FRINGE favourite Hardeep Singh Kohli has been making people laugh for years now, so it comes as a bit of surprise to discover that he has never actually performed his own stand-up comedy show... until now that is.
At the Studio space of the Festival Theatre on Friday, Kohli will examine the pitfalls and triumphs of a pure soul searching for love in his news show Hardeep Is Your Love.
Although, he adds, “Unfortunately that soul is trapped in the body of a 43-year-old, hairy, fat, brown man from Glasgow.”
Hardeep Is Your Love follows three critically acclaimed tours in which the funny man has tantalised the taste buds of audiences across the UK, blending his culinary skills and skilful storytelling. However, on this occasion, there won’t be a hotplate in sight.
Looking forward to his return to the city, Kohli says, “Of all the cities in the world, Edinburgh is the most beautiful and most beguiling. It’s also the capital city of my country. More than that, Edinburgh is the home of modern comedy. It’s also a city I love, a city I’ve lived in and a city that’s only 45 minutes to Glasgow.”
No stranger to comedy, Kohli is a regular panellist on Channel 5’s hugely popular current affairs show, The Wright Stuff.
Hardeep Singh Kohli: Hardeep Is Your Love, Festival Theatre Studio, Potterrow, Friday, 7.30pm, £12, 0131-529 6000