Ken Cheng

Comedian Profile


Ken Cheng, is a British born Chinese (BBC) professional poker player and comedian noted for his YouTube comedy character, Mark Liu, and reaching the final of the 2015 BBC New Comedy Awards.

Cheng studied mathematics at St John’s College, Cambridge University but dropped out to become a professional poker player.

He wrote and performed for the Cambridge Footlights, often known to refer to himself as a ‘footlights regular’, and he’s also taken his stand-up performances the Edinburgh Festival. Cheng directed The Footlights International Tour Show 2015: Love Handles, which toured the UK, Paris and North America. 


Winner of the Dave Joke of the Fringe Award 2017
BBC New Comedy Award Finalist
BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017