No Direction Home

Since autumn 2018 Camden People’s Theatre, Counterpoints Arts and award-winning comedian Tom Parry have been running the No Direction Home stand-up programme – a unique new course for aspiring comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Counterpoints Arts runs No Direction Home as part of our PopChange work, in partnership with Camden People’s Theatre and comedian Tom Parry. It’s a project for new comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds, featuring workshops, expert tuition and gigs around the country.

After a series of workshops and more than a dozen gigs, featuring guest headliners such as Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganatham, Suzi Ruffell, Joel Dommett and Lous Sanders, a new cohort have been recruited for 2020 and are currently learning and performing online.

Nish Kumar says: “The No Direction Home comedians are a very exciting, interesting and creative bunch of people to be around. And they are very funny. The material is really good.”

For Refugee Week 2020 we produced three online gigs with different partners, including one with Southbank Centre headlined by Nish Kumar and watched live on Zoom by more than 300 people.

Read an article about No Direction Home in The Guardian

Watch Tom Parry chatting with Nish Kumar about No Direction Home on Facebook Live