Yuriko Kotani

Comedian Profile

Yuriko Kotani is a UK-based Japanese comedian and the BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner.

Yuriko began performing stand-up in 2014. She was named as “One To Watch” by Time Out in 2015. She went on to become first runner up in So You Think You’re Funny 2015?, won Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015, 3rd place in Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2015, and was nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2016.

On the radio, Yuriko has been interviewed on The Comedy Club on BBC Radio 4 Extra. In 2016, Yuriko, appeared on series 2 of Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central. In March 2017, Yuriko made her TV acting debut in BBC Three (online) Pls Like.