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Nish Kumar

Nish started performing stand-up in 2006 and has been one half of double act, ‘The Gentlemen of Leisure’ with Tom Neenan since 2009.

Starting out with two acclaimed runs at the Durham review at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006 & 2007, Nish went on to appear in 2008’s ‘Coolfun’ show for the Free Fringe Stand-up mixed bill alongside Josie Long which was featured on BBC Online.

In 2009 Nish took on a key role in ‘The Hotel’ at the Edinburgh Fringe, directed by fellow comic Mark Watson and produced by Simon Pearce.

2010 saw Nish’s double act, ‘The Gentlemen of Leisure’ complete a hugely successful sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival. Following this success, the show returned in 2011 along with Nish’s own stand up show which he hosted and featured in alongside various other comics: Daniel Simonsen, Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster and Dan Atkinson.

2012 has been a busy one for Nish, early in the year ‘The Gentlemen of Leisure’ wrote and performed a site specific tour of the British Museum, which was the first of its kind. Following this, Nish went on to host ‘Fat Tuesday’ which has been dubbed ‘One of London’s Best Comedy Nights’ by Time Out. Nish was also the host of cult comedy lecture series PLEB Talks.

The spring saw Nish as the series warm up for ‘Dave’s One Night Stand’ playing to full to capacity theatres such as the Hackney and Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Most recently Nish has returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he took his debut solo show, ‘Who Is Nish Kumar?’ receiving a plethora of brilliant reviews and earning him a spot in the top ten of Channel Dave’s ‘Ten Funniest Jokes of the Fringe’, firmly cementing himself as one to watch for 2012.