More than 30 million people have watched Kojo Anim audition for Britain's Got Talent – and receive the golden buzzer from Simon Cowell.
Over the past year, the comedian's career has hit dizzying heights, from making a documentary with Kevin Hart's company to finishing his autobiography 'All Jokes Aside'.
We suspect he's a bit more comfortable travelling in black cabs – or at least he will be once lockdown is over.
Want to know the taxi joke? You better watch the embedded clip below – after all, 30 million people can't be wrong.
What upcoming project(s) are you most excited about?
I’m currently working on a documentary with Kevin Hart's company about my 20 years in comedy which will be followed by a one hour comedy special being produced by them too.
I’ll also be back on another tour with a brand new show so there’s lots going on!
What is your proudest professional accomplishment?
Getting the Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent last year has to be my career highlight.
That moment completely did what I hoped: introduce me to a brand new audience allowing me to show people what I can do.
If you could change one thing about your career, what would it be?
People asking me to repeat a joke they’ve already heard me tell on stage. You would think they would know it’s not going to be as funny because they already know the whole thing but nope, they love hearing it again and again. I think that taxi joke will never leave me!
What do you hope to achieve that you haven’t yet?
I’ve completed my autobiography which will be called “All Jokes Aside” which touches on my childhood being raised in foster care, my career and becoming a father for the first time. I also hope to get a Netflix special soon which I would like to film in Africa.
Outside of your family, who is / was your biggest inspiration?
Dave Chappelle’s freedom of speech and attitude has always inspired me. Being able to call him a very good friend is mind blowing and to know he’s a fan of who I am and what I do makes me happy.
Tell us something nobody knows about you…
I’m afraid of heights. I once had an apartment which was on the 17th floor. Not once did I walk out onto the balcony even though my friend told me I had a nice view. I would always reply saying the view I currently have inside my house is fine enough thanks!
How are you finding lockdown?
At first I wasn’t taking it seriously as I had just been on tour and was oblivious to what was going on around us. It was only when my last three shows got cancelled then I knew it was going mad around the world.
I’ve used my time wisely learning new skills like filming and taking pictures which has kept me occupied.
Best thing about lockdown?
All the new material I’m writing and all the sleep I’m getting. I can’t say I remember the last time my body felt truly rested until now.
Worst thing about lockdown?
Not being able to see my family and friends as much as I would like. We’re very close so it’s been quite difficult.
Top tip for surviving lockdown?
Plan a list of things to do for the week so you always have something to occupy yourself with.
One of the worst things to do right now is be idle because it can really affect our mental health with everything that’s been going on.
If you could be locked down with one person, alive or dead, who would it be?
Kevin Hart because he’s funny and I think we would have some really good conversations about life and how to progress through it.
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