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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.

 

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. In 2020, it was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival.

In 2021, she toured her third show, Homecoming, and you guessed it - it too was directed by Charlie Dinkin and produced by Berk's Nest! Homecoming was longlisted for Best Stand Up Show at the National Comedy Awards.

 

Olga has appeared on Mock the Week (BBC Two), QI (BBC Two), Frankie Boyle's New World Order (BBC Two), Late Night Mash (Dave), Richard Osman's House of Games (BBC Two), Guessable (Comedy Central), Question Team (Dave) and your dad's search history.

 

Her audio work includes the Radio 4 special Fight and the Radio 4 series OK Computer (both co-written by Charlie Dinkin), as well as the Human Error podcast on BBC Sounds.

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

National Comedy Awards 2021

Longlisted for Best Stand Up Show

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

Olga Koch: Homecoming — Skewering the notion of nationality

The Times
Olga Koch Can Scientifically Prove That This Is The Ultimate Karaoke Tune

Bustle

From St. Petersburg to Soho Theatre: How Olga Koch Is Transforming the UK Comedy Scene

Popsugar

Comedian Olga Koch on swapping Russia for Britain

The Telegraph

From Russia with Laughs

Evening Standard

The Funniest Thing

The Guardian

Praise for Fight                   Praise for If/Then

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Broadway Baby                                Fest Mag

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The Telegraph                         The Telegraph

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The Skinny                               Funny Women

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The List                                                The List

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The Arts Desk                                Short Com

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One4review                               Three Weeks

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The Wee Review

Content

Radio Stand-Up

OK Computer for BBC Radio 4

Written by Olga Koch and Charlie Dinkin with additional material from Rajiv Karia

Performed by Olga Koch and Sindhu Vee

Produced by Ben Sutton

Fight for BBC Radio 4

Written by Olga Koch and Charlie Dinkin

Produced by Matt Stronge

Scripted Video

Olga Koch Has Her Cake

These Women Wear Strap Ons To Work

What Does It Mean To Be British?

Why Comedian Olga Koch ONLY Dates Younger Men | The Paddock

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Podcasts

Human Error with Hussein Kesvani

Produced by Daddy's Superyacht for BBC Sounds

Tech Tech Boom

Produced by Zeppotron for BBC Sounds

Writing

Co-worker’s death leaves woman wondering: how long until I can ask for her desk?

 
 
 

Gigs

 

Contact

Olga would love to hear from you as she gets very lonely.

Or you can contact her agent at Individual Artist Management.

Photos by @hidethisforme and @planetdeacon.

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