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Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of 2015 Finalist Nabil Adbul Rashid

InterviewPosted by Bobby Carroll Wed, September 02, 2015 15:35:50

What area of London do you currently live in or most associate yourself with?

Norwood, although this week I'm replying from Tanzania

How would you describe your act in five words?

"Think hard and laugh harder"... I hope anyway lol

How long have you been doing comedy?

This will be my fifth year doing comedy I think but probably only my third trying to take it seriously

What is your day job?

By day I'm a youth worker and mentor I love it!!

What has been your worst job?

My worst ever job? I'd say it's a tie between a retail job I had at the shopping centre in Croydon and giving drama workshops to kids waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to young to have been doing that sort of program.

Why do you love comedy?

I love comedy because it's a vent.. We all have things we want to say but bottle up, I get to say these things to people interested in hearing them. Keeps me somewhat sane.

Who are your heroes?

My heroes have been George Carlin, Chris Rock, Dick Gregory, Dave Chapelle and Mort Sahl.. You know.. The usual suspects lol!

What made you bite the bullet and start performing?

I kind of talked my way into an open mic gig after seeing someone else do it and make it look easy (if only I had known) I saw him performing and though.. "Hey, I can do that!!"

What was your first gig like?

My first gig was possibly the most embarrassing day of my life. It was so bad that now I'm never scared of any gig because I think to myself "it can't be that bad".. It was like taking up boxing and then having to spar an angry Mike Tyson in his prime on your first day. Gets easy after that.

What has been your biggest achievement so far?

It's hard to say what my best gig is because I put everything into every single performance so every week I have a new favourite. You might be watching my best gig right now.

Weirdest heckle?

Weirdest heckle? That would be the MC accidentally setting himself on fire.. There is no comeback for that!

Where do you hope to be in ten years with your comedy?

In ten years I hope to have toured the country and the world with my one-man shows and finally finished writing my book!! But most importantly I hope to be happy doing something I love... comedy.

What's you favourite joke by another act or from your childhood?

Hard to choose a favourite but Aamer Rahmans bit on reverse racism is epic.. Hari Kondabolu has a great joke about white chocolate too..

Nabil Abdul rashid // nabil_rashid@live.com // @Nabilu

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