IVO Graham disarmingly describes himself as a “young posh comedian whose shows are plummy-voiced navel-gazing”, but is too modest to mention that he made an impressive debut on Have I Got News For You, was the youngest ever winner of the So You Think You’re Funny competition in 2009, and that his latest show The Game of Life was nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award last year.

But he says there has been no grand plan for his career - “I take it as it comes” - but given his past shows’ content, it was perhaps inevitable that the new one would be about becoming a father for the first time.

As the 29-year-old wryly points out: “My previous shows have had a trajectory of how my domestic and romantic life have evolved: not having a girlfriend/having a girlfriend/we’ve moved in together/we’re thinking about having a baby.

“Thankfully we were lucky enough to have a baby [his daughter was born in early 2019] and this show followed.

“I was lucky that early on I tapped into a style of comedy describing what was going on in my life, and was able to find funny things to say about it.

“The Game of Life is about new parenthood and the life changes associated with it - a little bit of the mental process, the admin, and quite a lot of tangents.”

Ivo is set to bring The Game of Life to the Aylesbury Waterside theatre’s Second Space in October after his initial June date was rescheduled because of the coronavirus.He will play to fans on October 16.

With typical self-deprecation, he explains: “My comedy comes from real life – with some exaggerated or conflated stories, admittedly – because I don’t have the imagination to write fictional characters, as I have found in my pretty disastrous ventures into scriptwriting.”

He says his comedy has been “finding a way to talk about the more relatable stuff as a way to offset the more privileged aspects of my life, which I took a little longer to work out how to do.”

By privileged, he means that he was educated at Eton and Oxford. He weighs up the pros and cons of having gone to the school that has, with the election of Boris Johnson, provided 20 UK prime ministers.

“It’s given me a USP to play with and develop,” Graham says. “It was something I relished early on [he started performing stand-up at 18] because it was a caricature that I could play with, with jokes about bullying, sexual tension or funny uniforms.

“Now that’s expanded to talking about the wider emotional and societal ramifications of going to that school. You know that you are operating in every sphere on a bedrock of good fortune. That’s why I find people complaining about privilege being a hindrance so distasteful because of course it helps.”

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