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.”
“Kwame Asante’s softly spoken delivery belied a slick wit and sharp writing”
Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2017
Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year 2013
Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year 2012
Loaded LAFTA’s Search for a Star 2011
Leicester 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