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.
He has just completed his Edinburgh Fringe run of his new show ‘Living In Sin’ at the Pleasance.
“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
- 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
- '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