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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.

Preview: December Comedy Guide

Even stand-up comedians have to have a bit of a holiday at Christmas, if only to count up all the royalties they've made on their DVD sales. But in the run-up to Yuletide there are still plenty of alluring live shows in December. So put on your scarves, grab your gloves and get out to the following...


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