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Kwame uses his undeniable charisma and on stage presence to play against audience’s expectations, which makes his comedy fresh, intelligent and most importantly funny.

Kwame’s material touches on a wide variety of topics, drawing humour from his Ghanaian background, family, relationships and his career as an A&E doctor, as well as current affairs, with witty and clever observations.

Kwame started gigging in 2010 and won the Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year award in 2012. His debut solo hour show ‘Open Arms’ went on to be nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards. More recently, he took his latest solo hour ‘Living in Sin’ to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it received much critical acclaim. Kwame has performed all over the UK comedy circuit and has even ventured internationally, with shows in Sweden, the Netherlands and Australia. He has also made a number of TV and radio appearances, including recording his own BBC Radio 4 pilot in September 2019.

Born and raised in South East London, Kwame now lives and works in Birmingham. He is a member of both the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Kwame has also recently completed a Master’s degree in Performing Arts Medicine at University College London; his interests include performance psychology, and the influence of the audience on performance anxiety in the performing arts.

“Working as an A&E doctor affords Kwame a raft of amusing tales... Enlightening”

★★★★ Chortle - 2022

“Plenty of well-worked routines”

★★★★ Metro - 2022

“Many stand-out moments… Laughter really is the best medicine”

★★★★ ThreeWeeks - 2022

“Entertaining hour packed with daft life experiences and innovative material”

Entertainment Now - 2022


★In Stitches★ – 2023 Tour!
★In Stitches★ – 2023 Tour!

In 2023, I will be touring 'In Stitches', a showcase of my very best material from life inside and outside the hospital. Expect intelligent and hilarious tales about my London childhood and Birmingham adulthood, plus musings on my newly married life! Be you a friend, family, comedy fan or patient, I'm guaranteed to have someone in stitches!

Tickets for my London, Leicester, Glasgow and Birmingham shows are available here, with more dates being announced very soon! And if you have a venue you would like me to bring the show to, then please do get in touch!

Interview with BBC News
Interview with BBC News

Striking the right tone when talking about medicine on stage is very important to me and what I do! I shared my views on this during an interview with BBC New Enteratinment Reporter Ian Youngs during the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe.

You can find the full article here, which also features the brilliant Stefania Licari, Michael Akadiri and Ed Patrick!

‘You’re Dead to Me’ Podcast with Greg Jenner
‘You’re Dead to Me’ Podcast with Greg Jenner

Honoured and humbled to have been invited onto the 'You're Dead to Me' podcast, to discuss England's Black Community in the 1700s-1830s, with Greg Jenner and Prof. Gretchen Gerzina!

Listen to the full episode on BBC Sounds

LIVING IN SIN! – Edinburgh Fringe 2022
LIVING IN SIN! – Edinburgh Fringe 2022

I performed my latest solo show 'LIVING IN SIN!' on a full run at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The show is a hilarious, witty and heartfelt introspective into the role of religion in modern life, modern love and modern medicine. It was named a 'must-see show' ahead of the festival by Rolling Stone UK and went on to receive much critical acclaim!

I am bringing the show to London for two performances at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington, on the 26th October and 2nd November. Tickets will be available here!

And many thanks to Impatient Productions and Blue Book Artist Management for all of their support during the festival!

James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds Podcast
James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds Podcast

Had an absolute blast talking to James Acaster about 'A Self-Help Tragedy', the 2016 album by noise-rock outfit Doomsday Student! He pushed me well and truly out of my musical comfort zone, and I'll be feeling the effects in my Deezer recommendations for years to come...! Catch the full episode on BBC Sounds, Apple and Spotify, and follow the podcast's twitter page to stay up to date with the latest episodes!

Interview with The i Newspaper
Interview with The i Newspaper

I shared some of my insights into the COVID-stricken NHS in an interview with Jay Richardson.

Find the full i Newpaper article here!

And please check out some of my talented fellow medic-comics Matthew Hutchinson, Ed Patrick and Nadia Kamil who also feature!

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