About Imran

Imran Yusuf is a skilful raconteur who can seamlessly weave socio-political satire with heartfelt introspection into his charming and endearing trademark style. Languid, punchy, and cheeky, Imran is an utterly lovable comedian. Born in Mombasa, Kenya, of East-African Indian origin, Imran’s journey has taken him performing around the world, and is a regular in London’s West End.

Having accumulated over 7 million hits on YouTube, Imran’s impact on modern British comedy is undeniably significant. He debuted his first solo show at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010 with “An Audience with Imran Yusuf,” earning a 5-star review on the first day and a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010.

Imran’s TV debut on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) and the Edinburgh Comedy Fest (BBC3) was followed by his own pilot, “The Imran Yusuf Show” (BBC3) in 2012. Beyond stand-up, he ventured into acting with appearances in shows like “Fried” (BBC3), “Ultimate Brain” (CBBC), and “The Pentaverate” (Netflix).

While creating five solo shows, Imran remains dedicated to writing and performing his material and pushing the boundaries of narratives in comedy. In 2019, he collaborated with Orthodox Jewish comedian Ashley Blaker for the successful UK tour, “Prophet Sharing”. Imran also engages with the video game industry, where he previously worked as a Games Tester and Assistant Producer, and is the patron and host of the annual fundraiser Stand Up for GamesAid comedy show.

Passionate about various causes, Imran supports charities like Medical Aid for Palestinians, War on Want, Amnesty International, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the NSPCC.

In addition to his BBC Radio 4 pilot, “Imran Yusuf: Relabelled,” Imran is currently working on his next solo show ‘Soft Jihad’ to tour in 2025.


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