Andi Osho

Andi Osho

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Andi Osho
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Andi Osho in 2013
Birth name Yewande Osho
Born (1973-01-27) 27 January 1973 (age 45)
Plaistow, London, England, UK
Medium Stand-up, television
Years active 2003–present
Website andiosho.co.uk

Yewande “Andi” Osho (born 27 January 1973) is a British stand-up comedian, actress and television presenter.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Osho was born in Plaistow, east London,[2] to Nigerian parents.

Having previously worked in television production, Osho turned to acting in 2003. By 2006, she had decided to go into stand-up comedy.[3] Osho spent a number of years working as a receptionist by day, while perfecting her stand-up comedy routine in the evenings.

In 2006, Osho starred as Alma in Dael Orlandersmith‘s drama Yellowman at Liverpool‘s Everyman Theatre. Other theatre work includes a critically acclaimed performance in the title role of Medea (Barons Court Theatre, 2005), Amanda in Cigarettes, Coffee and Paranoia (King’s Head Theatre, 2005) and Zimbabwean exile Faith in the devised piece Qabuka (Oval House Theatre, 2005).

Osho’s television roles include Lin Colvin in Casualty, Adeola Brooker in Doctors, Dr Rogers in Footballers’ Wives: Extra Time and Angela Parker in Sea of Souls. She has also appeared in Waking the Dead, EastEnders, Comedy Central’s @midnight, Night and Day and Russell Brand and Friends for Channel 4.[4]

Osho is also a playwright and one of the founding members of the London writers’ group, Vowel Movement. She has contributed to News Review at London’s Canal Cafe Theatre and in 2008, she co-devised a scratch performance of the stage play Up the Café de Paris for the Pulse Fringe Festival. In 2007, Osho wrote the comedy CSI: Nigeria, in production for BBC Three.

Osho has performed at various comedy clubs and festivals across Britain, including: Jongleurs, the Comedy Store, the Reading Festival, the Pleasance Dome, the Chuckle Club, the Leicester Festival (Summer Sundae), the Comedy Café, the Shoreditch Comedy Festival, Comedy Camp and the Hackney Empire.[5]

Osho won the 2007 Nivea Funny Women award.[6]

Osho co-hosted Tonightly on Channel 4 and appeared in an E4 pilot, The Andi O Show.[7] She has also appeared on Mock the Week, Ask Rhod Gilbert, and is a regular performer on Stand Up for the Week.[8]

On 26 February 2011, Osho participated in Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, performing a dance routine to Michael Jackson‘s “Bad“. Despite positive comments from the judges, she did not progress to the final round after a public vote.[9]

Osho is the only person to have won more than one episode of Celebrity Mastermind. In 2011, she won the Comic Relief episode with The Matrix trilogy as her specialist subject and then in 2012, she took part in a regular episode choosing host John Humphrys as her specialist subject. Osho also takes an occasional presenting role for the comedy club section on BBC Radio 4 Extra

On 19 June 2012, Osho made her debut in medical drama Holby City as medical student Barbara Alcock for three episodes. In July 2014, she appeared in Finding Carter as Susan Sherman. Between 2016 and 2018 she presented Supershoppers with Anna Richardson on Channel 4, being replaced with Sabrina Grant. She took part and won £7,000 for charity in a celebrity edition of The Chase on ITV.[10]

Actress (35 credits)
 2019 Curfew (TV Series) (filming)
Jenny Donahue

Episode #1.5 … Jenny Donahue
Episode #1.4 … Jenny Donahue
Episode #1.6 … Jenny Donahue
Episode #1.7 … Jenny Donahue
Episode #1.8 … Jenny Donahue
 2019 Shazam! (post-production)
Ms. Glover
 2018 National Treasure: Kiri (TV Mini-Series)
Rochelle Akindele

Episode #1.4 (2018) … Rochelle Akindele
Episode #1.3 (2018) … Rochelle Akindele
Episode #1.2 (2018) … Rochelle Akindele
Episode #1.1 (2018) … Rochelle Akindele
 2017 Halloween Comedy Shorts (TV Series)
Kehinde / Taiwo

Twin Thing (2017) … Kehinde / Taiwo
 2017 Daipool (Short)
Doctor Rhiannon Llewellyn Jones
 2016 Grime Town (TV Series)
Chivonne / Mardi
 2016/II Lights Out
Emma
 2015 That’s Me Mr. Fanstastic (Short)
Sally
 2015 The Grid (Short)
Anna Pascal
 2015 Breaking Hollywood: One Actor at a Time (TV Mini-Series)
Claridia Fortune

Goodbye to Hollywood (2015) … Claridia Fortune
Meeting David Harewood (2015) … Claridia Fortune
Seeking Colin Farrell (2015) … Claridia Fortune
 2015 Uncle (TV Series)
DJ

Episode #2.6 (2015) … DJ
 2014 Brit.i.am (Short)
Contributor
 2014 Finding Carter (TV Series)
Susan Sherman

Pilot (2014) … Susan Sherman
 2013 Django (Short)
Django
 2012 Holby City (TV Series)
Barbara Alcock

Stepping Up to the Plate (2012) … Barbara Alcock
Long Way Down (2012) … Barbara Alcock
Unsafe Haven: Part Two (2012) … Barbara Alcock
 2011 Swinging with the Finkels
Nurse Franklin
 2011 Life of Riley (TV Series)
Sumi

The Bug (2011) … Sumi
 2011 Psychoville (TV Series)
Registrar

Dinner Party (2011) … Registrar
 2010 Ladies of Letters (TV Series)
Agabatha

Episode #2.10 (2010) … Agabatha
Episode #2.9 (2010) … Agabatha (uncredited)
 2009 Paradox (TV Mini-Series)
Sonia

Episode #1.4 (2009) … Sonia
Episode #1.3 (2009) … Sonia
 2009 Big Top (TV Series)
Mother

Boyfriend (2009) … Mother
 2009 U Be Dead (TV Movie)
FSS Scientist
 2008 The Andi O’ Show (TV Movie)
 2008 True Heroes (TV Series)
Jackie

Grain Rescue (2008) … Jackie
 2003-2007 EastEnders (TV Series)
Nurse / Midwife / Helen

Episode dated 14 December 2007 (2007) … Helen (voice)
Episode dated 15 November 2007 (2007) … Midwife
Episode dated 13 November 2007 (2007) … Midwife
Episode dated 12 August 2005 (2005) … Nurse
Episode dated 9 September 2003 (2003) … Nurse
 2007 Comedy Lab (TV Series)
Various

Ain’t It Funny Being Coloured (2007) … Various
 2007 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Receptionist

Whom the Gods Would Destroy (2007) … Receptionist (scenes deleted)
 2006 Casualty (TV Series)
Lin Colvin

Out of the Past (2006) … Lin Colvin
 2005 Footballers Wive$: Overtime (TV Series)
Doctor Rogers

Episode #1.1 (2005) … Doctor Rogers
 2005 Doctors (TV Series)
Adeola Brooker

In Custody (2005) … Adeola Brooker
 2005 Sea of Souls (TV Series)
Angela Parker

Omen: Part 2 (2005) … Angela Parker
 2004 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Policewoman

In Sight of the Lord: Part 1 (2004) … Policewoman
 2003 The N7 (Short)
Jemma
 2003 40 (TV Mini-Series)
Caller
 2002 Night & Day (TV Series)
Jo Radcliffe

Black Flowers (2002) … Jo Radcliffe (voice)

 

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