Keith
Akushie

Writer

Keith began writing comedy at university before performing sketches and stand-up at the Edinburgh Fringe. His first play Hostage won the 2010 ‘Harry Porter Prize’ for best new comedic play. He was one of the writers on the critically acclaimed comedy for Channel 4, Fresh Meat.

Keith's first show Siblings was made by Fudge Park for BBC3, starring Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Stourton and ran for two series. 

Keith co-wrote the The Festival with long-time collaborator Joe Parnham. It opened in the UK to huge audiences and will be released in the US in December 2019.

He has written and directed a short film, Rebecca supported by Film4.

CV

Television

Writer & Creator 

Siblings 2
6 x 30'
Producer Phil Gilbert
Director Dan Zeff
Starring
  • Charlotte Ritchie
  • Tom Stourton
  • Fudge Park for BBC3
    Siblings
    6 x 30'
    Producer Phil Gilbert
    Director Dan Zeff
    Starring
  • Charlotte Ritchie
  • Tom Stourton
  • Sitcom about the world's worst brother and sister
    Bwark for BBC 3
    Fudge Park
    In Development

    Writer 

    Avenue 5
    Writer & Consulting Producer
    Creator Armando Iannucci
    Producer Kevin Loader
    Jettison Productions for HBO
    In Post
    Creator Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong
    Producer Judy Counihan
    Starring
  • Zawe Ashton
  • Greg McHugh
  • Kimberley Nixon
  • Joe Thomas
  • Comedy from the creators of Peep Show set amongst first year university students

    Objective Productions for Channel 4
    Director Al Campbell
    Starring
  • Jenny Bede
  • Chris Kendall
  • Cariad Lloyd
  • Mike Wozniak
  • Sketch writer
    BBC Productions for BBC3

    Theatre

    Writer & Director 

    Starring
  • Ben Ashendon
  • Mark Fiddaman
  • Adam Lawrence
  • Alexander Owen
  • Cambridge Footlights Show

    Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival
    Hostage
    Winner of the Harry Porter Prize
    Starring
  • Joe Bannister
  • Mark Fiddaman
  • Ellie Ross
  • Patrick Walshe McBride
  • Winner of the Harry Porter Prize
    ADC Theatre

    Assistant Director & Writer 

    Director Rory Mullarkey
    Starring
  • Tom Evans
  • Abi Tedder
  • Liam Williams
  • Cambridge Footlights show
    Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival
    Director Daran Johnson & Liam Williams
    Starring
  • Ben Ashenden
  • James Moran
  • Alex Owen
  • Ellie Ross
  • Cambridge Footlights show
    Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival

    Film

    Writer 

    Producer Claire Jones
    Director Iain Morris
    Starring
  • Joe Thomas
  • Comedy movie starring Joe Thomas in UK cinemas summer 2018.

    Film 4
    Fudge Park
    Co-Written with Joe Parnham

    Writer & Director 

    Film4
    Short Film

    Other

    Writer 

    Keith has written sketches and other online content for the Fresh Meat website