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.

Series 1

The Big Asian Stand-Up. Image shows from L to R: Tez Ilyas, Nish Kumar, Eshaan Akbar, Isma Almas, Emily Lloyd Saini, Anuvab Pal. Copyright: BBC.

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Friday 17th August 2018

Nish Kumar introduces a mix of hilarious stand-up comedians from the iconic City Varieties in Leeds, showcasing a new wave of Asian comedians from the UK and beyond. The show's five acts include the award-winning Tez Ilyas and Emily Lloyd-Saini, Indian stand-up comedian Anuvab Pal, Bradford-based comic Isma Almas and rising star Eshaan Akbar.


The Big Asian Stand-Up. Image shows from L to R: Sunil Patel, Mawaan Rizwan, Sukh Ojla, Nish Kumar, Mark Silcox, Ahir Shah. Copyright: BBC.

2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Friday 24th August 2018

In this show, Nish is joined by rising stars of comedy including Ahir Shah, Mawaan Rizwan, Sukh Ojla, Sunil Patel and Mark Silcox.