Olga Koch takes Fight to Radio 4

Wednesday 21st August 2019, 9:56am

  • Olga Koch has been commissioned for her first radio comedy
  • Her acclaimed 2018 show Fight is to be recorded for broadcast on Radio 4
  • The show saw Koch nominated Best Newcomer at the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards
Olga Koch.

Olga Koch is to bring her debut stand-up hour to Radio 4.

Fight was performed at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, garnering the Russian-born stand-up a prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for Best Newcomer.

The show tells the story of her family's involvement in Russian politics from the earliest days of the country's democracy - just 30 years ago - and how it lead to her father's disappearance in 2014 after being stopped at the country's border.

The BBC explains: "Olga takes the listener behind the iron curtain, giving us an insight into what it was like to grow up in the newly-formed Russian Federation, how Putin's Russia came about, and why her family now live in exile in Munich.

"Fight is the battle cry for a generation that takes freedom for granted, inspired by a generation that grew up without it."

Tickets are now available for the stand-up special, which will be recorded at Greenwich's Up The Creek comedy club in September.

Koch is currently performing her second Fringe hour, If/Then, which explores her first love and background as a computer scientist.

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