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Who is Nish Kumar and is he on debate in 2018? Comedian who’s seemed on Question Time, Mock the Week and Taskmaster

NISH Kumar is a rising star of the stand-up circuit who’s seemed on many of the best-loved TV row shows.

You may good have seen him on the likes of Have we Got News For You or Mock The Week already – but if you’re not informed with Nish, here’s what you need to know.

 Nish Kumar has seemed on many of the best-loved TV row shows
Nish Kumar has seemed on many of the best-loved TV row shows

Who is Nish Kumar?

Nish Kumar was innate in Wandsworth, London, on Aug 26, 1985, and complicated at the University of Durham.

He was primarily partial of a double act, Gentlemen of Leisure, alongside Tom Neenan, who he met at university – the twin achieved at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012.

That year, Nish began his solo stand-up career with a entrance show patrician “Who is Nish Kumar?”, which sole out two runs at London’s Soho Theatre.

Since then, he has achieved 4 some-more well-received shows, such as “Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity” and “Long word… Long word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m so clever”.

 Nish began his solo stand-up career in 2012
Nish began his solo stand-up career in 2012

Both of those amusingly-titled solo sets were nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

As good as his live work Nish has also taken the jump into TV and radio, having a unchanging container on Josh Widdicombe’s Radio X show between 2013 and 2015 entitled “Nishipedia”.

The 32-year-old has seemed on TV shows such as Have we Got News For You, Mock the Week, The Alternative Comedy Experience and even Question Time.

In 2017, he seemed on series 5 of Taskmaster alongisde Bob Mortimer, Sally Phillips, Mark Watson and Aisling Bea.

 Nish's stand-up shows constantly have comical titles
Nish’s stand-up shows constantly have comical titles

When does Nish Kumar next debate the UK?

While Nish isn’t strictly on tour, you can locate him behaving stand-up at the following special shows and gift gigs in 2018, with tickets accessible here:

  • Sat, Jan 13 – 99 Club Covent Garden (Late Show): with Jamali Maddix, Spencer Brown (London)
  • Sat, Jan 13 – 99 Club Covent Garden: with Geoff Norcott, Jamali Maddix (London)
  • Sat, Jan 13 – 99 Club Leicester Square @ St Martins Lane Hotel: with Jamali Maddix, Mike Gunn (London)
  • Sat, Feb 3 – Live At Brighton Dome: with Rob Delaney, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tim Key (Brighton)
  • Wed, Feb 7 – A Belter For The Shelter: with Bridget Christie, Dane J Baptiste, Kevin Eldon, Kevin McAleer, Lolly Adefope, Michael Legge, Stewart Lee… (London)
  • Sat, Feb 10 – Plosive Comedy In Dulwich: with Phil Wang, Sofie Hagen, Sean McLoughlin (London)
  • Sun, Feb 11 – Laugh Till It Hurts – In Aid Of Mind: with James Acaster, John Moloney, Arthur Smith, Felicity Ward, Mae Martin, Brendon Burns, Bob Mills… (London)
  • Sat, Mar 24 – East Grinstead Spring Comedy Gala: with Zoe Lyons, Adam Riches (East Grinstead)
  • Wed, May 9 – 100 Club Presents: with Jamali Maddix (London)
  • Wed, Jun 6 – The Comedy Hump: with Clint Edwards, Robin Morgan (London)

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