TV Tinsel: Romesh Ranganathan traded math for laughs, and successes added up

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Romesh Ranganathan was doing great teaching math at a secondary school in England. Then something went terribly wrong. He became a comedian. British-born of Sri Lankan parents, Ranganathan says, “That was a job that kind of very much fits into the Sri Lankan free-range of jobs that are respected by the community. So when I said that I was going to leave teaching math for comedy, my parents were a bit worried, to be honest, maybe because they thought there was going to be no money in that because it’s such a fragile kind of thing and you never know. Even if you’re good — you might not make it. …

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