PAL’N AROUND: GET READY FOR INDIA’S MOST INTELLIGENT COMIC
In the past two decades, Anuvab Pal has gone from Ohio Wesleyan University, to selling financial products, to stand-up comedy shows in his native India. His efforts have resulted in sell-out crowds at home, with The New York Times calling him “India’s most intelligent stand-up comic.” During his downtime, he’s also penned a few Bollywood comedic screenplays, and the time has come for Boston get a taste of what audiences from New York to Mumbai have been hipped to now that he’s performing at Laugh Boston on April 3.
I caught up with him from Austin, where he had been participating in panels at SXSW, which Pal says feels like going “to some Silicon Valley festival on drugs.”
Where: LAUGH BOSTON
When: Friday, Apr 3, 2015 10:15 PM
Ticket Price: $25.00
Show Type: Stand Up
Friday, April 03, 2015 10:15 PM
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Playwright and screenwriter Anuvab Pal, whose plays (Chaos Theory, The President is Coming, FATWA) and movie scripts (The Loins Of Punjab Presents, The President Is Coming) made his style of comedy critically and commercially popular across stages and screens in New York and India, has been performing as a stand up comedian for the last year or so with the international success The Nation Wants To Know.
The New York Times has called Anuvab Pal “India’s most intelligent stand-up comic” and The BBC says he’s “India’s answer to PG Wodehouse.” He has sold out shows around India, The Middle East and The UK. The Times of India calls The Nation Wants To Know “brilliant and spectacular. A witty, clever, satirical evening of hilarity.
Anuvab Pal presents ‘The Birdman of
stand-up’ today as part of Stage42, with t2
I am, as Churchill said about Russia… only fatter, balder. And Bengali,” stand-up comic Anuvab Pal (inset) told t2 before presenting his show, The Empire, at Vidya Mandir on Friday as part of Stage42, a festival from OML, the company behind Bacardi NH7 Weekender. The 37-year-old’s “tribute to the losers of my generation battling to stay relevant” has already been staged to appreciative audiences in Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai.
And this Mumbai-based Bengali will not take it easy after the Calcutta show. Besides attending the prestigious South by Southwest Festival in Austin, in March, he has been invited by Harvard University to do a show.
Here’s more from the Ballygunge boy.