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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.



The Late Show, STV Edinburgh

The Comedy Underground, BBC Scotland


BBC Radio 5Live at the Edinburgh Fringe


Rik Carranza presents: Star Trek vs Star Wars - Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016-2018, BlueDot Festival, EmCon, Capital Sci-Fi Con, UK Games Expo, Glasgow Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival

Still a Fan - Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Gilded Balloon, Leicester Comedy Festival

I'm a Fan - Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Convention Host - Capital Sci-Fi Con

Image by Nick Rutter

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