Since quitting his career as a maths teacher seven years ago, Romesh Ranganathan has gone onto make a real name for himself. The last few years have been incredible for Romesh with two series of his BAFTA and RTS Nominated series Asian Provocateur receiving critical acclaim. In 2016 Romesh embarked on his debut solo tour selling over 100,000 tickets and being awarded the Ents24 Hardest Working Comedian Of The Year. The DVD/Digital release of the show is still flying high in the comedy charts with the highest sales of a debut in recent years.
Romesh is a regular on our TV screens best known for his performances on BBC1’s ‘Live At The Apollo’, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Jack Dee’s HelpDesk’, BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’, ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’, ITV’s ‘Play To The Whistle’, ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’, ‘The Royal Variety Performance’, ‘Live From The Palladium’, Channel 4’s ‘Alan Carr Chatty Man’, ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ and ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’, Sky 1’s ‘A League Of Their Own’, Dave’s ‘Taskmaster’ and Sky Arts ‘Passions: Richard Pryor By Romesh Ranganathan’.
His two Edinburgh Festival shows, ‘Rom Com’ and ‘Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day’ were nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Fosters Best Show Award in August 2014 and Best Newcomer Award 2013. Well respected by his peers Romesh has also been honoured to support several of his comedy heroes including; Seann Walsh, Kevin Bridges, Bill Burr and Ricky Gervais.
The last year has seen Romesh embark on his career in America with the launch of his own series ‘Just Another Immigrant’ on Showtime which has received critical acclaim selling across the globe and will be appearing on screens in the UK early 2019. His time in America has seen him appear twice on ‘James Corden’s Late Late Show’ and debut on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’.
2018 is already proving a busy year with him filming his new BBC2 series ‘The Misadvenutres Of Romesh Ranganathan’, Sky 1 commissioning a six-part series of ‘Rob & Romesh Meet’, becoming the new regular on ‘A League Of Their Own’, taking on a new role for Dave in ‘Judge Romesh’ as well as writing and starring in his own Sky 1 sitcom ‘The Reluctant Landlord’.
"Romesh Ranganathan, a man who has turned misanthropy into a gloriously enjoyable art. "The Evening Standard
"the best yet… efficient, irresistible comedy"★★★★
"he has the natural swagger of a comedian who knows how to dominate a room"★★★★
"Asian Provocateur brings the travel documentary into the 21st century, planting a fish out of water in an environment he is not at all prepared for, despite what the colour of his skin might suggest.” "The Guardian
RTS Best Entertainment Performance nominee 2017
BAFTA Best Entertainment Performance nominee 2016
Winner: Dave’s Leicester Comedy Award Best New Show 2015
Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Comedy Show nominee 2014
Winner: Dave’s Leicester Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2013