*…and Autobiographer

Just in his twenties, Ola has already appeared on ITV4and MTV Base and writes for BBCR4’s The Now ShowThe News Quiz and Nathan Caton’s Can’t Tell Me Nothing. He performs all over the UK and as as far afield as the US and Dubai. Young, driven and hugely talented, Ola is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor with natural originality and enviable stage presence.

Finalist in the FHM Search for A Stand Up Hero, broadcast on ITV4,Ola is renowned for his intelligent, edgy humour. As an anchor member of The Jason Lewis Experience team, as both writer and actor, Ola has appeared on MTV Base and on DVD.

Ola’s first solo 1-man special, “21”, was a huge hit with audiences and his stage work includes The Lion and the Jewel by Nobel prize winner, Wole Soyinka.

 

 

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“a confident, laid-back performer with a refreshing honesty and an interesting story to tell. He has some really smart jokes”, The Scotsman – Aug-2014
“Full of laughs, heart-warming, hilarious …A brilliant, truly enjoyable show ★★★★★”, Three Weeks – Aug-2014
“a vibrant, likeable performer who refreshingly encapsulates a young, urban spirit”, Chortle
“an infectiously playful spirit”, Chortle
“the highlight of the evening was support act Ola… his act was thoughtful and reflective and honest. Without proselytizing or falling back on lazy rhetoric, he explored what it’s like to be a Christian black man in the UK today, while being disarmingly frank about his unease at being defined by either his race or religion… his quiet observations will rattle round my head for days to come”, David Vass, Blog
“the sort of enthusiastic, charismatic act likely to be plucked from the circuit by TV producers seeking a presenter to appeal to a youthful demographic”, Chortle
“Standing out, a strong favourite for a through line of continuity who the viewers will grow to love and quote, is the Lord Snooty like character Dr Leon Askwith who breaks down issues intermittently throughout the show.”, Jasmine Dotiwala, Huff Post – review of one of Ola’s characters in Sniggers With Attitude on London Live

 

Awards
FHM Stand Up Hero, Finalist – 3rd place
Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2008, Semi-Finalist
TV
The Comedy Store, 2014 – 2014, Comedy Central
Sniggers With Attitude, 2014 – 2014, London Live, Broadcast Pilot
The Sho Sho Show, Channel AKA
Documentary on British Sense of Humour, contributor & stand-up, Ben Lewis TV for Arte
Fhm Stand Up Hero , ITV4
Jason Lewis Experience, MTV Base
Video
Jason Lewis Experience, DVD
21 , DVD , (solo show)
Writing
Can’t Tell Nathon Caton Nothing, BBCR4
The News Quiz, BBCR4
Jason Lewis Experience, MTV Base
The Now Show, BBCR4
Andi Osho, writer
Radio
Dear Future Wife, Non-broadcast pilot script commission
Nathan Caton’s Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing, various characters
Live
Comedy Store Dubai
Comedy Store Antibes
Comedy Store London & Manchester
International performances in Holland, San Francisco, Oakland, Mountain View (CA), Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York
Off The Kerb
Jongleurs
Highlight
Comedy Cafe
Banana
Bearcat
V-festival
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