Imran Yusuf is renowned for his stinging, lyrical street-slang verbiage and super-high energy performance that triggers an eruption of belly-aching laughter. Fast and furious yet charmingly endearing, this is a very unique voice that has never been heard before. Born in Mombasa, Kenya and raised in the UK for the most part with a brief stint at school in the USA, and having travelled much of the world including Israel/Palestine, Jordan and Saudi Arabia during the Lebanon Crisis in 2006, Imran encompasses a rich multitude of cultural assets from across the planet that defines him as a youthful, energetic and original voice that embodies the cultural wealth that exists in modern Britain.
Imran seamlessly switches between styles with graceful fluidity, delivering heavy-weight punch lines repeatedly with enormous panache. A multitude of light-hearted quips and deeply meaningful satire on contemporary issues culminate into a tour de force of comedy and offer an all-embracing sentiment in his trademark styling.
In April 2010 a YouTube sketch created by Imran opened the 2010 premier of Omid Djalili & David Baddiel’s ‘The Infidel’ in front of a packed out Hammersmith Apollo. Continuing on this high, Imran also became hotly tipped to perform on the next ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ following a breathtaking audition in May.