Search

Comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli aims to beat Indian takeaway with on-stage cookoff in South Woodford

13:28 31 January 2013

Hardeep Singh Kohli in the Indian Takeaway.

Hardeep Singh Kohli in the Indian Takeaway.

Archant

Experience comedy and live cookery on stage with television personality Hardeep Singh Kohli, who will be aiming to win over audiences with his own homemade food.

The Hackney-based comedian will try to beat one of the borough’s most popular takeaways in his new show at the Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields, South Woodford on Tuesday.

As part of a UK-wide tour, following on from his success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Nearly Naked Chef will attempt to cook a series of recipes inspired by his mum and his grandmother, live on stage in Indian Takeaway.

He will also order an audience member’s favourite meal. While waiting for the order to arrive he will cook two curries with side orders of delicious cooking tips and funny stories from his childhood.

The regular host of Channel 5’s popular current affairs show The Wright Stuff said: “Indian food is so popular in this country, and curry is such an incredible phenomenon that the show seemed to gel very easily.

“The audience get to try my own food which I always hope is much better than the takeaway – it’s definitely a competition.”

The show, based on his first book of the same name, which was nominated for an Independent Book Award, has led to Hardeep writing for the Observer Food Monthly and Waitrose Food Illustrated.

He added: “I meet so many incredible folk on tour, they really do inspire me to carry on. I’ve performed in Redbridge before, and they asked me straight back after the last time. It’s great, and is like a home away from home.

“Audiences change all around the country, and in some places in rural England, people have only one takeaway, and don’t know as much about food as London audiences.”

For more information and to book tickets visit www.redbridgedramacentre.co.uk or call 020 8504 5451. For a full list of tour dates visit www.hardeeplive.com. Tickets are £12.

0 comments

Latest Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 09:00
Randy and Stephanie Masoner are set to release a book on their love story.

A Chippendale and an “Essex girl” are set to share their whirlwind love story in their debut book.

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Valentines Mansion is hosting an art exhibition this month. Artist Lisa Atkin with her work

With another Tube strike planned next month, commuters will be dreading their journey to work as London’s transport network shuts down causing misery for millions.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Photograph from Buckle Up Theatre's production Buckle Up, which is heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Picture: Buckle Up Theatre

A theatre company formed just six months ago hopes to get audiences chuckling when it takes to the stage at a renowned festival.

Friday, July 24, 2015
One of printmaker Lynne Blackburn's pieces. She is currently exhibiting at The Cauliflower pub, in Ilford. Picture: Lynne Blackburn

An art exhibition featuring historical buildings from the borough has opened at a pub.

Most read entertainment

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder