Nish Kumar Andy Lane

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An acclaimed live performer who combines politically-inspired fury and bewilderment with the world and a sharp, intelligent delivery Nish has also become a TV and radio regular. As well as hosting BBC's satirical Mash Report he's a panel show regular having appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats, QI, and Have I Got News for You, as well as Question Time and Taskmaster, and has chaired the the Radio 4 institution The News Quiz.


Standup, presenter and satirist Nish Kumar has been described as 'the Asian John Oliver'. Aside from his well-spoken politically-inspired routines, he also hosts his own satirical take on the news, BBC2's The Mash Report.

Performing since his university days, Nish has become one of the country’s best-known comedians. He mixes bewilderment and anger, politics and self-deprecation in performances that have been described as “intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with passion, urgency and enthusiasm”.

As well as sell-out tours and festival shows, Nish has become a regular on TV and radio. A panel show regular with appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats, QI, and Have I Got News for You, he’s also appeared on programmes from Question Time and Taskmaster to The Premier League Show and The One Show. He starred with friend and fellow comedian Joel Dommett in Joel & Nish Vs The World in which the duo travelled the globe meeting the toughest, fittest people in the world. He’s also hosted the Radio 4 institution The News Quiz.


The JLA Real Variety Show

Kumar on the RVS


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