NISH KUMAR was booed off stage — and even bombarded with a bread roll — at a charity event after reportedly joking about Brexit.
The comedian (pictured) was performing a set at the Lord’s Taverners cricket charity Christmas lunch, when it descended into chaos and the bread product was lobbed his way.
Footage of the TV star shared on social media shows Kumar putting a brave face on it, saying: ‘You are the only audience in my entire 13-year history of performing that have actually thrown something at me.’
The Mash Report comic also suffered slow clapping and crowd jeering, but gamely refused to leave the stage, using another political reference — to the former Speaker of the House of Commons.
‘I’m not going anywhere. Absolutely not. I’m full Bercowing it. Absolutely Bercow,’ he said, referring to the recently departed John Bercow.
‘I know you want me to do it but I’m not gonna leave. Absolutely not. Absolutely not.’
Nevertheless, Nish was ushered off the stage by a red-coated compere, who said diplomatically: ‘Can I shake your hand, sir? Ladies and gentlemen, Nish gave his time to come and support this charity today, and I think the very least we can do is say thank you for doing that.’
There was a smattering of polite applause among the boos as Nish finally departed the stage.
The 34-year-old has since tweeted a video titled ‘Bob Dylan on booing and walking out’. In the video Dylan comments that he is going to ‘walk out’ of his own show if people dislike it.
Jon Austin, who shared the clip on Twitter, tweeted: ‘Can tell you how bad he was, being booed after about 2 minutes then refused to leave the stage till they stopped booing.
‘I’ve never seen a comedian die on stage like Nish Kumar, embarrassing.’
Taverners member Mike Fitchett, who was at the event, told Mail Online: ‘The Taverners got it totally wrong. I’ve been going for years and I have never seen anything like it.
‘The man was just not suitable and it wasn’t the place for him to air his views, which were basically a lefty slant on politics and Brexit. It left a very bad taste. He was booed and came off stage early despite threatening to carry on.’