- Time Out New York
- Time Out New York
To begin: hello. I hope this finds you weathering life's road with a healthy and vigorous spirit. If we haven't met, a few words of introduction. My name is Ikechukwu Ufomadu. Or, if you like - Ike. I'm an entertainer, and this is my home on the internet. Glad to have you here.
I hope you'll stay awhile. You can read more about me, find out when I'm performing next, see photo and video of past endeavors and probably a thing or two more. In any event, do enjoy yourself.
More About Ike
Ikechukwu Ufomadu is an actor, writer and comic entertainer. Time Out New York named him 1 of 5 “Comics to Watch in 2018”, and he’s an inaugural recipient of the 2019-2020 Jerome Foundation Artist Fellowship.
He is creator and host to a number of original, live shows including: the talk show Ike at Night (Public Theater, Bushwick Starr, JACK); the comedy and music variety hour Nightcap | by Ike (Joe’s Pub at The Public); the one-man variety show Ike Night (Ars Nova, San Francisco Sketchfest, Good Good Comedy Theatre); the Christmas special Ike for the Holidays (Joe’s Pub at The Public); the game show Ike by Chance (Ars Nova, Union Hall); the murder mystery Inspector Ike (Comedy Central Corporate Retreat); and more.
His short-form series Words with Ike has aired on VICE and IFC. He’s written for the TruTV series Paid Off w/ Michael Torpey, and made recent appearances on Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj and VICE Live.
Ikechukwu has collaborated with several OBIE-winning theatre companies and artists including: Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, Clare Baron, 600 Highwaymen and Hoi Polloi. He was in the Off-Broadway world premiere of Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons.
He trained at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts; the International Theatre Workshop in The Netherlands; and Studio Five's theatre and dance programs in Indonesia. Ikechukwu has been an artist-in-residence at Joe’s Pub at The Public and SPACE on Ryder Farm. He’s been featured in the New York Times, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, Playboy and more.