STAR­RING: Romesh Ran­ganathan

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Ran­ganathan is a com­edy star in his na­tive UK, but the laugh busi­ness is a new ca­reer for the for­mer maths teacher—he says try­ing to get re­luc­tant kids to learn honed his crowd-con­trol skills. Hav­ing built his way up in a rel­a­tively short time back home, the fa­ther-of-three now wants to crack the US mar­ket, tak­ing a cam­era crew along for the ride. The 10-episode docu-se­ries, in which he suf­fers set­back af­ter set­back in his quest to be­come wellenough known to fill the 6000-seat Greek The­atre in Los An­ge­les, is as dryly funny as Ran­ganathan’s scripted stuff, and its cast of side­kicks, in­clud­ing rogue un­cle Rags and newly-met bur­rito-maker José, al­most steal the show.

(Now on Stan) For more Ran­ganathan, check out se­ries ‘Asian Provo­ca­teur’ and pod­cast ‘Hip-hop Saved My Life’ (Both now on itunes)

Stand-up guy: Ran­ganathan.

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