Romesh Ranganathan meets some of the UK's most-loved comedians.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 25 minutes
Romesh: Talking to Comedians - Romesh Ranganathan - Netflix
Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan (born January 30, 1978) is a British stand-up comedian and actor. He was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2013 Edinburgh Comedy Awards. He has made multiple appearances on comedy panel shows and in 2016, he co-presented It's Not Rocket Science, alongside Rachel Riley and Ben Miller. He is known for his deadpan comedy. He is a regular panellist on The Apprentice: You're Fired!, and was formerly a regular on Play to the Whistle and the eleventh series of The Museum of Curiosity. In 2016, he completed his first major tour, Irrational Live, in which he performed in some iconic venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo. This tour was also released as a DVD. Ranganathan will also join A League of Their Own as a regular panellist in 2018, replacing Jack Whitehall.
Romesh: Talking to Comedians - Personal life - Netflix
Ranganathan was raised in Crawley, West Sussex. He is married and has three children. In 2014, Ranganathan's wife, Leesa, was admitted to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary during The Edinburgh Fringe Festival where Ranganathan was appearing, and gave birth to their son. Prior to his comedy career, he was a freestyle rapper under rap name “Ranga” and once reached the finals of the UK freestyle competition. Ranganathan studied Mathematics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He subsequently taught maths at Hazelwick School in Crawley before becoming a professional comedian in 2012. His wife was a Drama teacher at Hazelwick. He is of Sri Lankan Tamil descent and a keen supporter of Arsenal F.C. Ranganathan is a vegan and was raised Hindu. His mother has said that he “always prays before he leaves the home”, although Ranganathan describes himself as “not massively spiritual”. He suffers from a right-sided ptosis (drooping eyelid), which he describes as a “lazy eye”. His father died in 2013.
Romesh: Talking to Comedians - References - Netflix