About Ivo

Despite extensive grooming for more serious careers at Eton and Oxford, Ivo (now 33) has spent his entire adult life on the stand-up circuit, winning So You Think You’re Funny? aged 18 in 2009 and since establishing himself as, if not the UK’s poshest, then certainly its most apologetically posh comedian. With a bumbling charm to snare audiences of all ages, he’s detailed the various developments in his relationships/neuroses over eight sell-out solo shows, including 2019’s The Game of Life, which received nominations for Best Show and Best Joke at that year’s Edinburgh Fringe. He’s appeared on TV comedies including Have I Got News for You, QI, The Last Leg, Mock the Week, and Live at the Apollo, quizzed with varying degrees of success on Pointless, House of Games, Mastermind, and University Challenge, and toured the country with Fern Brady and Darren Harriott for Dave’s six-part travelogue British as Folk in 2021. He’s earned his parents’ respect with appearances on Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz, Just a Minute, and the drama Unite, and his forthcoming panel show Ivo Graham’s Obsessions, and shoehorned Swindon Town references into many an episode of 5 Live’s Fighting Talk and BT Sport’s The Football’s On.

‘Confident, exquisitely crafted and, most importantly, satisfyingly funny’

The Evening Standard

More than anything, though, Ivo’s perhaps still best known for his visits to the tripe factory in the Quickly Kevin podcast’s Steve Barnes episodes, and his banana and yoghurt fixation making him the victim of a prank on Off Menu’s Redemption Dinner Party during Lockdown 3. With these cult contributions under his belt, in 2023 he finally started hosting (alongside best friend Alex Kealy) his own podcast, Gig Pigs, a heroically cost – and time – inefficient celebration of their love of live music. 2023 also saw Ivo competing, energetically if not not successfully, on the fifteenth series of Channel 4’s Taskmaster, and making bold and arguably greedy intrusions into the world of theatre and clubnight producing. In 2024, this shambolic triple threat returns to the Fringe with Grand Designs (you’ll laugh), Carousel (you’ll cry), and Comedians’ DJ Battles (you’ll have the best night out of your year), as well as recounting these and other adventures/calamities in his first book, Yardsticks For Failure, set to be published by Headline in September 24th.

‘Has star in the making coming off him like steam’

★★★★

The Times

‘A hugely enjoyable hour of stand-up comedy’

★★★★

The Telegraph