A phenomenal 5 star solo debut at the Edinburgh Festival earned Imran a Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nomination.
Imran’s TV debut was also made shortly after the festival appearing on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road Show (BBC1) and the Edinburgh Comedy Gala (BBC3). Imran Yusuf is renowned for his stinging, lyrical street-slang verbiage and super-high energy performance. Fast and furious yet charmingly endearing, his is a unique voice on the comedy circuit. Born in Mombasa, Kenya and raised in the UK for the most part with a brief stint at school in the USA, and having travelled much of the world, Imran is a youthful, energetic and original voice that embodies the cultural wealth that exists in modern Britain.
CreditsBBC - The Imran Yusuf Show BBC3 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road show, Edinburgh Comedy Gala, How TV Ruined Your Life, The News Quiz, R4 Celebrity Mastermind
Imran Yusuf's show heralds the birth of a new comedy star
The Comedy Club was very easy to work with and we are very grateful to them for working with our budget. Please pass this message onto Imran Yusuf: Imran, thank you so much for your performance on Wednesday...our crowd really enjoyed watching you and we would love to have you perform at our event again in the New Year.
Imran was great and went down a storm, the crowd loved him
Sunday was very good. Imran Yusuf’s jokes were pitched at just the right level...he was very funny.
On behalf of BT and 'Save the Children' I would like to say a massive thank you to Geoff and Imran...they were both so professional and had the audience captivated from the start. They even had members of our audience crying with laughter!
By not focussing on the obvious racial stereotypes, he wins over the entire audience. His happy, positive personality leaves them feeling uplifted, energised and privileged to have had An Audience with Imran Yusuf.