Anuvab Pal

  • Actor, Writer

Mar 22, 1975  in Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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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 had over 500 shows starting in Mumbai and playing from Sydney to San Francisco to sold out houses. His current show `Empire`, a comedy show based on the history of the British Empire in India, has played in 35 cities worldwide and been called ``Spectacular`` by CNN and a ``laugh riot with brilliant ideas`` by NDTV. He`s been called a mad genius by Hindustan Times and the gentleman comic by IndiaToday. His show is the only Indian stand-up comedy show after Russel Peters` to sell out The Comedy Store in London and Gotham Comedy Club in New York in record time. He`s also the only Indian comedian invited to perform at Harvard University and the only one to have performed for the Prime Minister and President of India. Times of India lists him among India`s top 5 English comedians. He writes a weekly humor column for The Economic Times and Times Of India. He is the author of three bestselling novels (Chaos Theory, The President Is Coming, 1-888 Dial India) and two Bollywood comedy hits: `Loins Of Punjab Presents` and `The President Is Coming`. His work has been featured by CNN, BBC, The Washington Post, Vogue, Elle, Time, Newsweek and many others.