Olga Alfredovna Kokh
1 September 1992
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Notable work||BBC Radio 4’s Olga Koch: Fight, Just Friends, If/Then, Homecoming|
|Awards||Writer's Guild Awards for Best Radio Comedy Show|
Olga Alfredovna Koch (Russian: Ольга Альфредовна Кох; born 1 September 1992) is a Russian-British stand-up comedian, writer, and actress.
Koch is the daughter of Alfred Koch, head of the State Committee for State Property Management of the Russian Federation from 1996 to 1997.
When she was 13, her family moved to the UK, settling in Surrey, where she was educated at The American School in England. She studied computer programming at New York University, and also trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
Koch's first show was in 2016, entitled Me, Me, Me. This was followed by Data Night and Good Vibes in 2017. In 2018, she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her debut hour, Fight. She was named Quantum Leopard Champion of Champions for 2018, jointly with Zoë Tomalin.
A recording of her next show If / Then was released as a vinyl record on Monkey Barrel Records in November 2020.
She has appeared on The Now Show, Mock the Week, Pls Like, Richard Osman's House of Games, Pointless Celebrities and QI, and written for Newsjack and BBC Three's A Quickie in the Office.
In 2020 Koch hosted a web series for Dave called ‘Bad Advice with Olga Koch’.
Koch regularly appears in lineups for charity shows, most notably hosting Canned Laughter's Karaoke Roulette.
Her BBC Radio 4's Olga Koch: Fight won the 2022 The Best Radio Comedy Award at Writers’ Guild Awards winners.
As of March 2022[update], she is working on a show called "Just Friends" (WIP).
Her show "Homecoming" was released on Amazon Prime in May 2022 as part of Soho Theatre Live.
Olga will be appearing in the third series of Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, after filming took place in July 2022.
She lives in Angel, London.
- ^ Olga Koch [@rocknrolga] (29 August 2018). "OH MY GOD IT'S ALSO MY BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAY 🙈🙈🙈" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- ^ a b Logan, Brian (27 August 2018). "Olga Koch review – from Russia with love and oligarchs". The Guardian.
- ^ a b Dessau, Bruce (6 June 2018). "Comedian Olga Koch says she feels like she's speaking for all Russians when she goes onstage". Evening Standard.
- ^ "Olga Koch Top Secret Comedy Club Covent Garden London". Top Secret Comedy Club.
- ^ "TOM WALKER + OLGA KOCH". www.bac.org.uk.
- ^ "Olga Koch on Russia and stand-up comedy: The Skinny". www.theskinny.co.uk.
- ^ Powder Blue Internet Business Solutions. "Olga Koch, comedian tour dates". www.chortle.co.uk.
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- ^ "Quantum Leopard Comedy [post]". Facebook. 1 January 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
- ^ "Monkey Barrel Records". Crowdfunder UK. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
- ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Olga Koch". British Comedy Guide.
- ^ Mock The Week [@MockTheWeek] (30 May 2019). "Show Day! Joining Dara and Hugh this week are @TheNewsAtGlenn @AngelaBarnes @tomallencomedy @EdGambleComedy and first timer @rocknrolga tune in to #BBC2 at 10pm" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- ^ Hawkins, Si (25 October 2019). "First Gig, Worst Gig - Olga Koch". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
- ^ "Writers' Guild Awards winners". Writers' Guild of Great Britain. 14 February 2022. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
- ^ "Olga Koch: Just Friends (WIP) - performances | Pleasance Theatre Trust". www.pleasance.co.uk. Archived from the original on 15 February 2022. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
- ^ "Release date set for Soho Theatre Live season three". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
- ^ CANCELLED w/ Olga Koch, retrieved 7 May 2021