Laughter Lines With Nish Kumar

Stand-up comedian Nish Kumar is touring the UK for the first time with his new show Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m So Clever, will perform at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach on November 17.

The show recently won Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and is also one of the Top 10 most reviewed comedians at Edinburgh festival last year. Nish has performed on Dave’s One Night Stand and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, he’s also a regular writer of Sky One’s The Kumars show.

Andy Howells recently put questions to the comedian.

What made you decide you were going to become a comedian?
I tried to have a real job for a while and I decided that it just wasn’t for me.

If you hadn’t become a comedian what would you be doing?

Who are your comedy heroes?
Richard Pryor, Tina Fey, Louis CK, Stewart Lee, Ross Noble, Amy Poelher.

What’s the funniest experience you’ve had while touring?
I was once chased offstage by a Scottish heavy metal band.

What can you tell us about your new show?
It’s stand up comedy from a clever boy. It’s about politics, diversity and the American Pie film franchise.

What makes you laugh?
The Simpsons

Where can people find out more about your work?
All of it is on

  • Andy Howells is a freelance writer. A version of this Q&A appeared in The South Wales Argus entertainment supplement The Guide in November 2015.

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