2012 has been a momentous year for Paul Chowdhry. After headlining BBC1’s ‘Live at the Apollo’ and his second series of CH4’s prime-time stand-up show, ‘Stand up for the Week’, he embarked upon his second national UK tour to sell out theatres including the Hammersmith Apollo (recorded for DVD release with Universal Pictures).
Prior to this, he sold out the Indig02 in 2010 and 2011, a feat unheard of from non-mainstream TV comedians. This confirmed his position as the UK’s No.1 Asian comedian with over 4million YouTube views. Paul is hot comedy property.
In 2013, he made a cameo appearance in the hit reality TV show ‘Made in Chelsea’ and appeared in ‘Celebrity Family Fortunes’ for the Text Santa charity.
Chowdhry was a cast regular on series three and four of CH4’s satirical show ‘Stand Up For The Week’.
In May 2012, Paul Chowdhry performed at the 02 Arena for CH4 in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, alongside a stellar cast of comedy legends including Michael McIntyre, Jonathan Ross and Lee Evans.
He will return to the 02 Arena on the 18th May 2013 for GOSH.
He has been described by Eastern Eye Newspaper as a “dangerous comic genius” and is never far from controversy. He was a topic of discussion in tabloids across the UK and CH5’s ‘The Wright Stuff ‘after a racist heckler attacked him.
A huge acting talent, Chowdhry can be seen in the 2011 feature film ‘Swinging With The Finkels‘ alongside Martin Freeman and Jerry Stiller.
Chowdhry also appeared in ‘Colour Me Kubrick’ with John Malkovich. This adds to his appearances in a number of prestigious and high profile films such as: ‘Rogue Trader’ with Ewan McGregor and Anna Friel and ‘It Was An Accident’ alongside Thandie Newton.
Paul Chowdhry has distinguished himself as one of the most talented and popular comedians to have recently emerged. He is one of the few comics with the ability and diversity to effortlessly straddle the urban and main stand-up circuits as an international headline act.
Paul’s highly charged dry observational humor taps into the multicultural diversity of contemporary Britain.
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This revolutionary underground comedian has twice sold out the Indig02, West End’s Leicester Square Theatre and many other major venues across the country. He has also featured as the headline act of ‘The Comedy Store TV Special’ & ‘Comedy Blue’ series for the Comedy Central Channel. He presented on MTV’s comedy weekend and featured on ‘The Young Gods of Comedy’ to rave reviews. Paul is amongst the few comedians to perform at the 02 Centre, Wembley Arena and The Grosvenor House before Cherie Blair and Richard Attenborough. He was chosen by The Telegraph as a ‘must do’ show of the year.
He has starred in ‘The World Stands Up’ and ‘The All-New Comedy Store’ for Paramount Comedy Channel and USA’s Comedy Central. Paul became the first British act to perform at the Caribbean Comedy Festival in Trinidad to an audience of 30,000. He has also performed nine sell out shows at the NEC Birmingham. Paul was also the host of the AMA (Asian Music Awards) at the Hammersmith Palais. He performed at The Panasonic Theatre in Toronto, Canada as a part of ‘The World Comedy Clash’ showcase. An established international act, he also performed tours of Hong Kong, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Amsterdam, Germany, South Africa and headlined the International Indian Kings of Comedy tour. Paul’s courageous search for the absurd in issues such as racism, terrorism and religious fundamentalism is funny around the world.
Loaded Laftas Funniest Stand-Up of 2013 – Loaded 2013
‘Revives distant memories of Richard Pryor at his relentless best.’ The Times – September 2012
“Chowdhry continues to reign as king of UK comedy” Eastern Eye – September 2012 “Dangerous Comic Genius” Eastern Eye – July 2010
“Brutally honest, internationally acclaimed comedian regarded as the outspoken nemesis of wholesome, traditional Asian comics has a bite every bit as bad as his bark.” - Time Out – April 2009
“One of the finest Asian comics around, he’s laidback, very cool and always has a great take on multicultural Britain.” - Time Out – Feb 2009
Number 1 Show: The Times March 2008 The Telegraph: Must Do Comedy 2007
“One of the sassiest, subtlest and most cerebral on the circuit Talent beyond the crass quips.” - Evening Standard
“Best of 2005 Review.” - The Independent
” Thoughtful Anglo- Indian comic who says a lot of unsayable things about modern society with a winningly bashful smile and a lovely turn of phrase.” - The Telegraph
The Edinburgh Festival: must do comedy 2007
“Quickfire style. Chowdhry keeps up a steady stream of gags and left-field links that fuel what is a unique perspective of observations on British life, leaving the audience wanting more.” The Stage – 2007
**** “Chowdhry’s humour is profound and clever, outlining ignorance in a society obsessed with rectitude and sharing with us his own experiences with racism. One of the more honest stand-ups I’ve seen at this year’s Fringe.” - Three Weeks 2007
“If anyone can make these delicate jokes, perhaps it ought to be him, they go down a storm. He is undoubtedly a talented comic with an eye for familiar scenarios in everyday life which can easily be blown out of proportion.” - The UK Theatre Network 2007
**** “Paul’s slow, deliberate pace allows the observations and routines to embed themselves firmly into your mind and bloom, making you laugh out loud at that moment – and days later. One thing is for certain: he has another Fringe hit on his hands.” - Fresh Air FM 2007
“Critics’ Choice 2005″
The Observer **** - The List South African International Comedy Festival Critics Choice Award 2003©. “A star-in-the-making” - The Daily Telegraph “One of the sassiest, subtlest and most cerebral on the circuit Talent beyond the crass quips.” - Evening Standard
“Best of 2005 Review.” - The Independent
“Chowdhry is packing em in with his painfully honest & very very funny observations” - Eastern Eye
“Paul Chowdhry is naturally funny. Chowdhry has the balance of humour and honesty just right. Someone just needs to tell him.” - Metro
“Destined for greatness” - BBC Radio London
”I’ve had assassination attempts on my life” said Paul Chowdhry of Camrose Avenue, Edgware” - The Edgware Times