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.

Press clippings

Nish Kumar, most recently seen on The Mash Report, introduces more excellent standups riffing on Anglo-Asian culture, including former hip-hop DJ Sunil Patel ("There's a lot of similarity between my life growing up in Bath and the lives of young black men in Compton") and Sukh Ojla ("I'm single by choice. It's not my choice").

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 24th August 2018

Nish Kumar hosts this standup showcase over two nights as part of the BBC's Big British Asian Summer. It is a smart, very funny alternative to the plodding middle-of-the-road-fest of Live at the Apollo. Highlights of tonight's show include Eshaan Akbar talking about his parents' casual racism towards each other and Emily Lloyd-Saini relating an encounter with a flirty waxing technician. Looking for more laughs? Edinburgh Nights with Nish Kumar follows at 11.05pm, in which he takes a look behind the scenes at the festival.

Sophie Harris, The Guardian, 17th August 2018

Interview: Nish Kumar

Nish Kumar on hosting BBC Two's The Big Asian Stand-Up.

Angela Johnson, Entertainment Focus, 17th August 2018

Nish Kumar to host Big Asian Stand-Up specials on BBC Two

Nish Kumar is to host BBC Two Presents The Big Asian Stand-Up, two comedy specials that form part of the BBC's Big British Asian Summer season.

British Comedy Guide, 10th July 2018

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