Smart, sharp and brilliantly astute, Kae Kurd is a young British-Kurdish stand up making a serious name for himself. Passionate about making politics accessible to his peers, his comedy presents beautifully crafted slick routines with confident cutting edge flair.
In 2016, he was part of the Pleasance’s prestigious Comedy Reserve showcase and supported Dane Baptiste on his nationwide tour. In 2017 Kae took his debut hour to the Edinburgh Fringe achieving excellent critical acclaim. His unique back story as a child refugee and his emergence from the Black British comedy circuit totally shining out amongst the newcomer landscape. He went on to support Mo Gilligan on his huge Coupla Cans tour.
2019 was another standout year for Kae. He is now recognised as one of the UK’s fastest rising online comedy stars, creating and curating short form content across a range of platforms, particularly notable for this hit podcast Quota’s Full. His debut Stand Up Special Kurd Your Enthusiasm was another huge success with Joe.co.uk’s Creative Director noting “It’s intriguing – and exciting – that a performer with such a slick mainstream swagger is able to weave so many socio-political issues into his act.”
TV credits include Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Don’t Hate the Playaz as both writer and on screen talent (ITV2), The Tez O’clock Show (Channel 4) Know Your Rights (own series on Channel 4 OD), Comedians Solve World Problems (Comedy Central) Three Guys Eat (BBC Three) and BBC Asian Network’s Big Comedy Night.
His radio appearances include A Night of International Comedy for BBC World Service and Best of the Fringe for BBC Radio 4 Extra. He’s also a regular radio presenter on BBC Asian Network.