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The Lord's Taverners' Christmas lunch descended into chaos on Monday, with a comedian booed off stage and pelted with a bread roll.

In staggering scenes at Park Lane's swanky Grosvenor House, Nish Kumar was widely heckled and saw his set cut short after sections of the audience failed to take kindly to his left-wing views on the current political climate.

Stunned witnesses have told Sportsmail that the stand-up, who hosts BBC Two's The Mash Report, was met with boos, jeers and calls for him to leave when he shared his observations on a number of issues including Brexit.

He had started off sharing his scathing views of Boris Johnson and then on imperial British rule.

There was praise for one politician though, as he lauded former Speaker John Bercow - who was in the audience - before launching into an anti-Brexit rant and demanding a second referendum.

Video footage from the event, shared on social media, showed the extent of the heckling, as Kumar apparently implied the audience were 'thick' not sharing his views.

Witnesses added that Kumar, who had taken to the stage after a well-received question and answer session with Harry Redknapp, reacted defiantly and told the audience he was going nowhere.

Eventually, a quick-thinking compere stepped in at the landmark event for the cricket charity, which raised more than £160,000, and persuaded the comedian to exit the stage. At one point, with anger rising, witnesses said a bread roll was thrown.

Nish Kumar booed off stage at Lord's Taverners' charity lunch.

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The Lord's Taverners' Christmas lunch descended into chaos on Monday, with a comedian booed off stage and pelted with a bread roll.

In staggering scenes at Park Lane's swanky Grosvenor House, Nish Kumar was widely heckled and saw his set cut short after sections of the audience failed to take kindly to his left-wing views on the current political climate.

Stunned witnesses have told Sportsmail that the stand-up, who hosts BBC Two's The Mash Report, was met with boos, jeers and calls for him to leave when he shared his observations on a number of issues including Brexit.

He had started off sharing his scathing views of Boris Johnson and then on imperial British rule.

There was praise for one politician though, as he lauded former Speaker John Bercow - who was in the audience - before launching into an anti-Brexit rant and demanding a second referendum.

Video footage from the event, shared on social media, showed the extent of the heckling, as Kumar apparently implied the audience were 'thick' not sharing his views.

Witnesses added that Kumar, who had taken to the stage after a well-received question and answer session with Harry Redknapp, reacted defiantly and told the audience he was going nowhere.

Eventually, a quick-thinking compere stepped in at the landmark event for the cricket charity, which raised more than £160,000, and persuaded the comedian to exit the stage. At one point, with anger rising, witnesses said a bread roll was thrown.

Nish Kumar booed off stage at Lord's Taverners' charity lunch