IVO Graham disarmingly describes himself as a “young posh comedian whose shows are plummy-voiced navel-gazing”, but is too modest to mention that he made an impressive debut on Have I Got News For You, was the youngest ever winner of the So You Think You’re Funny competition in 2009, and that his latest show The Game of Life was nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award last year.

But he says there has been no grand plan for his career - “I take it as it comes” - but given his past shows’ content, it was perhaps inevitable that the new one would be about becoming a father for the first time.

As the 29-year-old wryly points out: “My previous shows have had a trajectory of how my domestic and romantic life have evolved: not having a girlfriend/having a girlfriend/we’ve moved in together/we’re thinking about having a baby.

“Thankfully we were lucky enough to have a baby [his daughter was born in early 2019] and this show followed.

“I was lucky that early on I tapped into a style of comedy describing what was going on in my life, and was able to find funny things to say about it.

“The Game of Life is about new parenthood and the life changes associated with it - a little bit of the mental process, the admin, and quite a lot of tangents.”

Ivo is set to bring The Game of Life to the South Street Arts Centre in Reading in November after his initial May date was rescheduled because of the coronavirus.

And because of huge demand, he will now be playing two dates - November 6 and 7.

With typical self-deprecation, he explains: “My comedy comes from real life – with some exaggerated or conflated stories, admittedly – because I don’t have the imagination to write fictional characters, as I have found in my pretty disastrous ventures into scriptwriting.”

He says his comedy has been “finding a way to talk about the more relatable stuff as a way to offset the more privileged aspects of my life, which I took a little longer to work out how to do.”

Ivo Graham comes to Reading on November 6 and 7. Get tickets (£15) at whatsonreading.com/venues/south-street/whats-on