The New York Times calls Anuvab Pal “India’s Most intelligent comedian”. The BBC calls him “India’s answer to British wit.” His stand-up comedy special The Nation Wants To Know, has played over 500 sold out shows from Mumbai to Sydney to San Francisco. His current show, Empire, a comedy show based on the history of the British Empire in India, has played in 12 cities worldwide and been called “Spectacular” by CNN and “a laugh riot with brilliant ideas” by NDTV. Clearly, he his a smart, funny man with big ideas and enormous punchlines to match. Probably best known to British audiences via his charming and erudite contributions of Andy Zaltzman’s pan-global satirical podcast The Bugle, he’s right on the verge of breaking into the big time.
Anuvab has been seen on BBC2 as part of the BBC’s Big Asian Stand Up shows, recorded at the iconic Leeds City Varieties Hall. He also featured in this years BBC World Service The New Years Stand Up Comedy Special which was recorded at the legendary BBC’s radio theatre in London. Excitingly, he will be making his TV debut on this season’s QI. If you want a comedian who will make you think as well as laugh and will leave you coming away feeling much more intelligent than when you arrived, you’ll adore Anuvab Pal.