Following some great reviews at The Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival, local comedian Rahul Kohli has decided to bring his hilarious stand-up show ‘Newcastle Brown Male’ back home, giving residents of the North-East the chance to see what all the fuss is about.
Rahul Kohli is an up-and-coming stand-up. From Newcastle, of Indian heritage, he was a SYTYF semi-finalist in 2013, Golden Jesters Finalist in 2014. In 2015 he has found himself opening famed clubs such as the Comedy Store, as the supporting act for National headliner: Carl Hutchinson and gained his first radio credit for BBC Jesting About (June 2015) and his first tv credit for BBC Big Asian Comedy Night (aired October 2015).
Rahul’s thoughts on the show so far...
So we originally took the show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it had generally a good reception. Every show sold out and the crowd loved it. On top of that, it received a 4* off Broadway Baby & a 4 ½ * off Edinburghstudentartsfestival.com, but I still felt the show had so much more to offer, and the biggest industry bodies hadn’t seen me.
So with belief and barely any money I decided to take it down to the Museum of Comedy in London. Lo & Behold that sold out as well. It went to a very good reception in London, and we had some very big agents in who I’m currently in talks with at the minute. I still felt it hadn’t garnered the recognition it deserved, so off the back of that I took it to the Leicester Comedy Festival, the Brighton Comedy Festival, I may take it to Edinburgh next year and I’m working on getting it to Manchester. But where is the one place I could take it, but I haven’t taken Newcastle Brown Male to yet… Newcastle of course.
I’ve recently been doing a fair bit of work for the Stand, so I had a word and they got the show on there no problem. I can’t wait. I have a lot of friends and family who have wanted to see me for ages up there, as well as many who I’m sure have seen me at Red Raw or weekend gigs around the North East. This is a dream come true for me and I’m just thrilled to be doing a show at the Stand in my hometown this early on in my career. I have no doubt it will sell out though, so I’d advise getting your tickets soon!
You can see Rahul’s show on 29th February at The Stand Newcastle