There are many brilliant comedians working in different capacities but how many of them were at one point studying at Cambridge University for their doctorate in seismology? How many of them got their undergraduate in Geophysics? Mix in that they were turned down not once but twice for the same comedy revue, it becomes perplexing how anyone could end up in Entertainment let alone on one of the best shows on television. Nick Mohammed certainly didn’t take a conventional route to stardom but he wouldn’t have it any other way.
His luck in comedy began to change after a successfully auditioned for Cambridge University’s Footlight Dramatic Club which resulted in an invitation to perform at the Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe. Following a performance which many referred to as his “breakout”, BBC reached out and he’s been working ever since. We have seen him in the BAFTA-nominated CBBC sketch show Sorry, I’ve Got No Head, ITV’s The Job Lot, and CBBC show Hank Zipzer as Mr. Love.
Most recently, we have seen him in Peacock’s hit show, Intelligence which released its 2nd season where he is also a writer on the show. But now most of the world knows him as Nate from the award-winning Apple TV+ series, Ted Lasso. No matter which way one looks at it, Mohammed has come a long way since portraying fictitious weatherman David Sunshine on BBC Radio 4.
We were lucky enough to speak to Mohammed recently about the second season of Intelligence which is on the Peacock network and get a sneak peek at what’s to come in season 2 of Ted Lasso. We touched on the comedic talents of David Schwimmer, what fans can expect from Intelligence during season 2, and how he’s processing the notoriety which has come from being on Ted Lasso.
Season one of Ted Lasso is currently available to stream on Apple TV+. Nick Mohammed is Emmy eligible for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.