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Raul Kohli

Raul Kohli has fast become one of the most captivating acts on the circuit. As one of the few Asians to have grown up in the far north of England (Newcastle Upon Tyne), he’s been blessed with a Worldview that upends ethnicity, culture and class. Combining ‘Superb political comedy’ (The Scotsman) with surreal storytelling, Raul Kohli has is a name in Comedy. His Edinburgh Fringe debut show Newcastle Brown Male was one of BBC Radio 4, The Huffington Post & the Skinny’s top picks of the Fringe 2016, while his most recent: All My Heroes Are Dead, in Jail or Touched Up Your Nan was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festivali2019. As well as several radio & TV appearances (Incl: BBC Radio 4, BBC Comedy Underground, RTV Netherlands & more), Raul is about to release his own 6-part comedy podcast about Hinduism on BBC Sounds’ (Comic Sanskrit 2019) and is a co-host on TalkRADIO’s Penny Smith’s Weekend Breakfast show. Raul is an award-winning comedian (NATYS 2017) and appears regularly at some of the biggest comedy clubs around the World (The Stand Edinburgh, Laugh Canvas India, Comedyhuis Netherlands). Raul is also teaching for Ultra Comedy in 2019, and now has a small role curating 2020 Utrecht International Comedy Festival. Raul has also done some acting in a short comedy film entitled: Takeaway as part of the Royal Television Student Award winning series: Uncommon.

‘Inspiringly Intelligent’ – Paul Sinha

‘A powerful, passionate, open-minded, intelligent voice. It is superb political comedy and commentary’ – The Scotsman

“Poisoning the minds of British children with pro-immigrant claptrap’ – Nigel Farage

Tv Credits:
BBC Scotland’s Comedy Underground 2019
BBC Big Asian Comedy Night 2019, 2016 & 2015
BBC Don’t Hate the Debate - 2018

Radio & Podcast Credits:
BBC Radio’s: Comic Sanskrit 2019 (Performer, Writer & Star of 6 part podcast)
BBC Radio 4’s Fred @ The Stand 2019 (Performing & Writing)
BBC Radio 4 Live @ 11, 2019 (Performing & Writing)
Richard Herrings Leicester Square Theatre Podcast 2017 (Interview)
Talk Radio’s Morning Papers with Penny Smith 2019 (Regular Guest, bi-weekly)
BBC Radio 4 State of the Nation, January 2017 (Performing & Writing)
BBC Radio 4 Pick of the Week, January 2017 (Performing & Writing)
BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News 2017 (Performing & Writing)
BBC Radio 4 The News Quiz, May 2017 (S92 Writer)BBC Radio 3, The Verb, (Aired March 2017, Performing & Writing)

Support Work for:
Dane Baptiste (regular tour support)
Tez Ilyas (regular tour support)
Carl Hutchinson (regular tour support)

Competition accolades:
NATYS 2017 Winner
English Comedian of the Year 2018 Finalist (Competition Ongoing)
Chortle Student Comedian of the Year 2016 Runner Up (2ND Place)

Paid and weekend work
Weekend Headline

Top Secret Comedy Club
Alan Anderson
Agraman
Funhouse Comedy Club (Regular Paid headline 20s weekdays, Regular Paid Opening 20 Weekends)
Breakneck Comedy Club
Comedy Station Blackpool

Weekend MC/Open/Middle
Bottle Rocket Comedy (Adnan Ahmed)
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh/Glasgow/Newcastle (Opening 15/MC/Edinburgh Show) (opening/headline/MC for Red Raw & Charity nights)
Komedia (Brighton & Bath)
Glee Comedy Club Birmingham
CKP
Last Laugh Comedy Club

International/Festivals
Booker & Performer: Utrecht International Comedy Festival 2020
Comedy Café Amsterdam NL (Opener)
Kbadaboom NL (Headliner)
Boom Chicago NL (Regular Set)
Utrecht International Comedy Festival 2017 & 2016 NL
Willem Overgaag NL (Regular MC)
Xavier Rossey (Belgium) (Paid Opener & Support)
Els Vertonghen (Belgium) (Paid Opener & Support)
Nigel Williams (Belgium) (Paid Opener & Support)
Laugh Canvas Comedy Club 10 day Tour India (June 2018)
Cave Comedy Barcelona HL (Chris Groves) & Hush Hush Comedy Barcelona HL (Hannah Becker)
Krystina Haklova (CZ)
Cosmic Comedy & Boing Boing Comedy  (DE)

Film Credits as Rohan Kohli
Uncommon (Ep 4: Takeaway) [Online Short], - Riz (Acting & Writing Credits)

Solo Show Accolades
Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show Nominee 2019
Brighton Fringe YHA Best Young Comedian Nominee 2016
Top 10 Pick of the Fringe 2016 – BBC Radio 4, the Huffington Post, the Skinny

Reviews:
Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 – BBC Radio 4, The Huffington Post, The Skinny
4 ½* http://www.edinburghstudentartsfestival.com/reviews/
4* https://www.festmag.co.uk/comedy/103307-rahul-kohli-newcastle-brown-male
4 * http://www.threeweeksedinburgh.com/article/rahul-kohli-newcastle-brown-male-rahul-kohli/
4* http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/newcastle-brown-male/709527
The Skinny – “Alex Boardmans One to Watch for 2016” “A Geordie who absolutely owns the stage and brings great energy to every performance."
                     

References: Carl Hutchinson, Tez Ilyas, Stand Staff, Dane Baptiste, Xavier Rossey