Incisive and individual, Michael Odewale has fast gained recognition for his distinctive comic style, taking an off kilter look at topics big and small. Michael began performing in 2014 whilst at university and was a finalist in both the Chortle Student Comedy Award and the BBC New Comedy Award.
A fresh and unfiltered voice known for delivering sharp and beautifully executed content, Odewale is taking the comedy world by storm. His debut show #BlackBearsMatter won Best Show at both the 2019 Leicester and Hastings Comedy Festivals and achieved critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, earning him a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
His most recent TV credits include: BBC Presents: Stand Up For Live Comedy (BBC One/ Three), Mock The Week (BBC Two), Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV1), Comedians Solve World Problems (Comedy Central), as well as his own mini sketch format Comedians In Quarantine (Comedy Central).
NOMINEE: BEST NEWCOMER | DAVE EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS 2019
WINNER: BEST NEW SHOW | LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL 2019
FINALIST: CHORTLE STUDENT COMEDY AWARD 2016
FINALIST: BBC NEW COMEDY AWARD 2016
THE PLEASANCE COMEDY RESERVE 2018
BBC NEW TALENT HOT LIST 2017