Just in his twenties, Ola has already appeared on Comedy Central, London Live, ITV4and MTV Base and written for BBCR4’s The Now Show, The 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 a core cast member and writer of the “Sniggers With Attitude” pilot, for London Live, Ola has displayed a talent for sketch comedy as well as stand-up comedy on The Comedy Store on Comedy Central.
Ola’s most recent special, “The Comedian and His Future Wife“, received 5-stars at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is due for release in 2015.
|“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|
|FHM Stand Up Hero, Finalist – 3rd place|
|Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2008, Semi-Finalist|
|Jason Lewis Experience, DVD|
|21 , DVD , (solo show)|
|Can’t Tell Nathon Caton Nothing, BBCR4|
|The News Quiz, BBCR4|
|Jason Lewis Experience, MTV Base|
|The Now Show, BBCR4|
|Andi Osho, writer|