Depending on your opinion, Nish Kumar is either 'a comedian on the up' (Times) or 'a comedian I've never heard of' (You). That's subjectivity in action. A stand-up comedy show for people who like stand-up comedy shows. As seen on The Alternative Comedy Experience and Live at the Comedy Store. As heard on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4 and XFM. **** (Time Out). **** (Scotsman). **** (List). **** (Evening Standard). 'A highly polished, subtly innovative stand-up ... is a talent worth catching up with' (Guardian).
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Nish Kumar is heading back to the Edinburgh Festival for the third year running with his new show Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity, this time to the Pleasance Courtyard. Subjectivity is the name of the game and in the show he will question both his and other peoples opinions and how they are expressed, and also if they are justified. He also believes it's a positive time to be non-white in the UK and talks about his views on if the internet and blogging. Has it had a positive effect or not? It's much easier to talk shit about people on line and not to face the consequences! He questions does the internet make you smarter or not? Or is it simply too much, too mind- blowing?
Having mastered the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London alike with his critically acclaimed show, Nish Kumar is a Comedian, the follow-up to his solo Fringe debut and sell-out show of 2012 Who Is Nish Kumar?, Nish Kumar is definitely a comedian and is storming venues up and down the country with his wonderment at how the world perceives him.
2014 is already proving promising for Nish, with a BBC Radio 4 project in development, a regular writing spot on the recently re-released (and namesake) show The Kumars (Sky One) and an imminent step over to the small screen on The Alternative Comedy Experience curated by Stewart Lee for Comedy Central, he is a regular on Josh Widdicombe's podcast. Nish has firmly cemented his comedian status and is one to watch for 2014.
Nish has been performing stand-up solo since 2006 and as one half of double act The Gentlemen of Leisure since 2009. His comedy triumphs began quickly with two acclaimed runs at the Durham Revue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in as many years, followed by features with Coolfun on BBC Online, Fat Tuesday and PLEB Talks. In early 2012 The Gentlemen of Leisure wrote and performed a site-specific tour of the British Museum, which was the first of its kind and were invited back to feature on The Comedy Club for Radio 4 Extra.
In 2012 Nish took on the role of series warm-up for channel Dave's One Night Stand which saw him play to full capacity theatres such as the Hackney and Shepherd's Bush Empire. Following this, Nish went on to storm the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his aforementioned debut solo show, Who Is Nish Kumar? earning a plethora of brilliant reviews and a spot in the top ten of Channel Dave's 'Ten Funniest Jokes of The Fringe.' Following his solo Fringe debut success, Nish appeared on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC Red Button as part of Fresh From The Fringe, completed two sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre with Who Is Nish Kumar? and received a nomination for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2013.
Alongside his flourishing stand-up career, Nish has also starred in a number of comic plays including The Hotel at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009 for which he had a key role and more recently, Wardens at the 2013 Fringe Festival which he did alongside his second solo and critically acclaimed show, Nish Kumar is a Comedian which he also took to acclaimed comedy haunt The Soho Theatre for a two week run in late 2013.
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