Deadpan comedian Romesh Ranganathan slayed the audience at Manhattan’s Town Hall on January 28.
Part of the venue’s Crossing The Pond Comedy Festival, Ranganathan, best known for the BBC shows “The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan” and “The Weakest Link,” Sky’s “A League of Their Own,” and his podcasts “Hip-hop Saved My Life” and “Wolf and Owl,” seemed utterly unbothered and unfatigued, as he put on a set that lasted more than two hours (even including the interval).
Subject matter included child-rearing, Michael Jackson, the difference between American and British amusement parks, his own vanity, and some of the habits he developed during pandemic shutdown. And he remained unflappable when heckled by the audience – which he periodically was.
If you ever get a chance to see him live, a word of advice: bring up “The Pebble.”
Other upcoming guests appearing at The Town Hall’s Crossing The Pond Comedy Festival include Joanne McNally (February 4) and Alan Carr (June 2), in celebration of Pride Month.