Imran Yusuf

Imran Yusuf

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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 taking the industry by storm. Born in Mombasa, Kenya and raised in the UK with a brief stint at school in the USA, Imran has travelled much of the world including Israel/Palestine, Jordan and Saudi Arabia during the Lebanon Crisis in 2006. His work has been inspired by this rich multicultural background, giving him a youthful, energetic and highly original voice that embodies the multi-cultural wealth that exists in modern Britain. He seamlessly switches between styles with graceful fluidity, repeatedly delivering heavy-weight punch lines with enormous panache. His seemingly light-hearted satire is mixed with hard-hitting topical commentary on contemporary issues that culminate into a tour de force of comedy offering an all-embracing sentiment in his trademark styling. 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) broadcast in September 2010. Building on this success, Imran has made a series of radio appearances in 2011 including The News Quiz (BBC R4), The Now Show (BBC R4) twice, and Arthur Smith's Balham Bash (BBC R4 Extra), all prestigious and high profile radio productions focusing on current affairs and satire. Following quickly on Imran appeared on How TV Ruined Your Life (BBC2) and such is his worldwide appeal, was flown to Canada to record Funny As Hell for BBC America. August 2011 saw Imran return to Edinburgh Festival performing his new show Bring The Thunder to a raft of top reviews plus performances at the 2011 Edinburgh Comedy Gala (BBC3) and BBC Comedy Presents (BBC3), further consolidating Imran's place at the forefront of the UK comedy industry. Currently working on various TV and radio projects including The Imran Yusuf Show commissioned by BBC3, expect to see and hear a lot more from Imran as he continues to push at the forefront of British comedy.