- 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 a Drama Desk Award-winning 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 also been an artist-in-residence at Joe’s Pub at The Public, SPACE on Ryder Farm and The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep. He’s been featured in the New York Times, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, Playboy and more.