By Rolling Stone UK
MUNYA Chawawa has been confirmed as the host of the Rolling Stone UK Awards in collaboration with Rémy Martin, taking place on Thursday 23rd November at the iconic Roundhouse in London.
The comedian, satirist and actor – who most notably played King Charles in Channel 4’s Prince Andrew: The Musical last year – rose to prominence during lockdown through his hugely popular series of parody sketches online, before going on to become a prime time staple on everything from Taskmaster and Would I Lie To You to finding a natural home on Have I Got News For You.
Derby-born and proud of his British-Zimbabwean heritage, Chawawa’s comedy character creations include the posh drill rapper Unknown P and a spoof chef by the name of Jonny Oliver.
Rolling Stone UK publisher Darren Styles OBE said: “Munya Chawawa is a rising star and a huge talent we are delighted to platform. His irreverence, wit and command of popular culture make him a perfect fit for the Rolling Stone Awards, in collaboration with Remy Martin, and he will doubtless steer our inaugural event through 13 awards and three live performances into safe harbour. Or maybe into deep water. Delete as appropriate.”
Munya Chawawa said: “You’re going to see a slick and professional Munya. I know what awards shows are like, the drinks will be flowing. If it gets lairy, I’m here to bring a bit of law and order, with the occasional dad joke.”
Munya will oversee the evening’s proceedings, which will feature live music performances and the induction of a lucky 13 very special award winners into the Rolling Stone UK Hall of Fame, all in the hands of a well-known compere/MC.
Several hundred guests will enjoy the moment in person, but a multi-platform editorial campaign will be utilising Rolling Stone UK ’s presence in print and digital forms, online and across social platforms to create a moment of a scale rarely seen in UK music media.
Winners, presenters and VIP guests will also be whisked to and from the historic North London venue in style in luxury Volvo cars. It will make for a memorable start and end to a night to remember for UK music.
Nominations will be announced in the coming weeks.