30 Year Olds. The new kid on the old comedy block, Ivo Graham took time out to speak to On: Yorkshire during his current hectic touring schedule to discuss his meteoric success, foreign languages and how supporting Swindon Town football club really annoys his father…. “It’s a bad time because the political situation is toxic, and a lot of the hot topics over the past few years have been to do with elites and the widening gaps in society. I’d much rather have a political tangent in the show.”. This confidence extends to Graham’s delivery of his material, with each humorous anecdote seamlessly merging from one to another. Ivo Graham Is A Member Of . Graham regularly performs at the Edinburgh Fringe. Ivo Graham. Here’s hoping that Graham can document the growing pains of fatherhood in a similarly sharp and witty manner in the coming years. You know that you are operating in every sphere on a bedrock of good fortune – the education you have had, the contacts you have made, the inbuilt confidence. “I’m a coward and a compromiser so I’ve never set out to write a political show because it would have to have a political conclusion. What helps Graham during this show is the sheer confidence of his onstage presence, with his lengthy Fringe experience resulting in exchanges with the audience flowing naturalistically without any pauses. Required fields are marked *, Design by Robert Peacock Comedian, Backgammon semi finalist, friend, father and Jamie’s school chum Ivo Graham joins us for a hilarious chat. He says his comedy has been “finding a way to talk about the more relatable stuff as a way to offset the more privileged aspects of my life, which I took a little longer to work out how to do”. Comedian Born in Japan #4. Feature writer and food critic Andy Richardson interviews celebrities, writes columns and hangs out with chefs for stories that appear across all group titles. “I was lucky that early on I tapped into a style of comedy describing what was going on in my life, and was able to find funny things to say about it. A later moment of distraction due to the noise of heavy rainfall outside is milked by Graham for all its comedic potential, turning what would have thrown off a less experienced performer into a great comedic opportunity for him that pays off with uproarious laughter from the packed audience. As the 28-year-old wryly points out: “My previous shows have had a trajectory of how my domestic and romantic life have evolved: not having a girlfriend/having a girlfriend/we’ve moved in together/we’re thinking about having a baby. First Name Ivo #7. Ivo Graham‘s new show focuses on his attempts at coming to terms with fatherhood, allowing him to take the audience on a journey that encompasses both awkward discussions about whether finding change for the hospital car park is the most important priority during childbirth and the embarrassing situation of having to use a nursery rhyme website to write your rap for an ITV2 hip-hop comedy show. Comedian. Once more details are available on who he is dating, we will update this section. The Wee Review, Note: This review is from the 2019 Fringe, Scotland's online arts and culture magazine. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. His shows Binoculars (2013), Bowties and Johnnies (2014) and No Filter (2015) all transferred to London for runs at the Soho Theatre. He provides released the acclaimed stand-up special deals Binoculars, Bow Ties & Johnnies no Filter. Thankfully we were lucky enough to have a baby [his daughter was born in early 2019] and this show followed. Happy Friday Team.More Private PartsExclusive video content on YouTube http://bit.ly/PrivatePartsYouTubeFollow us on Socials @PrivatePodcastNew Episode every FRIDAY!Subscribe today so you never miss an episode: https://apple.co/2WHvFfJCreated by SpiritHosted By Acast#PrivatePartsPodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. British stand-up comedian that has been included on displays like Virtually Famous, Mock the Week and YOUR DOG Ate My Research. First Name Ivo. This approach doesn’t help all of his material, with a long-promised dentist story falling a little flat in comparison to the rest of the show. A new father, Ivo Graham cuts an impressive figure – 3 stars We will continue to update information on Ivo Graham’s parents. That’s why I find people complaining about privilege being a hindrance so distasteful because of course it helps.”, Does he feel he is expected to apologise for where he was educated? By privileged, he means that he was educated at Eton and Oxford. This week’s guest needs no introduction, so we gave him five. “Well you say that, but it was quite late in the process of writing the show that I realised that this story would be in it. Comedians. It’s posh, it’s hilarious and surprisingly informative about shopping trollies. 170: Roast Battle Continues | Ivo Graham - Part 1. A gift to a comic, surely? I’ve recently started doing more Radio 4 stuff, too; I don’t know what the metrics are of who is in my audiences, but I’d love to see them.”. Virgos. But he says there has been no grand plan for his career – “I take it as it comes” – but given his past shows’ content, it was perhaps inevitable that the new one would be about becoming a father for the first time. So yes, I feel a certain pressure to show at the very least I am aware of the negative feeling towards Eton and those who represent it.” He doesn’t think he would ever become a political comic, though. admin August 5, 2019 Biography Leave a comment 42 Views. More Private Parts E… Russell Howard. However, these aren’t the only routines that Graham has up his sleeve, with his acknowledgement about his background coming through in a joke about attending a Boules tournament with Boris Johnson’s brother that subverts Graham’s attempts to…well, subvert his Old Etonian upbringing. Now that’s expanded to talking about the wider emotional and societal ramifications of going to that school. And there’s a delicious political tangent in The Game of Life, as Graham describes a bizarre meeting with the Prime Minister’s brother Jo, at – of all places – a boules tournament. Most Popular #102612. Apologetic Eton and Oxford alumnus Ivo started stand-up in 2009 at the age of 18, and eight months and later became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny award for new acts at the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s posh, it’s hilarious and surprisingly informative about shopping trollies. Happy Friday Team. Sorry, we are not accepting comments on this article. Comedian. Humble is married to the television producer Ludo Graham. Ivo Graham: Motion Sickness Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh ★★★★ Ivo Graham has had a rather busy year. “It’s given me a USP to play with and develop,” Graham says. In 2010, they moved from Chiswick , West London, to the village of Trellech in the Wye Valley , where … Ivo Graham is an actor and writer, known for The BRIT Awards 2020 (2020), Climaxed (2017) and Jack Whitehall: Christmas with My Father (2019). Ivo Graham disarmingly describes himself as a “young posh comedian whose shows are plummy-voiced navel-gazing”. Comedian. BlameItOnKWay. Your email address will not be published. Bo Burnham. This results in stories that could have felt clichéd in the wrong hands, such as recounting his experiences with his old jalopy of a car, instead feeling fresh and funny due to Graham’s expressiveness and energy. by Victoria Holdsworth. This week’s guest needs no introduction, so we gave him five. “I love sport and I think I talk a good game [on Fighting Talk],” he says, “and some fans come to the show on the back of that. “It was something I relished early on [he started performing stand-up at 18] because it was a caricature that I could play with, with jokes about bullying, sexual tension or funny uniforms. The Game of Life is about new parenthood and the life changes associated with it – a little bit of the mental process, the admin, and quite a lot of tangents.” With typical self-deprecation, he explains: “My comedy comes from real life – with some exaggerated or conflated stories, admittedly – because I don’t have the imagination to write fictional characters, as I have found in my pretty disastrous ventures into scriptwriting.”.