Ismo started his comedy career in 2002 in Finland and moved to Los Angeles, California in 2016. He is now performs regularly at the Laugh Factory, where he won The Funniest Person in the World competition in 2014, the Comedy and Magic Club and the Ice House. He has already appeared in NBC‘s Last Call with Carson Daly and been the headliner in Tropicana Casino in Las Vegas and Sirver Legacy Casino in Reno. He recently did sold-out solo-shows runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 and the New Zealand international Comedy Festival 2016.
Ismo also has a successful career in Finland, including his own sitcom “ISMO” 2015-2016, three DVD releases 2008-2016 and numerous sold-out nationwide concert hall & theatre tours.
“The highlight of the night. His observational comedy with a Finnish accent can be blamed for the teary mascara mishaps. He brought the rating of the show up from not just five stars, but to five michelin stars – the cream of the crop.”
”The wonderful Finn Ismo Leikola bringing the house down with his daft ”foreigner abroad” shtick. He´s got an entertaining off-kilter mind and a gift for comic misunderstanding which probably made him the hit of the night.”