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The Empire by Anuvab Pal

‘India’s most intelligent stand up comedian’

In partnership with India Community Center

April 29th, 2016 7:30 PM
Ages 18+

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Stand up comedian ANUVAB PAL’s mega solo show is based loosely on the history of India under the British Empire. Many very funny episodes, sketches, characters from Mughal India to modern India are explored by a cowardly Indian man under the influence- the British influence, in a rollicking laugh a minute concert.

“India’s Most Intelligent Comedian”- The New York Times

“A Bit of an Indian PG Wodehouse meets Stephen Fry” – The Financial Times. 

“Mad Genius” – NDTV

“Spectacular” – India Today

“Laughed till my belly hurt” – Hindustan Times

“Incredible. A mind bogglingly funny and necessary take on British rule” – The BBC 

About Anuvab Pal

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 India Today.

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. Times of India lists him among India’s top 5 English comedians. He’s also the screenwriter of the Bollywood films Loins Of Punjab Presents & The President Is Coming as well as the author of 4 hit stage plays- The President Is Coming, 1 888 Dial India, The Bureaucrat and Chaos Theory, 3 of the 4 have become bestselling novels published by Random House and Picador respectively. He’s also written a non fiction book for Harper Collins on the Bollywood movie The Disco Dancer which Mint Lounge reviewed as “the most ridiculous book to date on a film”. He writes a weekly column for The Economic Times and Times Of India.


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