Yuriko Kotani

Yuriko Kotani is a UK-based Japanese comedian and the BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner.[1][2][3]

Kotani began performing stand-up in 2014. She was named as "One To Watch" by Time Out in 2015.[4] She went on to become first runner-up in So You Think You're Funny 2015?,[5] won the Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015,[6] third place in Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2015,[7] and was nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2016.[8]

On the radio, Kotani has been interviewed on The Comedy Club on BBC Radio 4 Extra.[9]

In 2016, Kotani appeared on series 2 of Russell Howard's Stand Up Central.[10]

In March 2017, Kotani made her TV acting debut in BBC Three (online) Pls Like.[11]

In January 2018, Kotani appeared on the CBBC panel show The Dog Ate My Homework.


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  10. Guide, British Comedy. "Stand Up Central - Comedy Central Stand-Up - British Comedy Guide". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  11. Guide, British Comedy. "Pls Like Series 1, Episode 5 - Technology - British Comedy Guide". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
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