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.”
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.