Below is a series of awards, TV credits, stars and press quotes I have gained:


Best show Nominee – Leicester Comedy Festival 2019

NATYS Winner – 2017

English Comedian of the Year 2018 Finalist (Competition Ongoing)

Chortle Student Comedian of the Year 2016 Runner Up (2ND Place)


White Privilege (In Production: Cabin Productions, 2023)

Uncommon 2020 (Ep 4: Takeaway) [Available on Prime Video], – Riz (Lead Actor & Script Writing/Editing Credits) [RTS Winner: Best Student Film]


BBC Big Asian Comedy Night 2022, 2019, 2016 & 2015

The Var Room 2021

BBC Laugh Lessons: How We Ruined The Internet 2021

STV Newcastle Brown Male, Inside the Fringe 2020

BBC Scotland’s Comedy Underground 2019

Splitting the Bill – Channel 4, Nominated for RTS North East Best Comedy Sketch (Writer & Director) [RTS NE & Borders Best Online Short Nominee] 2019

Gannin Oot – Channel 4, WINNER OF RTS North East Best Comedy Sketch (Director & Additional Writer) [RTS NE & Borders Best Online Short Winner] 2019

BBC Don’t Hate the Debate – 2018

Radio & Podcast Credits:

BBC Radio’s: Comic Sanskrit 2019/2020 (Performer, Writer & Star of 6 part podcast)

BBC Radio 4’s Fred @ The Stand 2019 (Performing & Writing)

BBC Radio 4 Live @ 11, 2019 (Performing & Writing)

Richard Herrings Leicester Square Theatre Podcast 2017 (Interview)

Talk Radio’s Morning Papers with Penny Smith 2019 (Regular Guest, bi-weekly)

BBC Radio 4 State of the Nation, January 2017 (Performing & Writing)

BBC Radio 4 Pick of the Week, January 2017 (Performing & Writing)

BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News 2017 (Performing & Writing)

BBC Radio 4 The News Quiz, May 2017 (S92 Writer)BBC Radio 3, The Verb, (Aired March 2017, Performing & Writing

Writing/Acting Work:

Splitting the Bill – Channel 4, Nominated for RTS North East Best Comedy Sketch (Writer & Director)

Gannin Oot – Channel 4, WINNER OF RTS North East Comedy Sketch (Director & Script Editor)

Uncommon – Winner of RTS Student Best Short Film (Actor & Script Edtior)

Starred Ratings:

***** – The Guardian

**** 1/2 – Edinburgh Students Arts Review

**** – Broadway Baby

**** – Fest Mag

**** – Threeweeks

**** – The Scotsman

Press Quotes: 

‘One of the best comedians in England’ – Radio 4

‘Funny, Moving, Powerful’ – Mike Reiss (Writer/Producer – The Simpsons)

‘Hilarious’ – Judah Friedlander

‘Inspiringly Intelligent’ – Paul Sinha

‘The Bobby Thompson of Our Times’ – Dan Jackson, Author (The Northumbrians)

‘A powerful, passionate, open-minded, intelligent voice. It is superb political comedy and commentary’ – The Scotsman

“Poisoning the minds of British children with pro-immigrant claptrap’ – Nigel Farage

‘Great Banter’ – Graham Linehan (ironically)

‘An hour of fast paced rapier wit that will change you forever.’ – Broadway Baby

‘Shallow, unbalanced, unrepresentative’ – Lord Green of Deddington, Chair of Migration Watch

‘Rising Star of Political Comedy’ – Andy Zaltsman, The Bugle

“Dripping with erudite genius” – Fest Magazine

“Kohli is not just performing for laughs; he is attempting to create some real art.” – Broadway Baby

“A Powerhouse” – Steve Bennet, Chortle,

“So Good” – Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke (I think he means existence & the universe itself doesn’t matter, but take from it what you will)

“The Worst Comedy I’ve ever seen, if it can be called comedy. More polemic and toilet humour dressed up as comedy. After all, what is funny about terrorism and child abuse?” – Edfringereview

Press Features:


Raul Kohli speaks on the comedy from the North East: