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Anuvab Pal

Anuvab Pal

Indian stand up comedian,
screenwriter, playwright
and novelist

Stand up comedian

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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 stand up special 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.

Anuvab has been called a mad genius by Hindustan Times and the gentleman comic by India Today. His show is the only Indian stand up comedy show after Russel Peters' to sell out The Comedy Store in London and Stand UP NYC in New York in record time. He's also the only Indian comedian invited to perform at Harvard and Stanford Universities. Times of India lists him among India's top 5 English comedians. He's the screenwriter of the movies The Loins Of Punjab Presents and The President Is Coming, which are, till date, the highest grossing Indian comedies in the US and the only ones to be picked up by Netflix and Itunes. He writes a weekly humor column for The Economic Times and Times Of India. His work has been featured by New Yorker, Vogue, Elle, Time, New York Times, The Guardian, The BBC. NPR.


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