I TALK TO Nish Kumar

Nish Kumar might appear to be an overnight success thanks to The Mash Report, but the reality is that he has been grafting on the circuit for many years. This week he returns to BBC Two to host The Big Asian Stand Up as part of The Big British Asian Summer season across the BBC.

The Big Asian Stand Up showcases a new wave of Asian comedic talent from the UK and beyond and sees Nish Kumar introduce a mix of hilarious stand-ups who share an exciting and diverse voice.

The five exciting comedy faces joining Nish on the first show are Tez Ilyas, Eshaan Akbar, Isma Almas, Emily Lloyd-Saini and Anuvab Pal. Then for the second show he'll be joined by Sunil Patel, Mawaan Rizwan, Sukh Ojla, Mark Sil