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Kev Orkian
CEO Jongleurs Group Ltd, Howlin' Entertainment Ltd, Howlin' Comedy Club Ltd, British Pantomime Academy
Kev is without question one the UK's finest Entertainers, Motivational Speakers and Internationally acclaimed Award-Winning Comedy Pianist.

A highly skilled Pianist, Singer & Actor, Kev has honed his art to perfection over many years from his days as a classical concert pianist to performing stand-up and supporting some of the biggest names in British comedy. Blending his off-beat humour with sensational performances on the piano he has been dubbed one of the world’s finest comedy pianists.

Kev’s vast repertoire of appearances with other entertainers has seen him share the stage with such artists like Katherine Jenkins, Lionel Richie, Dame Edna, Rick Wakeman, Brian Conley, Tony Hadley to name a few.

Supporting some of the UK's biggest comedy names, Kev has shared critical acclaim and standing ovations with his own one-man show. As a consummate pianist he has toured with a variety of orchestras and appeared at many prestigious venues including the Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle & The Kodak Theatre in LA. He made his West End debut starring in Fame at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Leading him to many other West End roles in musicals like Me & My Girl, Grease, Buddy Holly, Happy Days, Boogie Nights, The Afterlife Of Cooke & Moore and most recently The Infidel, written by David Baddiel.

2009 saw Orkian leap onto the UK comedy circuit with performances at London’s Comedy Store, Jongleurs and Highlights chain of comedy clubs at which he regularly received standing ovations and rave reviews for the originality of his act.

In August 2010 Kev took his ‘Illegal Tour’ to the Edinburgh Fringe, appearing at the Underbelly, in what was his debut appearance at the festival. He returned in 2011 to bring the second chapter to his foreign comedy character “The Guilty Pianist” to the fringe festival, which earned him the Spirit of the Fringe award. In the same year saw him perform at South Africa’s most prestigious Comedy festival, “Cape Town funny festival” where he received the accolade for the most standing ovations for one entertainer, including an appearance for Archbishop Desmond TuTu. He is the only international entertainer to have been invited 7 years in a row to perform for the funny festival.

He has entertained audiences from all over the world, including private invitations from members of the royal family, including HRH Prince Philip’s 89th Birthday, HRH Prince Charles, Princess Margaret, Prince Edward, and Numerous Royal families from Oman, Dubai, Saudi and Abu Dhabi.

A patron and avid supporter of the British Forces Foundation, Kev is constantly invited to entertain army bases around the UK, including numerous trips to Afghanistan, Bahrain, Cape Town and Cyprus.

In 2018 Kev teamed up with Australian Director Andy Simon and British Armenian philanthropist Raffi Tanielian to film “Armenia Uncovered”, a documentary about the beauty, culture, food, fashion, people and history of his ancestral home. The documentary received numerous accolades and the people’s choice award for Best Documentary.

Entrepreneur and multiple business owner, Kev is the founder of Howlin’ Entertainment Ltd, providing variety entertainment to the cruise and corporate industry. He is also the CEO of British Pantomime Academy and Howlin’ Comedy Club.

Recently Kev purchased the biggest Comedy Brand in the UK, Jongleurs, providing innovative and original comedy entertainment to the UK…he is also regularly seen touring the globe with his Motivational Talks “Keynote Success Formula” inspiring Positivity through his stories and experiences.

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