Romesh Ranganathan

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Romesh has graduated from Maths teacher to mainstream success as a comedian whose askance view on ife spares no-one, least of all himself. He is one half of the popular show Rob & Romesh Vs, co-starring his comedy peer Rob Beckett. He has written for Mock The Week and starred on Russell Howard’s Good News. Romesh sees himself as a ‘tubby vegan sociopath.’


Romesh Ranganathan used to indulge in some freestyle rap during his day job as a maths teacher. Now he’s an acclaimed standup who stars with Rob Beckett in TV's Rob & Romesh Vs, has written for Stand Up for the Week, toured with Seann Walsh, and featured on Russell Howard’s Good News. His love of the rap genre lives on his comedy podcast Hip Hop Saved My Life.

Describing himself as a ‘tubby, vegan sociopath’, The Guardian calls Romesh ‘an equal opportunities misanthrope.’ He looks at the world with weary bemusement and a cynical detachment. His deadpan style was perfectly demonstrated in his hit BBC travel documentary-cum-journey of discovery Asian Provocateur, in which he reluctantly uncovered his Sri Lankan roots at the behest of his mother.

As well as a live circuit hit, Romesh has been seen co-hosting The Apprentice: You’re Fired, as a guest on Have I Got News..., Stand Up for the Week, Live at the Apollo, and Mock the Week, and has been heard on Radio 5 live’s Fighting Talk (revealing the surprisingly polite abuse his father hurled whilst watching Arsenal). He’s also done a spot of acting on Holby City.

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Romesh's onstage disdain for everyone and everything is utterly infectious. It's rare for someone playing the misanthrope to have so much charm, but he pulls off the perfect balance. His routine meanders over well-trodden paths, but every punch line feels fresh. Watch the audience roar their approval.

JLA Agent Ella O'Kane
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