Romesh’s impact on the comedy circuit since his debut in 2010 has seen him quickly make a name for himself. Recent years have been incredible for Romesh Ranganathan; with his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival show, ‘Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day’ being nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Fosters Best Show Award. This was only 12 months after his festival debut ‘Rom Com’ being nominated for the coveted ‘Best Newcomer Award 2013’.
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Romesh has come a long way since winning the ‘Leicester Mercury New Act Award 2013’. These achievements culminated in his debut appearance on; BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’, BBC1’s ‘Live At The Apollo’, ITV1’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’, BBC3’s ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, ‘Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2013′. A regular slot on Channel 4’s weekly topical show ‘Stand Up For The Week’; hosting two series of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s ‘Newsjack’; as well as appearances on BBC Radio 4’s ‘News Quiz’ and the long-running and beloved ‘The Now Show’.
From playing comedy clubs all over the country Ranganathan’s profile has grown as has the respect from his peers. Which has resulted in him writing for numerous shows; and supporting the likes of Seann Walsh, Bill Burr, Paul Chowdhry and one of his comedy heroes Ricky Gervais.
Romesh Ranganathan has also been seen acting in several hit sitcoms including Jo Brand’s ‘Damned’ for Sky Playhouse; with a few more parts in the pipeline to be filmed in the coming months.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews of Romesh Ranganathan
He has the natural swagger of a comedian who knows how to dominate a room.
…his ability to produce bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd.
Ranganathan’s punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his peers.