Anuvab Pal


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The New York Times calls Anuvab Pal India’s Most Intelligent Comedian. NDTV calls him India’s top English comedian.

His stand up comedy special The Nation Wants To Know, has played over 500 sold shows from Mumbai to Sydney to San Francisco. His show is the only Indian stand up comedy show after Russel Peters’ to sell out the Gotham Comedy Club in New York in record time. He’s also the only Indian comedian invited to perform at Harvard University and for the Prime Minister and President Of India. In 2017, he was one of 10 Indian comedians picked by Amazon Prime Video to have his comedy special Alive At 40 broadcast to 30 countries worldwide.

Pal is also a prolific writer. His work has been featured on the BBC, Time Magazine, CNN, NDTV, and other global media. In India, he’s the screenwriter of 2 well known Bollywood films Loins Of Punjab Presents, The President Is Coming and the author of 4 bestselling novels. He has also worked on the scripts for big Bollywood blockbusters like Bar Bar Dekho, Hichki, Bhoot Police. He has written two shows for Amazon Prime – Wakalaat From Home and Going Viral Pvt. Ltd. He writes a weekly column called Funny Business for The Economic Times.

In the UK, Pal’s stand up show Empire has been featured at The Victoria and Albert Museum and is now a stand up special for Soho Theatre Live Season 3 on Amazon Prime. He is a co-host of the pan-global satirical podcast The Bugle, written a sitcom starring British comedy legend Stephen Fry for BBC Radio2 Festival Of Funny and co-wrote and starred in BBC Radio4 series Empire-ical and Future Empire-Effect.

Anuvab’s credits include – QI (BBC2) Anuvab Pal: The Empire Soho Theatre Live (Amazon Prime) Big Asian Stand Up (BBC2) Al Murray: Why Does Everyone Hate The British Empire? (Sky History) The News Quiz (BBC Radio4) The New Year’s Eve International Show (BBC World Service) Comedians VS News (BBC World Service) Fred At The Stand (BBC Radio4).

Pal divides his time between Mumbai, Kolkata (where he’s from) and London.

 “One of India’s Top Comedians” ★★★★★ EDFEST MAG 

“India’s Most Intelligent Comedian” THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Very Clever, Very Funny” THE GUARDIAN 

“India’s answer to British wit” BBC 

“One of India’s funniest people” CNN 


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