The cynic returns as Romesh adds May gig at York Barbican

The arch cynic returns: Romesh Ranganathan adds a third York Barbican gig: Picture: Rich Hardcastle

HE may be a cynic, but Romesh Ranganathan knows when he’s on to a good thing.

Having sold out his two November gigs at York Barbican, the deadpan Crawley comic, actor and television presenter has wasted no time in adding a third night of The Cynic’s Mixtape next spring.

Ranganathan will complete his hattrick of Barbican performances on May 10 2020, when the 41-year-old star of Asian Provocateur, The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan, The Reluctant Landlord and Judge Romesh will deliver “a carefully curated selection of all the things he has found unacceptable since his last tour”.

Let the cynicism begin again: Romesh Ranganathan will have plenty more to moan about by next May

On his mind will be why trying to save the environment is a scam, why none of us is truly free, and his suspicion that his wife is using gluten intolerance to avoid sleeping with him.  

Ranganathan ditched his burgeoning career as a Maths teacher – maybe it just didn’t add up to much – in his early 30s to focus on comedy, with plenty to moan about in such subsequent shows as Rom Com, Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day and Irrational.

Agent provocateur Ranganathan and his Rob & Romesh Meet co-star Rob Beckett hosted the 2019 Royal Variety Performance on Monday at the London Palladium, to be aired on ITV in December. This was the first time that two comedians had hosted the event together in more than 30 years.

Tickets for Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape are on sale at, on 0203 356 5441 or in person from the Barbican box office.