Fresh from The Reluctant Landlord, The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, A League Of Their Own and Judge Romesh, he’s putting showbiz aside to deliver a carefully-curated selection of all the things he has found unacceptable since his last tour.
This includes why trying to save the environment is a scam, why none of us are truly free, and his suspicion that his wife is using gluten intolerance to avoid sleeping with him.
Romesh’s cynicism has become his trademark, but since being nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2013 Edinburgh Comedy Awards this deadpan humour has made him one of Britain’s most respected and popular comics.
Now, though, the Asian Provocateur has returned to his stand-up roots for a while – there’s things he needs to point out, discuss and have a good moan about. Care to join him?
Romesh Ranganathan is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and presenter. After ditching his burgeoning Maths teacher career in his early 30s for a life on the comedy road, his shows Rom Com and Rom Wasn’t Built in a Day earned nominations for Edinburgh Best Newcomer 2013 and Best Show Award 2014, respectively. Having established himself as a major force on the stand-up scene, TV work has followed in the form of BBC series Asian Provocateur (nominated for a BAFTA), The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan (BBC2), Judge Romesh (Dave), Just Another Immigrant (Showtime, US), A League of Their Own (Sky One), Rob & Romesh Meet (Sky One), and The Reluctant Landlord (Sky One).
In other news, Romesh has earned enough life experience to write an autobiography! Straight Outta Crawley (Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being) was released in paperback in October 2019 (following its hardback release the previous year), and details Rom’s life from his first ‘gig’ at Pontins at the age of 9, to his fumblings as a wannabe rapper (who was actually quite good), to his career as a maths teacher – and through to fame and family-making in the years that followed. He also writes for the Guardian occasionally.
Also, in December 2019 Romesh hosted the Royal Variety Performance on ITV. Being a joint effort with pal Rob Beckett, it was the first time two comedians had hosted the event together in over 30 years.
In the podcast world, Romesh presents Hip Hop Saved My Life – the double award-winning show wherein celebrity guests discuss their experiences and love of the genre. Autumn 2019 saw the likes of Louis Theroux, Michael Kiwanaka, Kano and many more. Past and present episodes can be found here.
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