Illegal immigrant comedian wins The Next Big Thing

The event industry's version of The X Factor - the Next Big Thing - was won yesterday (23 September) by a comedian with a routine based around the premise that he is an illegal immigrant.

Illegal immigrant comedian wins The Next Big Thing
Illegal immigrant comedian wins The Next Big Thing

Kev Orkian, who wowed crowds at the Eventia summer party last month, scooped the prize of a contract with entertainment agency Sternberg Clarke and a £1,000 windfall.

He fought off competition from covers band The Hype in The Next Big Thing final, which was held at Event UK in Birmingham.

Orkian has been a stand-up for many years, and will this winter appear in panto in Bromley.

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