The Big Asian Stand-Up. Nish Kumar. Copyright: BBC.

The Big Asian Stand-Up

BBC Two stand-up specials hosted by Nish Kumar. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Nish Kumar.

The Big Asian Stand-Up. Image shows from L to R: Emily Lloyd Saini, Eshaan Akbar, Sukh Ojla, Tez Ilyas, Ahir Shah, Nish Kumar, Mark Silcox, Isma Almas, Sunil Patel, Anuvab Pal, Mawaan Rizwan. Copyright: BBC.

The Big Asian Stand-Up

Nish Kumar introduces a new wave of Asian comedic talent from the UK and beyond

2   (1 series)
Nish Kumar
Pati Marr
Adnan Ahmed and Anil Gupta

Presented by comedian and host of BBC Two's The Mash Report, Nish Kumar, The Big Asian Stand-Up will showcase a new wave of Asian comedic talent from the UK and beyond. The episodes are part of the BBC's Big British Asian Summer, which celebrates the cultural and artistic contribution of Asian Britons.

Filmed in front of a live audience at the iconic City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds, Nish introduces a mix of hilarious stand-ups who also share an exciting and diverse voice, one that reflects the experience of the second or third generation of immigrants to the UK.

Award-winning acts on the bill include Tez Ilyas, Emily Lloyd Saini, Ahir Shah alongside many other exciting new comedy faces in what is sure to be an unforgettable night of stand-up comedy.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • BBC Two Presents The Big Asian Stand-Up (Other official name)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 17th August 2018 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 24th August 2018 on BBC Two at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 12th July 2021 at 10:00pm

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