Nish Kumar is a critically acclaimed comedian, hilarious guest and presenter on national television and radio shows, a popular speaker, event host and internationally famed meme.
He has achieved huge success on the stand-up comedy circuit and has performed five sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival between 2012 and 2016.
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In 2012, Nish Kumar’s debut solo show ‘Who is Nish Kumar?’ earned him a spot on the ‘Ten Funniest Jokes of the Fringe’ list for the TV channel Dave, as well as a nomination for the 2013 Leicester Comedy Festival’s Best Show. His 2015 and 2016 Edinburgh shows were nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award as well as going on longer national tours.
His shows have been so successful he has been asked to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the International Comedy Festival Roadshow India, New Zealand Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Latitude Music Festival, the Lord Taverners Annual Charity Cricket Lunch, Edinburgh TV Festival and the Jaipur Literature Festival.
His comedy style is a mix of anger, bewilderment, politics and self-deprecation in performances that have been described as “intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with passion, urgency and enthusiasm”.
Alongside his stand-up comedy career, Nish is a popular face and voice on TV and radio, as a presenter and guest. He has hosted two series of his own show Spotlight Talent for BBC Radio 4, as well as hosting The Mash Report (2017-2021), Newsjack (2015) and The News Quiz (2020).
Nish is captivating for a range of audiences and has appeared on shows across the BBC, Comedy Central, Channel 4 and ITV. You can also see him on the likes of QI (2017-2021), Mock the Week (2016-2019), Have I Got News For You (2015-2016), The John Bishop Show (2015), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (2016-), Drunk History (2016), The Alternative Comedy Experience (2014), Alan Davies As Yet Untitled (2015), Taskmaster (2017) and Joel and Nish vs The World (2017-2018) alongside fellow comic Joel Dommett.
He is a popular choice as podcast guest, having been featured on many national recordings including Hip Hop Saved my Live with Romesh Ranganathan, Handel & Hendrix Unlocked, Welcome to Spooktown, Taskmaster, Lou Sanders’ Cuddle Club, Financial Times: Everything Else, Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster, Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, No Country for Brown Men and The Bugle. He has also featured on podcasts hosted by fellow Great British Speakers Jay Rayner, Grace Dent and Adam Buxton.
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Nish has received critical acclaim for his stand-up comedy, his presenting and his speaking, making him a popular choice for event hosting and after-dinner speeches. He has the capacity to entertain audiences from start to finish and has a natural charm, confidence and charisma.
Kumar is the smartest, and often the silliest, political comic we’ve got: Acute, furious and often the ridiculous fall guy of his own jokes.
Massively charming and very witty…a delightful talent.
He challenges his audiences, he makes you think – and miraculously he manages to make people laugh about politics in an era when hardly anyone can bear to think about it.