One of the UK’s most talented up-and-coming comedians, Kev Orkian combines his unique off-beat humour with sensational performances on the piano and has been dubbed one of the world’s finest comedy pianists.
British-Armenian comedian Kevin has performed around the world and been compared to the likes of Victor Borge, Les Dawson and Dudley Moore.
He spent much of his time during 2003-2009 touring the UK as the support act for some of the biggest names in British comedy and has starred in West End musicals including Fame, Happy Days and Boogie Nights.
He then became a regular on the comedy circuit, was invited to perform for Prince Charles at Windsor Castle for the 10th Gala Dinner of the British Forces Foundation – a charity launched by Jim Davidson – and then won the final of The Next Big Thing, which is the event industry’s version of The X Factor.
In May 2010 he appeared on Britain’s Got Talent with his critically-acclaimed performance of Elton John’s I’m Still Standing, gaining three “yes” votes from Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan, and going through to the live semi-finals of the show.
Weeks later he performed for Prince Philip for his 89th birthday celebrations at the Guards Polo Club in 2010. The Duke of Edinburgh congratulated him at the end, saying: ”It’s a wonderful show. I thoroughly enjoyed your performance.”
That same month he performed a live comedy ‘sketch’ with Katherine Jenkins for a private birthday party at which Lionel Richie also performed, as well as Bobby Davro and Jethro.
He has starred in 27 British Pantomimes alongside a number of other celebrities and was cast as the star in David Baddiel’s stage version of The Infidel.
His full one-man show, The Illegal Tour, is available to watch on ustreme.com