Nish Kumar

Comedian Profile

Nish Kumar  is a British stand-up comedian,  actor, and radio presenter. He currently hosts The Mash Report on BBC Two, and has hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra’s topical comedy show Newsjack. He has also appeared as a guest on Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, Virtually Famous, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Sweat the Small Stuff, QI, Live from the BBC and The Alternative Comedy Experience.  In 2017, he competed in series 5 of Taskmaster against Bob Mortimer, Sally Phillips, Aisling Bea and Mark Watson

As a live performer, Kumar has appeared at a number of festivals and events, including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival and the comedy tent at Latitude Music Festival.

In February 2015, he was announced as the host for the twelfth season of the BBC Radio 4 Extra series Newsjack. He has been a regular co-host of The Bugle podcast since October 2016. His series, Spotlight Tonight with Nish Kumar first aired on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017. He guested on BBC comedy show, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order in June 201

He has performed solo Edinburgh shows since 2012:

  1. 2012: ‘Who Is Nish Kumar?
  2. 2013: ‘Nish Kumar Is a Comedian’
  3. 2014: “Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity”.
  4. 2015: “Long word… Long word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m so clever” at The Pleasance Theatre, which continued as a UK tour running from October to December 2015. The show was nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award.
  5. 2016: “Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout the Words Real Loud”, which received a number of favourable reviews A joke from the show was featured in The Telegraph’s list of the 37 funniest jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe. This show continued as a national tour.