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The Badger Q&A: Nish Kumar

Stand-up comedian Nish Kumar is bringing his new show, Long Word, Long Word, Blah Blah Blah… I’m so clever, to the Brighton Dome on the twenty-fourth of October.  Kumar, who you may have seen on The Alternative Comedy Experience or Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, was shortlisted in the best show category at the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy awards this year and is therefore an act not to be missed. Alex Mason asked him a few questions to get acquainted… 

What is your show about this year?

Politics, diversity & the American Pie film franchise.

Have you got any fond memories or strong feelings concerning Brighton?

I’m from Croydon so I have “fond” memories of the time I fell asleep because I was drunk and woke up in Brighton train station. I guess my fondest memories would be of the non-judgmental staff.

You have one of the best show names at the Brighton Comedy Festival (another being Joe Lycett’s That’s The Way A-Ha, A-Ha, Joe Lycett). When and how did inspiration strike?

My last show was called “Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity”. So I’ve basically decided to parody my own previous show titles. Which I guess means that I’ve finally disappeared up my own backside.

How many students does it take to change a light bulb?

I don’t think I changed a single light bulb in my entire time at University. So, on the basis of my experience I’m going to say – none.

Alex Mason

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