Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout the Words Real Loud

Nish Kumar has provided a wily hour of satire as some people could sit for the entire show and not realise it’s really a show about politics. Here he perfectly demonstrates that the personal is the political by weaving tales from his life and clever use of hilarious analogies.

This is a show worth seeing if you want some solid stand-up or thoughtful satire.

The hour is constructed well, it starts small and builds to a satisfying finale. He crosses topics such as the music of James Brown, The British Empire, and the EU referendum. There is no narrative to the show but he has honed the material that it fits well together, to the point you don’t actually realise the has been a change in gears till it has happened. 

He’s not afraid to show that he is passionate about certain subjects and by doing so it makes him a warming and engaging onstage presence. The conversational style he has adopted leads the audience gently to the ideas he wants to discuss. He’s articulate and self-deprecating meaning that hot topic issues feel safe in his hands.

This is a show worth seeing if you want some solid stand-up or thoughtful satire.

Reviews by James W. Woe

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The Blurb

A comedy show about history, democracy and capitalism. As seen on Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You. Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2015. Rose d'Or winner – Best Radio Comedy. Sell-out show 2014 and 2015. 'Utterly brilliant' ***** (Time Out). 'A masterclass by a no-frills stand-up at the height of his powers' **** (Guardian). Best reviewed show of 2015, British Comedy Guide. Top 10 comedy shows of 2015, Guardian. The Five Best Comedy Acts of 2015, Telegraph.