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

The Big Asian Stand-Up

  • TV stand-up
  • BBC Two
  • 2018
  • 2 episodes (1 series)

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

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

Key details

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2018
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
2 (1 series)
Star
Nish Kumar
Director
Pati Marr
Producers
Adnan Ahmed, Anil Gupta, Chris Sussman and Steven Canny
Companies

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • BBC Two Presents The Big Asian Stand-Up
Production
Event
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 17th August 2018 at 10pm on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Friday 24th August 2018 at 10pm on BBC Two
All previous repeats
  • Monday 12th July 2021 at 10:00pm on BBC2 - Episode 1

Recording details

  • Leeds City Varieties

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