30 Nov, 2016 | graduate news

Graduate Romesh Ranganathan is back and this time he's in the USA...

Romesh Ranganathan's "Asian Provocateur" - Mum's American Dream

I'm so happy and proud my lovely Comedy Workshops graduate and former Comic Boom at Komedia Brighton MC the unstoppable Romesh Ranganathan is back with a second BBC 3 series of the absolutely brilliant BAFTA nominated "Asian Provocateur." This time Rom's been persuaded to head to the USA for "Mum's American Dream." His wonderful Mum Shanti is with him all the way, and if you've watched "Asian Provocateur" you'll know why that's great news for comedy fans! I love Rom's Mum!

Episode 3 makes it even more exciting when one of my recent Komedia Brighton stand-up comedy course graduates - Rom's brilliant brother Dinesh - joins them, and Uncle Guru, for a tour of the Deep South. Rom and Dinesh take part in a professional wresting match In New Orleans. There's a bit of sibling rivalry!

My favourite amongst a host of brilliant moments might have to be when Rom joins a troupe of male cheerleaders in Alabama and puts on a guerrilla performance in front of an unsuspecting crowd. This also gives me one of my all time favourite photos of Rom (above). And he's still "hooting" with laughter...

Here's something to try on your next road trip. Romesh, Shanthi, his brother Dinesh and his Uncle Guru are driving an RV across the Deep South. To pass time they decide to make up a little song, click here to join in...

Brother Dinesh