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No Direction (at) Home: Refugee Week Special with Nish Kumar

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Date

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Time

19:00-21:00

Venue

Online (Zoom)

Cost

Pay what you can (suggest £5-10)

Top tip

Appropriate for 16+

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Booking essential

Registered guests will receive a link to the Zoom room by email just before the event.

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No Direction (at) Home: Refugee Week Special with Nish Kumar

Nish Kumar performing at the Southbank Centre as part of Refugee Week, 26 June 2019. Image ©José Farinha.

Live, online laughter from the brilliant No Direction Home comedy collective with special guest headliner Nish Kumar, in collaboration with The Southbank Centre!

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Since March, the No Direction Home comedy collective has been running workshops entirely online. Join us for a Refugee Week special event, in partnership with Southbank Centre, on our biggest Zoom performance ever, hosted by Tom Parry.

We’re excited to be bringing back Nish Kumar to headline the show! Nish was one of the first comedians invited to headline a performance with our No Direction Home comedy in 2019. Previous performances have featured Romesh Ranganathan, Charlie George, Kae Kurd and others.

Suitable for 16+. Tickets are Pay What You Can (suggested £5-£10). Registration is essential.

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No Direction Home comedy collective has been training new comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds led by comedian Tom Parry and produced by Counterpoints Arts, in partnership with Camden People’s Theatre. Since 2018 they have performed more than 15 gigs around the country, including at the Southbank Centre in London.

Performers

Nish Kumar

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Nish (Nishant) Kumar is a British stand-up comedian and radio presenter. He hosts The Mash Report on BBC Two, and has hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical comedy show Newsjack, the Comedy Central series Joel & Nish vs The World and the BBC Radio 4 programme The News Quiz.

Tom Parry

Ally

Tom Parry is an actor, writer and comedian. He performed his debut solo show ‘Yellow T-shirt’ at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was nominated as the Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and earned Parry a BBC radio 4 show. His follow up show ‘Parryoke' was a sell out critical success at the Edinburgh 2019 Festival. He is working with PopChange on training the next cohort of comedians as part of our No Direction Home project.

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