Five things you might not know about Indian playwright, screenwriter, author and stand up comic Anuvab Pal:
– He co-wrote the 2007 cult hit Indian comedy, Loins Of Punjab Presents, with Manish Acharya.
– Anuvab Pal became the first stand-up comedian from India to sell out his tour of New York City at the three biggest English comedy clubs in the world – Gotham Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, and New York Comedy Club.
– His play, The President Is Coming, was made into a Bollywood film by Bollywood producer Rohan Sippy and directed by actor Kunal Roy Kapoor.
– He was also interviewed in the BBC News segment titled Having A Laugh In India and was (along with comedian/presenter Cyrus Barocha) the only Indian comedian on the popular BBC Radio show, Just A Minute with Nicholas Parsons.
– His first play, Chaos Theory, was the first Indian play to be a finalist at The BBC World Playwriting Competition, in 2007
Anuvab Pal will perform as part of the Stage42 festival this March