Ivo Graham

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Ivo Graham
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Born (1990-09-05) 5 September 1990 (age 30)
Tokyo, Japan [1]
Education Eton College
Alma mater University College, Oxford
OccupationComedian, actor
Years active2009–present
Website ivograham.com

Ivo Charles Graham [2] is an English comedian and comedy writer.

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Biography

Born in Tokyo, Graham attended day and boarding schools in Australia and the UK, including Eton College, as his family moved around for his father's work. [3] He read for a degree in French and Russian literature at University College, Oxford, graduating in 2012. [4] [5]

He was the youngest ever winner of So You Think You're Funny in 2009 [6] and was subsequently signed by the biggest stand up talent agency in the UK, Off The Kerb. He was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2010 Chortle Awards. [7] In 2019 he was nominated at Edinburgh Festival for the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards for Best Show for his show entitled The Game Of Life.

His television appearances include The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2),  Live at the Apollo , Mock the Week , Live from the BBC , Russell Howard's Stand Up Central , As Yet Untitled , Virtually Famous , Sweat the Small Stuff and The Dog Ate My Homework and he is a regular on radio show Fighting Talk . [8] [9] [10] [11] In October 2019, he competed on Richard Osman's House of Games [12] and appeared on Paul Merton's team on Have I Got News For You on 8 November 2019. [13] [14] Ivo appeared again on the show, via webcam (due to the Covid-19 lockdown), on 15 May 2020, and was again part of Paul Merton's team.

Graham regularly performs at the Edinburgh Fringe . His shows Binoculars (2013), Bowties and Johnnies (2014) and No Filter (2015) all transferred to London for runs at the Soho Theatre. His 2017 show Educated Guess garnered good reviews [15] [16] and sold out, prompting several extra shows to be added, and were performed at the Soho Theatre in October. [17] Graham has also supported Josh Widdicombe on tour. [18]

In 2019 Graham was included in the i-news "50 of the best jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe" with his line: "Do I enjoy randomly appointing people to judicial positions? I'll let you be the judge of that." [19]

Personal life

He is a supporter of Swindon Town F.C. [20] He has a daughter, born in February 2019. [21]

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References

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  10. www.manta9.com, Hazlitt Eastman. "Ivo Graham – Off The Kerb Productions".
  11. "Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Ivo Graham". 24 October 2014.
  12. "Richard Osman's House of Games – Series 3: Episode 11".
  13. Have I Got News For You [@haveigotnews] (8 November 2019). "Catch all-new #HIGNFY, hosted by @adilray, with panellists @IvoGraham and @helenlewis. Tonight at 9 pm – Only on BBC One" (Tweet) via Twitter.
  14. "Ivo Graham to make Have I Got News For You debut". chortle.co.uk. 30 October 2019..
  15. Bennett, Steve. "Ivo Graham: Educated Guess : Reviews 2017 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". www.chortle.co.uk. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  16. Logan, Brian (18 October 2017). "Ivo Graham: Educated Guess review – Eton schooldays and leftie laughs" . Retrieved 4 May 2020 via www.theguardian.com.
  17. "Comedy Review: Ivo Graham's Educated Guess". Londonist. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  18. "Josh Widdicombe and Ivo Graham - Warm-up for the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival".
  19. "50 of the best jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe 2019". inews.co.uk.
  20. "Ivo Graham – Interview. The comedian and youngest ever winner of the prestigious 'So You Think You're Funny' award for new acts at the Edinburgh Fringe talks to Victoria Holdsworth, March 2018". 18 March 2018.
  21. "Ivo Graham – Twitter". 20 February 2019.