Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Anuvab Pal

The British Empire gave Indian stand-up Anuvab Pal a colonial accent and British values and suddenly left. Now he lives in contemporary India – a billion confident humans, fed on social media and American consumerism and way past their colonial hangover. How does a man still under the British influence survive in ‘New India’? Nobody knows... least of all him. Join one of India’s top comics for his Fringe debut on a journey to understanding his own kind of Brexit.


Anuvab Pal is at the Pleasance Courtyard from August 1 - 26. Buy tickets here,


1. What is the last thing you do before you go onstage (apart from check your flies and/or check your knickers aren't sticking out of your skirt and check for spinach between your teeth)?


Tell myself I'm quitting as soon as this one is done. 


2. What irritates you?


Earnestness. Treachery. Puns.


3. What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?


Taken a home loan. (I think it's called a mortgage in Britain).


4. What is the most stupid thing you have ever done?

Tried to have a comedy career as an English language comedian in a nation where 3/4 of the people do not speak English.

5. What has surprised you the most during your career in comedy?

That it lasted longer than a week, exactly by 9 years and 3 months. 

Interview continues here.


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