Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves

Comedy (stand-up, political)

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Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Nish Kumar is back at the Fringe. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind's capacity for self-destruction and whether it will lead to the end of days. Good fun stuff. He's the host of The Mash Report which you might have seen on BBC Two or on a Facebook video posted by someone you went to school with but haven't spoken to in a while. 'One of the best young comedians we have' (Times).

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Lisa Pritchard 115 days ago

Interesting. A comedian who prides himself on his feminism, attacks other comics for daring to lampoon transgender politics, is himself a british asian and strongly anti-racist, is completely ok with instructing his audience to murder all white old people who may have voted to leave the EU.
Quote " Go home and kill all white grandparents".
This cherry on top of a cake of an hour of a show where anyone who remembered ww2 was described as an idiot, where baby boomers were told to shut up and f*ck off because they had enjoyed affordable housing and university grants, and various other jokes at the expense of older people.
Nish Kumar, if you had substituted any one of the isms and anti-isms that you defend so stoutly in place of the older people you joked about, you would have been no platformed everywhere -including the Fringe.
Older people were a minority in your audience, but we saw people leaving who were visibly upset. Can't say that we were thrilled, but we might just escape the desired genocide as we are not grandparents...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

Nish Kumar has never played a room this size at the Fringe before – and he’s clearly enjoying the sudden whoosh of television fame....

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 115 days ago

In the present political climate, happy wasn't exactly the emotion I was expecting from Nish Kumar. Yet here he is, suited and booted, arms aloft, grinning to the sell-out crowd like he's just won a hard-fought by-election. After fourteen Fringe appearances,...

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 116 days ago

Nish Kumar first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe 14 years ago as part of the Durham Revue, then as part of comedy duo, the Gentlemen of Leisure with Tom Neenan and since 2012 as a solo performer. The last few … Read More...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 117 days ago

“Is it a stand-up show, is it a rally?” Nish Kumar certainly blurs the boundaries between the two. In fact I’m pretty certain if he asked his audience to storm a barricade, they would.Nish Kumar gives us an hour of pure Lefty Liberal political humour that will delight any “Guardian-ista”...

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