Reading Rod Liddle's column in The Sunday Times, I see that Nish Kumar is to host the next series of Radio 4's The News Quiz.
Rod reckons that he ticks a box...in that "like seemingly every other comedian employed by the corporation, he is about as funny as kidney stones or gas gangrene of the shin".
You may recall that the left-wing comic did his act (i.e. a political rant) at a charity event recently. Not being in front of the usual obliging Radio 4 audience, he bombed badly and ended up getting booed and breadrolled (if it's possible to make a verb out of 'bread roll'). What you may not know is that he got booed again at a comedy show last Monday night, in Brighton of all places.
It's turning tough beyond the BBC bubble it seems.