The last few years have been incredible for Romesh Ranganathan; now a household name, he is best known for his BAFTA and RTS Award-winning series The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan, his weekly topical show Ranganation and his Sky One sitcom The Reluctant Landlord.
He’s travelled the globe with Rob Beckett in Rob & Romesh Vs, been a regular and host of A League Of Their Own and starred in the show that first brought Romesh and his mum to the public consciousness, the BAFTA nominated Asian Provocateur.
Best known for his deadpan and often self-deprecating comedy, Romesh Ranganathan first appeared on the comedy circuit in 2010, performing in venues across the UK. With cutting one liners, he quickly gained a following and became a finalist in a number of comedy competitions, including the Latitude New Act Final 2010 & So You Think You're Funny?
Romesh’s impact on the comedy circuit saw him quickly make a name for himself with his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival show, ‘Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day’ being nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Fosters Best Show Award in August 2014. This was only 12 months after his festival debut ‘Rom Com’ being nominated for the coveted ‘Best Newcomer Award 2013’.
His awards include Semi Finalist Laughing Horse New Act of The Year 2010, Runner Up Amused Moose Laugh Off 2010, Finalist So You Think You're Funny 2010 and Finalist Latitude New Act of The Year 2010. However, 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’.
2019 saw Romesh return to his stand-up roots with him heading back out on tour with his biggest tour to date, The Cynic’s Mixtape, which sold out theatres in record time across the UK, including 12 nights at the Eventim Apollo. He finished that year with a bang, joining Rob Beckett to host the prestigious Royal Variety Performance at the iconic London Palladium, entertaining the Royals and viewers at home with his signature dry wit.
In 2018, Romesh took on America with the launch of his own series Just Another Immigrant on Showtime. His time in America also saw him appear twice on James Corden’s Late Late Show and debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He returned to America at the start of 2020 with a four-night sell-out run at SoHo Playhouse in New York.
Amongst all of this, Romesh still found time to record his award-winning podcast Hip Hop Saved My Life which welcomed stars including Kano, Louis Theroux, Mark Ronson, DJ Premier, Clara Amfo, Little Simz and Jamie Redknapp. He also found the time to write an autobiography, Straight Outta Crawley: The Memoirs Of A Distinctly Average Human Being, which was a Sunday Times Bestseller and quickly followed up with his second book, As Good as It Gets: Life Lessons from a Reluctant Adult, which was published in 2021.
It’s non-stop for Romesh Ranganathan, one of the hardest working comedians in the game!