A show about trying to be a good person while staying a badman. Nabil Abdulrashid: The Purple Pill is at Curve Venue in Slough on Friday June 28 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £16.50.

A long long time ago, in a land far far away, a toddler was transfixed on a TV set. The kind with a big back. This toddler was watching Richard Pryor do a thing called stand up comedy. This toddler had no clue what that was, but from that age he became obsessed with comedy.

Nabil Abdulrashid grew up in a late/post-military regime in Northern Nigeria, born to two academics. When he grew into a teen he had to push this ambition to the back of his mind as a career in comedy was not a realistic ambition (or so he thought). But as fate would have it, two decades later Nabil would saunter into an open mic night and make his first attempt at stand up, this went terribly.

But as consistency is key and after months of licking his wounds, he tried again and kept going. Through the years of mastering his craft, he has now taken on the world to become a world-class entertainer.

In 2010 at the age of 25, Nabil became the youngest black comedian to perform stand-up at the Hammersmith Apollo. He was crowned the joint winner of Which Religion Is Funniest? competition, judged by David Baddiel and Omid Djalili.