BGT comic Nabil Abdulrashid wants fans to pay him £300 a month to fund his comedy career after 21,000 Ofcom complaints


BRITAIN’S Got Talent stand up Nabil Abdulrashid wants fans to pay him up to £300 a month to fund his comedy career after he crashed out of the show’s grand finale.

The comedian has been hit with 2164 complaints to Ofcom after his jokes about race.

Nabil Abdulrashid has been reported to Ofcom and now wants fans to fund his career in comedy

And now he’s turned to sponsorship website Patreon to offer his fans the chance to sponsor his career.

Fans can pay from £3 for the most basic benefits up to £300 a month for an “ultimate package” including video calls with the stand up.

Nabil says £300 a month will get you: “The ultimate package for my true fans.

“Get exclusive behind the scenes content, personalised videos, Nabil cartoon designs and a monthly 30 minute zoom call to discuss anything that you need.”

Nabil is hoping his fans will chip in to further his career

This weekend’s grand finale saw funnyman singer Jon Courtenay win by a landslide.

But some viewers were angered by Nabil’s comedy routine, which saw him make fun of Winston Churchill being black, police brutality and the complaints surrounding Ashley Banjo’s Black Lives Matter dance.

HOAR revealed complaints are soaring – despite disappointing viewing figures for Saturday night’s live final.

Nabil opened his stand-up by saying: “They complained because we said black lives matter – thousands of complaints. To be honest I’m shocked that many of them know how to write.

“They sent in thousands of angry letters. Hopefully if I annoy them today they can progress onto words.

The judges were amused by his performance

“They even wrote complaints about me – that’s what upsets me. What did I say to offend anybody?

“You’d think I came out here and said something really inflammatory… like Winston Churchill was black.

“By the way, he was. I can prove it. When was the last time you met a white man called Winston?

“I’ve got proof Winston Churchill was black. What colour is his statue? Eh? You think he just tanned over the years?”

He also joked about the row over Diversity’s Black Lives Matter dance, saying: “I would have sent an email to everyone who complained.

He offended some viewers watching the final

“It would just say: ‘We understand you viewers are offended – but all viewers matter. Let’s see how they like it then.”

He concluded: “If I win it won’t be be because I’m black, it’s because I’ve worked hard. And also if I win it will be the end of white people winning Britain’s Got Talent.

“Cos you know what they say – once you go black there’s no coming back. But once you try Nigeria no-one can meet the criteria.”

The finale was watched by a peak of 6.5million people, but the viewing figures for last year’s final were more than 55 per cent higher at 10.1million.

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