Keith Akushie

Writer
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Biography

Keith began writing comedy at university before performing sketches and stand-up at the Edinburgh Fringe. His first play Hostage won the 2010 ‘Harry Porter Prize’ for best new comedic play. He was one of the writers on the critically acclaimed comedy for Channel 4, Fresh Meat.

Keith was one of Broadcast Magazine's Hotshots 2011.  He directed the sell out 2011 Cambridge Footlights tour of the UK and USA.

Keith's first series Siblings made by Bwark and starring Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Stourton aired on BBC3 in Summer 2014. The second series is currently in post-production. 

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TV

Writer & Creator

Siblings 2
6 x 30'
Starring
  • Charlotte Ritchie
  • Tom Stourton
  •  
    Bwark for BBC1
    In development
     
    Siblings
    6 x 30'
    Producer Phil Gilbert
    Director Dan Zeff
    Starring
  • Charlotte Ritchie
  • Tom Stourton
  •  
    Sitcom about the world's worst brother and sister
    Bwark for BBC 3
     
    PHD Guy
    Pilot
     
    In development
     
     
    In development
     
     
    In development
     
    Happy Partners
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    Producer Nana Hughes
     
    Comedy
    ITV Studios for Channel 4
    In development
     
    Stepsisters
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    Producer Nana Hughes
     
    Comedy
    ITV Studios for Comedy Central
    In development
     
    Age of Reason
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    Producer Ben Farrell
     
    Comedy
    Objective Productions for Channel 4
    In development
     
    Creator Co-Created with The Pin
     

    In development with Big Talk 

     

    Writer

    Creator Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong
    Producer Judy Counihan
    Starring
  • Zawe Ashton
  • Greg McHugh
  • Kimberley Nixon
  • Joe Thomas
  •  

    Comedy from the creators of Peep Show set amongst first year university students

    Objective Productions for Channel 4
     
    Director Al Campbell
    Starring
  • Jenny Bede
  • Chris Kendall
  • Cariad Lloyd
  • Mike Wozniak
  •  
    Sketch writer
    BBC Productions for BBC3
     

    Theatre

    Writer & Director

    Starring
  • Ben Ashendon
  • Mark Fiddaman
  • Adam Lawrence
  • Alexander Owen
  •  

    Cambridge Footlights Show

    Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival
     
    Hostage
    Winner of the Harry Porter Prize
    Starring
  • Joe Bannister
  • Mark Fiddaman
  • Ellie Ross
  • Patrick Walshe McBride
  •  
    Winner of the Harry Porter Prize
    ADC Theatre
     

    Assistant Director & Writer

    Director Rory Mullarkey
    Starring
  • Tom Evans
  • Abi Tedder
  • Liam Williams
  •  
    Cambridge Footlights show
    Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival
     
    Director Daran Johnson & Liam Williams
    Starring
  • Ben Ashenden
  • James Moran
  • Alex Owen
  • Ellie Ross
  •  
    Cambridge Footlights show
    Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival
     

    Other

    Writer

     
    Keith has written sketches and other online content for the Fresh Meat website