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Funny man Paul to ticke the Empire

PUBLISHED: 12:55 19 February 2009 | UPDATED: 14:05 05 October 2010

Paul Chowdhry

Paul Chowdhry

STAND-UP comic Paul Chowdhry will be bringing his critically acclaimed comedy to the Hackney Empire for two nights, opening tonight (Thursday). The popular Asian comedian is bound to tackle issues of contemporary Britain with his dry observational humour

STAND-UP comic Paul Chowdhry will be bringing his critically acclaimed comedy to the Hackney Empire for two nights, opening tonight (Thursday).

The popular Asian comedian is bound to tackle issues of contemporary Britain with his dry observational humour and verbal dexterity.

Multiculturalism, racism, terrorism and religious fundamentalism will all get the Chowdhry treatment and the Empire anticipate that there will be no shortage of painfully honest and shocking truths.

Paul is a universally recognised funny-man, having headlined at the International Indian Kings of Comedy tour and managed to win the critics' choice award at the Smirnoff South African International.

Paul Chowdhry will perform tonight (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) from 8pm in the Studio Theatre.

Tickets cost £8-£10 from 020 8985 2424 or www.hackneyempire.co.uk

Paul Chowdhry has distinguished himself over the past few years as one of the most talented and popular Asian comedians alive. 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. Constantly challenging and relentlessly inventive, his highly charged dry observational humour taps into the multicultural diversity of contemporary Britain.

Paul's courageous search for the absurd in issues such as racism, terrorism and religious fundamentalism fuels an eclectic set punctuated by impressive feats of mimicry and verbal dexterity.

"One of the sassiest, subtlest and most cerebral on the circuit Talent beyond the crass quips." Evening Standard

" 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

"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

"Destined for greatness" - BBC Radio London

BIOG

Paul Chowdhry started stand-up in 1998 , and his comedy career has since taken him to Hong Kong, the Gulf, Amsterdam, Germany, South Africa and headlining the International Indian Kings of Comedy tour. In 2003, he became the first British act to perform at the Caribbean Comedy Festival in Trinidad.

He was nominated as best comedian in the 2002 EMMA (Ethnic Multicultural Media Academy) awards, and

He has also appeared in the 2004 film Colour Me Kubrick, playing a club announcer, and on various stand-up shows on TV.

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