Kemah Bob

Kemah Bob (she/they) is a comedian, writer and producer from Houston, TX now based in London. Her work centers Black cultural identity, mental health, sexuality, gender, healing and well-being using entertainment as a tool for enlightenment and empowerment. They take inspiration from the sun and aim to spread love, light and warmth everywhere they go.

In addition to performing stand-up and hosting events in London and around the UK and beyond – including UK Black Pride – Kemah created, curates and hosts The FOC IT UP Comedy Club, events showcasing of Femmes of Colour in comedy.

She can be seen: hosting It’s A Sin – After Hours, co-hosting The Island (Dave 2021), on Richard Osman’s House of Games (2021), Question Team (Dave 2021), Stand Up For Live Comedy (BBC One), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), Don’t Hate The Playaz and Stand-Up Sketch Show (all ITV2). Kemah has also written on Quibi’s Hello America, Netflix’s Death to 2020 & Death to 2021, Have I Got News For You, some other stuff and can be seen online, delivering her TEDtalk, What Would Kanye Do? (not a great title, buy hey it was 2018)

Kemah is also regular co-host on The Guilty Feminist podcast and can be heard featuring on… well too many other podcasts TBH. Voice over wise, Kemah is represented by the phenomenal Sue Terry Voices. They can be heard on ASOS ads, commercials for eCover, Expedia, Dua Lipa and more – and will be lending their voice to several more excited projects soon to be announced – but she signed some NDAs and can’t spill the beans quite yet.

Her drag alter ego Lil Test Ease, a conservative rapper and men’s rights activist, can be seen on iTV2’s Celebrity Karaoke Club: Drag Edition and has graced the West End with his presence twice, in 2019’s drag panto Cinderella and in the “Dragatha Christie” murder mystery Death Drop (2020) as Phil Maker, the filmmaker. His further work and music videos can be found online – brace yourself.

Outside stand-up, Kemah is also a frequent media commentator surrounding diversity, mental health and LGBTQ+ representation, for various high profile outlets and panels such as; The Royal Television Society, The Guardian, Pink News, Vice, The i Newspaper and Stylist Live.

And yes, Bob is her real last name.