                           ★★★★

One4review                               Three Weeks

★★★★

The Wee Review

 
 
 

Gigs

 

Contact

Olga would love to hear from you as she gets very lonely. Contact her here or email Hannah Layton Management.

Photos by @hidethisforme and @planetdeacon.

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