Fri 3rd – Fri 10th Aug 2018


“In 2014, Olga Koch's father got stopped by authorities on the Russian border, which resulted in the most surreal year of her family's life.”





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In 2014, Olga's father got stopped by authorities on the Russian border, which resulted in the most surreal year in her family's life. This year, the Amused Moose National New Comic Award Finalist will try to dissect this real-life spy drama with nothing but a projector and a voice that is destined for stardom.

Olga Koch, one of the brightest and most exciting new talents on the UK comedy circuit, is premiering Fight, her debut hour of stand up, at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.

At 25, Koch is a fresh and fierce new millennial voice, who has steadily been proving she’s a force to be reckoned with. A regular comedy competition finalist, recent Now Show guest and co-host of the Trashfuture podcast, there is already significant industry buzz around this impressive young stand-up and her eagerly anticipated first show.

In this utterly unique hour, Olga takes her audiences on an insider tour through the making of modern Russia, where the political is always personal, and no one knows why the host of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" is passed out in your childhood bedroom. While most British children spent the 1990s watching Art Attack and eating Lunchables, Olga’s family experienced the lowest lows and highest highs of post-soviet freedom, with her father going from a janitor to Mayor to Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, to game show host, to dissident. It’s not your average fairy tale: Fight is where The Princess Diaries meets Vice.

Donning her signature tracksuit, Olga presents this dystopian tour-de-force about how history (fashion, or otherwise) always repeats itself. Fight is the battle cry for a generation that takes freedom for granted, inspired by a generation that grew up without it.

Admission: £8(£6)

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