Romesh Ranganathan

News: Sitcom for Romesh Ranganathan

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan is to star and write his own sitcom for Sky 1

In The Reluctant Landlord (working title) Romesh is left running the local pub after his mischievous father left it to him in his will. He has never wanted to be a landlord, but his mum feels it is the only way to keep his dad’s legacy alive and his wife and kids are kids are having a ball there.

TV Review: Comedians In Pubs Talking Comedy, BBC Three

We all love comedians chatting off-duty, that’s why Jerry Seinfield’s Comedians In Cars series and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled do so well. and now BBC Three has got in on the act with the low-budget, lo-fi but big-on-laughs Romesh: Comedians In Pubs Talking Comedy. 

News: Romesh Ranganathan on his Comedy Childhood: “Even then I knew I needed an angle.”

Report by Claire Smith.

Romesh Ranganathan was on the point of giving up comedy after the death of his father, he told an audience at Leicester Comedy Festival. 

News: Sitcom Pilot for Romesh Ranganathan

Romesh Ranganathan is to record a sitcom pilot for BBC Radio 2 inspired by his own life.

Romesh, being recorded in London at the BBC Radio Theatre on January 20, is a family sitcom charting the ‎struggles of Romesh and his wife Kate as they try to get ‎through life with two kids in Crawley.

In this pilot episode ‎they are invited to their school reunion, ‎where Romesh is forced to confront his old bully, Steve ‎Johnson.

News: Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Romesh Ranganathan Play Teenage Cancer Trust Gig

The first major names have been announced for next year's Teenage Cancer Trust comedy night.

Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges and Romesh Ranganathan will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. More names to be announced.

The musical acts playing the annual week of fundraising gigs organised by Roger Daltrey will include The Who, The Pet Shop Boys, Paul Weller and Olly Murs.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 9am on Friday 2nd December from:

Interview: Romesh Ranganathan

Here's an interview I did with Romesh Ranganathan for the Evening Standard. Despite what he might seem like onscreen in the flesh Ranganathan is a lovely bloke and easy to chat to. Which is not to say that his perma-grumpy persona on Asian Provocateur is faked. I'm sure he has his bad days like the rest of us. Except that unlike the rest of us when he has a bad day he is very, very funny. 

TV Review: Asian Provocateur, BBC Three

One of the television joys in 2015 was seeing Romesh Ranganathan looking pissed off in the first series of Asian Provocateur when he tracked down his Sri Lankan relatives. Now there is the chance to see him looking pissed off again in the second series in which he tracks down his North American relatives. And he has even more to be pissed off about, because this time his eccentric, nagging mother Shanthi has come along for the ride. 

News: How Romesh Ranganathan Found His Spirit Animal

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan has revealed how he stripped down to his underwear for the second series of Asian Provocateur.

In the follow-up to the acclaimed first series he travels across North America with his mother Shanthi meeting relatives and exploring different cultures. At one point he had to walk through Mexican woods to find his ‘spirit animal’.

TV Review: Jack Dee's Referendum Helpdesk, BBC2

Nobody seems to have told the person that did the opening credits for this comedy version of Question Time that it is about the EU. Instead subject titles such as “relationships” and “money” rolled past as if our host, serial cynic Jack Dee, was any old agony aunt. 

News Exclusive: Romesh Ranganathan Adds Fourth London Show

Romesh Ranganathan has added a fourth show at Eventim Apollo this autumn due to phenomenal demand. 

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