15 Nov 2021

‘I wasn’t interested in doing comedy without a point of view’ – Comedian Nish Kumar

Comedian Nish Kumar is best known for his five years at the helm of BBC Two’s The Mash Report.

The show was cancelled by the BBC earlier this year and moved to Dave under a new name – Late Night Mash.

But in an act of “self-cancellation”, Kumar stepped down as its host and is touring with his new show, Control, in 2022.

He speaks to Krishnan about leaving The Mash Report, seeking professional help for his mental health and sexism in comedy.