Nish Kumar has said a man was “removed” by staff at his comedy show in Shropshire for being “disruptive” after realizing Kumar wasn’t Romesh Ranganathan.
The comedian known for The Mash report and teacher – is currently touring the UK with his show Your Power, Your Control.
On Friday (April 1st) Kumar tweeted: “Last night a man came to the show and disrupted it and turns out he thought he was going to see Romesh Ranganathan.”
“So here’s something I thought I’d never have to say: If you have tickets to the show, please make sure you want to see me.”
The 36-year-old followed up his tweet with another, reading: “Why are white people like this part 765545677990876578899.”
Kumar went on to thank venue staff at the Severn Theater “who removed him with lessons,” adding that “the rest of the audience […] were great all night”.
The Independent has contacted the Theater Severn for comment.
You can read The Independent‘s four-star rating from Your power, your control here, in which critic Isobel Lewis writes that “Kumar’s recent material is among the best I’ve seen this side of Covid”.
In March last year it was announced that the BBC would cancel The Mash report to “make room for new comedy shows”.
The show, which also featured prominently Rachel Parris, became a subject of controversy due to criticism that the BBC’s comedy edition is perceived as left-leaning.
Reacting to the news on Twitter, Kumar wrote: “Lots of people are asking me for a comment and here it is” – accompanied by a picture of himself on the show pointing to a screen that reads: “Boris Johnson is a liar and a racist.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/nish-kumar-romesh-ranganathan-show-b2048972.html Nish Kumar says the man bought tickets to his show thinking he was Romesh Ranganathan