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Live Review: Angel Comedy Club Opening Night With Nish Kumar, Tony Law, Tom Rosenthal, Yuriko Kotani, Jamali Maddix, Jarred Christmas

Every now and again I receive Facebook comments from circuit comedians telling me that I spend all my time swanning in and out of the Soho Theatre and the Eventim Apollo and don’t experience what it is like at the pub-based comedy club grass roots level. Well last night I did go to a comedy club in a pub, but to be perfectly honest the acts were so good and the atmosphere so conducive to comedy that I suspect I still don’t know what it is like at the coal face. Good sight lines, good air-conditioning, good audience, good acts.

Interview: Nish Kumar

At the start of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 the Evening Standard asked me to interview someone who would pick up a Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination. I took a punt on Manchester United fan Nish Kumar but it really wasn't a big gamble. Kumar is very much a rising star who has found his voice in recent years.

News: Nish Kumar Contributes To New Anthology

Comedian Nish Kumar has contributed to a new anthology of writing about life in multicultural Britain today.

The Good Immigrant brings together emerging British BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) writers, poets, journalists and artists. In these essays about race and immigration, they paint a picture of what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that wants you, doesn’t want you, doesn’t accept you, needs you for its equality monitoring forms and would prefer you if you won a major reality show competition.


Latitude Review: Nish Kumar

The inevitable running gag at Latitude was Brexit. Numerous comedians had hastily fashioned routines out of the horror show of the referendum fallout. Most were clever from a cushioned, cosy white middle class perspective. Nish Kumar played a trump card. His Brexit routine hinged on an incident when he was on the receiving of post-poll racism.

News: West End Debut For Nish Kumar

Comedian Nish Kumar has announced his first-ever headline gig in a West End theatre in London.

The 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee will be performing his latest show, Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout the Words Real Loud, at the Duchess Theatre on December 12. Tickets are now available here.


Comedy Season: Omid Djalili, Nish Kumar, James Acaster & More Play Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark in Greenwich is launching a new season of comedy shows this week. Star attractions will be playing intimate gigs in the studio theatre below the deck of the legendary tea clipper which is moored in Greenwich in south London.

News: Nish Kumar Gets Best Fringe Reviews

Nish Kumar, who picked up a Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination this year, was the best-reviewed comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe at the 2015 Festival.

The British Comedy Guide looked at over 1900 different comedy shows, collating more than 5000 reviews from over 50 publications in August and analysed the write-ups. 

Here are the top ten performers who notched up more than 10 reviews with 4 or 5 stars.




1. Nish Kumar

2. Alex Edelman

3. Felicity Ward


Edinburgh Preview: Nish Kumar

Nish Kumar is making a name for himself. Not just as a smart, stand-up comedian but as someone who comes up with titles that get his shows talked about. Last year’s Edinburgh show was Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity, this year’s show is Long Word... Long Word... Blah Blah Blah... I'm So Clever.


News: Nish Kumar Joins Newsjack as New Host

Comedian Nish Kumar will host the new series of Newsjack, beginning Thursday 26 February at 10.30pm on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Kumar has performed three solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as runs at Soho Theatre.


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