Hardeep Singh Kohli

Indian Takeaway

Hardeep Singh Kohli - Indian Takeaway (Publicity Image)

Toured throughout 2013/4.

Everyone loves a curry – after all, it is Britain’s national dish! Broadcaster, writer and Celebrity Masterchef finalist Hardeep Singh Kohli is on a mission to find the best Indian takeaway in the UK.

For his third national tour show – following two sell-out years on the road and at the Edinburgh festival – Hardeep will order a takeaway live on stage for delivery to the theatre, having selected one from audience suggestions submitted via HardeepLive.com.

Hardeep will then race against time to cook his own sumptuous feast before the takeaway arrives. Along the way, he’ll be sharing recipe tips, anecdotes and wonderful stories of his shared Scottish and Indian heritage. The show culminates with some lucky audience members coming on stage to sample both meals. Make sure you book early for a good seat to be first in the queue!

Reviews for Hardeep’s shows include…

‘As multi-tasking multi-media cultural polymaths go, writer, cook, broadcaster, columnist and all-round top bloke Hardeep Singh Kohli is pretty much up there in the can do stakes.’
The List

‘I was mightily impressed by his ability to keep a capacity crowd in the palm of his hand for almost two hours. His concoction on the night? Haggis and butternut squash vindaloo. Even funnier, it was delicious.’
The Sun

‘A generous performer who includes everyone in the process of filling the room with fun.’
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆   
Three Weeks

‘Kohli’s evening of cookery and anecdotes left a reassuringly warm aftertaste.’
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  The Times

‘Hardeep is an excellent host. His show would allow the BBC to replace Jonathan Ross and combine our obsession with celebrity chefs and chat shows.’
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

The Nearly Naked Chef

Toured 2009-12.
Visit official tour site for dates and further details

Grab a seat and tuck in, as a guest of Hardeep Singh Kohli. This celebrated broadcaster, raconteur, writer and cook combines comedy with inventive cuisine in a wonderfully funny, laid back evening’s entertainment.

Just think Ready Steady Cook but with great cooking (Hardeep was runner-up on the first series of Celebrity Masterchef) and funny anecdotes, all delivered by Glaswegian Hardeep in his own unique, articulate and utterly charming way.

Having debuted at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where the show played to sell-out audiences, this is an extended, two-course version of The Nearly Naked Chef, combining more of Hardeep’s winning talents and recipes.

Complete with travelling kitchen ably stocked by tour manager Anne Cullum, the show toured to over 100 venues in 2010 and 2011, including repeat visits to several sell-out locations. The show will continue to travel around UK theatres in 2012, alongside Hardeep’s new show Indian Takeaway.

Chat Masala

Following the huge success of his 2010 tour The Nearly Naked Chef, Hardeep hits the road with this all-new show, combining his first true loves of cooking and chatting into a delightful and mouthwatering evening of entertainment.

The turban-sporting Glaswegian funnyman will be interviewing special guests and local stars whilst cooking up a curry for some lucky audience members to sample.

Check the show site for guest line-ups and to request your favourite curry be cooked on the night of the show!


More about Hardeep

Hardeep has guested on BBC 1’s Question Time, This Week with Andrew Neil and is a former Newsnight Review presenter.

For Channel 4 he has written and presented the BAFTA Award winning In Search of the Tartan Turban, the critically acclaimed and award winning Hardeep Does… and the seminal gambling series 50 Says You’ll Watch This. He also presented a ground-breaking documentary about Scientology, The Beginners Guide to L.Ron Hubbard.

Hardeep was runner-up on the first series of Celebrity Masterchef which led to two series for UKTV Food, New British Kitchen and Chefs and the City. His love of food is expressed in his larger than average belly and the publication in 2008 of his first book Indian Takeaway, currently nominated for an Independent Book Award. He has written about food for Olive, Observer Food Monthly, The Spectator, The Times, The Sunday Times and various other publications and has just been appointed as a columnist for Waitrose Food Illustrated. Hardeep has also been announced as a member of the judging panel for the Soil Association Awards 2009.

As a journalist Hardeep’s column in Scotland on Sunday called “hardeep is your love” saw him twice nominated in 2007 and 2008 for Scottish Columnist of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards. He is also Contributing Editor on the Spectator Magazine, has written for the Independent on Sunday, The Times, Observer Woman, Conde Nast Traveller to name but a few.

Having started his broadcasting career in radio he still holds the wireless very dear, presenting extensively across Radio 4, from primetime slots like Midweek, Saturday Live to The Food Programme. He has made a plethora of documentaries for Radios 2, 3 and 4, and has presented across Radio 5 Live.