Half Moon presents:
Gits and Shiggles Comedy - Edinburgh Previews - Joel Dommett + Nish Kumar
Nish Kumar + Joel Dommett
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
NISH KUMAR AND JOEL DOMMETT
Gits and Shiggles Comedy's season of previews and works-in-progress continues. Two hour long shows from some of the best acts in the UK
Fast becoming one of Britain's finest political stand ups, Nish has twice been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. He now hosts the Mash Report and is one of a rotating team of co-hosts on The Bugle Podcast with Andy Zaltzman. he has also appeared on Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, Virtually Famous, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, Sweat the Small Stuff, QI, Live from the BBC and The Alternative Comedy Experience and hosted Newsjack on BBC Radio 4.
"This is a comic unafraid to make emphatic political arguments" ★★★★ The Guardian
"His commitment to performance is beyond reproach, however with a powerful oratory that has emotional as well as intellectual clout, delivered with the vigour of a man certain he’s right." ★★★★ Chortle
One of the most infectiously fun acts on the circuit, Joel really broke out in 2016 when he finished as runner-up on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Also seen on Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard's Good News.
"A comic who’s come to big audiences via the postmodern route, and seems eminently capable of entertaining them" ★★★★ The Guardian
“Terrific, feelgood… plenty of huge laughs” ★★★★ Chortle
“An outstanding storytelling comic” ★★★★ London is Funny
“A sharp comedy brain” ★★★★ Fest
one of the most exciting, sharp, and intelligent stand-ups in the country.
On TV, he has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, QI, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Stewart Lee's The Alternative Comedy Experience and Russell Howard's Stand-up Central
He can be heard as the host of BBC Radio 4's Newsjack, and as one of Andy Zaltzman's co-hosts on The Bugle podcast.
‘If you like your comedy to be intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with a passion, urgency and enthusiasm that makes an hour feel like a fantastic ten minutes, then you’re going to love Nish Kumar’s show… a truly impressive piece of stand-up from a comic in full control of his material and onstage persona’ ★★★★★ Time Out
“With his combination of book smarts, righteous passion and sardonic wit, Nish Kumar is the Asian answer to John Oliver” ★★★★ Chortle
‘A highly polished, subtly innovative stand-up…. He nails the punchlines over and over again, thanks to taut, economical writing that puts audience pleasure firmly ahead of self-indulgence…. His is a talent worth catching up with.’ Guardian
Joel came onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear in numerous television shows including; Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Reality Bites (ITV2), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC), Drunk History (Comedy Central), and has performed in acting roles for Popatron (BBC2) and Skins (E4).