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News: Contestants Announced For Taskmaster Series 5

The five contestants have been announced for the fifth series of Taskmaster.

They are Nish Kumar, Sally Phillips, Bob Mortimer, Aisling Bea and Mark Watson. 

Meanwhile Noel Fielding has been crowned champion of Taskmaster Series 4, due in part to thwacking a Babybel a remarkable distance with a snooker cue.

The fifth series will air later this year on Dave, overseen as ever by Greg Davies and Alex Horne.

News: Joel Dommett & Nish Kumar Travelogue Goes To Comedy Central

Comedy Central UK has acquired Rumpus Media’s Joel and Nish vs the World. It will air later this year on the channel.

The six-part series follows comedians Joel Dommett and Nish Kumar as they meet some of the fittest people in the world. Dommett takes on various physical challenges while Kumar explores their lifestyles.

The series is distributed by BBC Worldwide and is being sold around the world - in territories outside the UK it will be known as Tribal Bootcamp.

News: New BBC2 Satirical Show With Nish Kumar & Mash

Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two and Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, have announced the commission of The Mash Report (working title) from Princess Productions.

Hosted by Nish Kumar, The Mash Report is an up to the minute, satirical news show working with comedy website The Daily Mash.

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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 lastminute.com 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.

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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.

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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.

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