Dr Kwame Asante

Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee

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.

Kwame’s Edinburgh Fringe run of his new show ‘Living In Sin’ at the Pleasance in 2022 was critically acclaimed and lead him to tour the country with best of show ‘In Stitches’.

“An impressively poised and relaxed young comic with a fine sense of timing. A natural , he is sure to go on to better things.”

Steve Bennett, Chortle

“A charismatic young stand-up..he’s rapidly becoming a circuit favorite.”

Time Out

“Kwame Asante’s softly spoken delivery belied a slick wit and sharp writing”

Leicester Mercury


  • Nominee laurel Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer  2017
  • Finalist laurelLeicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year  2013
  • Winner laurelChortle Student Comedian Of The Year  2012
  • Runner up laurelLoaded LAFTA’s Search for a Star  2011
  • Finalist laurelLeicester Square Comedian Of The Year 2010
  • You're Dead To Me 2022
  • Perfect Sounds 2020
  • Loose Ends 2020
  • The Placebo Effect 2019
  • The Now Show 2017
  • He did a great job and we’ve had loads of wonderful feedback from guests about him. Thanks Kwame! Oxfordshire Bioscience Network (OBN) Nov 2023
  • Both sessions went well and were very well received. Thanks to Kwame again!!NICE Systems Virtual Health Session 2023
  • Kwame's set was pitch perfect for our audience. His charm is undeniable and his material cleverly thought out and beautifully delivered. Thank you for such a wonderful performance.Expert Impact Showcase 2022

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