Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
The Big Funny Fest: The Old Deer Park, Richmond, 2019
Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of The Fringe: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2019
Next Up Comedy Festival: Online: 2020
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2021
Comedy at The Covid Arms 1st Birthday Show: Online: 2021
Cracking Comedy in Aid of Women and Children First: Leicester Square Theatre, London, 2022
Hastings Comedy Festival 2023: Oscars, St Leonards, Hastings, 2023
Olga Koch: WIP: Collywobblers Comedy: Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham, London, 2023
Olga Koch is a Russian stand-up comedian with an American accent based in London. I saw her on a bill at Always Be Comedy in May 2018 and January 2019 and then again performing at The Big Funny Fest at Richmond in June 2019. Providing a fascinating insight into her upbringing in Russia, her comedy was very relevant, and her confidence knew no bounds.
I watched Koch again when she was a guest for Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of The Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2019. She was naturally capable at interacting with the crowd, frequently confident and engaging with audience members with ease.
Koch had her own show at the Next Up Comedy Festival Online that I watched in July 2020. The comedian subjects covered casual sex, the Life in the UK Test, her working relationship with her agent and googling herself every day. She was bright, enthusiastic and very funny.
The comedian returned to Always Be Comedy Online and performed for Comedy at The Covid Arms 1st Birthday Show in March 2021 with a brilliantly funny routine about becoming a British citizen delivered with such enthusiasm and verve, she was a pleasure to watch.
Delivering material for a new Edinburgh show, the comedian performed a ten-minute set for Cracking Comedy in Aid of Women and Children First at the Leicester Square, London in May 2022. Featuring an excellent routine involving a famous film franchise audition, she was as endearing on stage as ever and really won over the crowd.
Koch performed an hour of new material and ideas for the Hastings Comedy Festival in June 2023 and again for Collywobblers Comedy at the Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham, London in September 2023. Brilliant at audience interaction, she had a knack of really entertaining the audience.
To date, having delivered extremely talented sets, Koch has developed into a very witty comedian, and I look forward to seeing her again soon.