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.
Writers’ Guild Awards 2022
Best Radio Comedy Winner
Chortle Comedy Awards 2022
Radio Award Nominee
BBC Audio Drama Awards 2022
Best Scripted Comedy Nominee
National Comedy Awards 2021
Longlisted for Best Stand Up Show
Leicester Comedy Festival 2020
Best Show Nominee
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018
Best Newcomer Nominee
Amused Moose National New Comic Award 2017
Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016
99 Club Bursary Award
Selected for BBC New Comedy Award 2016 & 2017
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
Written by Olga Koch and Charlie Dinkin with additional material from Rajiv Karia
Performed by Olga Koch and Sindhu Vee
Produced by Ben Sutton
Written by Olga Koch and Charlie Dinkin
Produced by Matt Stronge
Human Error with Hussein Kesvani
Produced by Daddy's Superyacht for BBC Sounds
Produced by Zeppotron for BBC Sounds