Title: Big Nick

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Who’s just been on the phone to Alfie Boe.

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Richard Herring’s Leicester Stinking Thieves Podcast

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I was talking to Simon de Montfort the other day. You know who I was talking about. He was the Lord of Leicester in 1231. He gave the city a grant to expel all the Jewish population. The kind of guy he is. And now loads of places in Leicester are named after him. That’s weird, isn’t it? York doesn’t have any history like that. Don’t look that up though

Guest Best Known
For the show Hello, America on Quibby.


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Emergency Questions

Have you ever been potholing?

Yeah, I’ve been potholing. *RH advises that this question is actually intended for future guest Al Murray.* Murray’s been potholing, surely. He’s a big unit. It would have to be a big pothole. Al Murray is, like, so tall.

If you could go into a chrysalis and turn into anything else – you can melt in there if you want – and you still have your memories, what would you turn into on the other side?

Beyoncé. Yeah. It was the first thing… That was the first thing… This is like the worst Rorschach test of all time. I didn’t even need to think. It emerged straight out as Beyoncé. *RH asks what NK would do ads Beyoncé.* Well, let’s not get into that. We all know. We don’t need to dwell on it.

If Alfie Boe could go into a chrysalis and change into anything he wanted, what do you think Alfie Boe would emerge from the chrysalis as?

Michael Ball. I’m really excited about the idea of someone who just listens to this episode and not John [Kearns’s] one. “What the fuck was that?”

Is there anything you’d like named after you?

*RH asks whether there is anything already named after NK.* I believe there are some pets named after me. Yeah, I believe – Somebody tweeted me and said, “We’ve named our cat Nish.” And I don’t know… Yeah, he’s… I think there may be a couple of pets named after me, which I’m thrilled about. *RH what NK woud like named after him.* Big Ben. I’d like Big Ben to be named Big Nish. Just ’cause, like, it would also annoy so many. “This is political correctness gone mad! They’re probably going to name Big Ben after Nish Kumar!” And instead of “bongs,” it just goes “Nish.” Every hour, just across [unclear]: “Nish.” Stuart Laws and Al Clayton – Stuart Laws i a very funny comedian, and Stuart and Al are brilliant filmmakers. They run Turtle Canyon, which is a really great film production – I don’t – Chris Evans is going to cut this out. Me, promo-ing a rival. But they, uh, they’re good friends of mine and they call me… They actually have a nickname for me because one year we were all out at James Acaster’s birthday, and me, Ed, and James walked into this cafe, like, walked into this pub. And the three of us were at the front. And this lady who was working behind the bar went, “Oh my God! I love Mock the Week!” And we were, like, “Oh cool!” Surprised. I was like, “Oh, that’s really nice.” And she went, “You three are my favourites! Ed Gamble, James Acaster, and Big Nick!” So they still call me Big Nick. It was such a weird thing, to be like, “Big Nick!”


This is NK’s fourth appearance.

Recorded at the Y Theatre as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival.