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The Desi Central Comedy Tour is a long established showcase of Asian stand-up featuring high profile comics who are also known for their work in music, radio and TV.
Nabil Abdulrashid is an award-winning comedian, writer, presenter and actor.
Nabil recently competed in the 2020 series of Britain’s Got Talent, enjoying a triumphant run to the competition’s final, drawing praise from the show’s judges for his hilarious and uncompromising brand of stand-up comedy. Awarding Nabil the coveted ‘Golden Buzzer’ in the first round of the competition, Alesha Dixon praised his “edgy, charismatic” style while David Walliams described both his performance and writing as “perfect”. In a piece suggesting Nabil should have won the competition overall, the Sunday Telegraph described Nabil’s performance in the final as “urgent, uncompromising and refreshingly radical fare, smartly woven into a gag-packed set.”
"A fresh comic voice… unapologetically funny" The Sunday Telegraph
Noreen Khan is an award winning radio and TV presenter. She currently presents her show on BBC Asian Network weekdays from 1-4pm. Her warm and natural presenting style has made her an instant hit with the audience and she is a highly sought after compere, hosting high profile events up and down the country.
Renowned as a skilful raconteur who can seamlessly weave socio-political satire with heartfelt introspection into his charming and endearing trademark style, Imran Yusuf is a languid, punchy, cheeky and utterly lovable comedian, who has been a pioneering voice in the world of modern British comedy and across the world, racking up over 7 million hits on YouTube!
Hyde Panaser hit the comedy scene performing for over an hour for his first ever set. Hailing from West London, Hyde is trained as a graphic designer, but has worked within the Asian media industry from the age of 15. Performing music to various crowds, moving on to radio and progressing into comedy. He has produced, written and presented a number of hi-octane radio shows for community radios, including breakfast shows and specialist music shows. He has also appeared on TV and film, speed dating in Gurinder Chadha’s movie “It’s A Wonderful Afterlife”. He was also featured on the BBC Asian Network as part of Meera Syal’s Comedy Night, celebrating the next generation of Asian stand-up comics.