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, his childhood, relationships and his career, as well as current affairs, with witty and clever observations.
Kwame started gigging in 2010 and very quickly reached the final of the Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year competition. He went on to win the Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year award in 2012, and more recently was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards. 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 in Birmingham where he works as an A&E doctor. He is a member of both the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Emergency Medicine, and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Performing Arts Medicine at University College London.
“A natural, he is sure to go on to better things.”Chortle
“Kwame Asante’s softly spoken delivery belied a slick wit and sharp writing”Leicester Mercury
“A charismatic young stand-up... he’s rapidly becoming a circuit favorite.”Time Out
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