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Ismo Leikola – Comedian
He is from Finland and lives in Finland. He performs also in English.
He has done shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and lots of gigs at various festivals
and comedy clubs in different countries.
- Done Stand-up comedy in Finnish since 2003 and in English since 2005.
- He won Stand-up Rookie of the Year Award in 2003.
- The Vegetable of the Year (a crowd favorite) Award for 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008 and 2010 at Tomatoes! Tomatoes! Festival
(the largest Stand-up Festival of the Nordic countries in Hämeenlinna).
- Released own DVD: “Damn good gig and shitloads of extras” in 2008.
- Has performed at Comedy clubs in London, Dublin etc.
- Own show at Edinburghin (SCO) Fringe -festival in 2007, 2008 and 2013
- Galway Comedy Festival (IRL) 2008
- Oslo Stand up Festival (NOR) 2009
- Stockholm Comedy Festival (SWE) 2010
- 2nd place King Kong Show, Comedy Store – London2013
- Gigs in London: Soho Comedy Club, Top Secret Comedy Club, Comedy Store 2013
“Leikola is a Scandinavian Mitch Hedberg; an oddball with a few extra twists.”
**** -The List
“An excellent ambassador for stand-up.”
“For a man speaking his second language, Ismo Leikola is uncannily incisive,
charismatic and entertaining.”
**** -The Dubliner