Soho Theatre are very proud to present the Comedy Stage for the Mayor of London’s Diwali Festival in Trafalgar Square.


We brought the very best comedy from the UK and India.

Line up:


Nish Kumar – MC for show 1

Described as ‘Intelligent, inventive and thought-provoking’ by Time Out and host of The Mash Report, Nish Kumar will cast his wry eye over events. As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Taskmaster (Dave), Live From the BBC (Netflix), QI (BBC2) Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and Joel & Nish Vs The World (Netflix/Comedy Central).

Ahir Shah- MC for show 2

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee Ahir Shah is one of the fastest-rising comedians of his generation. Shah’s sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of philosophical inquiry, political vigour, and sweet gags. He has performed stand-up on Live At The Apollo (BBC 2), The Now Show (Radio 4) and Stand Up Central (Comedy Central).

‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny … a blazing talent firing on all cylinders.’
★★★★★ Telegraph

‘Fiendishly clever and furious.’
★★★★ Times



Kanan Gill

One of India’s most popular comedians.

‘Surprisingly edgy and polished.’ Herald Sun


Sunil Patel

Sunil Patel’s calm, considered stand-up has been seen on BBC2 and Comedy Central. He can also be seen on Dave’s ‘Beat The Internet’, and C5 & Netflix’s ‘Borderline’.

“A deviously sharp writer” – Time Out

“Beautifully funny” Evening Standard


Charlie George

Charlie is an award -inning comedian and writer.

LGBTQ New Comedian of the Year 2019.  So You Think You’re Funny & Funny Women Awards runner up 2019 & Leicester Square New Comedian Award & Pride’s Got Talent finalist 2018.

Charlie’s a former circus performer and dancer, who came to comedy to find her voice. Turns out her voice is a lot like an 18th century white man’s trapped inside the body of a queer brown lady.


Jamie D’Souza

Jamie has  reached the finals of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? and The Musical Comedy Awards, as well as being shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award.
Jamie’s stand up has been described as a mix of short stories and one liners, delivered with an instant likability and an understated confidence. Covering a range of topics including veganism, his mixed race heritage and coming to terms with entering adulthood.


Entry is free, but with queues out the door, over 300 people passed through the Comedy Stage last year- so be sure to get down early.

Show one: 2:30pm

Show two: 5pm



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