Friday 22nd September – Following a nationwide sell-out tour, later extended and doubled in size, plus selling out his entire month long Edinburgh Festival Fringe run including extra shows, award winning comedian and PudCast host Paul Chowdhry is set to make his West End debut with hit show ‘Family Friendly Comedian’ at the Lyric Theatre on Saturday 18th November.
After a decade of not performing at the Fringe, this year Paul Chowdhry made his highly anticipated return which saw him get back to basics and perform 1 hour of pure stand-up every day. He emerged from the cold winds of Edinburgh as a hero, having sold out his entire month long run and extra shows that were added to keep up with the demand from the Fringe audience, earning him a new legion of fans.
Tickets on sale from 10:00am on Tuesday 26th September, visit www.paulchowdhry.com
His previous tour, Live Innit, sold out five nights at the Hammersmith Apollo and saw Paul became the first British-Asian stand up to sell out the 10,000-seater Wembley Arena. The show won Best Live Event 2018 at the ITV Asian Media Awards and in 2019 saw Paul win the Comedy award at the Eastern Eye’s Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards 2019, Comedian of the Year award at the Asian Voice Political & Public Life Awards 2019.
In 2021, Paul launched his podcast The Paul Chowdhry PudCast, produced by Global Entertainment, which sees Paul interviewing celebrities on life’s turning points, with a third series out now featuring well-known names including Greg Davies, Eddie/Susy Izzard, Viggo Venn, Kerry Katona, Nick Mohammed, Stewart Lee, Tatty Macleod and James Acaster. As an actor, Paul can be seen in the highest rated episode of Greg Davies’ comedy series The Cleaner (BBC One), alongside Helena Bonham Carter as well as starring alongside Patrick Dempsey in two series of the Sky Atlantic TV series Devils, featured in Disney’s Cruella alongside Emma Stone and due to star in upcoming Guy Ritchie Netflix series The Gentlemen.
Paul was a much-loved contestant on the third series of multi-award-winning hit show Taskmaster (Channel 4/Dave), and one of the most popular and frequent guests on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky Max). He has also hosted Stand Up for the Week (Channel 4) and has twice headlined Live at the Apollo (BBC One/Two). Paul is a prolific presence on social media, and his videos have been viewed over 50 million times.
PREVIOUS PRAISE FOR PAUL CHOWDHRY
“It’s a rare and joyous thing to see a stand up so vibrant and imperiously on top of his game” ★★★★★
Mark Wareham, Mail on Sunday
“I genuinely don’t think I’ve laughed as much at any other show at the Fringe so far this year. It’s the sort of show that makes you forget you’re in an un-air-conditioned, stuffy theatre because you’re too busy trying to catch your breath from laughing so hard… Well worth seeing if you can snag a ticket”
David Gewirtzman, Playbill
“Chowdhry’s laconic delivery and equal-opportunity observational comedy find him mocking almost every ethnic group, without resorting to tired cliché”
Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times
“Paul Chowdhry has become something of a big deal…you never get the sense that he’s selling out his background for cheap laughs, more that Chowdhry’s an equal-opportunity piss-taker…It’s an angle of attack that’s more common among US comics and Chowdhry does this stuff as slickly and effectively as anyone on the other side of the Atlantic.”
James Kettle, The Guardian
“the greatest British Asian comedian of all time”
Asjad Nazir, Eastern Eye
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