Nabil Abdulrashid
Nabil Abdulrashid

Nabil Abdulrashid

  • English
  • Stand-up comedian

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Nabil Abdulrashid: 'There's so many people to annoy!'

His routines about race, identity and a black Winston Churchill clocked 3,000 complaints. As he looks forward to touring again, the stand-up explains why he won't be toning things down.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 2nd March 2021

BBC Two's Funny Festival Live line-up revealed

Jason Manford, Jo Brand, Sara Pascoe and Kiri Pritchard-McLean will be amongst the hosts of Funny Festival Live, the nightly BBC Two stand-up series which starts on Sunday 7th March.

British Comedy Guide, 24th February 2021

10 comedians to watch in 2021

Having made a splash with their Insta impressions and lovable lockdown sitcoms, these are the names to look out for this year.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 23rd January 2021

The 10 funniest comedy shows of 2020

There wasn't a lot to laugh about as venues closed and gigs were cancelled. But stand-ups still delivered silly, edgy and heartfelt gags. Our critic picks his favourite new material.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 21st December 2020

Nabil Abdulrashid received death threats

A comedian and finalist on Britain's Got Talent has received death threats after his stand-up sets skewered race relations in the UK and prompted 3,000 complaints to Ofcom.

Lanre Bakare, The Guardian, 2nd November 2020

Ofcom rejects 3,000 Britain's Got Talent complaints

More than 3,000 complaints about comedian Nabil Abdulrashid's routines on Britain's Got Talent have been rejected by media watchdog Ofcom. Abdulrashid's jokes about race and religion took him to the final.

Ofcom said it took freedom of expression into account when deciding not to launch an investigation.

BBC, 26th October 2020

Sunday Antics review

Britain's Got Talent botherer Nabil Abdulrashid leads an impressively forthright and sometimes edgy night of stand-up dealing with race and identity.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 26th October 2020

BGT hit with 2,000+ complaints, mostly over BLM comedy

Britain's Got Talent drew to a close over the weekend, comedy singer Jon Courtenay being crowned champ and the show wrapping up for another year. And after a year that saw broadcast regulator Ofcom swamped with complaints about the show, it capped off the series by receiving more than 2,000 complaints. Most of these, Ofcom says, were to do with comedian Nabil Abdulrashid's comedy set.

Will Twigger, The Mirror, 12th October 2020

BGT fInal recap: Courtenay winner but was Nabil robbed?

'I couldn't help feeling that viewers were voting for their own experiences over the past seven months'.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 11th October 2020

Nabil Abdulrashid accused of bullying and homophobia

Britain's Got Talent finalist Nabil Abdulrashid has been accused of being a "bully and a homophobe" by another contributor on the 2016 BBC show Muslims Like Us.

Peter Dyke, Daily Star, 9th October 2020

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