Uğur Rıfat Karlova (born August 2, 1980) is a Turkish-Taiwanese stand-up comedian, actor, TV host, showman and writer.
Born in Izmit, Karlova’s family origins go back to the city of Karlova. He finished his primary school in his father’s city of Hayrabolu / Tekirdag. Following that, his father sent him to Private Tekirdag College which was the first English private school in Tekirdag. After graduation, he continued his studies at the Tekirdag Tourism Profession High School. In 1998, he graduated from this school’s Department of Accounting and Reception and in the same year, he enrolled at the University of Mersin Anamur Vocational School in the Department of Hotel Management in German Language. Karlova got his degree in 2001 and in 2002 he entered Ankara University’s Department of Chinese/Sinology, graduating in 2006. The same year he received a scholarship for studying in Taiwan. Karlova received his master’s degree in the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan Normal University Karlova speaks fluent German, English, Mandarin, Taiwanese and Turkish. He also completed scriptwriting and acting courses from prestigious universities in Taiwan including Chinese Culture University and Taipei National University of Arts. Karlova is currently studying and developing his entertainment career in Taiwan.
2014 SET TV, Best Performance Award
2012 Golden Bell Awards, The Best Travel Host
2010 Hong Kong International Stand Up contest, 2. place.
2009 Taiwan Star NTNU talent contest, WINNER.
2009 RTI Chinese speaking contest, Best Creative Stage Award
2008 Korea SEUL Drama Awards, Best foreign Drama Nomination,Faisal Agabey