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Headliner: Anuvab Pal

The New York Times calls Anuvab Pal ‘India’s most intelligent comedian’. The BBC calls him ‘India’s answer to British wit’.

Anuvab’s stand-up comedy special The Nation Wants To Know, has played over 500 sold out shows from Mumbai to Sydney to San Francisco. His show, Empire, a comedy show based on the history of the British Empire in India, has played in 12 cities worldwide and been called “Spectacular” by CNN and “A laugh riot with brilliant ideas” by NDTV. Empire can now be seen as a comedy special on Amazon Prime UK, part of Soho Theatre Live.

“Spectacular” INDIA TODAY

Anuvab is the only Indian stand-up comedian 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. Times of India lists him among India’s top 5 English speaking comedians, having played over 750 shows and sold-out houses across India, the Middle East, Singapore, Hong Kong, San Francisco, South by Southwest Austin Texas, Laugh Boston, New York.


In 2016, Anuvab was chosen among the top 14 comedians in India to have his comedy special available on Amazon Prime Video among the premiere shows of Amazon’s India debut, and joined the hilarious pan-global satirical podcast The Bugle alongside Andy Zaltzman. It is with Zaltzman that he has co-created the upcoming comedy (BBC Radio4) series Empire-ical Evidence and Future Empire-Fect. Pal’s sitcom pilot titled Empire featured as part of Festival Of Funny (BBC Radio2) starring actor comedian, writer, presenter Stephen Fry.

Anuvab’s credits include Soho Theatre Live: Season 3 (Amazon Prime) QI (BBC2) 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).

Opening:  Pete Selwood

2023 Comedy Central Live star & New Yorkshire Comedian of the Year winner – Pete Selwood, is becoming a familiar face on the UK club circuit headlining for The Comedy Cabaret and the other major national brands. Peter has appeared in two seasons of The Emily Atack Show on ITV2, The Likely Dads on BBC Radio 4, Shane Meadows ‘Gallows Pole’ and a BBC3 Sketch alongside Jack Carroll entitled ‘Disable In Da Club’.

Media Credits:

  • Comedy Central Live – Comedy Central – 2023
  • When TV Guests Go Horribly Wrong – C5 – 2023
  • The Likely Dads – Radio 4 – 2022
  • Gallows Pole – Shane Meadows Film – 2021
  • Disabled In Da Club – Laugh Lessons – BBC3 – 2021
  • The Emily Atack Show – ITV2 – 2021 / 2022

Funny Rabbit Comedy Club: Anuvab Pal and Pete Selwood

Fri 25 October


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