Nish Kumar: 60-Second Stand-Up


1st Jan 2015 Humour

Nish Kumar: 60-Second Stand-Up

We spend a fun-filled 60 seconds with comedian Nish Kumar. From heckles to one-liners you're bound to chuckle. 

What’s the best part of your current tour? 

I talk about Monopoly and how it’s developed a dangerous free-market agenda. I think people are mostly laughing at how paranoid I am.


Have you found any parts of the country to be funnier than others? 

I’ve said some pretty horrendous things directly to the faces of Scottish people and they seemed absolutely delighted by it. 


What’s your most memorable heckle experience? 

When I’d been on stage for about 30 seconds and a guy shouted, “When are the famous people coming on?”


Do you have any funny tales about a time you bombed on stage? 

A heavy metal band chased me out of a venue once because the show had overrun. Funny now; terrifying then. 


What’s your favourite one-liner? 

A Milton Jones joke: “I come from a family of failed magicians—I have two half sisters.”


If you were a fly on a wall, whose wall would you be on? 

I’d watch Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin at the Yatla Conference—I’d love to have heard the small talk.


If you could have a super power, what would it be? 

I’d be self-healing like Wolverine. I’d just walk around giving lip to everyone, knowing that I didn’t have to fear the consequences. 


Watch Nish in action (contains strong language)