Rik Carranza


As the only Scottish/Filipino comic on the UK circuit, Rik’s dual heritage gives him a wealth of funny stories from an intriguing perspective and experience. Engaging, likeable, sharp, and unique, Rik is rising the ranks fast

He is also the creator and host of Star Trek vs Star Wars, the hit comedy debate panel show that debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, It has gone on to be performed at comic conventions and venues around the country, to rave reviews.


Rik hosts The Geekatorium podcast. A chat with a different guest each week about their geeky passions, with each one getting on the opportunity to put something into the Geek Ark to preserve for all time.


"Rik is a very funny and charismatic performer.”


Martin Walker, On the Mic


"Superb storyteller…wonderfully wry wit.”




"The best storytelling style I've seen this year”


Voice Mag


"A fun filled hour with plenty to laugh at, presided over by a very skilled host." 




"Rik is a delightful, knowledgeable host who has put together perfectly balanced, relaxed live quiz show." 



"Stand out material" 

Notts Comedy Review


"Entertaining and clever, but also not afraid to go out on a limb or try to shock the audience."  


Broadway Baby



"Carranza as an excited charm that works as a combustion engine to his material."





"With a style similar to Stephen Lynch and a stage presence comparable to Russell Howard, Rik is somebody you should definitely check out."


Arts Award Voice



"Carranza is a lively and personable host who keeps you entertained and keeps the vibes fun and friendly" 

The Skinny

On twitter at @rcarranza