Fresh from an outrageously successful Edinburgh Fringe run – in which he earned a nomination for Best Show and made Dave’s top-10 list for Best Joke – Ivo Graham is ready to take The Game of Life on the road, starting with London’s Soho Theatre.
Ivo Graham’s last show Motion Sickness left things on something of a cliffhanger. His young person’s railcard had expired, he’d got engaged to his girlfriend, and they were gearing up to start trying for a baby. So let’s get this out of the way early: yes, he has indeed managed to secure himself one of the new 26-30 ‘millennial railcards’. Did you really think he was going to let that goldmine pass him by?
Apologetic Eton and Oxford alumnus Ivo started stand-up in 2009 at the age of 18, and eight months later became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny award for new acts at the Edinburgh Fringe. Since graduating three years later he has become a regular fixture in the clubs and theatres of the UK circuit, with a gauche charm and crafty, self-aware wit which has proved a hit with audiences of all ages, and led to appearances on multiple TV and radio shows including Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live From The BBC, Hypothetical, Ultimate Worrier, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, As Yet Untitled, Live from the BBC, and Fighting Talk. He is a regular writer on Fighting Talk and The Last Leg as well as several others, and is also busy developing his own sitcom.
In 2018, Ivo headed to the Melbourne and Sydney for their comedy festivals, made his Australian television debut, and returned to the Edinburgh Festival for another sell-out run, taking his fifth and most personal show Motion Sickness to the event. This year he was back at the Fringe with The Game of Life, and exceeded the previous year’s success by making the shortlist for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and making the top 10 in Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe.
The Game of Life is at Soho Theatre 19-23 and 26-30 November 2019.