Olga Koch

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Olga Koch
Born
Olga Alfredovna Kokh

(1992-09-01) 1 September 1992 (age 29)
Alma materNew York University
OccupationStand-up comedian
Years active2016–present
Websiterocknrolga.com

Olga Alfredovna Koch (Russian: Ольга Альфредовна Кох; born 1 September 1992)[1] is a Russian-born stand-up comedian, writer and actor, active in the UK.

Early life[edit]

Koch is the daughter of Alfred Koch, head of the State Committee for State Property Management of the Russian Federation from 1996 to 1997.[2]

When she was 13, her family moved to the UK, settling in Surrey, where she was educated at The American School in England.[3] She studied computer programming at New York University,[4][5][6] and also trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.[7]

Career[edit]

Koch's first show was in 2016, entitled Me, Me, Me. This was followed by Data Night and Good Vibes in 2017.[3]

In 2018, she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her debut hour, Fight.[2]

A recording of her next show If / Then was released as a vinyl record on Monkey Barrel Records in November 2020.[8]

She has appeared on The Now Show, Mock the Week, Pls Like, Richard Osman's House of Games and QI, and written for Newsjack and BBC Three's A Quickie in the Office.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Koch regularly appears in lineups for charity shows, most notably hosting Canned Laughter's Karaoke Roulette.

She currently lives in Angel, London.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olga Koch [@rocknrolga] (29 August 2018). "OH MY GOD IT'S ALSO MY BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAY 🙈🙈🙈" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b Logan, Brian (27 August 2018). "Olga Koch review – from Russia with love and oligarchs". The Guardian.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Olga Koch Top Secret Comedy Club Covent Garden London". Top Secret Comedy Club.
  5. ^ "TOM WALKER + OLGA KOCH". www.bac.org.uk.
  6. ^ "Olga Koch on Russia and stand-up comedy: The Skinny". www.theskinny.co.uk.
  7. ^ Powder Blue Internet Business Solutions. "Olga Koch, comedian tour dates". www.chortle.co.uk.
  8. ^ "Monkey Barrel Records". Crowdfunder UK. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  9. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Olga Koch". British Comedy Guide.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ CANCELLED w/ Olga Koch, retrieved 2021-05-07

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