Critically acclaimed comic, internationally famed meme & wonderfully nice gentleman, Nish Kumar is a comedian, and a bloody good one at that.
Nish has achieved huge success on the stand-up circuit with three rave reviewed solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including a nomination for the Foster’s Comedy Awards Best Show in 2015. With regular invitations to perform at renowned comedy festivals, Nish has performed at the NZ International Comedy Festival in 2015, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow in India, Leicester Comedy Festival where he was nominated for Best Show in 2013 and the comedy tent at Latitude Music Festival.
Alongside his flourishing stand-up career, Nish has graced television screens on the likes of the popular Live At The Apollo (Season 11), The Alternative Comedy Experience for Comedy Central & curated by Stewart Lee as well as Live at the Comedy Store (Paramount), Live At The Edinburgh Festival (BBC Three), Sweat The Small Stuff (BBC Three) and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled (Channel Dave). Currently Nish has a project in development as a new host of topical comedy show, Newsjack for Radio 4 Extra. As well as a regular writing spot on the recently re-released (and namesake) show The Kumars as seen on TV1 (NZ).
Nish is no stranger to New Zealand and returns after a sell out season in the 2015 Comedy Festival .
A well-loved act, we greatly anticipate his return to The Classic after a hugely successful year in 2015.
Frankly we're quite surprised he could fit us in to his busy schedule.
★★★★★- Time Out. ★★★★- The Guardian. ★★★★- The Telegraph. ★★★★- The Sunday Times.
“An increasingly potent political comedy powerhouse” - Chortle
“With his combination of book smarts, righteous passion and sardonic wit, Nish Kumar is the Asian answer to John Oliver” - Chortle
“A highly polished, subtly innovative stand-up….a talent worth catching up with" - The Guardian
“A highly polished, subtly innovative stand-up… he nails the punchlines over and over again, thanks to taut, economical writing that puts audience pleasure firmly ahead of self-indulgence… His is a talent worth catching up with” - The Guardian
“Massively charming and very witty… a delightful talent” - Time Out
“A comedian on the up… Kumar will soon be getting known for all the right reasons” - The Times
Foster’s Comedy Awards Best Show Nominee – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015
Best Compere Nominee – Chortle Awards 2015
Breakthrough Act Nominee – Chortle Awards 2015
Best Show Nominee - Leicester Comedy Festival 2013