Nish Kumar reveals his favourite TV shows

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Comedian Nish Kumar brings his Long Word, Long Word, Blah Blah Blah… I’m so clever show to Brighton Comedy Festival next month.

The show will take place at 7.30pm on 24 October at the Brighton Dome Studio.

This year’s Brighton Comedy Festival will feature 70 performances across 16 days at the Dome, Komedia and The Old Market.

> Buy tickets now on the official website.

Other acts will include Dara O Briain, Ed Byrne, Lee Nelson, One Man Breaking Bad, Nina Conti, John Lloyd, Milton Jones, Jason Byrne, Rob Beckett, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, Hardeep Singh Kohli, James Acaster, Alfie Moore, Joe Lycett, Beardyman, Tommy Tiernan, Fred MacAuley, The Thinking Drinkers Club and Sean Kelly from Storage Wars.

We caught up with Nish to find out what he likes to watch to relax between shows…


TV show that reminds you of your childhood:

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles – I was absolutely obsessed with this show. To the extent that I think if I had access to some radioactive liquid I would have drunk it in an attempt to turn into a turtle. It’s probably for the best that I didn’t.”


TV show that reminds you of being a teenager:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – it’s an incredible show which I still love now. But it was a massive part of my teenage years. Sarah Michelle Gellar played a significant role in my life. The less said about this, the better I think.”


Favourite TV show to cheer you up:

The West Wing – this is exactly how politics should work. Everyone is just trying to do the right thing, for no reason other than it is the right thing to do. I’m tearing up writing this.”


Favourite TV show to watch before going to sleep:

30 Rock – I’ve woken up with the music from the DVD playing on a loop on the menu screen more times than I’d care to admit.”


Favourite “guilty pleasure” TV show:

The Apprentice – yes, it’s terrible people running around being terrible. But it is so much fun.”


TV show that you find most addictive:

Parks and Recreation – I’m watching this through from the start for the 5th time. I adore every element of this show.”


Favourite TV show to watch hungover:

Modern Family – it makes me feel safe and loved. Which is exactly what I need when I’m hungover.”


Axed TV show that you most wish would return:

Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace – it’s one of the best, most influential comedy shows ever and I would love to see more episodes.”