Olga Koch is a stand up comedian, writer, actor and semi-professional podcast guest.
Having lived in Russia, Germany, the US and the UK - she speaks confidently and hilariously on current affairs both global and personal. She has trained at the UCB Theatre in New York, The Soho Theatre Young Company and The Free Association Improv program and holds a degree in computer science from New York University, which often inspires her work.
In 2018, she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her debut hour, Fight, which premiered at The Pleasance Courtyard. Directed by Charlie Dinkin and produced by Berk’s Nest, Fight has been described as "a hybrid of a John le Carre novel and an episode of Black Mirror" by Bruce Dessau of The Evening Standard. In 2019, she embarked on a sell out tour of Fight and recorded the show as a Special for BBC Radio 4.
Olga's critically acclaimed second hour, If/Then, was also directed by Charlie Dinkin and produced by Berk’s Nest. She performed it at Monkey Barrel in Edinburgh and is touring it around the country in 2020.
Olga has also appeared on Mock The Week, The Now Show, The Blame Game, BBC Arts Hour, Pls Like and King Gary.
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018 -
Best Newcomer Nominee
99 Club Bursary Award - Finalist 2018
Funny Women Awards 2017 - Regional Finalist
Amused Moose National New Comic Award 2017 - Finalist
Selected for BBC New Comedy Award 2016 & 2o17
Leicester Square New Comedian of the year 2016 - Finalist
So You Think You're Funny 2016 - Semi-Finalist