Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award, Japanese Londoner Yuriko Kotani is going to tell stories of her experiences and thoughts as a work in progress. In her second language.
As seen on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central and Pls Like (BBC3).
Yuriko Kotani is a UK-based Japanese comedian, who began performing stand-up in 2014. She was named as ‘one to watch’ by Time Out and won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2015. Yuriko appeared on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, in BBC Three’s Pls Like and CBBC's The Dog Ate My Homework.
On radio, she was on The Comedy Club (BBC Radio 4 Extra), BBC World Service's The Arts Hour International New Year Comedy Celebration, The Verb (BBC Radio 3), Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4) and BBC Radio Wales Breakfast.
She also worked with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to make videos for Rugby World Cup 2019, detailing her top tips for fans travelling to Japan.
Winner: BBC New Comedy Award 2015
Winner: Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015
Runner-up: So You Think You're Funny 2015
Third place: Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2015
Nominee: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2016
Nominee: The 99 Club Comedy Bursary 2019
A brilliantly performed, well-structured & wonderfully unique set. 5/5
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