Kojo Anim has announced his debut UK tour.
The news follows on from the stand-up comedian having made it through to the recent final of Britain’s Got Talent 2019.
Kojo Anim Presents The Taxi Tour will take in 25 towns and cities across England and Wales, launching in Birmingham on 6th February 2020 and ending at the Hackney Empire on 20th March.
The 39-year-old father of one worked as a BT customer service employee before becoming a comedian. Born in Ghana, he moved to London as a child and grew up in Hackney, meaning the final date of the tour will be on his ‘home turf’.
Talking about the tour, his promoters say: “Kojo is here to make the world laugh, sharing his funny observations and stories about life, parenthood and family.
“With his infectious smile, and winning routines, Kojo Anim wowed the judges and audiences on Britain’s Got Talent. Simon Cowell was so blown away by Kojo’s first audition routine he hit his golden buzzer to send him straight into the live semi-finals, saying: ‘I don’t really like comedians on this show… But I love you!’ That first BGT performance alone has had more than 23 million views on YouTube.”
Kojo Anim says: “For me, Britain’s Got Talent wasn’t about winning £250,000, it was a chance to get in front of the judges, and to prove to myself that I can perform in front of anybody.
“My goal was to make it to the final, and now here I am – announcing my first solo tour, something I’ve been working towards for 20 years.
“Since my first audition when Simon pressed the golden buzzer, my whole life has changed and now I can’t wait to jump in a taxi to travel the country making people laugh.”
A full list of tour dates is below. Tickets go on sale on Friday 28th June at 10am from cuffeandtaylor.com
Birmingham (Alexandra Theatre): 6th February 2020
Loughborough (Town Hall): 8th February
Dartford (Orchard Theatre): 11th February
Southend (Palace Theatre): 14th February
Potters Bar (Wyllotts Theatre): 15th February
Brighton (Theatre Royal): 16th February
Hayes (Beck Theatre): 18th February
Salford (The Lowry): 20th February
Chelmsford (Civic Theatre): 22nd February
Derby (Theatre): 23rd February
Shrewsbury (Theatre Severn): 25th February
Malvern (Forum Theatre): 26th February
Llanelli (Y Ffyrnes): 27th February
Croydon (Ashcroft Playhouse): 28th February
Basingstoke (The Haymarket): 1st March
Horsham (Capitol Theatre): 3rd March
Bedford (Corn Exchange): 4th March
Stafford (Gatehouse): 9th March
Hull (City Hall): 10th March
New Brighton (Floral Hall) 11th March
Leeds (City Varieties Music Hall): 12th March
Yarm (Princess Alexandra Auditorium): 14th March
Swindon (Wyvern Theatre): 17th March
Bury St Edmunds (The Apex): 18th March
London (Hackney Empire): 20th March
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